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(49) Maine et Loire

Elegant 19th Century Chateau for sale. Views. Peaceful.

property under offer

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 30 ha

Reference: Q6-191VM
£ 1,013,495
$ 1,307,539

Elegant romantic 19th Century family chateau for sale, set at the end of a tree lined drive of over 750 metres, on a hill close to Château Gontier, with uninterrupted views over the Anjou countryside and surrounded by a park of 30 hectares ( just over 74 acres with mature trees, woods and fields. In an unblighted location, the chateau is far from any road noise. With about 670m² of living space including 10 bedrooms and some attic space suitable for conversion, there are also two modernised cottages, currently let, various outbuildings, a vegetable garden and pond. The rooms are light, full of well-preserved original features, and are decorated to a high standard.

Ground floor: A perron or stone steps lead to a front door protected by a glass porch roof. A renaissance style hall with parquet floor and wooden coffered ceiling. Cloakroom & W.C. Dining room, 25m2 in 17th Century style with parquet floor, marble fireplace, a richly decorated painted ceiling, wood panelling & fabric covered walls. Two sets of double doors give access to the main Salon. An octagonal shaped study, very light with French windows onto the garden and a fireplace. Main Salon 32m2 with parquet floor and original 19th century décor including stucco moulded ceiling, marble fireplace and painted fabric covered walls. Double aspect to south and west with views of the park. Smaller Salon, 32m2, parquet floor and renaissance style fireplace, painted ceiling & a large bay window and door to the garden. Breakfast room, 20m2, with marble floor, wood panelling and an original plate-warmer built into a cast iron radiator. Hallway with stairwell to upper floors and access under the stairs to cellar. Cement tiled floor. Wall lined with cupboards. Kitchen 20m2, tiled floor. 2nd entrance behind Kitchen, 24m2 boot room and scullery with a slate sink.

First Floor: 230m2. Single glazed. Landing 28m2, carpeted wide central passageway
Bedroom, 15m², parquet floor, fireplace ,en-suite bathroom( bath, basin and WC.)
Bedroom, 30m², anti-chamber, parquet, fireplace 3 windows, alcove small washroom.
Bedroom, 30m², parquet floor, fabric walls, fireplace,small dressing room & basin.
Bedroom, 25m², south and west facing windows, carpet on the floor and a fireplace.
Bathroom, 12m², access to passageway & 2 bedrooms, with bath, WC & twin basins.
Bedroom, 30m². Fabric covered walls & ceiling like a tent, fireplace and a cupboard.
Bedroom, 25m², access via tented bedroom. Octagonal room,fireplace, cupboards
Bedroom or study, 24m², in original Troubadour style with wooden sculptured and painted ceiling, wood paneling and fabric on the walls.
Bedroom, 25m², Round with parquet, fabric walls and basin, accessed via the study.

Second Floor:
Approximately 65m2 of this has been converted and there remains 155m2 of staff and laundry rooms which is unconverted. Double glazed windows. Cabochon styled floor on the landing with insulated double doors leading to the old staff rooms. Two bedrooms of 20m2 and 23m2, both with carpet on the floor, one with a mansard roof and fabric covered walls and the other which is round is accessed via the first. A large bathroom with a tiled floor, raised bath, two washbasins and a W.C.
The unmodernised staff area has an insulated ceiling and tiled floor. A large passageway has linen cupboards and there is a laundry room. There are three other rooms of approximately 25m2 and two small bedrooms and a boudoir.

Cellar. This extends under the entire surface of the Chateau and the ceiling is insulated. The floor is earth. Various storage rooms and a boiler room with the heat pump which supplies the heating for the property. The hot water is supplied from the pump and from electric immersion heaters.

Outbuildings; Two of these have been converted into separate houses, heated by their own heat exchangers. They are currently let but could be vacated within a reasonable time. A 2 bed house let for 450 Euros per month and a 3 bed house for 470 Euros per month. There is a gardener's lodge with a small kitchen and W.C. Garages and workshops with attics above. Old Stables, chicken house, agricultural hangar.
A caretaker looks after the property.

Grounds: Nearly 30 hectares including magnificent mature trees, woods, fields, a pond and a vegetable garden. The property occupies an elevated position at the end of a 750 metre long tree lined driveway, and benefits from extended views of the surrounding Anjou countryside.

The property is a haven of peace and tranquillity and yet only ten minutes from two sizeable towns and not far from Angers or Laval. Paris is 3 hours 15 minutes by road, 55 minutes by TGV from Sablé sur Sarthe. The chateau appears to be in good condition with magnificent reception rooms and bedrooms and wonderful original features.