castles / chateaux for sale between angers - nantes and laval

A 19th century chateau and a courtyard of outbuildings
in almost 20 ha of landscaped parklands in the Anjou region
Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE pays-de-loire 49000 FR


Set in superb, nuisance-free countryside. Less than ten minutes from a small town with all shops and amenities. 45 minutes from Angers and less than an hour from Nantes and Laval. 1½ hours from La-Baule.


A long driveway leads, off the road, through a wood, before bordering the parklands and providing access, on one side, to the courtyard of outbuildings and, on the other, to the chateau. Both sides of the chateau feature vast stretches of grassland, planted with trees and bordered by woods. The outbuildings are laid out around a square, landscaped courtyard with an old, walled vegetable garden at the end and a lake on one side.

The chateau

This chateau, constructed in the second half of the 19th century by architect René-Hodé, is representative of the neo-gothic style which was outstandingly popular in the Anjou region. Rectangular in shape, it is flanked by two towers at the front and two watch-turrets at the back. It is built from rendered quarry stone blocks of shale, with the exception of the towers, the watch-turrets and the bays, comprising the openings, which are of dressed freestone. It spans four levels, a garden level, a raised ground floor reached via outside steps, a first and a second floor, all under attic space. In the centre of the rear facade, a dressed freestone tower, built outside of the carcass, houses a stairway. The chateau is topped with a steep, hip, slate roof. The corner towers and watch-turrets are topped with slate candlesnuffer roofs. The neo-gothic style of the building, typical of the work of René-Hodé, is predominantly characterised in this case by the presence of watch-turrets, ogee moulding decor, imitation machicolation, recesses and pinnacles, adorning the elevations.

Garden level
This level is reached directly from the outside via the chateau’s two main facades. It comprises a summer dining room with exposed freestone walls, a freestone fireplace, terracotta floor tiles and exposed ceiling beams; a kitchen; a linen room; a toilet; a storeroom; a cellar and a boiler room.
Ground floor
The large porch provides access to the main entrance door which opens into a billiards’ room. The latter communicates, via two sets of double doors, with a lounge on one side and a dining room on the other. The billiards’ room comprises a moulded ceiling cornice and a grey marble fireplace. The lounge features a red marble fireplace. The dining room includes a compartment ceiling and an outstanding carved wood fireplace (busts of children on bases, garlands of fruit and a wrought trumeau). All three rooms feature wainscoting, framing around moulded doors, parquet flooring laid in a randomly-matched pattern and 4.5 m high ceilings. The dining room and the lounge communicate with a room in each of the towers: a kitchen for the dining room and an old library for the lounge. The billiards’ room also provides access to the tower that leads to all levels of the chateau via a wooden hanging spiral stairway, with wrought iron railings and a wooden handrail.
First floor
The landing room provides access to a bedroom and two flats. The bedroom, with a marble fireplace, has its own bathroom. The first flat comprises an entrance hall with a toilet and a bedroom leading to a study, with a bookshelf unit, laid out in a watch-turret, and a bathroom in the tower. The second flat includes a hall area providing access to two bedrooms and a storage area. The first bedroom has a shower in the watch-turret and the second bedroom has a bathroom in the tower. Both bedrooms have marble fireplaces. Strip pattern parquet flooring is laid throughout this floor.
Second floor
This landing room provides access to two bedrooms, a hall area, a toilet and a storage area. The first bedroom has a stone fireplace, a bathroom in the tower and a shower in the watch-turret. The second bedroom has a marble fireplace and a bathroom. The hall area leads to two other bedrooms and a dressing room. The first bedroom has a bathroom in the tower, whilst the second has a shower in the watch-turret. Both bedrooms have marble fireplaces.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings stand at a distance from the chateau. These four buildings are laid out around a rectangular courtyard that is now landscaped. Two parallel buildings are used as a stable, a cowshed and a barn, all with attics. The stalls in the stable are perfectly preserved. The other two buildings, also facing one another, correspond to the caretaker’s and the gardener’s cottages. These buildings stand out courtesy of their half-hipped roofs and their semi-circular or segmentally arched, brick geminated windows. The gardener’s cottage is topped with a dovecote and flanked by a kennel, an aviary and a farmyard.

The parklands

The 19.5 ha parklands extend all around the chateau. They predominantly comprise landscaped gardens with grassland planted here and there with copses and bordered by woods. A river runs along the south side. The section laid out to the rear of the chateau, however, is laid out as a French formal garden. It also comprises an old, walled vegetable garden with an orchard. A swimming pool has been installed in this area, behind the gardener’s cottage. The vegetable garden and one of the outbuildings are bordered by an old moat.

Our opinion

This property is, at the very least, of threefold interest. First of all, its architecture, is a perfect example of the neo-gothic trend that was in fashion during the 19th century. Secondly, it is representative of what was a country holiday home at that time; a chateau in the midst of its lands with all the buildings required for a self-contained way of life. This property, still complete today, is a universe all of its own. And lastly, it is in the centre of a vast living area in the proximity of the large towns in the west of France, making it possible to develop professional projects. Therefore, this property, in a good state of repair, is worthy of the renovation works that are needed to give it back its glory of yesteryear.

Exclusive sale

998 900 €
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Reference 438114

Land registry surface area 19 ha 5 a 75 ca
Main building surface area 600 m2
Outbuilding surface area 800 m2

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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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