rural retreat only 20 mins from a large town
222 000 €Fees payable by the seller
Chalon sur Saône is only 20 minutes away, with its shops and motorway access and fast trains to Strasbourg, Germany and Lyon. Yet we are here in the quietest of rural retreats, to the East of the river Saône, in a tranquil landscape of woods and lakes and pasture. The house, an old Bresse farmhouse, has kept its original character, and its large garden with surrounding shady trees gives it a thoroughly private feel. The ground floor is a very large living room with stone fireplace, an adjoining kitchen which was once a bread oven, a downstairs WC and shower room, and then on the upper floor a landing used as office and occasional bedroom, two bedrooms with parquet flooring, a shower room and a separate WC. The next-door barn has been partially renovated to include the boiler room for the gas central heating, a garage, storage areas and two Velux windows on the North side which seem to indicate future living space. Indeed the present living area could be almost doubled by converting the barn. The architecture is pleasant, with old traditional roof-tiles and attractive dormer windows, and all of a piece. A property ideal for quiet country living as a week-end or second home.