a garden, in one of the Anjou region’s historic towns
This residence stands in the midst of a historic town, with a wealth of heritage. The town has all shops and amenities which are within walking distance. A renowned golf course is nearby. Angers and Saumur are about half an hour away and the banks of the river Loire are less than 25 km away. The A11 and A85 motorways are within easy reach.
The mansion house
This mansion house, constructed from stone and lime-rendered quarry stone blocks, spans three levels, one of which is attic space. It comprises a main building extended, behind its west gable, by a second and a third building. All have slate roofs featuring roof dormers. Freestone has been used for framing around the openings, the quoins and the cornices. All the windows are fitted with wooden shutters which are slatted on the first floor. A porch way in the paved courtyard leads to two French windows belonging to the main building and a few steps go up to the entrance door set in the second building. Three cellars under the residence, one of which houses a boiler room, can also be reached from the courtyard.
The entrance door opens into a vestibule which provides access to a one-flight, quarter-turning, wooden stairway as well as to a small and a large dining room. The small dining room precedes a kitchen, whilst the large dining room is followed by a lounge. The latter has strip pattern parquet flooring, whilst the other rooms have terracotta floor tiles. Both the lounge and dining room feature attractive wrought panelling with pilasters. The lounge also includes a grey marble fireplace, with white marble inlaid decoration and fine moulding. The dining room features an imitation marble alcove housing an outstanding, white ceramic wood-burning stove, topped with a column, crowned in turn with a large fruit basket. The small dining room has a freestone fireplace with an old oven. The latter room and the kitchen have exposed ceiling beams. The vestibule also leads to a toilet.
The stairway goes up to a hall area which provides access to three bedrooms and a shower room, with a toilet. This hall area features painted cement floor tiles and large cupboards, with moulded doors. The first bedroom has terracotta floor tiles, exposed ceiling beams, a moulded cupboard and a wooden fireplace. The second bedroom features strip pattern parquet flooring, wainscoting and a black marble fireplace, with a trumeau. The third bedroom has strip pattern parquet flooring and a black marble fireplace, with a trumeau. This room communicates with a fourth bedroom which includes strip pattern parquet flooring and a moulded cupboard.
The landing provides access to two bedrooms, a bathroom, with a shower and a toilet, as well as an attic. One of the bedrooms features terracotta floor tiles and the exposed roofing framework.
The first building comprises an old stable, an old garage where horse-drawn carriages were kept and an old dwelling for the groom, with a marble fireplace, and terracotta floor tiles, and lastly a scullery. A large attic upstairs is illuminated via two roof dormers.
The second building, standing at right angles behind the first one, is currently used for storage purposes.
The garden is completely enclosed by walls and reached via a wicket gate from the paved courtyard. It comprises a lawn, planted with trees, including a persimmon tree, and four parterres, surrounded by boxwood and separated by alleyways. These parterres contain flowers, bushes and fruit trees.
Verdant undulating countryside, vast oak wood forests, old villages and their precious churches as well as the majestic river Loire are additional reasons for coming to live in the age-old royal town, one of the gems of which is this mansion house. The latter is concealed by its tall gates and the walls enclosing the garden. Late 18th century reserve is reflected in the interior decoration, together with the features of successive eras. Large windows let in copious amounts of daylight. Elegance obviously goes hand in hand with a pleasant way of life here.
|Land registry surface area||1024 m2|
|Main building surface area||270 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||100 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
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.