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(53) Mayenne

Fine ISMH listed XVIIIth C. Château


Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 15.16 ha

Reference: C5-3132
£ 3,434,816
$ 4,511,392

This fine ISMH listed XVIIIth century Château is situated 260km to the west of Paris and as from 2017 the Mayenne is to be linked to Paris by TGV within 1 hour 10 minutes.
It is in attractive rolling countryside and the small nearby village offers all amenities, health and other services.
Dating from XIIth century most of the buildings today date from the XVIIth and XIIIth centuries. The large pigeonnier tower dates from the XVIth century.

The château presents as one long, main section, with repeat openings and extended at each end with towers and pavillions. Built on a terrace, with dry moats, these later additions give a defensive and decorative aspect.
Behind the Château and beyond one of the courtyards a retaining wall reaches the level of superb vegetable gardens à la française on gentle south facing slopes. In the centre of these gardens a shelter on wooden stilts covers a well.
Ground Floor A vestibule with cloakroom, a large staircase, 2 salons, a dining room, an office, a kitchen, a former kitchen used as a living room, a laundry and WC. The reception rooms contain many decorative features from the XVIIIth century including fireplaces, wood panelling and doors for which the standard of workmanship is extremely high.
A large staircase with balustrades leads to the
First floor master bedroom, with shower room, room in the tower with WCs, wardrobe and ante-room, 4 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and various storage elements. One of these bedrooms is used as an office. Once again there is a similar high standard of decoration: wood panelling, fireplaces, fabrics.
Second floor bedroom with large shower room, separate WC, linen room or bedroom, and attic.
Cellars under the Château are used for wine , the boiler, oil reserve etc.

Outbuildings comprise:
An attractive, former stable block, converted into a reception room, with a professional kitchen and WCs. Reversible air-conditioning
An interesting dwelling in the former XVIth century dovecote tower, with two main round rooms, restored to a high standard.
A building used as a garage, workshop and wood store.
A quadrangle shaped pavillion with separate floors.
A chapel with floral decoration and a vaulted ceiling with starry sky evoking the apparition of a Notre Dame de Pontmain.

The grounds are well arranged around the Château, starting with a long avenue and extending as woods, fields and water.
The notable vegetable garden has box hedge -lined beds and gravel paths, fruit trees -pear, peach, apple, apricot, plum, cherry and quince. Other fruit include strawberry, rhubarb and raspberry.

This impressive and comfortable property dates from the age of harmony and elegance and is listed with the ISMH for historic monuments.