castles / chateaux for sale - vienne - anjou and poitou regions

A listed, 12th century chateau with outbuildings, a chapel and 25 ha,
including a 10 ha vineyard where the Anjou and Poitou regions meet
Saumur, VIENNE poitou-charentes 49400 FR


Ten or so kilometres from three small historic towns with shops and amenities. Near to a famous royal abbey and the banks of the river Loire, renowned worldwide. Some twenty kilometres from Saumur and the A85 motorway.


This chateau, on the outskirts of a village, stands on a raised, oval-shaped plot, enclosed by a perimeter wall and surrounded by a moat, the counterscarp of which is hewn with underground passageways and troglodyte dwellings. There are three entrances. First, on the west side, is a lane which leads to a bridge, spanning the moat, and to the main entrance porch way (the old miniature castle entrance gate). These gates open into the upper courtyard with its chapel. Then, on the east side, another bridge leads directly to the outer bailey with its old defensive tower. And lastly, on the south side, a gate provides access to the circular moat and to a set of outstanding caves, including a hypostyle. The 25 hectare estate, set out around the chateau, comprises farmland and a vineyard, spanning ten or so hectares.

The chateau

This chateau is built of freestone on a troglodyte site that was already occupied prior to the year 1000. It was constructed between the 12th and 16th centuries and was redesigned in the 19th century. It comprises a defensive entrance (the old miniature castle entrance gate) and a residence, extended by a long communal hall. All the buildings have slate roofs. The entrance, still featuring traces of the drawbridge and the portcullis, opens into the upper courtyard where the main entrance to the residence is to be found under a loggia. Said residence comprises four rooms spread over two levels, each featuring cross-ribbed vaults dividing the ceilings into quarters. A spiral stairway goes from the two ground floor rooms upstairs and to a back balcony corridor which ends in a watch-tower. Each of the four rooms features a fireplace, integrated into the carcass, and terracotta floor tiles.

Ground floor
The residence is entered via a hall area which provides access to all the rooms on this level and to the spiral stairway leading upstairs. All the rooms have parquet flooring or terracotta floor tiles as well as freestone fireplaces. One of them extends into a large communal hall, known as the “keep room” which, spanning a floor surface area of 150 m², has a 10 m high ceiling. This room is flanked by two other vaulted rooms, one in the form of a barrel vault and the other featuring a Tudor arch.
First floor
This level comprises a flat spanning approx. 100 m². The landing provides access to two bedrooms, a shower room with a toilet, a kitchen and a lounge. All the rooms have terracotta floor tiles and freestone fireplaces.
Garden level
This floor is all on a level with the outer bailey. It comprises a room containing a stairway, a large room with a central monumental pillar and an old vaulted guard room with a freestone fireplace and terracotta floor tiles.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings include an outstanding castle chapel. Standing in the upper courtyard, it was founded in the first half of the 13th century. Vestiges of 15th century mural paintings can still be seen. It is topped with a steep, slate gable roof.
A group of small buildings standing in the outer bailey are used for storage purposes; they are accompanied by an old lookout tower.
The counterscarp of the moats contains a set of large troglodyte caves.

The vineyard

The vineyard spans a surface area of 10 ha.

Red: 7.69 ha
White: 2.54 ha

Cabernet-Franc: 65.99%
Cabernet-Sauvignon: 34.01%
Chenin: 100%

Age moyen des vignes
25 years : 86.19%
35 years : 0.65%
older : 13.16%
25 years : 45.78%
older: 54.22%

Nombre de pieds à l'hectare
5,500 stock: 88.04%
5,000 stock: 11.96%
White: 5,500 stock: 100%

Production annuelle
An average of 564 hectolitres per year:
280 hectolitres of Cabernet-d'Anjou, the rest divided between Saumur and Crémant.
73,000 bottles.

Our opinion

This chateau is an absolute gem courtesy of its lines, its sober nobility, its authentic appearance and the gently undulating countryside surrounding it and its vineyard. These astonishing premises exude emotion. Its military architectural features also include refined decor. New owners cannot but be proud and humble. And, once restoration works have been continued, they will wish to share it with friends and family, with guests and even with participants of a cultural activity; sharing beauty and sharing bread with wine being supplied by the vineyard.

1 200 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur

Voir le Barème d'Honoraires

Reference 922729

Land registry surface area 25 ha
Surface of the vines 10 ha
Main building surface area 900 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 m2

Regional representative

Jérôme Broun       +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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