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Castle Laval (53)

Price:
$ 905,400
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  • Surface 580 m2
  • Rooms 12 
  • Bedrooms 7 
  • Land 4.1 ha

Awaiting restoration, a listed chateau, with a chapel and a dovecote, set in 5 hectares, just 10 minutes from Mayenne.
This property is set amidst bocage countryside, with its irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches, on the borders of the French departments of Sarthe and Orne. With all local shops and amenities nearby in the historic town of Mayenne, it is 50 minutes by road from Alençon, prefecture of Orne, and 30 minutes from Laval TGV train station.
The driveway crosses through a forest prior to reaching a stone bridge, preceding the chateau courtyard, closed by 18th century wrought iron gates. On a medieval granite shelf, completely surrounded by water, the main house stands at the end of the courtyard, whilst two wings of outbuildings with the chapel border either side of the grassy courtyard. On the east side, a lake with a central islet adjoins the moat. A walled, French formal garden extends to the south of the chateau.
The chateauThe large, rectangular house, the origins of which date back to the 13th century, once belonged to one of the biggest of the local aristocratic families. The main facade stands out courtesy of its imitation central projection, ending in a gable. The latter is flanked by two triangular roof dormers. The opposing side of the roof features seven dormers. In the 17th century, major extension and restoration works gave the chateau its current appearance. This is further shown by the regularity of its bays with their tall windows and steep-sided, hip, slate roof, enhanced with four chimney stacks.
Ground floor
The entrance hall opens into a vestibule redesigned in the 19th century. An elegant, wooden stairway, with baluster railings, goes up to all floors. The floor is laid with terracotta tiles. All the doors are framed with moulded surrounds in the neo-classical style. The vestibule provides access to a large lounge, with panelling and another room, opposite. On the other side, two vast, adjoining reception rooms feature outstanding unique decors dating from the 17th century. Fully lined with carved panelling, they are decorated with finely wrought garlands of fruit and flowers, pilasters and trumeaux, inlaid with oil paintings. These reception rooms have 3.3 m high ceilings. A hall area, at the east end of the house, gives access to a back stairway leading to a basement, with a medieval kitchen, and its impressive fireplace, to a mezzanine, with a bathroom, and to the upper floors.
First floor
The main stairway goes up to a vast landing providing access, on one side, to a large bedroom, with a hall area and its toilet, and, on the other side, to a lounge and a small room. Adjoining, a second bedroom, with its anteroom and two toilets, and, lastly, a third bedroom, with an anteroom and a bathroom. The latter bedroom has private access to the chapel tribune. Most of the decor on this level dates from the middle of the 18th century, with marble fireplaces and herringbone pattern parquet flooring. Nearby, the back stairway acts as a link between the ground and second floors of the house.
Second floor
A landing, reached via the main stairway, provides access to seven rooms, currently used for attic purposes. Some of these rooms have fireplaces. This level spans a total surface area of approx. 170 m².The chapelBordering the moat, this old, 14th century, seigneurial chapel has a slate roof, topped with a small steeple. Its roofing framework is shaped like an inverted hull. A triangular-arched window, with a stone surround, looks down on to the altar. A wooden tribune enabled the owners of the premises to follow mass from their private quarters on the first floor.The dovecoteStanding in …

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Advertiser reference: 954841 - Le Figaro Properties reference: 38272775

In detail

    • Surface 580 m2
    • Rooms 12
    • Bedrooms 7
    • Land 4.1 ha
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 1
    • Toilets 1
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
    • Property tax N/A*
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  • $ 905,400

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