Details about Ideal Holiday Home with sundrenched S-facing Garden - Property in FranceSee original listing
26 Jun, 2014 16:51:00 BST
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Ready to move into Holiday Home in a glorious, rural location
Price Euro 60,000 (approx Stg 49,000)
House consists of kitchen with large, traditional fireplace; sitting/diningroom with
double doors onto south-facing patio; office; bathroom (wc, handbasin and shower).
Upstairs there are three bedrooms. Cellar with arched ceiling (traditional for this area);
patio and lawn. House faces full south, pretty rural views, and garden is south-facing
and west-facing so collects all the sunshine.
Garden with lawn and cherry tree: 81m2
Shed (store wood for winter) 16m2 x 2 (has two floors)
House on very quiet road, just serves two homes. No traffic.
Reason for selling: We bought this house 10 years ago as a holiday home. We and the
children liked it so much that within 4 years we decided to live here full time. Now we
need a larger permanent home, so we are selling this property to fund the restoration of
our new home.
This part of rural France is beautiful with its acres and acres of rolling hills, oak forests
(great walking or cycling when hot in summer), horses and speckled cattle, lakes
vide-greniers (weekend bric-a-brack markets), access to amazing gourmet foods, local
wine and champagne tasting, the national centre of basketry, and easy access to ski slopes
in the Vosges in late winter/spring....... this might really take your fancy.
The house has been restored by my husband, who specialises in the restoration of old,
stone buildings. Downstairs it has been completely refurbished, using natural, breathable
materials, undercoated in white, presenting you with a ready-to-put on your own stamp
on blank canvas. Upstairs we have left with the old French wallpapers intact as this
provides an authentic atmosphere. Flooring downstairs is traditional tiles and oak parquet;
upstairs grey lino. You can buy the house either furnished or unfurnished.
The house is situated in a small village (daily bread van) of about 40 people, who are
seriously nice, helpful and welcoming (our experience). It is green and rural, but within
10 minutes drive is the local market town of Jussey with Intermarche, Carrefour, Aldi and
Lidl, plus all the usual stores. In neighbouring town, 2kms distant, is a newly opened
health centre including dentist, doctor, chiropodist, phychologist and
physiotherapist/masseuse (have your weary shoulders massaged while on holiday!) and
chemist, post office, plus an excellent boulangerie and patisserie.
A farm road to the forest departs directly behind the house, and if you love nature, you
can experience balmy summer evenings, grazing deer, wild boar, raptors circling on hot
thermal currents overhead, owls hooting at dusk, nightingales. Safe for children and dogs!
Alternatively, lounging around in the garden, sunbathing or drinking an apperitif under
the cherry tree to escape the heat when necessary, and watching the sun set while letting
your barbeque cook dinner...... might be a wonderful antidote to sun-starved UK
I speak from experience, as we so liked the life-style that we came to live here
For those who fancy exploring, the property is surrounded by really nice towns and cities
* Nancy, (151kms), home to the dukes of Lorraine, World Heritage Site, art nouveau
* Dijon (119kms), think mustard, glazed terracotta rooftiles, International Gastronomic
Festival, Florissimo flower festival, crème de cassis
* Vesoul (49 kms), local shopping town, excellent hospital, schools
* Langres (42 kms), famous for its medieval houses, ramparts, Langres AOC cheese,
birthplace of Diderot, really pretty walled town, shopping
* Besançon (99 kms), known as a ‘town of art and history’, World Heritage Site,
International Music Festival (classical)
* Skiing at La Bresse (115 kms), the largest ski area in north-east France, 220 hectares of
piste skiing situated in the Natural Park les Ballons des Vosges. 32 pistes, 1 black, 13 red,
13 blue and 5 green
* Paris (337 kms by car), or train from local station Chalindrey, 7 trains daily, 3 hours 15
mins to Gare de l’Est
* Basel, CH (191 kms) international airport, gateway to Switzerland and high alpine
* Wine tasting (organic wines and champagne) at Coiffy (18 kms)
This house has great potential for summer letting, so could make money when not in use.
We speak French and already help several people with holiday homes in the area, so
would happily help you with maintenence and keep an eye on the place in your absence,
should you so desire.
If you like Georgian houses, see also: www.scarthouse.com
PS A question to viewers and watchers.
Out of genuine curiosity, why don't you ask questions or contact us?
The house is in move-into condition, you could have it furnished, and the price is utterly reasonable.
We want to sell and have priced it to sell, so please if interested, contact us. You could own this property
and use it this summer. Why wait?
Can you please say what are the annual outgoings for this property.
How far is to the coast please.
What furniture is included in the sale.
A: Hi there, Here are the annual costs a) habitation tax, (obligatory) once per year euro 131 plus tax fonciere euro 158 b) water charges (depends on number of people living in the house, there are two of us so we pay 79 euro... Continue reading
|25 Jun, 2014|
Hello again - thanks for the travel derails. Can you give me some info re the neighbours - like do they party all night etc!
A: Hi again Ann, It's a village of about 40 people, and there isn't anyone we dislike. No odd-bods, lunatics, drunks etc. What I especially appreciate about our French neighbours is how they looked out for us (when we... Continue reading
|23 Jun, 2014|
Hi there - where would be best to fly in to?
A: Hi Ann, That is a sensible question. Option 1: Closest airport from here is Basel (straddles border with France and Switzerland), many flights to UK. Option 2: Charles de Gaulle, Paris. Easy Jet to Stansted and there will... Continue reading
|22 Jun, 2014|
Hi, would you polease let me know...
a) Internet access?
b) Mains plumbing?
c) Distance to nearest shops?
d) Annual taxes
e) Winter climate/weather?
f) Is back garden fully fenced? (we have two dogs)
g) How much for the... Continue reading
A: Hi Rob, Thanks for inquiry. Hope my answers help. a) Internet access? I am replying by internet from the house now. No problem with internet, also needed for French TV. We use satelite for UK TV. b) Mains plumbing? Rain water... Continue reading
|18 Jun, 2014|