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Country: France Number of Bedrooms: More Than 6 Bedrooms
Location: Pays de Loire Number of Bathrooms: 5
Sort By: For Sale Plot Area (m²): 1 acre approx
Property Type: Barn Private / Estate agent: Private
Building Feature: Detached

Wanting to Escape to the Country? 

This is your opportunity to live the dream and move to rural France.

This 17th century Barn / longere has been tastefully converted comprising:

  • Main house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • PLUS income opportunity in the form of a 3/4 bedroom gite
  • PLUS a further 2/3 bedroom gite awaiting your renovation
  • PLUS outbuildings - would make a further gite
  • PLUS approx 1 acre of land including cider apple orchard and adjacent field, own stone-built well and stone-built bread oven

 ....and that's not all.... both main house and gite are to be sold FULLY FURNISHED and ready to go - just bring your suitcase and move in!

Valued at Euros 320,000 in 2010 - now available at £199,000 for quick sale.


The property is South-facing, with views over open farmland and has two patios, both on the south side of the property to take advantage of this. This also means that it absorbs the sunshine so reducing heating bills.

The night skies are so clear that it is very nearly a Dark Sky classification, if you're into star-gazing it is ideal. 


We are gutted to be selling this property as it was our dream to retire there.  We bought it 3 years ago and so far have just "played at" renting the gite, having friends and family mainly to stay and just in the main summer months to "try it out". 

Last summer we started to get serious about it and set up a website - having found that we are situated right on a marked cycling route we decided to concentrate on cycling and motorcycling holidays.  We also were intending to buy and instal 5 x bell tents on the field and use it for "Glamping". 

We also had the gite inspected by Gites de France and advertised it with Brittany Ferries and Owners Direct.


However ...... Best laid plans of mice and men etc.... due to a serious accident in January (I broke my neck!!) all our plans have been scuppered ... but my loss could be your gain if you decide to pick up our plans and run with them :-)

The 2 x double ensuite bedrooms in the main house are ideal for B&B, the 3 bedroom gite also has a sofa bed in downstairs gamesroom - so it sleeps 8 people, and with 5 luxury tents on the field you could sleep another 10-20 people.

This is a potential goldmine - yet to be exploited ... do you have what it takes to make a success of this?

NOTE:  We have gite bookings for August - complete the transaction and the gitre income from this will be Yours !!


Alternatively - it would make an ideal retirement home + plenty of room for your family to visit - it is cheap enough to purchase without the need to make an income from it, especially as we are letting it go at £50,000 less than the valuation


The property was valued at 320,000 Euros in 2010 - when we first when to view it ourselves - and this was before we bought the 2nd gite (the one for renovation) and the apple orchard - it was a semi-detached house in 2010 and is now fully detached. 

If you can access this link, this is still on line from 2010:            listing-house-and-gite             15342.html


If you want to look it up on Google - search for 53540 Laubrieres and look East for Montfouche.  It has up to date phtoos there too, taken August 2013.


We are offering this for sale for a limited time for £199,00 - or the equivalent in Euros (the transaction MUST be done in Euros) - simply because I have not worked since Christmas and do not know when/if I can next get to France to use this lovely property, due to hospital appointments and general inability to travel far.


Alternative option: 

Swap/part-exchange : If you have a holiday home up to the value of £100,000 we may consider a part-exchange - what do you have? 

NOTE:  It must be a cheaper property plus you paying us the difference - we have a mortgage on the property which must be paid on completion.


* If you decide to call us please do so in the evenings and ask to speak to Dave Watson.





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