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(49) Maine et Loire

19th Century Moated French Castle for sale - potential.


Reception Rooms:
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 0
Land: 4.79 ha

Reference: C5-3390
£ 603,005
$ 808,252

This elegant chateau for sale, built around 1825, on the foundations of an former property, in the area called “Pays Nantais”. The castle is well placed for easy access to cities, especially Nantes thanks to good communications in the area. The nearest town with shops and all facilities can be reached either on foot or by bike. 
The accommodation comprises comprises :On the ground floor : a series of reception rooms : hall, two salons, a dining room, a large entrance hall with a stone staircase. The main rooms are nicely decorated with attractive period features including parquet floors, plaster moulding, marble or earthenware tiles fireplaces) In addition there is a kitchen, scullery, storeroom, w.c. study, utility room at half landing and a back staircase.

On the first floor : a central corridor leads to 9 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 5 w.c.s Second floor : still accessible through the main staircase, a central corridor leads to 9 other bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, and 3 w.c.’s.Attic: 12 former staff rooms lit by glass panes above the doors and 1bathroom.Approximately 240sqm per floor. 

The Chateau is habitable although the level of comforts are not very modern and probably need upgrading. There is an individual sewage system that does not correspond to modern requirements.

Outbuildings; The left hand side outbuilding is centered on a porch above a pediment and comprises :
On the left, a large stone paved room of 135sqm, probably used as a stables in the past and on the right, two large rooms.
The total size of this outbuilding (porch included) is 280sqm.
Facing it, another similar and symetrical outbuilding. This one is divided into several heated rooms, without no particular use.
Above, a part of the floor is used an apartment with a living room, a kitchen, 2 shower rooms and 3 bedrooms.
Gas central heating.
In the small back courtyard, another building with 3 sheds.

Grounds: The park extends to the east behind the Chateau surrounded by a beautiful water filled moat. Behind is a 'glacière' or ice room, an aviary, a kiosque and other pretty decorative elements which used to be installed in grounds in the 19th Century.