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(72) Sarthe

Stunning listed Chateau for sale near Le Mans


Reception Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 8
Land: 39 ha

Reference: C5-3637
£ 1,762,600
$ 2,273,980

Stunning listed chateau for sale about 20 kms from Le Mans and 1 km from a charming village with shops and local services. Easy access from the autoroute and the TGV is within 25 kms with the TER train just 6 kms away. The architectural impact of this exceptional property is considerable but at the same time it is also a private residence and much loved home with a historic past as the seat of many famous French families. The habitable surface area is 300m2 comprising:

Garden Level: Dining room and Kitchen.
Ground floor: Impressive entrance hall with lovely black and white diamond tiled floor , elegant stone staircase. To the right is a large Salon, 69m2 with beautiful stone fireplace with trumeau and wood panelling and high beamed ceiling, leading through to the billiard room, 46m2 and a study and beyond that a bedroom and bathroom ensuite. To the left is a small Salon 30m2 leading through to the dining room with fireplace and trumeau, high ceiling with light exposed beams and original tiled terracotta floor,46m2, kitchen, and beyond a bedroom with bathroom en suite.
First floor: Salon with fireplace, , 6 bedrooms ranging from 48m2 to 20m2, 2 bathrooms, and 2 shower rooms.
Second floor: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an attic with potential for conversion.

The outbuildings include:
Two pavilions in either corner of the courtyard one of which is used as a caretaker's house (80sqm with living area and 2 bedrooms).
A charming chapel that has not preserved its interior decor.
A pool house (80sqm) with kitchen, bathroom, large living room with fireplace opening onto a very sheltered space within which is the swimming pool (12x6m) with salt treatment and heated by a heat pump.
A tennis court from the 90s.
A charming set of buildings that were originally the estate farm featuring:-
A house to restore used as a hunting lodge (70sqm). A fine barn of a hundred square meters and a delightful dovecote.

At the East end of the Chateau there is a stone building used as a barn and a laundry room. Facing this building is a small building used as a car shelter.

The land includes a beautiful French formal garden to the North forming the main courtyard, and in the South a lovely park beautifully landscaped and planted with lovely ornamental trees, a wood criss crossed with charming paths completes this magnificent ensemble. Behind the outbuildings is a pretty vegetable garden and orchard. All in about 39 hectares ( 96 acres)

Possibility to acquire in addition
Lot 2: an estate of meadows, moors and wood all in about 61ha 65a ( 152 acres)
Priced at €270.000 - Agent’s fees due by the vendor - Notary’s fees not included due by the purchaser
Lot 3: a house to restore with outbuilding and garden of 2042sqm.
Priced at € 65.000 - Agent’s fees due by the vendor - Notary’s fees not included due by the purchaser

The facades and roofs of the chateau and its two entrance pavilions on the main courtyard are listed on the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments after an order dated March 2, 1970.
The fireplaces of the living room, the library, the office, and of the dining room are classified Historical Monuments after an order dated January 13, 1975.