in a village in the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine
Fifty minutes east of Rennes towards the French department of Mayenne, in a little market town away from all nuisances. The charming town of Vitré, with all amenities, is nearby. The motorway to Paris is quickly reached as is the TGV train station. This attractive village, surrounded by verdant countryside, is crossed by a river.
This residence, spanning approx. 315 m² of living space over three levels, comprises stone lower sections built over a cellar, all topped with a natural slate roof. The quoins on the ground floor are made of stone, whilst those upstairs are of freestone, as is the framing around certain windows. The lime and sand rendering gives the facades a homogeneous appearance.
The vestibule, with its cement floor tiles, leads, left, to a large dining room with parquet flooring, a fireplace and a door to a 20 m², separate kitchen, a luminous room, in pristine condition, with a back door leading out to the garden. A corridor leads to the fully restored billiards’ room, with its mahogany wood panelling, as well as to a toilet and a back kitchen or storage room. An internal stairway provides access to the cellar. On the parklands side is a large, extremely luminous study, with an elegant fireplace, opening on to the garden via a French window. Adjoining the study is a large, 35 m² lounge, with a superb moulded ceiling and old parquet flooring, where a finely wrought, white marble fireplace takes pride of place. A wonderful, wooden stairway leads upstairs from the hall.
A corridor provides access to four superb bedrooms, spanning floor surface areas between 11 and 25 m². They all have parquet flooring, a fireplace and unblemished decoration. This floor comprises two shower rooms with toilets, one of which communicates with one of the bedrooms. There is also a bathroom with a toilet. One of the bedrooms has a dressing room. In a hall area is a large room currently in use as a second kitchen.
The stairway goes up to a hall area which leads, on one side, to two vast bedrooms, each with a fireplace, and to a superb attic with cupboards on the other side.
These landscaped parklands, spanning approx. 1 ha, are planted with many noble species. Slightly sloping, they extend out behind the residence.
This delightful brick building has been set aside for relaxation purposes.
This vast greenhouse, backing on to a wall of the house, still has all of its original features. It adjoins a boiler room that provides its heating.
Carefully constructed under a slate roof, this outbuilding comprises a garage and miscellaneous tool sheds.
This building dates from a period when the owners hunted locally.
At the end of the parklands are two large meadows, ideal for keeping horses. A small fish-filled lake is fed by a stream. The property is bordered by thick hedges and tall trees.
This residence, with its greenhouse sheltering seedlings, its vegetable garden and its farmyard, once made it possible to live almost self-sufficiently. The lake provided fish and the dogs game. This former, somewhat aristocratic way of life is currently reflected in the natural elegance of the large, well-laid out rooms. The property is charmingly enhanced by the landscaped parklands, extended by grasslands. Despite this rustic air, the house takes full advantage of all the assets of the delightful little market town in which it is set, on the borders of the French departments of Mayenne and Ille-et-Vilaine, just a short distance from the sea.
|Land registry surface area||3 ha 13 a 92 ca|
|Main building surface area||315 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||80 m2|
Lucie Riaux +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.