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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 9 habitable rooms
  • 248 square meters of living space
  • 119 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
Property description
A 15th century house and its outbuildings, with a view over the countryside and at least 4,000 m² of land, 10 minutes from a TGV train station, on the outskirts of Le-Mans - ref 485561
This residence is not only set in the countryside but is also on the outskirts of Le-Mans. It is less than 10 minutes from the town centre and a TGV train station, with 55-minute links to Paris-Montparnasse. 200 km from the centre of Paris. Le-Mans, with a good public transport network, has good motorway and rail connections to large French towns and to London.
An hour from the Loire Valley (Anjou and Touraine regions), Le-Mans comprises a wonderfully preserved medieval town, known as the Plantagenet City, protected by an even older perimeter wall dating from the Gallo-Roman era.
20 minutes from Le-Man’s 24-hour racing circuit, where an internationally renowned endurance car race takes place, as well as the Porsche-Experience-Centre driving school and the International Le-Mans-Karting go-cart track. Less than 15 minutes from two golf courses, including the Golf-du-Circuit (set in the middle of the circuit along the mythical Hunaudières straight).
10 minutes from Le-Pôle-Européen-du-Cheval equestrian centre and a forest estate, providing the town with green open space. 15 minutes from an aerodrome near to the circuit.
This property stands on the side of a little road that leads to a village. Facing the countryside, it has a superb view over undulating French bocage countryside. On the right, once through the entrance gates, is an outbuilding with garages and a barn, followed by a courtyard, with the south facade of the residence on the right-hand side. Beyond the courtyard is a landscape garden and a swimming pool area, concealed behind hedges. Further away is a meadow. Behind the outbuilding, another L-shaped construction has its own entrance and grounds. It could be used for a professional activity or converted into more houses. Although available for sale independently, it could be included in the property.
The main house: 248 m².
The property’s outbuildings: 119 m².
The outbuildings comprising a separate sale: 310 m².

The main house

This rectangular house is composed of two buildings from different eras. One originally dates from the 15th century and the other is an old farm building which was raised in the 1970’s. The old section comprises reception rooms, whilst the new section houses a kitchen and bedrooms.
The entrance hall is in the 15th century building. On the right-hand side is a small lounge or study, followed by two cellars, one of which has a door, set in the gable wall, leading outside. Straight on in the hall is a laundry room and, on the left, is a kitchen, with a stairway which leads to the reception rooms, a dining room and a lounge. The kitchen precedes a hall area, with a second entrance, a bedroom, with a dressing room and a bathroom, a toilet as well as a stairway going up to four bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet.

The outbuildings

A long quarry stone block outbuilding, with an old tile roof, stands at the property entrance and at right angles to the residence. It has an old roofing framework. A first section, comprising garages for three vehicles, is followed by a barn with an attic.

Outbuildings able to be sold independently of the property

This old, L-shaped building is topped with a hip roof covered with old tiles. It has quarry stone block and lime-rendered walls, featuring brick-framed openings. This section could be sold independently of the rest of the property. It has its own entrance and grounds, spanning approx. 1,800 m², which would, in no way disturb the tranquillity of the initial adjoining property. Awaiting conversion, it is ideal for numerous projects such as the setting up of a company. This section is priced at 175,000 euros (agency fees included) over and above the asking price.

The parklands

The facade of the new section of the house is enhanced with climbing roses. A gravel courtyard is laid out in front of the house. A water-well on the gable end can be used for watering the garden. Various species of trees have been planted beyond the courtyard, before the meadow. The garden is delimited by low hedges which conceal a swimming pool area, laid out on the left-hand side of the property.

Our opinion
This is a superb compromise between living in the town or the country. Once through the gates, the large town of Le-Mans and all its advantages no longer exist as meadows and woods stretch for as far as the eye can see. The old residence is heart-warming with its old decor, such as its fireplace with diamond-shaped decoration on its mantel. But it is not alone and to its new section could be added a large totally self-contained outbuilding, currently sold independently. This would be ideal for a professional activity or as another house as the two houses would not disturb one another in any way.
Mans, France
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