Those on the lookout for a discreet country property within easy commuting distance of Laval (30mins to the TGV station) and Mayenne, 1 hour from Mont St Michel, 1.5 hours to Saint-Malo, shouldn’t miss this imposing former coaching house. Believed to date from 1885, the superb property boasts some period features and stands in the rolling Mayenne countryside, near the market town of Ernée. The accommodation extends to 945m² of elegant living space arranged over two floors, set within a good-sized plot of over 2 acres.
In 2001, the property was purchased by its current owners, who embarked on a major restoration project. The house was remodelled, insulated, re-wired, re-plumbed and underfloor heating was installed throughout, and the place is in excellent condition with a recent natural slate roof. The property provides comfortable modern living with light and bright open-plan ground floor accommodation, including an impressive bespoke kitchen of 80m². The open-plan dining room and sitting room combined to provide over 150m², providing excellent space for entertaining. The impressive master bedroom suite of 200m² includes a new bathroom with rolltop bath, dressing room and laundry room. The rooms are light and well-proportioned with elegant high ceilings and there are nine further bedrooms, some with ensuite shower facilities. It is ideal for those looking for leisure facilities with a stunning indoor pool in one of the wings and room to install a sauna or spa if required. There are further rooms including two offices and even the potential to extend into the integral garage.
Outside, the fenced garden affords a good degree of privacy. There is a large paved terrace (around 300m²) adjoining the property and extending to the front of both wings with the remainder of the garden being laid to lawn, with established beds of herbaceous and flowering shrubs. There is allocated parking as well as an integral garage.
This property provides enormous flexibility as either a large and comfortable family retreat, or alternatively with income potential as a bed and breakfast as well as one of the wings being ripe for conversion into a self-contained annexe.
Nestled in the countryside, the property is approached via a rural lane, leading to the electric gates opening into the tarmac driveway with parking for numerous vehicles and access to the integral double garage. The access lane provides easy access to a principal road.
Mains water and electricity are provided. Underfloor heating with a Bauderus boiler (one of the best on the market) providing an impressive energy rating of B; a good mobile reception and fibre optic is on its way!
Energy efficiency: B / 1,995,000€ / Agency fees payable by the vendor. To see our range of properties, please visit our Agence Thom website. We look forward to finding you your dream property!