castles / chateaux for sale anjou region in france

In the north of the Anjou region, amongst forests and bocage countryside,
an 18th century residence and its renovated outbuildings in almost 12 ha
Mans, SARTHE pays-de-loire 72000 FR

Location

45 km to the north of Angers, 250 km from Paris. 10 km from an interchange on the A10 motorway. 25 km from an aerodrome as well as a train station with 75-minute links to Paris-Montparnasse and good TGV train links for Paris, 2-hour links to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, to Lyon and Lille-Europe to London in less than 3 hours and 1½-hour links to Nantes.
Less than an hour from the Loire Valley (Anjou region) and Le-Mans, with its old medieval, Plantagenet town and its miscellaneous events (“Cours et Jardin”), its Le-Mans 24-hour racing circuit and its internationally renowned endurance car race, as well as the Porsche-Experience-Centre driving school and the International Le-Mans-Karting go-cart track. 30 minutes from a golf course.
Less than 10 km from a little town with a rich historic past and all amenities.

Description

The estate spans a little over 12 ha composed of grasslands to the south-east and predominantly of woods to the north-west. Two long driveways provide access to the property which is, in fact, completely immersed in its natural setting. An elegant chateau is the first to come in to view, followed by several buildings forming a courtyard. Beautiful stables constitute the chateau’s facade.
Once a country house, this east-west facing residence was constructed in the 18th century under the supervision of master builders and carpenters. It was extended in the second half of the 19th century when a wing was added to each end. Spanning approx. 500 m², it houses reception rooms and eight bedrooms, each with its own bath or shower room and toilet. Nearby stand a long outbuilding, former stables and garages. Upstairs, a flat and, forming a courtyard, a caretaker’s cottage as well as an old farmhouse, all three renovated and habitable.
The estate is composed of a wood, spanning approx. 6 ha, 4 ha of grasslands, an orchard and old moats.

The chateau

The main, rectangular building is enhanced at each of its ends by two protruding pavilions. The chateau spans three levels, built over a cellar. The roofs are covered with slate. The lime-rendered facades feature numerous, regularly spaced openings. A gravel esplanade extends the length of the facade and around the chateau. It is laid out as a terrace at the rear of the building. A view to the north-west takes in the woods and a forest path.


Ground floor
The front door opens into an entrance hall, lined with panelling and featuring its original cement floor tiles. Double doors provide access to a large lounge and a conservatory that open on to the back terrace. They precede another lounge, with an adjoining library. Facing the entrance hall, behind large glazed doors, is a dining room. Another entrance hall houses a stairway, going upstairs. A corridor leads to miscellaneous utility rooms and a kitchen. A large hunting room is enhanced with a fireplace. High ceilings, with moulding, reinforce a feeling of spaciousness and enhance the double doors of the various rooms. The state rooms are spacious and bright. They open on either side on to terraces and have clear views over the forest estate and the flower-filled grasslands. They are decorated with their original, 18th century wall panelling and feature old fireplaces. The ceiling with moulding in the large lounge blends beautifully with its wonderful herringbone pattern parquet flooring which is replaced by cement floor tiles in the dining room and the entrance halls. A back stairway also goes upstairs.
First floor
The wooden stairway, with its intermediate landings, goes up to a wide landing. The latter opens into a gallery with a toilet, followed by a corridor leading to three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Another corridor, closed by a door, provides access to three comfortable bedrooms, also with their own bathrooms, as well as to the back stairway and a large lounge. The floors are covered with strip pattern parquet flooring. The gallery has cement floor tiles. All the bedrooms have an old, marble fireplace. The ceilings are enhanced with moulding.
Second floor
The back stairway goes right up through the house. It therefore leads to the second floor which is divided into two sections. One section houses two bedrooms and a bath or shower room with a toilet on the landing; the other, a 100 m² attic with the old maids’ bedrooms awaiting conversion. The bedrooms have slightly sloping ceilings. The floors are covered with parquet flooring or terracotta tiles.
Cellar
The chateau is built over a vaulted cellar, dating from the original 18th century construction. It can be reached via the inside.

The outbuildings

Near to the chateau are the outbuildings comprising a farm. Exuding great architectural unity, they are built of lime-rendered, quarry stone blocks. The openings have brick surrounds.


The stables
This rectangular building has a slate roof, topped with a little bell-tower. The ground floor is laid out perfectly symmetrically on either side of a passageway, crowned with a freestone pediment. On one side is a stable, with two horse loose boxes and three stalls, as well as a garage. On the other side, a stable is followed by workshops and storage areas as well as a tack room.
Stairs in the passageway go upstairs to an attic and a recently renovated flat, enhanced with exposed sections of the roofing framework and terracotta floor tiles. It comprises a spacious lounge, a dining room, a kitchen, four bedrooms and a bathroom. This flat also has use of a little private garden outside.

Caretaker’s accommodation
This building is the first of all the other outbuildings, forming the farm. Constructed from rendered stone and brick, topped with a slate roof, it comprises an entrance hall, a toilet, a kitchen and a living room on the ground floor. A wooden stairway goes upstairs to two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Former rural farm
Renovated in 2009, it has a garage under an open wooden farm shed at one end. A rectangular building, it is topped with a slate roof. The ground floor includes a living room, a kitchen, three bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom.
Outbuilding
This rectangular building, near to the garden and the orchard, houses five old pigsties.
Farmhouse building
Rectangular in shape with a slate roof, this building comprises two horse loose boxes and a storage area.

The exteriors

The landscaped parklands are planted with miscellaneous species of tall trees (oak, pine, magnolia). The edges of the terrace are lined with roses along the main facade and boxwood on the other. A series of grasslands enclosed by hedges are on one side of the property. On the other is a wood which is part of a much bigger estate.

Our opinion

The carcass is generally in a very good state of repair. One outbuilding still awaits renovation. The others currently represent a source of income, given the various renovated, habitable areas. But this property could also have a much wider vocation. Although currently a family home awaiting new occupants, it would also lend itself beautifully to some kind of a hotel and catering activity.
Its geographical location, in the north of the Anjou region, can be very easily reached via motorway or via TGV train.

941 000 €
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Reference 713866

Land registry surface area 11 ha 33 a 57 ca
Main building surface area 659 m2
Outbuilding surface area 800 m2

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Mayenne, Sarthe


Catherine Boivin       +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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