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Chavenat, Charente €550,000

  • Your own "River Cottage" in France
  • Food from Gate to Plate
  • Living the Good Life in Sunshine
  • Charentais Comfort in Beautiful Surroundings
  • Additional land available if required
  • DPE = 131 [C] GES = 1 [A]


SUBSTANTIAL PRICE REDUCTION: Le Maine Meunier is a veritable ‘River Cottage’ in beautiful Southwest France. It comprises a ferme auberge (or a farm with accommodation and food) of 3.5 hectares with a farmhouse, farm buildings and restaurant which has a fully fitted commercial kitchen. The meals served include produce from the farm, providing a genuine 'farm to fork' experience.

The farm has a flock of sheep, Gascony noir breeding pigs, poultry, ducks and geese, large well maintained vegetable, fruit, herb and flower gardens, animal housing, and paddocks all set in the picturesque valley of the Tude. The farmhouse is large and comfortable with five bedrooms, offering Chambre d’Hote (or overnight stays), and is very popular with tourists looking to experience rural France at its best. The restaurant seats up to 60 and the setting is popular with both French and English as a venue for the many events held locally. Weddings are frequently hosted at Le Maine Meunier and catering for outside venues is also a regular part of the business. Especially popular are the ‘tournebroche’ barbecues of a spit roasted lamb or pig.

The estate is located 20 minutes south of Angouleme and less than two hours from Bordeaux. Both cities have good rail links and international airports. There is an option to purchase an additional 40 hectares of land by separate negotiation.


Le Maine Meunier Ref 10085
Chavenat 16320
County: Charante
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10085
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THE FARMHOUSE

The Farmhouse is a typical Charentais farmhouse built of limestone, it has three floors of 180 sq. meters

The Cellar

The cellar is divided into three rooms, one is a utility room with fitted cupboards, cooker, sink and washing machine. The second has storage, hot water tank fuse boards and feezers. The final room is earth floored to protect the environment of the house, cooling in summer with a year round temperature of 10°C

The First floor

The first floor has an entrance Hall running the width of the house,

Kitchen

60m2

Esse woodburning range for the winter and a Godin Cooker for summer use. It also boasts a 12ft solid oak handmade table, handmade fitted kitchen units in chestnut and Chestnut 8ft dresser. The floors are the original solid oak boards.

Main sitting room

40m2

Study

24m2

Bedroom 5

23m2

With ensuite shower, lavatory and basin

Terrace

24m2

Oak framed, pantiled roof and terracotta tiled floor

Larder

4m2

Fully fitted with shelves and work surface in Chestnut and terracotta tiles

Second floor

Accessed by original, restored Elm staircase with large landing of chestnut boards, double glazed windows with shutters and exposed beams throughout.

Bedroom 1

30m2

Bedroom 2

30m2

Bedroom 3

24m2

With a fitted wardrobe.

Main bathroom

23m2

Roll top free- standing  bath, Shower, basin and lavatory - 23 sq meters

Master bedroom suite

40m2

With ensuite Bathroom with shower, bidet, lavatory and basin

OUTBUILDINGS

Barn 1

160m2

With stalls and mezzanine, with a workshop underneath.

Barn 2

160m2

Used for storing wood and machinery

Barn 3

120m2

Open Hanger Barn 120 sq meters with animalpens and enclosed partition for rabbit housing.

Paddocks and shelters

Post and Rail paddocks with stockproof fencing with shelters and hay ricks for sheep.

Pig housing

Two enclosed runs for pigs with sturdy pig housing.

Poultry housing

Four fox proof enclosed runs for poultry, ducks, geese, guinea fowl with suitable housing.

Polytunnel

39' 4'' x 13' 1'' (12m x 4m)

Gardens and Grounds

3.5 hectares in total

The grounds have been designed to encourage all guests to wander around the farm and see where the food is produced with hard standing walkways linking farm, flower gardens, fruit and vegetable gardens, parterres and terraces, surrounded by sweeping lawns with spectacular ornamental and fruit and nut trees. There are mature, productive fruit trees throughout, providing shade and produce, a soft fruit garden and a vegetable gardens enclosed in stock proof fencing. More land is available by separate negotiation.

RESTAURANT

In excess of 150m2 in total.

Converted from the fourth Charentais Barn, the Main Salon is 92 sq. meters with two wood burning stoves and has tiled floors with seating for 60. Commercial Kitchen, fully fitted with stainless steel movable units and tables, chambre froid, five burner cooker with calor gas tank situated outside, freezers, sinks, hot water tank and subscribes to the Health and Hygiene norms. Second Salon - 44 sq meters with access to lavatories which have been approved for disabled use. Terraces - for al fresco eating with gardens, views and wooden seating and tables. Plenty of hardstanding for parking. External lighting  throughout.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Heating is by ecologically sound wood burning stoves with wood from woodland on the farm. There are two septic tanks. Total habitable accommodation is 360 sq. meters Total land area is 43 ha Tax Fonciere is €2,000 per year


Le Maine Meunier Ref 10085
Chavenat 16320
County: Charante
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10085
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Le Maine Meunier Ref 10085
Chavenat 16320
County: Charante
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10085
Ask a Question

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