manors for sale in perche in france

A 15th century manor house, with a water-filled moat, a 19th century outbuilding
and 0.5 ha of land, less than 2 hours from Paris in the Perche region

Loupe, EURE-ET-LOIR center-val-de-loire 28240 FR
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Location

This manor house nestles in a totally unspoilt setting 130 km from Paris, in the Perche Regional Nature Park, 20 minutes from Nogent-le-Rotrou and 10 minutes from La-Loupe (train stations). The property is surrounded by Natura-2000 classified lakes where migrating birds stopover. The few 19th century buildings, constituting a small hamlet with the manor house in its centre, are proof of just how peaceful this area is. The town, under whose jurisdiction the land comes, is founded on the base of a feudal motte. Originally Romanesque in style, the town church, with a listed high altar, was redesigned in the 13th, 16th and 19th centuries.

Description

A little, traffic-free road literally crosses the nearby lake and leads straight to the lane going to the hamlet and running along the longest side of the property, concealed by a wide hedge of trees. Although houses are present, the lack of main residences guarantees a peace and quiet only disturbed by birdsong. The lane goes alongside the moat of the manor house which, set some twenty metres from the property limit, reveals its main brick facade, featuring a door and windows with stone framing. The tall, rectangular windows, including one half-mullioned window, have small panes. A round tower houses a stairway. Extending this old building is a stone outbuilding, dating from 1841. This was originally, no doubt, a farm. Both buildings are connected by a covered walkway, enclosing the moat which completely surrounded the manor house in bygone days.
The biggest, rectangular section of the parklands, laid out behind the manor house, comprises a grassy esplanade, protected by tall, old trees. The outbuilding precedes a second outbuilding which is not part of the property.

The manor house

Almost all the features of this manor house have been preserved and for those that have been repaired, certain floors for example, the works were carried out in line with age-old practices using traditional materials. The ceilings are high and some of the heavy exposed beams are adorned with notches.
Unfortunately, the building is going to ruin. A creeper having reached the roof, a leak became apparent on the first floor ceiling this winter. The fact that the windows do not close and that there is no heating has caused a great deal of damp to set in on the ground floor.


Ground floor
The house, as it is currently laid out, is entered via the outbuilding and the walkway which, glazed on both sides, encloses the moat. A large room, perhaps a boot room, provides access to the two main lounges on the ground floor. The first, with large flagstones dating most certainly from the construction of the manor house, has a monumental fireplace with a sculpted stone mantel displaying figurative motifs. Following on, the second lounge, barely any smaller, has hexagonal terracotta floor tiles as well as a fireplace of similar size and material, although it is plainer and its jambs are sculpted with latticework.
On the other side of the entrance, a building set at right angles houses a laundry room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a toilet. A landing, half a floor down, leads to a larder with a vaulted ceiling, the stone laid edgewise.
The tower is one of the few places where recent works have been carried out, the main stairway having been rebuilt using concrete.

First floor
The first floor, once again, has two large lounges with square terracotta floor tiles. The first has a stone fireplace with curved jambs and a mantel, the keystone of which is strangely offset to one side. The second lounge has been fitted out with kitchen fixtures and fittings by the current owners, who have made it their dining room. Although the fireplace is as monumental as the three others, it is the only one to have a wooden mantel on stone jambs.
Communicating with the first lounge via a double mullioned door, the master bedroom is attractively illuminated on both facades and also has a stone fireplace which only appears modest when compared to the others.
A corridor leads from the lounge to a large bathroom, a bedroom, a wash-hand basin, a toilet and a laundry room.

The outbuilding

This building, bearing the date 1841 on the entrance lintel, was most certainly used for farming or animal rearing purposes. Contrary to the manor house, the redesigning works carried out here, although not finished, were major as a 7x4 m, indoor swimming pool made of concrete was installed here. The structure is sound, the liner and, perhaps, the filtration system need replacing.
The entrance provides access, right, to the walkway leading to the manor house, straight on, to a garage and, left, to two windowless rooms, a storage room and two changing rooms. The main room, at the end of the corridor, is the one housing the swimming pool. Works have been started to install a sauna and a mezzanine structure which is meant to house a study above the pool.

The parklands

The parklands, predominantly laid out behind the manor house, are planted with trees on its three main sides, with the notable exception of the outbuilding, one of the walls of which adjoins the neighbouring garden, without a hedge or a screen having been installed.
The parklands are greatly enhanced by the wide rectangular moat. The property could be accessed at one end via a gate which is not currently used.

Our opinion

This manor house has come valiantly down through more than five centuries, still with its original floors, fireplaces and ceilings. But it is currently in need of attention. Damp and leaks are causing damage to this five hundred year old building. The current owners have started preservation works, adding kitchen and bathroom facilities which are a major step towards modern-day home comforts. They will find successors because the manor house is worth saving. Its authenticity, its stateliness and its charm are already a promise of compensation. The pleasure of living in an age-old home can be added to the satisfaction of having contributed to the preservation of heritage.

Exclusive sale

280 000 €
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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*
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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)
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Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 756488

Land registry surface area 5440 m2
Main building surface area 430 m2

 

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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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