castles / chateaux for sale vendée - les sables d'olonne

A listed, 17th century chateau, in the midst of its 16 ha of parklands,
15 km from the Vendée beaches
Roche-sur-Yon, VENDEE pays-de-loire 85000 FR


This property, in the north-west of the French department of Vendée, is near to beaches in Saint-Jean-de-Monts and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie as well as near to Noirmoutier, La-Roche-sur-Yon and Nantes with its international airport. The train station and the well-developed road network make it easy to move around. The town is extremely lively and has all amenities.


The surrounding countryside along the main driveway leading to the chateau is extremely lush. It is criss-crossed by long, winding, tree-lined roads that are well-kept. This property, standing in the midst of its hectare of wooded parklands, is sheltered from all nuisances.
The main entrance comprises tall wrought iron gates. The 500 m long driveway, bordered by trees over one hundred years old, leads to the main courtyard, through the parklands and its lake, where the majestic facade with its coats-of-arms comes into view.
Although the origins of this chateau date back to the 9th century, its architecture took on its current form in the 17th century when it was purchased by the treasurer of Henri IV. Plain in appearance, the main U-shaped building brings the local fortified residences to mind. This chateau spans three levels, each of the same floor surface area, and comprises a total of approx. 1,200 m² of living space and several cellars. Its roofs and facades are included on the French Supplementary Historic Monument List.
Several outbuildings complete this property.

The chateau

This chateau can be entered via several steps leading to the stone porch and an impressive door or via the entrance to the old chapel which is set under the Vendée Sacré-Cœur sculpted in the keystone.

Ground floor
The entrance hall, reached via the porch, provides access, right, to professional kitchens that extend to the end of the west wing. Fully fitted, they make it possible to feed numerous guests who can choose to settle in one of two vast reception rooms, each with its own fireplace. The view from these rooms looks out over the courtyard or over the parklands. This double, north-south aspect makes the premises extremely bright. A relaxing lounge, followed by a dining room, laid out in the old chapel, take up the chateau’s east wing. At the end of a corridor, reached via the entrance hall and leading to the toilets, is a door leading to a large south-facing terrace, spanning approx. 300 m². It looks out over the entire parklands and the swimming pool.
First floor
The main stairway is made of stone. A large landing provides access to a corridor leading to nine bedrooms, all meticulously and elegantly decorated in the style of the chateau. Each has its own bath or shower room and toilet. There is wooden flooring throughout and the ceilings are high.
Second floor
On the top floor are an additional twelve bedrooms. Smaller in size than those on the floor below, they are no less comfortable and have unobstructed views on either side of the chateau. Each has its own shower room and toilet.
The parklands
The parklands extend over more than 16 ha and surround the chateau. Horse chestnut, sweet chestnut and oak trees border the long driveway that leads to the main courtyard. Immaculately kept and featuring other alleyways or little paths, they are ideal for taking very pleasant walks. Each area, whether by the lake, on the lawn or along the edge of the woods, exudes tranquillity. The parklands also have a swimming pool and a tennis court for those who enjoy sports.
There are four outbuildings. Three of them are used as living space and the last as a workshop. It would therefore be very easy to increase the accommodation capacity of the chateau if so desired.

Our opinion

This chateau has remained faithful to the Renaissance period even if its architectural decor is not perfectly aligned. The six bays, opening on to a terrace running the full length of the facade, are topped with pediment roof dormers that sometimes take on the form of a square watchtower. In short, this impressive building arouses curiosity and a desire to study its history. Set between land and sea, it would also be well suited to a hotel and catering activity.

3 390 000 €
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Reference 251903

Land registry surface area 16 ha 18 a 62 ca
Main building surface area 1200 m2

Regional representative

Nadine Riant       +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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