a spacious bungalow with swimming pool in an extensive wooded garden
The property enjoys a quiet location on the edge of a village of about two thousand inhabitants with direct transport links to Nantes, which is about twenty kilometres to the north-east. Smaller towns such as Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu and Machecoul are also nearby.
Between hamlets with traditional buildings and pastures, the village offers numerous views over the Lac de Grand-Lieu, the largest lake in France with its internationally recognised fauna and flora. The observatory located at the top of the church tower allows you to discover the full expanse of this protected natural site as well as a panorama of Nantes and the Pays de Retz.
The area forms the transition between the Nantes conurbation and the coast, the Côte de Jade, and it only takes thirty minutes to reach the beaches of Pornic, Saint-Brévin or those of the Vendée.
Palm trees thriving on the southern sunshine line a driveway leading to the house, a gravelled courtyard in front of the entrance provides parking space for several vehicles.
The sober front facade is divided into three parts, while the south-facing rear facade is staggered and faces the swimming pool and the garden extending over nearly a hectare.
A small wooded area boasting about twenty varieties of oak extends to the west of the terrain.
The long building and the roofs emphasised by an elaborate cornice bring to mind the typical architectural style of the surrounding rural hamlets. The villa, built in 1978, offers about 220 m² of living space following an extension in 1986 and renovation in 2016. All the main rooms are situated on the south-facing garden side. The front door opens onto a hallway and allows a first glimpse of the garden through a large fixed frame window. It serves three bedrooms with exposed beams and padauk parquet flooring and a bathroom with a solid wenge washbasin cabinet and toilet. The centrepiece of the entrance, a staircase supported by a curved metal beam, is a work of art with its handrail featuring aboriginal symbols. It leads to a large mezzanine with a TV area and an enclosed office. The only elevated part of this villa, this space overlooks the reception rooms which form a contemporary style complex of approximately 50 m². The kitchen is fitted out and well equipped, bright and functional. An elegant elm door opens directly onto the dining room. A large opening forms a serving hatch between the kitchen and the living room. An imposing glazed oak cabinet features an insert. The wide strip oak floor provides visual continuity and extends the views of the living room. A modern chandelier with gold plated leafs emphasises the five-metre ceiling height. White beams and picture windows provide ideal light. Following on from the dining room, a hall leads to a conservatory serving as a winter garden with a view of the garden and the swimming pool. Finally, the master bedroom, of almost 30 m², with exotic parquet flooring and maple wall panelling, opens through a sliding glass door onto a tiled terrace. A workshop, two laundry rooms, a basement cellar and two garages for three vehicles can be accessed from the house.
The swimming pool
The 9 m x 4 m pool is equipped with a modern motorised cover measuring 13 m x 9 m. This large enclosure is paved with anti-slip tiles. The pool features a heat pump and an electrochlorination unit.
With a surface area of approximately 4000 m², it is designed as a gently undulating landscape of lawns, flowerbeds, palm trees and majestic trees such as sequoias and cedars of Lebanon. The stone surface of the extensive terrace is counterbalanced by a rich vegetation in multiple shades of green, punctuated only by a tiled Canada wood cabin. The countryside can be made out through the line of tall trees. The property is enclosed and sheltered from view.
The little woodland
It is separated from the garden by a screen of conifers. Twenty varieties of oak growing in this oceanic climate were planted on a plot of approximately 5,000 m² when the land was purchased: marsh oaks, pedunculate oaks, red oaks, holm oaks, cork oaks, American oaks and Portuguese oaks.
The house has been harmoniously refurbished in a practical approach to offer all the modern comforts. Bright and functional, the extensive house offers well-defined nooks and crannies that guarantee privacy and comfort for all. The layout is well designed with three bedrooms facing the master bedroom. It is easy to move around and the indoor and outdoor spaces link successfully. The water trickling from a wall fountain on a marble stone column creates a soothing yet unobtrusive background sound.
No renovation works are required.
Completely immersed in the countryside, yet close to the town, in a protected environment that no future construction will be able to disturb, the property should thus appeal to those who wish to serenely reconcile family life in a rural setting with professional activities in the economically dynamic towns of the Nantes metropolis.
The property is a rare asset due to its size in an area that is becoming increasingly attractive to tourists for its proximity to the Lac de Grand Lieu, a real cultural and heritage window for nature-loving hikers.
|Land registry surface area||9240 m2|
|Main building surface area||218.60 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Outbuilding surface area||100 m2|
|including refurbished area||100 m2|
Nelly Richardeau +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.