This estate is in a highland area, featuring the irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches that are so typical of the French department of Vendée. It is set between Mont-des-Alouettes, with its historic mills, and Vendrennes forest, in totally unspoilt surroundings. Nantes and its airport are less than an hour’s drive away. The A83 and the A87 motorways are within easy reach. Near to the dynamic town of Les-Herbiers, this chateau also benefits from the proximity of the Puy du Fou, historical theme park, just 15 km away. Les-Sables-d'Olonne and its beaches are an hour away, La-Roche-sur-Yon and Cholet are 30 minutes away.
This chateau spans four 600 m² levels, including the basement, and totals approx. 1,800 m² of living space. It comprises a central building which has several projections. On each of the four corners of the building, a tower with a candlesnuffer roof dominates the parklands and the town. The first projection is reached via the porch. The coats-of-arms of the old family are sculpted in the stone topping one of the many tall windows, above the main door. The rooms inside the chateau are captivating. The size of each room and the overall luminosity enhance the quality of the outstanding materials such as the Burgundy stone, the slate and the oak wood panelling.
These parklands extend over 7.50 ha. Fully landscaped, they are planted with various species of trees over a hundred years old. Three separate driveways provide access to these completely enclosed parklands. One leads directly to the town church, another to one of the main streets. The last one goes to a lane on the outside of the town. On the edge of a lake stands the last existing tower of the first castle which was burnt during the Vendée Wars. The other outstanding feature of the estate, contained in the parklands, is a 15th century, listed chapel which was beautifully restored in the 19th century. The walls are entirely covered with murals: scallop shells and fleur-de-lis. History recounts that this chapel was used as a stopover along the Way of St James, the main pilgrimage route to Spain.
“Simple elegance is what delights us”. Ovid knew long ago how to express what everyone feels when they first see this outstanding property. This chateau, pointing skywards via the conical roofs on its towers that flank the hip slate roofs, could become a prestigious hotel, a gastronomic restaurant or even a wine tasting mecca, given its exceptional cellars. The top floor, currently awaiting conversion, gives free rein to the imagination and the most ambitious could put together numerous projects linked to the nearby Puy-du-Fou theme park.
5 035 000 €
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Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Land registry surface area||7 ha 50 a|
|Main building surface area||1200 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.