A property, spanning approx. 1,500 m², awaiting rehabilitation and dominating the Lay Valley,
35 km from Puy-du-Fou, in the French department of Vendée
Chantonnay, VENDEE pays-de-loire 85110 FR


This property, 40 km to the east of La- Roche-sur-Yon and just a few kilometres from the A83 motorway, is set in exceptional natural, undulating surroundings, crossed by numerous streams. The fauna and flora of the French bocage countryside are varied. The town-centre of Nantes is but an hour’s drive away. The nearest TER train station has links to Les-Sables d'Olonne, with its long beaches, and to Tours.


In the midst of a remote hamlet, this property dominates the countryside, with the irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches so typical of Vendée. This property, at the end of a long, straight alleyway, was once a Seigneury. With several stone buildings, it comprises a vast square courtyard, set in more than a hectare of land. All the roofs, including their frameworks and tiles, have been redone.

The buildings to be used as houses

The first stone buildings stand facing the main entrance, on the left-hand side of the square courtyard. Two large buildings, separated by a porch way, could easily be converted into living space. The facades, featuring many windows, some of which have semi-circular arches, make it easy to imagine an internal layout with reception rooms on the ground floor and bedrooms upstairs. The stone masonry is outstanding. Next to the first farm building, on the property’s main facade, a vast garage or even additional rooms could be created. The current porch way could become a large function or reception room. The constructions on this side of the property represent a ground surface area of approx. 500 m², not counting any upper floors. Opposite, the layout is similar with a first building featuring two facade entrances and a vast barn. Then, standing at right angles to this group, is another building, ideal for accommodation purposes, extended by the old cowsheds and stables. And lastly, separate from the other buildings, a fourth house dominates the rear of the parklands. Its ground floor could easily comprise a living room with a kitchen as well as other rooms. The upstairs bedrooms will be ideally laid out courtesy of windows with views of the Lay Valley. This side of the property spans a ground floor surface area of more than 1,000 m².

The garden

A long alleyway, bordered by fields and trees, brings this property into view, initially with the square courtyard lined with various farm buildings. Parklands are, nevertheless, laid out all around these stone buildings. The unobstructed view from every section takes in the Lay Valley and the countryside, with the irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches so typical of Vendée.

Our opinion

All of these isolated buildings, with a backdrop of countryside and streams, are somewhat captivating. They are obviously waiting for the restoration of their splendour of yesteryear, that which is reflected, for example, by the superb semi-circular arched windows and their white dressed stone framing. Works have already begun with the restoration of the roofing frameworks and the roofs. The floor surface areas available are a golden opportunity. The lack of any nuisance is quite rare.

490 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 799873

Land registry surface area 13429 m2
Outbuilding surface area 1000 m2


Jean-Pascal Guiot +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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