Stunning Country Mansion/Petite Chateau
La Minerie is a stunningly beautiful country mansion/petite chateau, which is famous for being the lifetime home of the renowned French painter and caricaturist Charles Lucien Leandre. The house encompasses 350m2
of habitable space, not including the additional petite maison. The property sits in almost an acre of well stocked park with raised flower borders, mature trees and stunning uninhibited far reaching views. The property is well appointed, featuring a very large modern kitchen and adjoining utility room, 7 bedrooms (3 with en-suites), large family bathroom, two large reception rooms and a downstairs office and toilet. The cellar holds three large oil tanks for the oil central heating and a large hot water tank and space for storage.
At the front of the property there is a long drive with ample parking and garage space for four vehicles.
On entering the property via the double front doors, you are greeted by a large, bright entrance hall featuring a beautiful staircase winding its way up to the upper floors.
From the entrance hall there is a glazed door to the right leading into the double aspect sitting room (7.5m x 3.9m) with impressive huge carved wooden fireplace with woodburner. French doors lead out onto a terraced area with central fountain and countryside views.
To the left of the entrance hall you enter the dining room via large double glazed doors (7.7m x 3.95m). This is a very grand, bright double aspect room with a carved wooden fireplace.
The house benefits from a very large, modern and bright kitchen (6.25m x 5.35m) featuring extensive wall and base units, central island, breakfast bar and wine storage area. This room also benefits from dual aspect with views to the rear garden, countryside and picturesque terraces and fountain. The room is also equipped with a log burner in addition to the oil central heating.
Leading off from the kitchen there is a good sized bright utility room (4m x 2.75m) with storage units, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and windows overlooking the gardens and a second staircase leading upstairs.
Also off the hallway there is an office (3.66m x 2.75m) with a window overlooking the gardens.
Next to the office and dining room is a small cloakroom with toilet and modern bowl sink.
On reaching the first floor you are immediately greeted by the very impressive mezzanine area/upper hall which has the “wow” factor.
A bright bedroom in perfect decorative order, with a beautiful pigeonnier area with pretty stain glass windows and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes (4.47m x 3.85m).
A bright bedroom in perfect decorative order, with working marble fireplace and fitted wardrobe (4.17m x 3.35m)
A bright bedroom in perfect decorative order, with a fitted wardrobe and window with beautiful uninterrupted views (3.35m x 2.52m).
The family bathroom is bright and spacious with twin sinks, hydro massage shower and corner jacuzzi bath (all recently fitted).
MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE (BEDROOM 4)
Originally Charles Leandre’s artist studio, this bright master bedroom is in perfect decorative order (7m x 5.10m) with a high beamed ceiling and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes with balcony overlooking the stunning far reaching views over the countryside. The en-suite consists of twin sinks, hydro massage shower and toilet (all recently fitted).
BEDROOM 5 WITH EN-SUITE
A bright bedroom in perfect decorative order (4.47m x 3.85m) with windows overlooking the side garden and a working marble fire place. The ensuite leading off the bedroom is in a tower and features a beautiful vintage pedestal sink with toilet and shower.
BEDROOM 6 WITH EN-SUITE
A large bedroom (5.95m x 6.17m) with newly fitted sky-light windows and in perfect decorative order with a large ensuite bathroom with bath, toilet and twin glass bowl sinks (all recently fitted).
A bright bedroom in perfect decorative order, with views over the gardens (4.4m x 3.38m).
The house sits in a park of approximately an acre, consisting of numerous terrace, decked areas and water features.
To the front of the property there is a large sun deck with integrated summerhouse and splash pool, which overlooks a 2 tier garden pond with waterfall and a large lawned garden and beautiful views.
Within the terraced area at the rear and side of the property there is a large terraced area with multiple seating areas, a fountain and raised flower borders. The terraces overlook a second pond with waterfall and stunning views.
Also to the rear of the property there is the petite maison (which originally housed a horse and the stable boy)
, currently divided into four separate rooms which at present is used as a gym, games room and two store rooms. This area is of a good standard and could easily be converted to a guest house/gite with the appropriate permissions.
The property also has a large garage suitable for four vehicles. In addition to this, there is ample parking space on a large gravel drive.
The property benefits from double glazed windows throughout and a newly installed SPANC approved fosse septic (2015) at the cost of 8,500 euros, newly fitted bathrooms including jacuzzi bath and massage shower units and toilets. The house is heated by oil central heating plus one wood burner in the sitting room and one in the kitchen.
The property sits on the edge of a popular village with good amenities including a school, doctor, church, post office, bakers, general store, butchers, pub, restaurant and hairdresser. The beautiful spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne with its many cafes and restaurants, lake and casino are only a 15 minute drive away and Domfront a picturesque medieval town built into the cliff is only a 10 minute drive away.
Taxe d'habitation: 1,396.00 euros
Taxe fonciere: 1,568.00 euros
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