A 19th century, neo-classical style chateau, with moats, large outbuildings
and almost 5 hectares of parklands 40 minutes from Nantes
Nantes, MAINE-ET-LOIRE pays-de-loire 44000 FR


This chateau, standing on the edge of a village, with a few shops and amenities, is not far from a large market town with all the usual shops and amenities. It is 40 km from Nantes and 65 km from Angers, both towns having TGV train links to Paris, taking 2 hours from Nantes and 1½ hours from Angers. Nantes has an international airport. The banks of the river Loire, classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco, are less than 25 minutes away as are the vineyards in the areas around Nantes and Angers.


A lane, off the road, leads to the chateau’s gates. Supported by two pillars in the shape of freestone columns, with capitals featuring lance-head motifs, they open into the main courtyard. The neo-classical style chateau, set back facing the gates, has two long outbuildings on either side. French formal gardens are laid out within this perimeter. Almost 5 hectares of landscaped parklands extend to the rear of the chateau. A courtyard comprising sheds behind the outbuilding, on the south side of the chateau, can also be reached from the lane. A large section of this property is bordered by water-filled masonry moats. The slightly dominant position of the chateau provides an attractive view over the surrounding countryside.

The chateau

This chateau, constructed of dressed stone at the beginning of the 19th century, comprises a ground, a first and a second floor with a third attic floor under the rafters, covered with a hip slate roof. The front and rear facades are perfectly symmetrical in relation to the central bay. The framing around the openings is moulded and the quoins feature rusticated masonry. A stone porch provides access to the entrance hall on both facades. The top step of the front porch is sheltered by a canopy formed by a balcony, supported on four freestone columns.

Ground floor
The through entrance hall provides access to the reception rooms, a vestibule with a three-flight stone stairway and two hall areas. The lounge is lined with finely carved panelling. The fireplaces in the lounge and the billards’ room are made of marble; the one in the dining room is ceramic. All these reception rooms have herringbone pattern parquet flooring. One of the hall areas leads to a second entrance hall, a kitchen, utility rooms and a study, whilst the other goes to utility rooms, a back wooden stairway as well as bathroom and toilet facilities.
First floor
A landing room provides access to a central corridor leading to nine bedrooms and three bathrooms. Some of the bedrooms have their own toilet and wash-hand basin. The rooms on this level all have parquet flooring, some of which is laid in a Versailles pattern. All the bedrooms have a marble fireplace.
Second floor
A landing room provides access to a central corridor leading to nine bedrooms, two shower rooms, a toilet, with a wash-hand basin, and another two toilets.
Third floor
This level of attic space comprises twelve or so staff bedrooms and a bathroom.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings initially comprise two parallel buildings that flank the main courtyard. In the centre of each of these buildings is a porch, topped with a triangular pediment. The building on the north side, like an orangery, is open on the south side overlooking the main courtyard via wide arcades. It comprises a large, flagstoned room, spanning a ground area of approx. 140 m² on one side, and two rooms totalling a similar ground surface area on the other. The second building, on the south side of the main courtyard, spans the same ground surface area as the first but also has an upstairs. Its ground floor comprises several rooms used for miscellaneous purposes whilst, upstairs, it has a flat composed of a lounge, a kitchen, three bedrooms and two shower rooms. This second building has gas-fired heating.
The outbuildings also include a small building used for storage purposes set out in a rear courtyard, reached directly from the lane providing access to the property.

The parklands

The gates in front of the chateau are flanked by two quarter circle, water-filled, masonry moats. The access alleyways, bordered on one side by decoratively trimmed yew trees, then go around a rectangular lawn that ends with two half-circles set back. A vast back lawn is surrounded by tall copses also delimited by water-filled, masonry moats. In these copses remain several other features such as an ice cave, an aviary and a gazebo. There are also a few outstanding trees, including oaks more than two hundred years old.

Our opinion

The sober 19th century style of this impressive chateau is somewhere between stately and austere. Alone, or with its outbuildings, it has the capacity for a large and challenging professional project in the catering and function industries. Near to Nantes, the river Loire, vineyards and many other centres of interest, this region fully justifies such an undertaking. Any conversion works will enhance a richly, sometimes unusually decorated base. The features in these splendid parklands give them an age-old air.

750 000 €
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Reference 507721

Land registry surface area 4 ha 78 a 76 ca
Main building surface area 800 m2

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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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