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(72) Sarthe

Gorgeous 17/18/19 C. Chateau for sale nr Tours/Le Mans.


Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 29.9 ha

Reference: C5-2993
£ 876,894
$ 1,131,305

Gorgeous French Chateau for sale with lovely original features in the countryside between Le Mans and Tours, in the South of the Sarthe, less than 240kms South West of Paris, close to a town with shops and services. Thought to date from the 15th Century, built on the foundations of an even older property, the present Castle dates back to the 17th Century, redesigned in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Standing in the middle of its grounds in an elevated south facing position,overlooking a small lake, the Chateau has some twelve main rooms.

Ground Floor: A cloakroom, 2 salons, a library, dining room, a large kitchen, scullery, laundry, W.C.s, and hallway. 
First Floor: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and W.C. 
Above: Staff bedrooms and attic space to re-organise/refurbish.

The majority of rooms have kept their beautiful architectural features and have been restored, conserving parquet floors, wood panelling, fireplaces and beautiful ceilings. The layout is pleasant, well balanced and practical. Overall there is about 250m2 of living space on each floor.

Mains water and well water (not used)
The Sewerage system dates from 2009/2010 and would need to be brought up to EU normes.
There are two recent oil fired boilers and a tank of 2,500 litres.

The former farmyard is situated South East of the chateau and comprises:
A building of rubble stones and tufa, covered with slates and corrugated iron, composed of an old 2 roomed dwelling, a bread oven, garage, old tack room, stables.
A barn of about 120m2, a nice stone and brick hangar with 5 open garages - bad condition. Some small buildings used as sheds.

Restored House
To the West of the chateau, is a small house, recently restored, of about 55m2 composed of a sitting room/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, shower room, W.C. Attic space above. 
Former dovecote.
Orangery: A nice orangery with, in the basement: a cellar, press house and a large vaulted cellar carved into the hillside, in the rock.
2 other cellars, carved in the same way, further away in the park, must have been used as stone quarry during the construction of the property. 

The English style park is planted with large groups of plane trees, red beech trees, conifers, oak trees, maples, chestnut .. through which an avenue goes which leads to the Chateau. .  The vegetable garden is enclosed on three sides and overlooks the former water canal. There is a small apple orchard and a few vines which the former owner used to make some wine and cider for his personal use. 
Overall the grounds extend to 29 hectares, 90 ares and 95 centiares.

Additional plans available upon request.