manors for sale - sarthe - pays de la loire

A village manor house dating from the 14th & 15th centuries, in almost 5,000 m² of parklands
in the Saosnois area, on the borders of the Maine and Perche regions

Alençon, SARTHE pays-de-loire 61000 FR
Pays de la Loire

Location

200 km from Paris and 30-35 km from Le-Mans as well as Alençon. A slip road for the A28 motorway is 15 km away. Le-Mans TGV train station has 55-minute links to Paris-Montparnasse. This manor house is in a village, 2 km from local shops, and some 10 km from two small towns with all amenities including schools, sixth form colleges, a music school, a billiards club, cultural and sports centres, a cinema, shops as well as a hypermarket.
The Normandy-Maine regional nature park and the majestic Perseigne forest are nearby.
The Haute-Sarthe region has a heritage comprising many religious buildings. The area is also ideal for practising nature sports, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. A wide range of activities makes it possible to explore its landscapes and hidden treasures.

Description

This village property is enclosed by walls and hedges. Entrance gates open into a courtyard, with several outbuildings, on the left, backing on to a recently restored, 12th and 15th century church. Straight on, the old tithe barn has been transformed into a guest house. The sober manor house then comes into view. Dating from the 14th century and flanked by a stairway tower, it was reconstructed in the late 15th century, at the start of the Renaissance period. Behind, a vegetable garden and its ornamental pool can be reached through a rose garden. In front is a garden, of a completely different style, filled with decoratively trimmed bushes, partially given over to an orchard, as well as trees providing sought-after shade for hot afternoons. And lastly, there is a patch planted with vines.

The manor house

This rectangular, west-east-facing residence spans three levels. Its hexagonal tower houses a stone stairway, the newel of which is engraved with the date 1391. The roof, comprising a wooden framework typical of the 15th century, with rafters forming trusses and covered with old local tiles, has been redone. The walls are rendered. Dressed stone forms the quoins and the framing around the openings. It comprises moulded mullioned and/or transomed windows, oak wood frames and indoor shutters. Old or new terracotta tiles are laid on the floors. Decorative features characteristic of the construction periods abound with fireplaces, window seats, a bread oven, a stone sink, a salting room, etc. With south-facing openings, high ceilings throughout, large windows and through light, the interior is not cut off from its natural surroundings.


Ground floor
Both entrances are on the west facade. The first opens into the kitchen, the second into the tower which provides access to the large lounge and to the spiral stairway going upstairs. A dining room, with a fireplace, is adjacent to the large lounge which has a door out to the garden on the south side. These are followed by a large kitchen, with its wood-burning stove, and the “technical” section of the residence, with a toilet and a shower room.
First floor
The stairway leads to two doors. One opens into the old court room, complete with its Renaissance style monumental fireplace, still bearing a trace of a family motto and coat-of-arms done in charcoal. This large stately room, superbly illuminated by through light via its mullioned windows, is adorned on one of its walls by Gothic style paintings and writings dating from the 16th century. A quatrain containing octosyllabic verse has been deciphered. The second door opens into a landing bedroom which is followed by another bedroom, with an old fireplace. A bathroom and a toilet can be accessed from the landing.
Attic
The attic, reached via the stairway, spans the full surface area of the residence. It features a superb 15th century roofing framework and could be converted.

The guest house

This rectangular, single-storey building is partially constructed over a cellar. It can be reached via a little stone stairway on the west side. The roof is covered with old local tiles. The floor is laid with terracotta tiles. The large living room features a fireplace. This guest house is heated by electric radiators.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings comprise an old barn, currently in use as a garage, a storeroom and two workshops with accessible attic space, the floor of which has been redone with chestnut wood flooring. The floors, walls, oak wood roofing framework and roofs were all redone some fifteen years ago.

The gardens

A vegetable garden and a small ornamental pool behind the manor house can be reached by crossing a rose garden. In front of the residence is a topiary garden, then, concealed behind a hornbeam hedge, in another style, are an orchard, planted with trees that provide much needed shade during the hot summer afternoons, vines and flower beds bordered with boxwood. A view of the church completes this verdant scene.

Our opinion

Structural works and those to install modern-day home comforts carried out twenty or so years ago have not altered the authenticity of this residence. Living here is like having one foot in the past and one in the present which makes it easy, for example, to get to the manor house if it is used as a holiday home. The unity of style inside the residence, with its Renaissance windows, its French ceilings and its monumental fireplaces, is enhanced by the variety to be found in the gardens. There is a good chance that the new owners will appreciate both equally.

490 000 €
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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)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

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 311225

Land registry surface area 5715 m2
Main building surface area 207 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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