This chateau, set in authentic, rural surroundings, is near to the famous “Coteaux du Layon” vineyard and to the Loire Valley, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is in the vicinity of two villages with shops and amenities. Three character towns are but 20 minutes away. 30 minutes from the town of Angers and its TGV train station, providing 80-minute links to Paris with more than 10 return journeys per day. Some 20 minutes from a slip road on to the A87 motorway.
Built at the very beginning of the 19th century on the site of a castle dating back to the 12th century, this chateau comprises a central, rectangular building, flanked by two wings, delimiting a flagstone terrace in front of the main entrance and only slightly projecting on the rear facade. It spans a ground floor, a first floor and a second floor, topped with a hip slate roof. The gable walls of the two wings are enhanced with classical triangular freestone pediments, featuring an oculus. The openings, all with slatted shutters, are symmetrically laid out in relation to the central bays on each facade. The quoins, the cornices, the framing around the openings and the roof dormers are all made of freestone. A freestone string course runs around the chateau under the first floor windows. The main front door, protected by a canopy designed by the Pinart-Frères company, is flanked by smooth freestone rusticated masonry. The wrought architrave around the window above the front door is worthy of mention. Its dentil cornice juts out and is topped, like acroteria, with a frieze sculpted with arabesques.
The outbuildings comprise a building spanning approx. 115 m² containing a 2-car garage, a home cinema, a boiler room and its supply silo; a farm shed for storing the wood chips; an L-shaped building, spanning approx. 300 m², which houses the old barns and stables as well as the caretaker’s accommodation which awaits restoration.
The parklands, spanning a little more than 20 hectares, were designed by André-Leroy, the famous local gardener behind the 19th century landscaping revival in the west of France. These landscaped parklands comprise vast grasslands bordered by copses of various species (cedar, oak, plane, lime, sequoia, elm, etc.), thus creating outstanding view points and extended views that are appreciated courtesy of the alleyways. They also include a lake and, near to the chateau’s old chapel, a walled vegetable garden with an orangery. The tennis court and the swimming pool are laid out near to the chateau. Three wells spread throughout the parklands are sufficient for watering purposes.
Although constructed in the 19th century, this property is more in keeping with the previous century courtesy of the regular layout of its facades and nature’s idealised representation in its parklands. Its atmosphere brings to mind that contained in “Affinités électives” (Kindred by Choice), the novel by Goethe. There are, therefore, refined places in the countryside where “la vie de l'esprit peut agréablement s'épanouir” (the life of the spirit can pleasantly blossom). This particular place would have been much appreciated during the Age of Reason. This residence is now very comfortable following major and precautionary renovation works. Demanding requirements of modern-day life have not been sacrificed for aesthetic pleasure.
1 990 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||20 ha 39 a|
|Main building surface area||650 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||300 m2|
Sylvain James       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.