Farm house Le Mans (72)
- 332 m2
- 15 rooms
- 8 bedrooms
- land 5.6 ha
A 16th century residence, with equestrian facilities, outbuildings and some 6 ha of bocage grasslands, near Le-Mans 200 km from Paris.
On the periphery of Le-Mans, 10 km from a slip road for the A28 motorway. A TGV train station with 55-minute links to Paris-Montparnasse. Le-Mans has good motorway and rail connections to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, London via Lille-Europe train station and large French towns.
An hour from the Loire Valley (Tours), Le-Mans has a wonderfully preserved medieval town, known as Plantagenet City, protected by a Gallo-Roman perimeter wall and where numerous tourist and cultural events are held.
Less than 30 minutes from Le-Man's 24-hour racing circuit, where an internationally renowned endurance car race takes place, as well as the Porsche-Experience-Centre driving school and the International Le-Mans-Karting go-cart track. An aerodrome is near to the circuit. Two golf courses, including the Golf-du-Circuit (along the mythical Hunaudières straight). Le-Pôle-Européen-du-Cheval equestrian centre.
All amenities such as a market, shops and schools are to be found in a village less than 10 minutes away.
This property looks out over undulating, bocage countryside, with its small irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches, and has a superb view of the woods. A little lane leads to a village 2 km away.
This was originally a medieval castle, featuring six towers, built by local lords. Burnt by fire, all that remains of the castle is the perimeter wall with two towers. The latter were used as a base for construction works carried out in the 18th century and for the current layout of the premises. Fifteen years ago, the estate was divided into two. One outbuilding a good distance away, now a little-used holiday home, was separated from the rest. Two totally independent properties currently stand back to back, each looking out over grasslands. The neighbours being rarely present, this does not cause a nuisance.
The entrance gates open into a first courtyard, enclosed by several wooden or stone outbuildings which house all vehicles. Straight on, the inhabited outbuilding of a small farm is on the left-hand side, the equestrian facilities behind the residence come into view. Horse loose boxes are installed in a barn and stables following on from the house. The distant view from the right-hand side of the entrance courtyard takes in the riding arena and the grasslands. A wooden barrier between two buildings opens into the heart of the property, an enclosed, terraced garden laid out in front of the residence, facing the grasslands. An alleyway, paved in the old-fashioned way. Beyond the residence, an enclosed swimming pool area followed by the garden.
The main houseThis rectangular building, with two towers, is constructed over two levels and an attic floor, topped with an old tile roof on the main building and slate roofs on the towers. The main, freestone facade features semi-circular arched openings, with fanlights, the masonry enhanced with brick framing. All the rooms in the house are flooded with through light via large openings. The towers house a kitchen and a small reading room. A newly converted outbuilding, connected to the old house, comprises an entire suite which could be independent.
This house, with its numerous practical openings, can be accessed from different sides. One entrance is via double doors opening directly into a large lounge or, at the rear, a back entrance hall with tall, old cupboards. From here, on the left, the large lounge is followed by an adjoining dining room, kitchen and back kitchen with a toilet. Near to the large lounge, in one of the towers, is a small reading room, with a fireplace. On the right-hand side of the back entrance hall, a through room is in use as a study. It precedes a corridor, ...
reference : 126303 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 22082853