This house is near to the beaches of Saint-Jean-de-Monts and just a few kilometres from the town centre of Challans. Nantes and its international airport are within easy reach (45 minutes). La-Roche-sur-Yon and its train station, providing links to Paris, are but 40 km away.
This house, constructed in 1850, spans approx. 300 m² over three levels. The masonry is composed of dressed stone. The slate roof is in an excellent state of repair.
Four bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, and two suites make it possible to accommodate an entire family or to receive numerous guests. The first floor is enhanced with three terraces, enclosed with pear-shaped balusters. The interior lighting is automatic. The sanitation system is connected to mains drainage. The heating system combines a heat pump with a boiler for domestic hot water.
The guest house
This is the oldest section of the property. Constructed in 1750, it was renovated in 2013 and 2016. Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 150 m², it has an entrance hall providing access to a lounge, a fitted kitchen opening into a dining room and a toilet on the ground floor. Upstairs, three bedrooms and a living room make it possible to accommodate several guests or passing friends. A corridor also leads to a shower room. A vast, above-ground swimming pool, installed in the garden, is great for hot summer days.
What is a castle without its parklands? The latter bears witness to the historical importance of the Bas-Poitou region’s fiefdom present in the Middle-Ages which watched over the road to Nantes. The future King Henry IV stayed a night here in 1588. It originally featured six semi-circular towers but only two remain: the King’s tower and the Daughters’ Tower. Enclosed by a stone wall, the 1.6 ha of parklands also include the old square tower, a stone building which is used as a museum and more than 200 m of ramparts dating from the 15th century. An old defensive tower features 18th century corbels. The French formal garden, on a lower level, acts as an invitation to take long walks, continued by the side of the lake or along the Seudre, which flows slowly by. In the shadiest, more picturesque section of the landscaped garden are an aviary and numerous varieties of one hundred year old trees. The view from here of the tall tower, the ramparts, the dry moat and the house can but captivate those taking a stroll.
This property has all the motifs of a painting from the Romantic period with medieval ruins, natural surroundings more or less tamed depending on the sector of the parklands and, in the middle, a robust, elegant house. It was designed to be worthy of the architecture that preceded it and blends in so well that it is possible to think that the remaining segment of rampart is actually part of it. The tall tower is quite harmonious. The interior decoration is tasteful, sometimes unusual. The German painter, Paula-Modersohn-Becker, considered it a wonderful place to live.
900 000 €
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||16528 m2|
|Main building surface area||320 m2|
Aurélien Turrini       +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.