an 18th century manor house, with a 19th century extension, in fully enclosed parklands
In a historic town with all shops and amenities as well as a renowned golf course. The towns of Saumur, Angers and Tours, all linked to Paris via fast train lines, are respectively 30, 45 and 60 minutes away. Some 15 minutes from slip roads for the A11 and A85 motorways. The nearby forests in the Baugeois region, together with the banks of the river Loire and their character villages, constitute wonderful places to go hiking or on an outing.
The manor house
This manor house is composed of an 18th century main building, featuring a spiral stairway tower and a slightly protruding 19th century extension. Constructed from lime-rendered quarry stone blocks, the manor house spans three levels, one of which is under the rafters; the extension spans but two levels. Both sections are topped with 3-sloped, slate roofs, featuring roof dormers on the manor house; the tower has its candlesnuffer roof. The framing around the openings, which are arched for the manor house, the roof dormers, the cornices and the quoins are made of freestone. A few stone steps and a porch, where the manor house and the extension meet, provide access to the house.
The entrance hall-lounge communicates, on the manor side, with the kitchen which then opens into the following adjoining rooms: a dining room, a lounge, a hall area with the stairway tower, a cloakroom as well as a separate toilet and, lastly, a summer lounge. The dining room, the hall area and the summer lounge can all also be reached via the outside. Features include French ceilings, marble floors and, in the lounges, freestone fireplaces. The entrance hall-lounge houses a single flight, wooden, quarter-turning stairway. Said room also communicates, on the extension side, with a hall area that leads to a linen room with a toilet, a stairway and a smoking room. The latter opens on to the porch. The other rooms in this extension can only be reached via the outside. They include a large living room with a small open-plan kitchen, a toilet and a stairway as well as a bedroom with a shower room.
The stairway in the manor’s tower goes up to a vast landing which provides access, on one side, to a bedroom, with a dressing room, and a bathroom, with a toilet; on the other side are a lounge and two bedrooms, with their dressing rooms, and a shower room, with a toilet. The stairway in the entrance hall-lounge goes up to one of these two bedrooms. All the rooms, except for one bedroom, have French ceilings. The lounge and the bedrooms are enhanced with freestone or marble fireplaces. On the extension side, a bedroom and a shower room, with a toilet, communicate with the kitchen area of a studio flat. The latter features the exposed roofing framework as well as a brick and freestone fireplace. The stairway in the linen room goes up to a bedroom and that in the living room to the studio flat.
Three attics take up the top floor of the manor house.
The parklands laid out in front of the main facade of the buildings extend eastwards towards the garages. A lawn facing the manor house is planted with tall trees, notably a lime and a ginkgo biloba tree. It is followed by copses of old, decoratively trimmed boxwood as well as a small wood of boxwood, laurel and miscellaneous species of other mature trees. There is also an oval ornamental pool.
Living in a chateau in the midst of a town, this could be the first character trait marking this property. As is usual for such a property, the proportions of the building and the parklands are in keeping with the town, an urban setting where the proximity of neighbours is part of the way of life. The resulting harmony constitutes an almost perfect balance which joins forces with the region’s legendary pleasant way of life; this is the second trait of character worthy of note.
|Land registry surface area||2527 m2|
|Main building surface area||439 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||70 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
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.