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NLEN001980 – Stately home

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Property ID : NLEN001980

Drone photos, For Sale €1.050.000 agency fees included - Prestige
29 hectares10 Bedrooms7 Bathrooms7 Receptions  Add to Favorites Print
  • 16c, 17c & 19c constructions
  • Chateau, 2 pavilions & Pigeonaire
  • Stables and orangery
  • Park and arable land totally 29 hectares
  • Le Perche national park.
  • Close to Belleme & Ferté Bernard
  • 1h30 to Paris

“The term stately home is subject to debate ….. some of the great houses were built as “power houses” to dominate the landscape, and were most certainly intended to be “stately” and impressive” – Wikipedia.

This longstanding family residence certainly dominates the valley with some beautiful views. Originally the estate was considerably larger but as the generations inherited it the accompanying land was reduced and today offers a comfortable 29 hectares whilst still benefiting from views over the estate “that once was”.

The current owner (descendants of the original family) have enjoyed this home and have made the heavy decision to sell it on due to personal circumstances. During their time as owners they have improved a wing with a new kitchen, dining areas, lounges, bathrooms and bedrooms all done with attention to detail and in keeping with the character of the chateau. The second floor of this wing has had the main work completed and requires some finishing to offer these extra rooms. The main reception rooms in the chateau have plenty of original features such as the parquet floors, fireplaces, wood paneling and moldings and are true front-to-back double aspect, they do require some refreshing to bring them back to their former glory. The 1st floor has a full frontal length corridor enjoying great views over the valley and providing access to the numerous bedrooms and dressing rooms with views over the park to the rear. The original prayer room with ornate stained glass window lies at the end of this corridor in the tower along with the second staircase. The upper floor with the former staff accommodation is ripe for conversion into further guest rooms if required.

The moat surrounding the chateau has been dry for a while but we understand could be refilled if required. In addition to the chateau there are two separate houses with garages, an orangery, stables and a Pigeonaire. The land of circa 29 hectares is a mix of parkland, paddocks and arable land. The location is very good with commanding views over the valley and excellent access into the bustling market town of Belleme with all amenities. Autoroute access is circa 20 mins putting Paris in around 1h30 and Le Mans around 30mins.

This is a charming family chateau requiring a small injection of funds to bring it back up to a more comfortable level and an ideal property to enjoy receiving guests (paying or otherwise) – viewings are highly recommended.

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