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(53) Mayenne

Impressive M.H. Moated Château for sale

property reduced

Reception Rooms:
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 71 ha

Reference: C5-3171
£ 3,516,387
$ 4,536,590

Built in beautiful countryside this impressive Château for sale which is listed Monument Historique is within easy reach thanks to good roads and communication networks. 1 km from a little town with all main services and shops and 42 kms from the nearest TGV station. Angers is 45 kms away and Laval, 40 kms away.

Two drives lead to the château and its outbuildings, through the domain of 71ha. Water filled moats enclose the courtyard on two sides and a third side has moats which have dried up. In the West courtyard, a French garden leads through to an old walled vegetable garden with its green house.

The Château is set upon a complete basement and at garden level, the former kitchens are to be found as well as the actual linen room, a beautiful vaulted Guard room, a boiler room and a cellar and other storage rooms. The living space is of approximately 500m2 per level, not including the two wings on the West Facade. Each wing has approximately 200m2 of floor area. From the Garden level, two superb listed servants staircases and a lift go to the upper floors. To access the 'noble floors' from the courtyard of honour, a remarkable double revolution staircase leads up and a heavy oak door gives access to an entrance hall with flagstone floors. The main pink marble staircase with its wrought iron banisters leads to the first floor.

Off the entrance hall are exceptional reception rooms, all of them ornamented with wood panelling and mullions and elegant fireplaces of stone or marble. These rooms are listed MH. The large Salon, 110m2, and the dining room, currently used as an office) are double aspect. On the South West corner of the ground floor is a charming little Chapel, with delightful wood work.

The Chateau kitchen connects with the South Wing which opens on one side onto the French garden and on the other,the courtyard with four garages. The actual owner has created a summer salon, a kitchen, an elegant swimming pool in Briare tiles, a mezzanine and a bathroom with W.C.'s. The north wing is awaiting conversion but has real potential for those wishing to renovate. It has beautiful rooms in an elegant and original setting. ( Fireplaces, wood panelling , lovely original doors and a superb staircase with turning bannisters.

First Floor: 7 beautiful bedrooms, one of 110m2. Five bathrooms and a dressing room.
Loft: With exceptional oak Carpentry

The Château is occupied as a primary residence all year round since 2005. Well maintained with a slate roof with hooks, recently single glazed oak windows, rewired in 2006 and with well water plus 80 metre bore hole. ( no mains water). Hot water from the boiler and a Hot water Tank.
Oil fired C.H. with a De Dietrich boiler of 90 kw and a Viessmann boiler of 45 kw.
Individual sewerage system dating from 2007.

Outbuildings; The outbuildings comprise a beautiful building on three levels of approximately 400m2 each level with on the ground floor, a reception room of 240m2, a cloakroom, W.C. and a catering area. Three buildings form a courtyard in a U shape. One is a caretaker's lodge and the other two contains horse boxes and sheds.

Grounds: The estate extends to 71 hectares composed of land, meadow, woodland and two lakes confers this architectural gem the setting it merits. Eight of the 71 hectares are let.