This residence stands on the outskirts of a village, in nuisance-free countryside, ten or so minutes from a historic village with all shops and amenities. A slip road on to the A87 motorway is nearby. Angers and its TGV train station, providing 80-minute links to Paris with more than 10 return journeys per day, are 15 km away.
This residence comprises a central building with ground, first and second floors. It is topped with a hip, slate roof, featuring facade roof dormers which are enhanced with curved or triangular pediments. Freestone has been used for the framing around the openings, the quoins, the modillion cornices and the roof dormers. The wooden window frames feature mullions. Each gable is extended by a small building, spanning a ground floor as well as an attic floor under a steep slate roof. They constitute a link with the two wings of outbuildings that in turn form the long sides of the rectangular courtyard in front of the residence. Reached via a porch way, the entrance door is topped with a curved, broken pediment, featuring an oculus. The well, with a wooden latticework door, is topped with a semi-circular freestone pediment. It is near to the porch way that connects the courtyard to the French formal garden.
These comprise a group of buildings which, together with the residence, form the courtyard.
The south wing comprises a kitchen, a porch way which connects the courtyard to the French formal garden, a bakery, a so-called “royal” stable, carriage doors that also open into the French formal garden, an orangery and, lastly, a chapel on the southern corner of the semi-circular area. This chapel includes an altar with panelling and a vaulted ceiling, resembling a star-filled sky.
The north wing comprises an old barn, carriage doors which open into a farmyard, a covered area and a caretaker’s cottage on the northern corner of the semi-circular area.
The farmyard, itself, is delimited by two buildings. The first, a “small cowshed” (168.5 m²), has been completed converted into a house, with a living room, an open-plan kitchen, a laundry room as well as a toilet on the ground floor and four bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet upstairs. The second building is an old stable with a hayloft. The farmyard opens on to a lake.
The caretaker’s cottage (67.5 m²) comprises a lounge, a shower room and a toilet on the ground floor with a bedroom upstairs.
The French formal gardens
Each building is reflected in the form of a garden. The grounds are, therefore, divided into several sections.
Behind the chapel is a small walled garden. Behind the orangery is a garden of citrus fruit trees which are set out in the summer around a green lawn which is extended, initially, by verdant chambers as well as copses and, then, by an orchard of red fruit trees. Behind the “royal” stable and the bakery, a rose garden bordered by decoratively trimmed bushes is laid out around a circular ornamental pool and is continued, first of all, by verdant chambers as well as copses and, then, by a vegetable garden. Following on from the red fruit trees and the vegetable garden are vines and a standard orchard. Behind the kitchen, a 67 metre long fishpond is surrounded by lime trees and bowers, ending with a nymphaeum. And lastly, in front of the east facade of the residence and set below a terrace running alongside it, boxwood embroideries and decoratively trimmed bushes surround a round ornamental pool. Behind the north wing of outbuildings, a lake and a garden await completion.
It can but be said that nothing short of perfection rules here. The French formal gardens exhilarate the soul and appeal to all the senses. Man has enhanced nature by forming it into miscellaneous geometric figures. This residence, obviously dating from the Age of Reason, is also the result of a search for intellectual harmony. Fortunately, it has been restored with the same rigour used for its design and construction. With the well-organised outbuildings and the verdant plant ornamentation surrounding the estate, it is in the centre of a stimulating and yet restful universe.
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|Land registry surface area||20 ha 77 a 91 ca|
|Main building surface area||730 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||236 m2|
Sylvain James       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.