A converted chapel, with outbuildings and a garden,
in a delightful village on the banks of the river Loire
Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE pays-de-loire 49000 FR


In the midst of a village with a few shops and a school. 4 km from a little character town with all local shops and amenities. Some 20 minutes from the town of Angers with its 90-minute TGV train links to Paris (about ten daily return journeys). Roughly 8 km from the A87 motorway.


Double wooden gates as well as a pedestrian gate open off of a little square into a landscaped courtyard, on one side of which stand an outbuilding and an old sacristy. An old chapel faces the double gates. Both the chapel and the sacristy are currently used for habitation purposes. A wall on the other side of the courtyard runs alongside the street, enclosing the property. Two passageways on either side of the chapel lead to a garden laid out at the back. A small freestone pavilion stands at the end of the back garden. This hillside property dominates the Loire Valley, with a view stretching as far as the spires on Angers cathedral.

The chapel

The origins of this chapel date back to the 15th century. Constructed from quarry stone blocks, its walls are covered with lime rendering. It is topped with a gable, slate roof. All four corners feature freestone buttresses. The framing around the original windows, the cornices and the “rondelis” (stone edging that rises above the roof) are also made of freestone. The chapel underwent major renovation works in the 1970’s. Carried out by a demanding architect, they not only respected the exterior appearance of the building but also transformed its interior into an astonishing and interesting living space. The modernity and the audacity of this transformation are still striking today. The interior is composed of five half levels, reached via a wooden stairway. The garden level includes a back entrance hall, a toilet, a linen room and a bathroom. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with hanging space, a study and a bedroom. A fitted kitchen, with an eating area, takes up the third level. The fourth level, laid out as a living room, has a very high ridge. It is illuminated on three of its sides, notably via a large triangular arched window. And lastly, on the top mezzanine floor, set above the living room, is a bedroom-study, with a toilet. Several levels feature decorative exposed-aggregate concrete floors.

The sacristy

This square sacristy is topped with a hip, slate roof, flanked on one side by a square tower under a similar style roof. The quoins, the framing around the windows, including one elegant mullioned window, and the double overhanging wrought cornice are all made of freestone. Just like the chapel, the sacristy underwent major renovation works in the 1970’s. It is currently used as a guest house comprising two bedrooms, one of which is in the attic space reached via a little open stairway, and a shower room with a toilet. The ground floor is accessed via stone steps in the courtyard. It spans a total floor surface area of approx. 25 m².

The pavilion

The pavilion, constructed from blocks of freestone, laid on lower sections composed of hard stone, delimited by a row of red bricks, is topped with a hip, slate roof. Standing in a corner of the garden and reached via a few steps, it is currently used for storage purposes.

The outbuilding

With its front facade featuring half-timbering, this outbuilding is topped with a gable, slate roof. It spans a total ground surface area of 43 m² and is currently used as a workshop and for storage purposes. It could also be used as a garage.

The garden

A south-facing, landscaped courtyard in front of the chapel features numerous flower beds and has a small, central, ornamental pool. Behind the chapel, a lawn planted with trees and copses has a panoramic view dominating the Loire Valley and stretching as far as the town of Angers.

Our opinion

Everything here is beautiful, the site, the village, the original architecture and the wave of the magic wand which brought these areas into the contemporary world. Works have successfully integrated an accepted modern style into 15th century buildings. They have made the best use of the available floor surface areas to produce a living space that is both practical and astonishing. The spires on Angers cathedral rise up into the sky beyond the river Loire. The proximity of the large town gives this old group of religious buildings potential as a main residence, despite it being one of the most original holiday homes.

345 000 €
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Reference 898858

Land registry surface area 1117 m2
Main building surface area 98.9 m2
Outbuilding surface area 80.7 m2

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Regional representative

Sylvain James       +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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