Successful Chambres D'Hotes
|Type:||Bed and Breakfast|
|Region:||Pays de la Loire|
|Land Surface Area:||837m2|
In the centre of Le Lude, close to the Chateau midway between Tours and Le Mans, this charming property with XVIIth century origins is a lovely town house with a walled courtyard garden that has been restored to create a spacious 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom award winning Chambre D’Hote. Many of the period features have been retained but there are also the modern conveniences of gas central heating and en-suite shower rooms. Perfect for a large family, or bed and breakfast ,there is no need for a car for day to day shopping and children can safely walk to school.
The property was completely rewired in 2011-12 and the fixtures and fittings in the shower rooms are new. It has a modern gas boiler and is on the mains drainage system.
Ideally located for exploring the chateaux and other tourist attractions of the Loire Valley or going to Le Mans, home of the famous 24 Hour Car Race, the house is currently being run as a very successful chambres d’hotes (B&B) business and is consistently one of the most highly rated to stay. This well established business provides an opportunity for a good income. It is also possible to purchase fixtures and fittings.
The front door opens into the Entrance Hall (9.18m²) which has original parquet flooring and part panelled walls. It has double doors into the dining room and the office and connects with a corridor running along the back of the house.
To the right of the entrance hall:
Reception Room (20.02m²) with an large window looking over the garden. It is a well proportioned room with a parquet floor, part panelled walls, a ceiling rose and cornice. Double doors lead open into:
Dining Room (26.08m²) with a double aspect windows and french doors leading into the garden. This is a lovely room which has a marble fireplace, parquet floor, part panelled walls, a ceiling rose and cornice.
To the left of the entrance hall:
Office (15.14m²) with a window overlooking the garden, part panelled walls, a large bookcase and a painted cement floor. A door opens into the sitting room.
Sitting Room (31.81m²) a light, spacious room which has a glazed door and large window looking into the garden. There is a fireplace and a marble floor and internal doors into the kitchen and the corridor running along the back of the house.
Kitchen and Utility/Boiler Room (39.0m²). The kitchen is ‘L’ shaped and part fitted with attractive oak units and a central island. It has an exposed stone wall, tiled floor and a double glazed French window into the garden. The Utility/Boiler Room houses the wall mounted gas boiler, 2 large hot water tanks and the main fuse boards.
Staircase 2 to Bedroom 6. W.C. (1.75m²) with a hand basin and a tiled floor.
Corridor (16.34m²) with doors into the sitting room and sewing room and Staircase 1 to the first floor.
Sewing/Craft Room (14.5m²) which has a tiled floor and 2 original cupboards.
Corridor (20m²) with the en-suite bedrooms leading off it. It has some large original cupboards and a parquet floor. The staircase continues up to the attic.
Bedroom 1 (18.03m²) Overlooks the garden and 2 further small windows to the side and rear. It has a marble fireplace, ceiling mouldings and an old terracotta tiled floor. The en-suite shower room (4.83m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C.
Bedroom 2 (25.58m²) is another spacious room with double aspect windows looking over the garden. It has 2 original cupboards and a painted wood floor. There is a connecting door to Bedroom 3 which makes it ideal when a family comes to stay. The en-suite shower room (5.93m²) has a hand basin, shower and a W.C.
Bedroom 3 (19.55m²) a very pleasant room, overlooking the garden with old built in cupboards and shelving and painted wood floor and a connecting door to Bedroom 2. En-suite shower room (4.25m²) with a hand basin, shower and W.C.
Bedroom 4 (19.09m²) overlooking the garden, with painted wood floor. The en-suite shower room (4.25m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C.
Bedroom 5 (13.88m²) overlooking Grande Rue with ceiling moulding and a painted wood floor. The en-suite shower room (3.00m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C and a north facing window.
Bedroom 6 (approx 32.00m² at floor level) is reached by Staircase 2 from the kitchen. It has a mansard ceiling with 2 Velux windows and a double glazed window, a bath, a painted wood floor and an electric convector heater. There is a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room with a hand basin, shower and W.C.
Second Floor (approx 160.00m²)
There is a large attic which is on two levels. It is ripe for conversion into further living accommodation if so desired. Currently set up as a laundry/drying area and a separate store.
The entrance to the house is through a pair of imposing gates and there is parking for several cars. The courtyard garden is prettily landscaped. There are several sitting areas, one of which is under the large cedar tree and also a terrace which is perfect for dining.
Mains electricity, water, gas and sewerage. The house is centrally heated throughout except for Bedroom 6.(electric heating)
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Taxe Foncière: €1476
Thermal Efficiency (DPE) 211 (D) Greenhouse Gases (GES) 23 (D)
Livable surface : 345 m²
Land surf. : 837 m²
Number of bedrooms : 6
- Central Heating
- Gas Heating
- Internet Connection
- Mains Drainage
- Off Street Parking
- Open Fire
- Telephone Connection
- Utilities Connection
- Utility Room
- Water Connection