Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire
€1,219,000 [convert]

7 430m2

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Key Features

Property Type: House
Number of bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 1
France Property Shop ID: 636475
Reference: LN-6VDJ7

Property Description

Ref. 4027: LORDLY MANOR 13th C. AT 20 KM FROM SAUMUR


This magnificent manor house, whose origins date back to the 13th century, is ideally located in the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine regional park, on the very site of an ancient Gallo-Roman site.
Benefiting from a calm and pleasant environment, the property is located not far from the town of Angers, a major town in a department renowned for its rich historical heritage, and from the town of Saumur with its famous Cadre Noir. Close to the largest monastic city in Europe, the sublime Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, and the chateaux of the Loire, this seigniorial building seems perfectly adapted to both private and professional life objectives.
The main shops are a 5 minute drive from the nearby town. It will also provide those who will stay at the manor house with an ideal location both for its proximity to the various activities of the region (golf courses, châteaux, museums, water sports, wine cellars, Cadre Noir de Saumur, etc.) and for the ease of access to the motorways leading to the major cities and professional areas of Paris, Le Mans, Angers, Saumur and Nantes.

The origins of this property go back to the time of the presence of an ancient Abbey founded in the 12th century in the place of the current manor, which would explain the existence of an ancient chapel in this architectural complex.
Occupied in turn by the French and then the English during the Hundred Years' War, the latter left the Abbey in the 14th century, leaving it in ruins. In the 15th century, the estate became a fortress with four square, crenellated towers, one of which still stands today. It was surrounded by a vast moat communicating with the pond and the nearby river. A drawbridge served it. Remains of this drawbridge still exist today.
The property owes its present form to the restoration work launched in the 1960s by Mr Guy Desjonqueres.

Built of tufa stone under slate roofs, this charming manor house, flanked by a square tower and two wings set at right angles to each other, is ostensibly reminiscent of the spirit of the seigneuries of the period whose singular heritage it bears. A south-facing façade and large openings in its central body give the interior spaces a luminous atmosphere.
With a surface area of 430 sqm, its interior spaces are distributed as follows :
Ground floor : a large hallway leading to a lounge on the right, giving access to the right wing of the manor house, which has 3 bedrooms on the same level with their own bathrooms.
To the left is a large dining room with a fireplace, a kitchen and a large lounge with high ceilings, at the back of which is a majestic and imposing tufa fireplace of the most beautiful effect.
First floor: To the right, a landing giving access to 4 bedrooms with bathrooms and a study. On the left, a sumptuous room fitted out in the former chapel, used as a library to this day.
On the second floor and in the attic, additional volumes offer interesting potential for conversion as required.

The property has several outbuildings as follows:
An annex that can be used as a second home, near to which are the remains of a drawbridge dating from the 11th century.
An old building with a stable and a barn, which could be used as a shed or a workshop.
A large garage equipped with an automated and secure locking system.
A good-sized awning that can be used as a wintering place for a vehicle or boat.

Pretty English park planted with beautiful ornamental trees (cedars, oaks, willows, pines, ...), French garden, the whole constituting a remarkable ensemble of about 6.42 acres (2.6 ha).

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