A 16th & 17th century house, awaiting restoration,
35 minutes from Angers in the midst of the Upper Anjou region
Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE pays-de-loire 49000 FR

Location

In a small, historic town with 2,800 inhabitants as well as all local shops and amenities. Angers TGV train station is 35 minutes away, Nantes international airport is 50 minutes away and Rennes is 70 minutes away by car.

Description

This house, in the historic centre of a town with numerous heritage buildings, stands on the corner of two intersecting secondary roads. Its main facade faces north, with its large gable facing east. A porchway on the opposite side provides direct access to a rear, sunny courtyard which isolates the building from adjoining houses.

The house

This house spans two levels under attic space. The main facade features the display window of an old shop, separated from the entrance door by a window. These openings are topped by large windows, framed with freestone surrounds, followed by two impressive sculpted roof dormers, with triangular or arched pediments. The gable roof is covered with slate. An extension, featuring openings framed with freestone surrounds, was built along the street at right angles to the house in the 17th century. Said openings form windows as well as a door to a cellar and another to a garage. The facades are composed of shale quarry blocks, enhanced with decoration made from the white freestone, typical of the region.


Ground floor
The main door provides access from the street to a little entrance hall and a large living room, typical of the Renaissance era, with an impressive slate fireplace. The floor is covered with terracotta tiles, whilst the ceiling features exposed beams and joists. A large French window opens on to the garden. The remainder of the ground floor was redesigned in the middle of the 20th century, with a kitchen, four bedrooms, a bathroom and a shop. Restoration works could be carried out to give the various rooms back their former spaciousness. The floors are covered with strip pattern parquet flooring or tiles. A hall area provides access to the house’s spiral stairway. Dating from the 16th century, it is composed of slate steps and a central freestone newel post.
First floor
This level is taken up by three large bedrooms, each with a freestone fireplace. One of them dates from the 16th century, the two others from the 17th century have moulding typical of this era. Each of these three bedrooms is completed with one or two adjoining rooms that could be used as bathrooms, dressing rooms or studies. The floors are laid with terracotta tiles. Beams and joists are exposed.
Attic
This area has not been converted. The impressive, vaulted roofing framework takes the form of an inverted ship’s hull and dates from the 16th century. Spanning a surface area of approx. 124 m², it is illuminated via freestone dormers, dominating the town’s rooftops.
Cellar
These vaulted cellars span a surface area under the house of more than 50 m². They can be reached from the entrance hall via the spiral stairway or from the street via a door.
Garage
The garage, laid out under the house, spans a surface area of approx. 30 m². Reached via the street, it also houses a boiler room.

The courtyard

Behind the house, a south-facing courtyard comprises a little garden planted with a few trees that isolate it from the adjoining houses. Spanning a surface area of approx. 25 m², it can be reached via the house or from the street via a wide porchway.

Our opinion

This old house is listed as one of the town’s most important buildings from a historical and heritage point of view. Once owned by a leading citizen under the “Ancien Régime” (Old Order), it was also a coaching inn and still has all of its original architectural features. This house, in need of interior restoration and conversion works to provide all modern-day home comforts, could regain its original splendour and once again offer hospitality to residents interested in its heritage.

275 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 174169

Land registry surface area 378 m2
Main building surface area 400 m2
Number of bedrooms 6

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Jean Luard +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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