A designer house set in parklands 40 minutes
from Laval in the French department of Mayenne
Craon, MAYENNE pays-de-loire 53400 FR


In a village with all shops and amenities. About 40 minutes away from the town of Laval, with its TGV train station and its 75-minute links to Paris. Near to the main road linking the towns of Angers and Rennes.


A driveway leads from the street through parklands to a caretaker’s house, a small brick pavilion, an outbuilding and the main house, the facade of which looks out over the street. The partially walled garden extends on two sides of the main house. A leisure garden on the south side, parklands on the east side and outbuildings as well as an old orchard-vegetable garden at the back.

The house

This house is composed of two buildings. The first dates from the 19th century and was constructed from rendered stone and quarry stone blocks. The second, dating from the 1950’s, was built of reinforced concrete by architect J.-Perrin. It features wide windows opening on to the garden. Both buildings span three levels and have slate roofs.

Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access to a ladies’ sitting room, the stairway, a large living room, with a fireplace, a kitchen, a back kitchen, a study, a large room in use as a bedroom and a bathroom with a toilet. There is parquet flooring in all the leisure rooms.
This entrance hall also provides access to cellars in the basement which also includes notably a boiler room and a well, providing the house with drinking water.

First floor
This level consists of a corridor providing access to four bedrooms, each with a water supply point and cupboards. There is also a shower room with a toilet.
Second floor
The landing leads, on one side, to a workshop with a 3.60 m high ridge, and to two bedrooms, each with a water supply point.

The caretaker’s cottage

Featuring local architecture, this cottage is built of rendered stone and quarry stone blocks. The openings are framed with freestone at the front and brick at the back. It has a hip, slate roof.

Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access to a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom, with a small adjoining room, and a shower room with a toilet.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings comprise a small brick pavilion, used for storage purposes, an old stable spanning approx. 60 m², with an attic and storage areas, and, near to the house, a garage.

Our opinion

Daring sometimes pays and this residence is a prime example. Fifty years ago, the current owners had no hesitation in installing modern-day comforts by asking a local architect to add a wing to the existing 19th century building. The result was a success. This residence now has wonderful living areas opening on to the parklands. Set in the peace and quiet, in unspoilt rural surroundings, it could become a superb holiday home. With its caretaker’s cottage and its outbuildings, standing at a distance, it could also make an ideal stopover for passing guests travelling along the Atlantic coastline.

260 000 € Negotiation fees included
230 000 € Fees excluded
13.04% TTC at the expense of the purchaser

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Reference 491272

Land registry surface area 7385 m2
Main building surface area 275 m2
Outbuilding surface area 60 m2
Number of bedrooms 6

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Sylvain James +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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