Fully restored 16th century stately home on 17 hectares for sale - Anjou, Pays de la Loire
House / Villa / Chalet
For sale / For rent
A Renaissance jewel in the countryside surrounding Angers. The property is located near a village in the Maine et Loire department, 30 minutes from Angers and 25 minutes from Saumur (Paris is 2h30 away via the motorway). Main access is via a gate which opens onto a private drive lined with topiary trees. A bridge leads to the main courtyard. The house is surrounded by a garden presenting topiary trees, fruit trees, magnolias, lavender and rose bushes, in addition to a herb garden, a vegetable patch and a fountain. The moat is fed by a stream. Secluded away in the grounds, you will find a 10 x 5m swimming pool with its pool house (BBQ area, shower, WC, etc). The château itself is bathed in light, which enters through its vast windows. A fine example of Angevin Renaissance architecture, it has been stunningly restored. The square turrets at its four corners are clad in brick and white stone. A spiral staircase leads to the two upper floors, while two magnificent external perrons give access to the noble floor. The large central room looks out over the courtyard and the gardens. The ground floor comprises a large kitchen with fireplace, a dining room, a study, a music room and a bedroom with adjoining shower-room and WC. Access to the first floor is via two staircases located at each end of the property. The noble floor presents a large room with an exceptional tufa fireplace painted with landscapes and other adornments (one of the most beautiful in Anjou). The flooring features a terracotta tiling with period geometric designs. A living room and suite with bathroom/WC straddle the main room. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms and a home cinema. The property also presents the following outbuildings: -A secluded caretaker's house of approximately 130 m² including an entry hall, a living room, a kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and a garage; -A smallholding in its own right, in need of renovation; - A garage that can accommodate 5 cars with a large attic; -A cellar, a boiler room, a utility space. For horse lovers, there is also a stable made up of 3 boxes, an enclosed yard and a paddock with adjoining meadows and sand track. It all sits on 17 hectares of grounds.