in a landscape garden spanning almost 1 ha near to Angers
In a hamlet some 20 minutes from the town of Angers and its TGV train station, making it possible to reach Paris in less than 1½ hours (more than 10 return journeys per day). Just a few kilometres from two villages with all shops and amenities, including a regional TER train station. 10 minutes from slip roads for the A11 and A85 motorways.
This house, separating the garden into two sections, is composed of a main, rectangular building, with a central wing extending it to the rear and giving it an overall T-shape. Constructed between the 17th and 19th centuries from stone and quarry stone blocks, it spans a ground and a first floor under rafters, covered with slate. The openings are framed with freestone and brick surrounds on two of the rear facades.
The entrance vestibule is enhanced with a large, freestone fireplace, with a toilet installed under a stairway going upstairs. It opens, on one side, into a wide hall area which provides access to a bedroom, with a shower room, and to a lounge. Straight on and adjoining are a dining room, a hall area (with cupboards, a toilet and a second stairway) and a kitchen. On the right-hand side, in the back entrance hall, are a linen room, a vast workshop and a boiler room. The lounge features a freestone fireplace, flanked by bookshelf units. The fully-fitted kitchen also has a freestone fireplace. Both these rooms are illuminated via wide, picture windows, giving panoramic views. The vestibule and a section of the kitchen have cathedral ceilings, with the beams of the roofing framework exposed. All the rooms on this level (except for the workshop) feature ceiling beams and have stone floor tiles, covering underfloor heating. The cellar can be reached from the room in use as a bedroom.
This level can be reached via both stairways. That of the vestibule goes up to a mezzanine, with a bookshelf unit, which leads to two large bedrooms, each fitted with a dressing room, a toilet and a bathroom. One of these two bedrooms has a terrace, the other has a balcony. The second stairway provides access to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet. One of the windows in these two bedrooms overlooks the kitchen. The other bedroom is extended by a small room, used as a spare bedroom or a dressing room. This level has parquet flooring throughout except for one bedroom, which has terracotta floor tiles.
Remote-controlled, wrought iron, entrance gates open into a wide courtyard laid out in front of the north facade of the main building. This courtyard is bordered with trees on one side and gives access to garage and a shed, set on either side of the main building. On the south side, the central, rear wing delimits two areas. On one side are a rose garden, flower beds bordered by alleyways, paved with sandstone or lined with gravel, and two wooden terraces. On the other are a small vegetable garden and a round, wooden terrace. A large lawn, with an 11x4 m swimming pool and dominated by a superb cedar tree, extends these two areas as far as a stone retaining wall. Beyond are three successively tiered terraces, each with a view over the river: the first is laid to lawn, the second is planted with vines and includes a French bowls pitch, whilst the third is home to an orchard as well as a pond.
An immense “verdant landscape” free of all nuisances, composed of meadows and poplar groves, lazily crossed by the river, extends for as far as the eye can see from the terraces and the windows of the house. Everything here is steeped in perfect beauty and deep serenity. An impression, reinforced by the nearby presence of the hamlet’s listed, Romanesque chapel. An impression, further reinforced by the way in which this house has been restored. With its vast living areas, looking widely out over this outstanding natural setting and the care given, not only to the choice of materials used but also to the finishing works, right down to the smallest detail. And an impression, ultimately reinforced by the delightful, immaculately-kept garden, abounding in flowers, that surrounds the house.
|Land registry surface area||9093 m2|
|Main building surface area||550 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Outbuilding surface area||87 m2|
Denis Trassard +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.