in a dominant position on the outskirts of Nantes
The commune, between Nantes and La-Roche-sur-Yon is set in undeniable beautiful, verdant countryside, less than an hour from the coast. Paris and several other European capitals can be reached via the international airport 30 km away. A TGV train station is 40 minutes away and the A83 motorway just 15 km away. This chateau is in the midst of a village, in the French department of Vendée, where all amenities are but a 5-minute walk away. Historic sites and the river banks are but some of the many places to take a walk.
This chateau was constructed in the middle of the 19th century. It spans approx. 600 m² of living space over four levels. There are 13 rooms between the ground and upper floors, whilst the semi-underground basement comprises 11 rooms. The general architecture is elaborate and elegant. The carcass is in a good state of repair throughout. Most of the floors are completely vitrified. Recent fixtures and fittings ensure the comfort of the entire family.
The great hall, forming the largest area in the chateau, houses the main stairway. Receiving a great deal of sunlight and with a high ceiling, this through room is reached via the granite steps leading to the porch or via the chateau’s rear facade. It provides access to all the rooms on the ground floor. With a view over the front of the parklands, a south-east facing living room is enhanced by a fireplace. It precedes a vast kitchen, fitted with top quality fixtures and fittings, and the storeroom, where a shower and a toilet have been installed. On the opposite side, to the left of the hall, are two large, adjoining lounges, with their fireplaces (one of which is typical of the local area). These are ideal places for spending convivial moments with family and friends. In the rear section, facing north-west, are two offices, a room dedicated to rest and relaxation, a separate toilet and a door leading to the basement. The main stairway goes all the way up to the top floor.
The large landing, with its vitrified parquet flooring, provides access to three bedrooms, two of which have vast, private bathrooms and dressing rooms. The two terraces on this level await attention.
This landing leads to two suites. They each comprise two bedrooms, one of which has a fireplace, a bathroom and a separate toilet.
The semi-underground basement comprises eleven rooms, spanning the same floor surface area as the ground floor. Some have been completely renovated. These include a billiards’ room, with its monumental granite fireplace, a kitchen, with a sink of the same material, a bedroom, with a fireplace, and a linen room. Two doors open on to the parklands.
The parklands and their leisure facilities
Landscaped, unoverlooked parklands are laid out all around the chateau. They are planted with various species of trees over a hundred years old.
Shady alleyways provide access to the different facilities such as the garden lounge and the pool-house. A 14x7 m heated swimming pool has a diving well and a 1.20 m wide deck that is 5 m long. The machine room is housed in a greenhouse which also includes a small summer kitchen, near to a terrace spanning more than 100 m².
The sober version of the 19th century neo-Renaissance style has resulted in balanced, harmonious and elegant buildings such as this one. This chateau is ideally positioned for two reasons: one, the proximity of one of France’s most dynamic towns and, two, the protection and decoration of its vast, verdant, wooded parklands. Full, discreet and extremely tasteful renovation works were carried out in 2018. The basket handle arch, with its corbelling which separates the monumental hall into two sections, is a wonderful introduction to the interior decor.
|Land registry surface area||4 ha 75 a|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
|Main building surface area||600 m2|
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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.