French countryside? No, this is in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, the famous "warm land", in the Maple Bay neighbourhood of Southern Vancouver Island.
A turn-of-the-last century barn was renovated as a wonderful home, in the early 80s, and current owners have continued a restoration/renovation that has retained the yesteryear feel, while delivering on the amenities required in this 21st Century.
This acreage enjoys both a pastoral and a lake view, and is mere minutes to boat moorage in Maple Bay itself.
Mature landscaping, ponds, seasonal creek, a barn structure that would be ideal for that classic car storage, or for sheep, or as an antiques/collectibles locale, or...lots of options, and even sheep or horses would be happy here.
Very charming guest cottage!
The home offers formal entry/foyer, dramatic guest powder room, formal living with library/office off, country kitchen with breakfast area, formal dining, music room, and guest bedrooms/bathrooms in their own private "wing". This floor plan configuration would also lend itself to B & B / "country inn" options. The master sitting area/ensuite, enjoys the upper floor "aerie"...
Lake, garden, pastoral vistas...sunny, close to all services/amenities, and yet wondrously "apart".
Waiting for you to move into and to enjoy.
Call me...this one won't last!