An authentic, listed, 16th & 17th century manor house, with its guest house,
its outbuildings and almost 13 hectares in the Anjou region
, MAINE-ET-LOIRE pays-de-loire FR

Location

On the outskirts of a village, with all local shops and amenities, and adjoining a golf course. Just 5 minutes from a little town, crossed by a river, renowned for its horse stud farm and its racecourse; 30 minutes from the town of Angers and its TGV train station, providing 90-minute links to Paris, with ten or so daily return journeys; some 20 minutes from the slip roads for the A11 motorway.

Description

Superb undulating, wooded countryside surrounds this manor house sheltered, on one side, by a hill and bordered, on the other, by a forest. A long, partially private lane, leaving the road and crossing meadows and fields, leads to gates providing entrance to this property. These gates open on to a courtyard, delimited by the manor house and its various outbuildings.

The manor house

This rectangular manor house, with its short wing set at right angles, is built of lime-rendered stone and quarry blocks. It comprises a ground floor and a first floor with a second floor under the rafters. Its steep slate roof originally featured two facade roof dormers but only one still exists. The surrounds framing the openings, the cornice and the quoins on the front facade are made of freestone. The redesigning works carried out on the manor house in the 17th century did not affect certain earlier features such as the finely wrought mullioned windows. One of the manor house’s entrance doors is flanked by pilasters and topped with a triangular pediment. The rear facade, however, still reflects its defensive appearance. The roof was recently fully restored.


Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access to the lounge, the kitchen and a small room used as a dressing room and storeroom. A door in the kitchen provides access to a hall area leading to a toilet, a large bedroom, with a shower, a bath and a wash-hand basin, as well as a three-flight stairway made of stone and slate that goes to the two upper floors.
There are terracotta floor tiles and French ceilings throughout this floor. The lounge, the kitchen and the large bedroom all have freestone fireplaces.

First floor
This floor comprises three large rooms awaiting completion of their restoration works. They have terracotta floor tiles and French ceilings. In two of these rooms, set out one after the other and separated by a half-timbered wall, the main ceiling beams are finely carved with cabling, fish-scale and geometric motifs. Each of these three rooms has a superb 17th century, freestone fireplace.
Second floor
The landing provides access to three attics under the rafters that could be converted; one has an impressive roof dormer. The roofing framework is in an excellent state of repair and the roof was recently redone.

The outbuildings

These outbuildings comprise four separate buildings: a barn with a hip roof, a shed with a bread oven, a building used as a guest house and an old stable. All are built of stone and quarry blocks with slate roofs. The bread oven has an unusually decorated beam featuring the profiles of four heads facing one another, separated by a geometrical motif. The house comprises a lounge and two bedrooms, each with its own shower room and toilet. A third bedroom awaits completion of its restoration works. The garage adjoins the north gable wall of the manor house.

The parklands

A superb, private driveway leads to the courtyard of the manor house which stands in the midst of 12.7 hectares, currently left as meadows or planted with miscellaneous cereal crops. The parklands also include a 0.5-ha wood.

Our opinion

This manor house is a prime example of the local, rural architecture and its evolution between the end of the Middle-Ages and the 17th century. In addition to its haughty silhouette, it is dotted with original decorative features which bestow it with a most unusual appearance, beginning with its wrought beams and the spectacular mantel on its bread oven, featuring carved profiles. Its much-deserved French Historic Monument listing will enable future owners to take advantage of the tax benefits linked to this status when continuing the restoration of the building.
Standing amidst superb, nuisance-free countryside, this rural, and yet refined, gem still exudes great unity.

Exclusive sale

800 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 244233

Land registry surface area 12 ha 75 a 3 ca
Main building surface area 300 m2
Outbuilding surface area 300 m2
Number of bedrooms 2

Consultant


Denis Trassard +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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