A listed, 16th & 17th century manor house
with its outbuildings and 10 ha of land in the Anjou region
Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE pays-de-loire 49000 FR

Location

30 minutes from the town of Angers and its TGV train station. Some 20 minutes from the A11 motorway. 5 minutes from a small riverside town, renowned for its prestigious national horse stud farm and its racecourse, with all shops and amenities. On the outskirts of a village which still has its own shops and adjoins a golf course.

Description

Superb countryside surrounds this manor house. One side of the building is sheltered by a hill, the other is bordered by a forest. A private road crossing grasslands provides access to the entrance to the property. The gates open into a courtyard, partially delimited by outbuildings and the manor house itself.

The manor house

This rectangular manor house, with its short wing set at right angles, is built of lime-rendered stone and quarry blocks. It comprises a ground floor and a first floor with a second floor under the rafters. Its steep slate roof once featured two facade roof dormers but only one still exists. The framing around the openings, the cornice and the quoins on the front facade are made of freestone. The redesigning works carried out on the manor house in the 17th century did not affect certain earlier features such as the finely wrought mullioned windows. One of the manor house’s entrance doors is flanked by pilasters and topped with a triangular pediment. The rear facade, however, still reflects its defensive appearance.


Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access to the lounge, the kitchen and a small room used as a bedroom. A door in the kitchen provides access to a hall area leading to a toilet, a large bedroom with a shower, a bath and a wash-hand basin as well as a three-flight stairway made of stone and slate that goes up to the two upper floors.
There are terracotta floor tiles and French ceilings throughout this floor. The lounge, the kitchen and the large bedroom all have freestone fireplaces.

First floor
This floor comprises three large rooms awaiting completion of their restoration works. They have terracotta floor tiles, French ceilings and freestone fireplaces. In two of these rooms, set out one after the other and separated by a half-timbered wall, the main ceiling beams are finely carved with cabling, fish-scale and geometric motifs. Each of these three rooms has a superb 17th century fireplace.
Second floor
This floor, under the rafters, comprises a landing providing access to three attics that could be converted; one has a roof dormer. The roofing framework is in an excellent state of repair.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings comprise four separate buildings: a barn with a hip roof, a shed with a bread oven, a building used for accommodation purposes and an old stable. All are built of stone and quarry blocks with slate roofs. The bread oven has an unusually decorated beam featuring the profiles of four heads facing one another, separated by a geometrical motif. The house comprises a lounge and two bedrooms, each with its own shower room and toilet. A third bedroom awaits completion of its restoration works. The garage adjoins the north gable wall of the manor house.

Our opinion

This rustic but haughty property, standing in a nuisance-free setting, is a prime example of the evolution of rural architecture between the end of the Middle-Ages and the 17th century. It is dotted with original decorative features which give it a most unusual appearance, beginning with its wrought beams and the spectacular mantelpiece over its bread oven, featuring carved profiles. Its much-deserved French Historic Monument listing will enable its future owners to take advantage of the tax benefits linked to this status when continuing the restoration of the building. As for the countryside around Angers, it has no need of any label to promote its mild climate, recognised since time immemorial.

Exclusive sale

690 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


Voir le Barème d'Honoraires

Reference 464678

Land registry surface area 10 ha
Main building surface area 300 m2
Outbuilding surface area 300 m2

Regional representative


Sylvain James       +33 1 42 84 80 85

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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.

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