A late 19th century house with more than 40 ha of moorland,
woods and a lake in the Perche-Sarthois area
Vibraye, SARTHE pays-de-loire 72320 FR

Location

In the Perche-Sarthois area, to the south of La-Ferté-Bernard, 200 km from Paris. Motorway access via the A11 Paris-Le-Mans motorway interchange, La-Ferté-Bernard exit. 35 km from the TGV train stations in Vendôme and Le-Mans, respectively with 44 and 55-minute links to Paris. 2 km from a village and 7 km from a small town, both with all amenities (a market, shops, primary and secondary schools as well as cultural and sports centres). The Perche-Sarthois area abounds in heritage. Some wonderful pages of French history have been written in the shade of its monuments. A land of bocage countryside appealing to nature and hiking enthusiasts, it provides opportunities to go on outings, notably in forests, to discover the delicious local produce and to meet the producers.

Description

A little road, winding its way through the countryside, leads to the property entrance. A lane runs alongside a wood and moorland, providing glimpses of beautiful oak trees more than a hundred years old and leading to these premises. A property set in natural surroundings. A group of buildings form a courtyard, the entrance to which is on the east side. The main east-west facing building comes into sight around one of the outbuildings. Another building standing at right angles to the main house could be connected to it. This continuous estate has no rights of way. The house is surrounded by about 2½ ha of parklands and orchard, surrounded in turn by almost 12 ha of moorland. 25 ha of woods, governed by a simple management plan, enclose the estate and keep the house out of sight of onlookers.

The house

This rectangular house, resembling a traditional, long farmhouse, spans a surface area of approx. 160 m² over two levels. Constructed from rendered quarry stone blocks, it has Pruillé brick surrounds framing the doors and windows. The roofs are covered with local tiles, whilst the wooden-framed doors and windows have double-glazing and outside shutters. The ground floor has terracotta floor tiles throughout.


Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access, on one side, to a lounge-dining room, spanning approx. 36 m² with an open-hearth fireplace, and, on the other, to a kitchen, followed by a corridor leading to a toilet, a shower room and three bedrooms, the biggest of which has its own bathroom and toilet.
First floor
Reached via a wooden stairway, housed in the entrance hall, this level has sloping ceilings. It comprises a bedroom above the living room. An attic, spanning approx. 60 m² and awaiting conversion, is laid out above the night-time section on the ground floor.

The outbuildings

Two large outbuildings, facing the main house, close the courtyard. One, composed of old materials, exposed beams and half-timbered walls, could become a second house, left independent or connected to the main house. It comprises a large room, a cellar and a storeroom. Following on are a boiler room and a hunting room which were recently constructed in a wood-clad building. The second building consists of a workshop and a garage, topped with an attic. It is adjoined by a large, open farm shed.


Outbuilding
Standing at right angles to the main house.
Outbuilding
Standing facing the main house.

The forest estate

This forest estate, spanning a surface area of 25 ha, is governed by a simple management plan which, certified by the local CRPF (Centre Régional de la Propriété Forestière - Regional Centre for Forest Estates), is valid until 2032. A plantation of oak trees, dating from 1998, covers 17 ha. 4 ha are planted with oak trees over a hundred years old. A poplar grove dates from 2010-2015. No felling is currently going on. Thinning carried out over the next two years will provide income of approx. €25,000, to which can be added 100 to 150 m³ of oak. The plots are crossed by superb pathways. The land is drained; all electrical wires and plumbing are underground. These game-filled hunting grounds are immaculately kept and partially enclosed by fencing and hedges. The identification tags issued in 2021 authorised the killing of one hare and three roe deer. A sinkbox is near to the lake, spanning more than a hectare. Large numbers of duck, woodcock, pheasant, wild boar and red deer live on the estate. The grouping of the surrounding estates provides a total hunting area of close to 800 ha and the issuing in 2021 of identification tags for 4 stag and one hind.

Our opinion

Everything is here, a little over two hours from Paris, for those wishing to take advantage of an authentic house lost in the countryside. It is the ideal place to rediscover nature. Extensive work has been carried out on each of the plots in order to create a first-class biotope. This continuous, wooded estate enables its residents to hunt on their own land. The moorland, dotted with observation towers, makes it easy to watch the wild life living here. The comfortable house has no need of any works. With its simple layout, it forms a country home, looking out over the natural surroundings, that will delight hunters and nature lovers seeking isolation.

678 400 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 232562

Land registry surface area 37 ha 89 a 90 ca
Main building surface area 220 m2
Number of bedrooms 4
Outbuilding surface area 238 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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Sarthe


Catherine Boivin +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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