in almost 3 ha of parklands in a village in the Upper Anjou region
In the midst of bocage countryside, where the Anjou, Brittany and Loire-Atlantique regions meet, the historic town of Pouancé, with all shops and amenities, is nearby. This property is equidistant from the towns of Angers, Rennes and Nantes. Châteaubriant and its railway station, 25 minutes away by road, provide numerous 90-minute train links to Nantes and Rennes. The Angers-Rennes dual carriageway is 10 km away.
All the buildings are surrounded by wooded parklands, at the end of which is the estate farm.
15th century slate surrounds framing the openings show the age of the large, rectangular building, spanning three levels, one of which is under the rafters. It was redesigned in the 19th century. The walls of the chateau are constructed from lime-rendered, shale quarry blocks. The surrounds framing the openings as well as the cornices featuring corbelling are made of the freestone that is traditionally used in the local area. The hip roof is covered with slate. Two small wings, set at right angles, extend the main building to the rear. A stairway tower, topped with a lantern, flanks one corner.
The entrance door opens into a vestibule. It provides access to a lounge, a dining room, the main, four-flight, wooden stairway and a gallery. The lounge has strip pattern parquet flooring and a sculpted marble fireplace. Following on from the lounge, a study-library has views over the parklands and the moat.
The dining room still has its original, coloured cement floor tiles, a marble fireplace, topped with a trumeau, and moulded panelling. The dining room communicates with a fully fitted kitchen and its old freestone fireplace. A door opens on to the courtyard. Behind these rooms, a gallery opens widely on to the parklands. The floor is paved with large tiles, laid in a chessboard pattern and the walls are lined with wainscoting. It provides access, just like the vestibule, to the various rooms on the ground floor and to a second stairway, a back kitchen and a storeroom-laundry room.
The main stairway goes up to a corridor, leading to four bedrooms, each with its own bath or shower room and toilet. The floors are laid with terracotta tiles and parquet flooring, the walls are lined with carved panelling and the ceiling beams have been left exposed.
This area has been converted into two bedrooms, reached via the second stairway.
The wing of outbuildings includes a 2-car garage, three woodstores and two sheds. Two openings lead to two round, 15th century towers, one of which houses the old chapel, founded in 1672. The candlesnuffer roofs on the towers are covered with slate.
The farm buildings
The old estate farm is to be found behind the chateau. It comprises a house, a cowshed-stable, a barn and a shed. The farm can be reached via an independent entrance driveway.
The parklands, criss-crossed by shady alleyways, are planted with numerous species and several centuries-old trees. A vegetable garden is laid out on one side. The area surrounding the house has been enhanced with numerous decorative plants set out around the winding alleyways. These parklands are delimited by the restored, water-filled moat and thick hedges.
This chateau recently underwent full and meticulous restoration works which helped to boost the coherence of the various constructions, bearing rare witness to local architecture through the ages. The successful interior home comforts are enhanced by the tranquillity and colours of the immaculately kept parklands.
The countryside and its landscapes surrounding the property stretch as far as the horizon, in the midst of a region with a wealth of heritage and historic buildings.
|Land registry surface area||2 ha 87 a 41 ca|
|Main building surface area||400 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||200 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
Jean Luard +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.