FRANCE Pretty Farmhouse + 6 organic acres in idyllic countryside setting. 235000 Euros.

by Patsy Boughton

Les Rosiers

Les Rosiers

Les Rosiers
main bedroom (with en suite bathroom)
kitchen/dining/sitting room
woodland rose garden, hayfield behind

Very pretty, South facing, stone built farmhouse, fully & tastefully restored, with barns & outbuildings, set in nearly 6 acres of ORGANICALLY maintained fields & gardens. A dream home in the heart of the French countryside, in the Poitou-Charentes region in mid-West France. Set in an exceptionally peaceful & secluded environment,'Les Rosiers' offers the purchaser a wealth of opportunities. Whether looking for a business investment, or simply the start of a new life in France, 'Les Rosiers' is of particular interest to equestrians, organic horticulturists, or those looking to develope Chambres d'Hôtes/Gîtes. Maintained organically since its purchase 24 years ago, as a protected nature reserve & bird refuge, there is a well established harmonious & durable ecosystem, which honours the principles of PERMACULTURE. With it's nearly 6 acres & a range of outbuildings, the property provides a quite exceptional opportunity for developement as an ORGANIC SMALL HOLDING. The rich clay soil would easily lend itself to fruit & vegetable production. The outbuildings provide plenty of scope for housing livestock. There are some existing fruit trees & vines, as well as a small pond. The possibility to convert the barns into additional accommodation also offers the potential to create a small 'ECO VILLAGE'. A unique feature of the property is it's collection of rare botanic trees & roses. For 20 years the garden was open to the public & was featured in both the National & International press. Apart from it being well known for it's roses, the garden was, from it's very start, an Organic garden & organic gardening methods & the protection of the environment were actively promoted. The garden is now closed to the public & because of my chronic back problems, has been allowed to return to a more natural & easy to maintain state. The 200 year old house (185sq.m.) offers spacious accommodation & has a wealth of old features such as old stone fireplaces & exposed beams. Ground Floor: Open plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting room, Lounge, Office or 5th Bedroom, & Cloakroom/Utility: First Floor: 3 - 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms (1 en suite). Double glazing, roof insulation, central heating. FULL DETAILS WITH PHOTO COVERAGE & CONTACT on The region benefits from a lovely climate with plenty of sunshine.The countryside is varied with mixed small farms, woods & rivers. The property is well away from roads & is approached by it's own lane, which leads solely to 'Les Rosiers' & garanties no passing traffic. The nearest houses are at a distance of a half to one & a half miles away. One of the neighbouring farms is an accredited Organic farm, producing Organic beef & porc. The village of La Puye is 3km & has a good school & an excellent family doctor. As well as 2 lakes, one for swimming & one for fishing! Shops & markets within 15 to 30 minutes drive. The town of Poitiers is at 40km, with airport & fast TGV train service. Easy travel connection to Paris, London & elsewhere. It has truly been a privilege to live the life I had always dreamed of all these years at 'Les Rosiers'. My life here has been devoted to my two passions, the garden & my animals.....namely donkeys, goats & sheep. Owning 6 acres has given me the opportunity to put into action my principles concerning the protection of the environment & allowing to flourish a natural ecosystem, which simply takes care of itself. Through this an atmosphere of abiding peacefulness reigns at 'Les Rosiers'. Sadly chronic back problems mean that I am no longer able to maintain the land. I now have only 4 donkeys, who will come with me of course when I move! But it is time for me to find something much smaller & I hope to be able to hand on 'Les Rosiers' to someone who will continue to protect & love it as much as I have done. If they find even half as much happiness as I have found living in this special place, they will be rich indeed. email: WEB SITE PDF Brochure available on request

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Jul 17, 2016
A most inspiring place
by: Olivia Gautier

I love les Rosiers. The place is really inspiring. Not only for the amazing botanic roses collection, for the mix borders, the old orchard and lovely authentic farm, but also for the vibrant connection with nature. Pasty has brought so much love, care and talent to this place since almost 25 years, that Nature brings back. It is truly a little heaven.

Patsy has designed the garden of our Manor Hôtel Restaurant in Lussac les Chateaux. She has undoubtedly huge skills in developing elegant and sustainable gardens, rich of their biodiversity. She made a lot of pioneer experiments such as stone covered zones without watering...

Beware, if you visit the place,
you will be caught :)

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