The former outbuilding of a manor house, transformed into a residence
in a little over a hectare in the French department of Sarthe


Some 190 km to the west of Paris, in Lower Normandy, near Alençon, prefecture of the French department of Orne reached via the A28 motorway (slip road 11 km away) and a TGV train station with 90-minute links to Paris. Set in the middle of the countryside, in a region where the Normandy Maine and Perche Regional Nature Parks meet. Near to Perseigne Forest, surrounded by numerous tourist villages such as Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, one of the most beautiful in France. Nearby Alençon provides all amenities.


Set on an estate a little over a hectare composed of parklands with tall trees and a small brook running through. In game-filled, wooded surroundings, ideal for horse-riding. A communal lane, approx. 1 km long, leads to the estate entrance gates. This hamlet includes a manor house with moats, an old farm as well as this outbuilding, now transformed into a detached residence. This property is partially enclosed by old walls which conceal a south-facing terrace, the wild garden planted with tall trees as well as fruit trees, with a stream, bordered by a perched wooden cabin, at the end of the grounds. The residence is extended by an old greenhouse awaiting restoration. The front courtyard comprises an outbuilding, a wooden farmshed and an alleyway, lined with majestic chestnut trees, which crosses the fields to sunken lanes, ideal for country walks.

The 19th century dwelling

This rectangular home, with exposed stone walls, has a hip roof, covered with tiles tuiles.

Ground floor
A luminous lounge featuring windows with through light. Lime-rendered walls. A monumental, wooden fireplace, featuring herringbone pattern bricks. A wood-burning stove. Wide slatted, oak wood flooring. Followed by another small lounge, lined with bare wood and featuring a superb beam system. Wide picture windows provide a view over the countryside. A vast kitchen with old hexagonal terracotta floor tiles, a wood-burning stove near to the eating area. A toilet.
First floor
Three renovated bedrooms with sloping, panelled ceilings. One bedroom has its own bathroom. A separate bathroom and a toilet. Superb old exposed beams.

The outbuilding

A rectangular outbuilding with a hip roof, identical to that of the residence. A small attic which could be converted.

The open-sided farm shed

Clad with wood shingle.

Our opinion

Over the last three years, this residence, currently home to artists, has undergone major restoration works, including the conversion of a small, extremely cosy lounge with a view stretching into the distance over the countryside. It is a place, exuding inspiration, where time stands still. Although set in unspoilt natural surroundings, its location in the middle of a hamlet means that it is not isolated. Every family member feels at home here. This property is of a size such that it guarantees a perfectly comfortable stay whatever the season, without imposing overly heavy constraints. It can be lived in all year round. It has all amenities to hand courtesy of the proximity of Alençon. Not too close, nor too far from Paris, a daily return trip to the French capital is more than possible.

330 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.

Voir le Barème d'Honoraires

Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
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*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur


Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 923046

Land registry surface area 13747 m2
Main building surface area 190 m2
Outbuilding surface area 115 m2


 French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative
Mayenne, Sarthe

Catherine Boivin       +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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