- 400 m2
- 14 rooms
- 9 bedrooms
- land 2 657 m2
A 16th century manor house, with an entrance porchway, a main courtyard, outbuildings and enclosed gardens, in one of the Anjou region’s historic towns.
This property stands in the midst of a town with a wealth of Historic Monument heritage, including an impressive Renaissance chateau, numerous residences and mansion houses as well as outstanding religious edifices. The village also has all main shops and amenities. The town of Saumur, with train links to Paris and slip roads for the A85 motorway, is less than 20 km away. Near the banks of the river Loire and its villages, still exuding their authentic character. In the local surroundings are several very well-known vineyards.
A village street provides access to the property’s monumental entrance porchway. With rusticated masonry, it is flanked by pilasters topped with a curved pediment. It opens on to a landscaped courtyard, closed on three sides by the manor house laid out in a U-shape and, on the last side, by a high perimeter wall. On the garden side are outbuildings and a swimming pool. This property is entirely enclosed by walls, featuring several pedestrian gates and gateways.
The manor houseThis manor house, constructed in the 16th century on, no doubt, older foundations, consists of two buildings facing one another, linked together by a gallery, with a wing set at right angles behind the second building. Both constructed from lime-rendered quarry stone blocks, the first building spans two levels and the second, three, one of which is an attic floor. Although both have gable, slate roofs, that on the second building features numerous roof dormers. Each of their facades is flanked by a pentagonal, freestone tower, housing a spiral stairway. The ties for the steps of one are visible from the outside. The facade of the second building is also crossed through its centre by a vaulted passageway, leading to the gardens and the outbuildings on the opposite side. Their floors are adorned, on the front, with mullioned windows and freestone roof dormers. The framing surrounding all the openings and the quoins are also made of freestone.
The gallery, supported on wooden pillars, is open on the ground floor and closed upstairs by a slate roof, with a break featuring windows. It links the first two levels of each of the buildings and also provides access to the gardens laid out at the back.
In the first building, two adjoining rooms, a kitchen and a dining room. The kitchen opens directly on to the gallery and the landscaped courtyard; the dining room solely on to the courtyard. Each of these two rooms feature terracotta floor tiles, exposed ceiling beams, some adorned with decorative motifs in the dining room, and a freestone fireplace.
In the second building, reached either via the gallery or via the landscaped courtyard, a lounge, with terracotta floor tiles, exposed ceiling beams and a freestone fireplace. Reached solely via the landscaped courtyard, a storeroom and a boiler-laundry room and, from the back garden, a room that is currently used for wine tasting, with terracotta floor tiles, exposed ceiling beams and a freestone fireplace. The wing set at right angles is home to an old press-house.
And lastly, the gallery houses a wooden stairway and a toilet, all with terracotta floor tiles.
In the first building, reached either via the landing in the stairway tower or via the first-floor landing in the gallery, a vast room in use as a billiard room, with terracotta floor tiles, exposed ceiling beams and a freestone fireplace.
In the second building, reached either via the landing in the stairway tower or via the first-floor landing in the gallery, a bedroom, with a bathroom and an adjoining, ladies’ sitting room. The stairway landing also provides access to a toilet, a library and an adjoining …
Advertiser reference : 880960 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 28803801
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