With frontage to a river containing trout and carp, this impressive 7-bedroom château, has obvious potential to become a B&B or simply a very gracious main home. It has gardens of just under 3 acres and several useful outbuildings, including a gatehouse, dairy, wine store, art studio, workshop and gym.
The nearest shops are 5 minutes’ drive.
This glorious residence, with a warm and welcoming feel, was built in the 18th Century and is ready to move into right away. It has been sympathetically renovated with exposed stone walls and beams and bright, generously proportioned accommodation with high ceilings. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with modern units and has a large walk-in pantry. The accommodation is arranged in such a way that it lends itself to use as a B&B. Outside, the grounds are in excellent condition and include a walled vegetable garden, bread oven and barbecue area and a seating area with a Pergola. The outbuildings are also well maintained and would be suitable for conversion into gîtes, subject to Planning. Renovation of the old Coach House has been started.
The property is conveniently situated within a 5 minute drive of Ambrières-les-Vallées and 10 minutes from the major town of Mayenne. Both towns are pretty with the River Mayenne flowing through them and offer all amenities, including schools, bars, restaurants, shops and doctors’ surgeries. The ferry ports of Caen and Saint-Malo are about equidistant and approximately 2 hours’ drive.
The accommodation, measuring a very generous 330m² of habitable space, consists of:
On the ground floor –
Entrance Hall: 4.74 x 2.33m Wood flooring. Stairs to first floor.
Guest Cloakroom: Terracotta flooring. WC. Hand basin.
Drawing Room: 5.55 x 4.74m Part wood panelled walls. Wood flooring. Coving and ceiling rose. Marble fireplace with wood-burner.
Dining Room: 7.32 x 4.74m Wood panelled walls. Wood flooring. Granite fireplace with wood-burner.
Sitting Room: 6.15 x 5.15m Tiled floor. Exposed stone walls. Granite fireplace with wood-burner. Under floor heating.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 6.19 (max) x 5.51m Double ceramic sink with mixer tap. Range of matching base and wall units including display units. Range style cooker with extractor over. Built-in dishwasher. Pelmet lighting. Worktops with tiled splash-backs. Exposed beams. Under stairs cupboard.
Pantry: 3.06 x 2.70m . Exposed stone wall. Shelving.
Boiler Room: Double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Tiled floor. Boiler. Hot water cylinder. Space and plumbing for washing machine.
Lobby: . Cupboard housing electrics.
Wet Room: 1.80 x 1.00m Fully tiled. Shower. Hand basin. WC.
Study: 5.90 x 3.41m Wood panelled walls. Stairs to first floor. Built-in cupboard with shelving.
On the First Floor (via stairs from entrance hall) –
Landing: Wood flooring. Stairs to second floor.
Bedroom 1: 5.17 x 4.95m Wood flooring. Marble fireplace. Hand basin. Built-in wardrobe.
Bathroom: 2.86 x 2.70m Claw foot bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Corner shower with jets. Twin vanity unit. Heated towel rail. Part wood panelled walls. Coving.
Bedroom 2: 5.02 x 4.53m Marble fireplace. Wood flooring. Coving.
On the Second Floor –
Landing: Wood flooring.
Bedroom 3: 4.69 x 4.14m Wood flooring. Marble fireplace. Corner shower with jets. Vanity unit.
Bedroom 4: 3.18 x 3.06m Wood flooring.
Bedroom 5: 4.69 x 4.15m Wood flooring. Marble fireplace.
On the First Floor (via stairs from study) –
Insulated Loft: 9.54 x 6.45m (ideal for conversion into additional accommodation) Wood flooring. Partly exposed stone walls.
Study/Bedroom 6: 3.50 x 1.83m Wood flooring.
Music Room: 2.61 x 2.60m Wood flooring.
Bedroom 7: 6.23 x 5.02m Wood flooring.
Huge arch and double wrought iron gates to gravel courtyard with plenty of parking space.
Original Gatehouse (1820) Constructed of stone under a slate roof. Divided into 3 rooms:
Room 1: 5.05 x 5.05m Stairs to first floor. Exposed stone walls and beams.
Room 2: Exposed beams. Fireplace with bread oven.
Room 3: 3.89 x 2.77m (Lower level)
First Floor – boarded. Window openings.
Large Detached Dairy: 15.00 x 7.37m Constructed of stone under a roof of synthetic slate. Loft over. Door to:
Separate Room: 5.73 x 5.00m.
Open-fronted Car Port 7.37 x 3.36m Concrete floor.
Art Studio: 7.37 x 5.32m Stairs to first floor. Power and light.
Workshop: 10.07 x 7.00m Loft over.
Wine Cave: 5.08 x 2.78m Stairs to loft over.
Gym: 5.20 x 2.92m
Driveway to front of house. Lawn and mature shrubs. River on boundary. Woodland. Pergola seating area. Old Bread Oven, barbecue and seating area.
Walled garden – former vegetable garden and orchard including apple, pear, plum, quince. Soft fruit including raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrant, rhubarb etc. Grapevine. Raised beds. Potting shed.
The rear garden is mainly lawn and bounded by the river. Cherry and apple trees. Gravel seating area.
A bridge leads over the river to a triangular area with about 20 trees.
Double frontage to the River Colmont with Trout, Carp and Zander.
Mains water, electricity and telephone. Drainage to an all water septic tank believed to have been installed about 11 years ago. Fibre optic internet connection available. Oil-fired central heating with radiators and underfloor heating in the kitchen and sitting room and 3 wood-burners.
Habitable space: 330m²
Plot size: 11,819m² (2.92 acres)
Heating: Oil-fired & wood-burners
Distance to shops: 5 minutes
Distance to ferry port: 123 kms (Caen - 2 hours)
Taxe Foncière: 1449 € per annum
(Location shown on property portals is approximate.)
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