religious edifices for sale - sarthe - near to le-mans

An old, 17th century edifice, initially a presbytery, with its moat and
close to 1 ha of parklands, in a peaceful hamlet near to Le-Mans


Less than 200 km from Paris and 15 minutes from an A28 motorway slip road. 30 minutes from Le-Mans with 55-minute TGV train links to Paris-Montparnasse.
On the edge of the Normandy-Maine regional nature park and the majestic Perseigne Forest. On the borders of the Maine and Perche regions, the land in this Maine-Saosnois area has always been considered strategical. Lords and barons began settling here as of the very beginning of the Middle-Ages. It has a wealth of interesting heritage. The Bocage countryside appeals to nature and hiking enthusiasts. It provides opportunities to go on outings, notably in forests, to discover the delicious local produce and to meet the producers. Three small villages, between 5 and 15 minutes away, have all amenities (shops, schools as well as cultural and sports centres). A larger town with a cinema, hypermarket and a secondary school is 20 minutes away.


This sober 17th century edifice was originally a presbytery. Set back, concealed behind a wall and tall vegetation, it stands on 15th century foundations and was modified in the 18th century. On the north side of a church, it was part of an old seigneurial fiefdom. Once through the wooden gate on the south side, an alleyway lined with boxwood and yew trees leads through the garden to the front door of the residence. On the left-hand side, in front of the presbytery, the old square vegetable garden can still be glimpsed, followed by an orchard. On the right-hand side are outbuildings concealing behind them a newly created arboretum. This property is out of sight of onlookers from the tranquil hamlet. There is also a vehicle entrance on this side. Parklands planted with numerous species of trees, behind the presbytery, provide much appreciated shade on hot summer afternoons. A path goes around the moat which is separated into two sections by a central passageway. The surrounding countryside with its small fields and hedges is a guarantee of peace and quiet.

The presbytery

This rectangular residence spans three levels. Its gable roof is covered with local tiles. The lime-rendering on the quarry stone block walls is in need of attention. The window surrounds have Bernay stone or freestone framing. The through, north-south facing rooms are steeped in light via their windows and glazed oak wood doors. They are also adorned with stone fireplaces backing on to the walls.

Ground floor
The front door opens directly into a room in use as a dining room and kitchen, with a fireplace housing a wood-burning stove. An adjoining, bright lounge-library, reflecting an 18th century air, provides access to the garden on the north side. A door in the dining room opens into a hall corridor which leads to a bedroom or study, a bathroom with a toilet and a separate toilet. It also goes to a stairway leading upstairs.
First floor
A corridor, with terracotta floor tiles and rendered walls, provides access to three large rooms: two bedrooms, including one with a private shower room and toilet, and a last room awaiting renovation with an old fireplace, wall panelling, terracotta floor tiles and old wooden parquet flooring as well as its original ceiling beams.
The attic space can be reached via the stairway. It spans the full floor surface area of the residence and is illuminated via skylights. Terracotta floor tiles partially cover the floor. Additional conversion works would be possible.

The outbuildings

The main outbuilding is near to the presbytery. Its gable roof is covered with local tiles. The walls are composed of quarry stone blocks and wood cladding. It awaits rehabilitation. Adjoining are a garage and a boiler room.
A wooden farm shed with a sheet metal roof stands at the entrance to the property. And lastly, there are two cellars under a section of the presbytery.



Open barn



The parklands

These parklands have been rehabilitated. The old boxwood bushes have been pruned, giving them back their former shapes, as have the yew and palm trees, thus letting in copious amounts of light. There are vestiges of a south-facing vegetable garden, in front of the presbytery and behind a wall. An orchard contains a wealth of miscellaneous fruit trees. An arboretum was recently planted. Perennial plants and numerous rose bushes have been replanted in the priest’s garden.

The moat

The moat is on the north side of the presbytery. It is possible to walk around it via a little shady path through the undergrowth. The moat is filled with pike and roach as well as a number of amphibians, now protected. Moorhens, mallards and kingfishers have also taken up home there. The water attracts great numbers of local birds and mammals; even roe deer like to visit these ever peaceful premises.

Our opinion

The nearby church bell-tower can be seen above the garden trees. The moat and its aquatic wildlife add to the already abundant natural surroundings that almost come right into the house. There is nothing artificial about the small-panes in the basket-handle arched windows: the elegance that suited residents in olden times is also to be found in the fireplaces. The rustic charm of the site and the interior of the presbytery is both captivating and reassuring, like an anchor in history and in a land where birds are protected. Major works to reinforce the structure and to introduce modern-day home comforts have been carried out. New owners have free rein to continue converting the premises, adding their own personal touches. Here, they will not be isolated but will be able to live peacefully.

295 000 €
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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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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 874406

Land registry surface area 9780 m2
Main building surface area 232.6 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 m2


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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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