€19,8k Medieval Church in France to Renovate in Poitou-Charentes 79.
Dating from 1070, the interiors of this ancient church are gorgeous! Imagine transforming this ancient & historic French Church into a spacious & tranquil living & hosting space… While its exteriors are protected, you’re free to renovate the interiors into a fabulous & unique Gites in France project or to create your own unique holiday home in France!
The existing living quarters (60m2) include a large kitchen with newly installed town gas central heating, a living room with fireplace, a bedroom with built-in wardrobe, a bathroom with shower & wc & a pantry & wine cave. There is a courtyard for your green space & it’s nicely located in the center of Parthenay. The 144m² of church-space to be renovated is loaded with gorgeous original architectural details, formidable stone walls & very tall ceilings & vast open spaces. It has a new roof which is a huge bonus & no restrictions on your transformation of the interiors, although as an historic monument the exteriors have to be preserved, but that’s certainly not an issue.
This is an absolute dream of a passion project for someone with a grand imagination to embrace the old while incorporating the new. We visualize grand loft spaces & sweeping stairs… with its views over the river & the village, this could become a lovely, highly unique vacation home in France to let for income, or to embrace as your own private space.
This still-thriving market down is rich with art, history and was an old stopping-off place along the Way of St. James also known as Camino de Santiago. This still thriving medieval town of Parthenay rests on the banks of the Thouet & invites lovers of architecture to discover its ancient heritage & with many hotels & restaurants, enjoys a thriving tourist trade for its 11,000 inhabitants.
Standing relics of the old Castle of the Lords of Parthenay, huge stone ramparts dotted with towers, the bridge and the door of St. James form a picturesque scene along the river Rue de la Vau Saint-Jacques, for the travelers to rest on their holy pilgrimage. With its half-timbered houses, the Romanesque gate of the Church of Our Lady of La Couldre, the gate to the Citadel, the Clock Tower from the early 13th century…There are many wonders to admire and many attractions for the pastoral tourist & certainly a good trade to be had for those tourists, should you so choose.