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(72) Sarthe

Elegant 20th C. Chateau in Sarthe


Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 14
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 6.38 ha

Reference: C5-3931
£ 1,211,788
$ 1,563,361

Elegant 20th C. Chateau for sale in Sarthe
This beautiful building, built at the beginning of the 20th century on the hills of the Mancelles, in the vanguard of the Normandy Maine Regional Nature Park.

With approx. 600 sqm of living space, excluding the basement, it is distributed as follows:
Ground floor: entrance via a stone stairway with wrought iron railings, opening on to a vast hall (mosaic floor), leading to an imposing oak stairway with balusters, leading on the right to two large sitting rooms (37 and 28 sqm) (herringbone parquet flooring, fine wall mouldings and marble fireplaces); to the left there is a large dining room (29 sqm) with a monumental carved wooden fireplace, a large vaisselier and a ceiling decorated with joists. Impressive Brussels tapestry (optional). Office/library (16 sqm)

North side, old kitchen to be modernised (15 sqm).
Room currently used as an office (22 sqm) to be used as a ground floor bedroom (fireplace, mosaic floor), with direct access to the park. Long service corridor with WC.

First floor: on either side of a landing, corridor leading to 2 bedrooms (22 and 26 sqm) with fireplace; one equipped with a kitchenette, the other with a shower room/wc sanibroyeur.
3 bedrooms (15, 18 and 20 sqm) with fireplace equipped with shower room or bathroom.
Study with fireplace (19 sqm)
Linen room (12 sqm)
Separate old WC with washbasin.

Second floor: on either side of a landing, corridor leading to 6 bedrooms, 3 of which have a water point and one with WC, and 3 bedrooms, 2 of which have a bathroom and 1 with a water point.

Attic used for storage on the whole.

It should be noted that the property is built over a full basement comprising numerous rooms for multiple uses (old kitchen, cellar, laundry room, boiler room, storeroom, machine room, etc.).

The outbuildings, built of Roussard stone, are located at a reasonable distance from the chateau, allowing for a possible rental cohabitation without vis-à-vis or nuisance. They are easily accessible via a secondary hardened driveway allowing total autonomy.

Caretaker's house: small house of approx. 70sqm built on 2 levels under flat tiles, comprising 2 rooms on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Small cellar in the basement, partial. The whole property needs to be completely renovated.
Outbuilding: large outbuilding of 480sqm on the ground, under slate roof, in good structural condition. Facing East-West, it comprises on the ground floor : with 50sqm (2 rooms/bathroom/WC), to renovate
Stables comprising 2 boxes and 3 stalls in good condition; brick floor.
Wood shed
Former stable/storeroom
The building has a one-storey return, where a former dairy and a small room known as an orangery remain.
On the first floor, a huge attic of 40x6 m with potential for conversion, brick floor.
A second return at right angles on 2 levels comprises a large 75 sqm garage that can easily accommodate 3 cars; an overhanging 70 sqm attic communicating with the main building of the outbuilding.
Former pigsty
Chartrie under metal sheets, for maintenance equipment and a wood store.

As the castle is situated on a hill, its land is sloping to the south and predominantly flat on its north/north-west side. The south and east sides are perfectly healthy and drained grasslands, historically suitable for horse breeding.

The rear of the property is divided between a large garden enclosed by 1.80 m high walls where a charming oratory reminds us of the existence of the road to Santiago de Compostela as well as an orchard that is said to be very productive (apple, pear, plum, cherry and apricot trees).
The park is structured in the English style and includes a multitude of tree species, most of which are over a hundred years old (Sequoia, oak, Douglas fir, Cedar of Lebanon, Blue Cedar, American Oak, Purple Beech, chestnut), perfectly arranged over a total area of 15,56 acres (6,38ha).

A tennis court (1968) of the Glaszmann-Clerdal type will welcome family and friends after routine maintenance.
Good neighbour agreements optimise the cleanliness of the grasslands by 2 annual cuts, without any binding lease.
The proximity of the village ensures a reassuring presence without any visual, sound or olfactory nuisance.

The chateau stands on the immediate outskirts of a small, peaceful rural village in the Haute Sarthe. Surrounded by a natural and preserved hedged farmland, this chateau benefits from an ideal geographical situation at the gateway to daily amenities and is perfectly connected to the north and south to the towns of Alençon and Le Mans.
With its rapid access to the road and rail networks, this family property has acquired the status of a first-class holiday destination, which can be reached in just one and a half hours from Paris (TGV).

Exceptional location. Lovely quiet situation