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(45) Loiret

Charming XVth Century Priory in pretty village.


Reference: 1256
Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 0 ha

Telephone: +33 (0) 1 42 68 11 11
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Philip Hawkes
£ 656,010
$ 915,975

Charming little priory, dating from the XVth Century and listed as a Monument Historique, with a guest house, barn, courtyard and garden, with abundant period features. The priory sits in the shadow of the church tower in the heart of a charming little village with gallo roman remains and benefits from a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside towards the Loire. The property is just over 1 hour 30 minutes from Paris by train, 150 kms by Autoroute.
Ground Floor; A gothic gateway leads to a hall with a magnificent spiral staircase in the tower with cloakroom, and W.C. under the staircase and to the right, a large Salon with mullioned windows, north east facing, stone benches in the window alcoves and a large South West facing mullioned window. Splendid gothic fireplace, french ceiling and original tiled floor. To the left of the hall is the Dining room with door and window south west. Beautiful monumental fireplace and ceiling ' la Franaise' with tomette tiled floor. Adjoining is a little kitchen with a north east window overlooking the garden. Built in elements and a stone sink.
First Floor The landing at the top of the staircase leads to the right to Bedroom 1: two large mullioned north east facing windows and a south west facing window. Brick fireplace and tomette tiled floor. ceiling ' la Franaise'. Adjoining bathroom with basin, W.C. and a small terrace. Bedroom 2: large north east facing mullioned windows with stone benches and a south west facing window. Ceiling 'la Franaise', stone and wood fireplace and tomette floor tiles. Dressing room with shower.
Second Floor; Vast loft with superb period carpentry in chestnut which covers the entire second floor and which could be converted into two large rooms.
Guest House; Living room/studio with a french window and north east window and a french window and south west window. Ceiling ' la Franaise' in part. Tomette tiled floor. Mezzanine reached by an interior staircase. to the right: kitchen with french window south west facing ( needing to be replaced) and a sink. Bedroom North East facing with a shower room ( shower basin and W.C.).
First Floor External staircase leads to a terrace and then to a mezzanine with exposed beams. Bedroom, south west facing . Bathroom ensuite with bath, basin and W.C.
Amenities; mains water ( mains drains). 220v Electricity. Telephone. Gas fired C.H.
Double glazed windows throughout.

The priory is listed as a 'monument historique' which makes certain fiscal advantages available and also the possibility of obtaining grants.

Outbuildings Boiler house between the two houses below the terrace and wine cellar.
Large barn with stone walls and small tiles on the roof, in use currently as a garage for three cars.
Log store/shed in the courtyard in front of the Guest House with a slate roof.
In front of the houses is a pretty courtyard with flowers and bordered by yew hedges.
Behind is a charming garden with clipped box and fruit trees. On the other side of the road are two meadows of approximately 8,000m2 which protect the view and the location and are planted with oaks, acacias and apple trees amongst other fruit trees. Im these meadows are the vestiges of a Gallo Roman wall which used to surround the village.