Renaissance Chateau Near Le Mans
- Period Renaissance chateau
- Circa 1000m2 over 4 floors
- Professional kitchen
- Between Le Mans and Paris
- Great communication links
- Large outbuilding
- Park and woodland
This period property is new on the market and exclusive with us (having sold it to the current owner). Today in need of some refreshing it presents well and offers large reception rooms with plenty of natural light and period features. Numerous possibilities from family home to professional events and accommodation. Perfect location with rural views whilst only a short distance to Autoroutes, market towns and the city of Le Mans.
Arriving through the trees which open to the park with the chateau beyond gives one an excellent impression of what to expect with this property…..numerous “hidden gems” lie within. The driveway ends encircling the chateau offering formal entrance at the front up the steps into the reception hall or, more often used, rear entrance into the hall with feature staircase winding above you. The ground floor is well laid out with easy access to all the principal rooms which offer views over the park on all sides and original features galore. The main reception room with 4.2m high ceiling is 83m2
with original herring bone parquet and marble staircase with retractable mirror above revealing a window (with the actual chimney flue hidden off to one side). Just off this reception room is a small tower room and to the other side a large dining hall (30m2
) again with original parquet flooring, wood panelling and period fireplace. Another circular tower room completes the “front side” of the ground floor. A music room of 38m2
is double aspect and next to the well equipped kitchen.
Taking the winding stairs up to the first floor we discover a central corridor providing distribution to the 3 guest rooms and tower suites as well as a large 2 bedroom 2 bathroom private suite. The upper floor (needs some refreshing in a couple of rooms) offers 5 further bedrooms with 5 bathrooms. The garden floor (basement) has lavatory facilities, a professional kitchen, cold stores, boiler and laundry rooms as well as storerooms (some refreshing needed on this floor).
The grounds cover circa 27 hectares with a nice mix of private woodland and park with good rural views. The main outbuilding measures circa 50m x 7m and covers 2 floors. the ground floor has an entrance hall with stairs to the first floor and a large number of individual rooms which have been used for receptions, offices, etc. The first floor house a large reception/events room (132m2
) with the remaining rooms mainly bedrooms (staff and guests) and bathrooms. There is the former stable building also behind this outbuilding. The park is mainly walled and the nearest neighbour is an equestrian centre. The tennis court is present but has seen better days and the stone artwork and “theatre” are in the park waiting to be rediscovered.
The market town of La Ferte Bernard is under 15 mins away with direct access to the autoroute “L’Oceane” A11 (Paris to Nantes) putting both Paris and the Atlantique coast within easy reach. The city of Le Mans is a comfortable 45 mins drive away .. an ideal placement for guests to stay as tourists and participants for the 24 hour race for example.
A charming property offered today at a realistic price taking into account some improvement work being necessary to bring it back to the fabulous state it was when we sold it 10 years ago.
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