House 11 rooms
VILLEDIEU LES POELES
- Ref. SG-1425
- 6 bedrooms
- 945 000 €
This stunning property sits in 6 acres of land and with sections dating back 1189 has been totally renovated over the past eight years. The last serious update was back in 1756 just before the French Revolution when the imposing facade was constructed. Behind the facade lies some beautiful 12th century features including one of the remaining cloisters and the original Priors fireplace.
The property has been lovingly restored to make a comfortable habitable family home, and a prestigious three bedroomed gite. There remains a number of other buildings partly prepared for conversion to further living space. Its is all complimented by an indoor swimming pool, 8 person traditional sauna and gym area.
Situated in the lower garden is a beautiful little boulangerie with its bread oven. This looks out on to the rolling fields down to the River Sienne, a Class 1 trout stream for which there are the fishing rights
Fast motorway links just 3kms away, an hours drive to the airports of Dinard, Rennes and Caen. Ferry ports of Cherbourg, Caen and Saint Malo as close as fifty minutes. Le Mont St Michel just 40km away. Close to the beautiful and historic port of Granville with its variety of boutiques, restaurants and casino, and for those with an interest in history the property is located within sight of “La voie de la Liberté 1944,” or alternatively the D-Day landing beaches can be accessed in approx one hour.
The house has been completely restored, and now has all the wonders of modern life including under floor heating, efficient insulation and draft free windows…something the monks could never have ever imagined. Currently the house consists of three en-suite bedrooms in the owners wing, and another three in the Gite. Both sections of the house can easily be expanded if required by using the third floor. This area has already been partly converted with floors in place. There is also the building known as a the Cloisters. This is currently being used as a garage. However, the infrastructure has been installed for conversion to more accommodation, possibly two small gites. Damp proof courses, drainage and new floors are in place.
The priory has so many possibilities, both as a multi generational family home or as a lifestyle business. The layout of the house makes it an ideal base for Gite Rental, Chambre d’Hote, Boutique Hotel or a combination.