- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- 4 habitable rooms
- 192 square meters of living space
- 300 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
15 minutes from the motorway to Paris and the historic centre of Vitré, a bustling commercial town on the edge of Brittany, its TGV train station providing 2-hour links to Paris. Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel Bay can be reached in less than 1½ hours. This property, a kilometre away from a market town with 800 inhabitants, is set in peaceful French bocage countryside.
A long drive bordered by cypress trees leads to the entrance gates. The wooded parklands, spanning some 2½ ha, are fully enclosed. Constructed from sandstone and shale blocks with a slate roof, this manor house dates from the late 15th century and was redesigned over the following centuries. Its main, south-facing facade features an entrance door set back under a large basket-handle arched arcade. Said vaulted, triangular arched door features moulding and is topped with a finial. Above it, an open, semi-circular ached loggia, with a protruding stone parapet, is enhanced with a rose window. A turret with corbelling and a turret rising up from the ground at the end of the building embellish this facade. The latter also features three mullioned windows, a window featuring the supports of an old grille and four small openings, illuminating the stairways. Two outbuildings are used for garage and storage purposes. The asking price includes the furniture as well as the gardening equipment.
The manor house
Spanning approx. 192 m² of living space, this manor house has an oil-fired boiler (changed in 2019) providing underfloor heating. All the door and window frames are made of wood and fitted with indoor shutters. This manor house still has its original spiral stairway. It is illuminated via two windows with window seats and a door providing access to the loggia.
These comprise two stone outbuildings, both with slate roofs. One, spanning 172 m² at the entrance to the property, is used as a garage and covered area. The other, spanning 128 m², has an open facade, featuring four arcades facing the manor house.
Spanning a surface area of close to 2½ hectares, the parklands are entirely enclosed and laid out as meadows, dotted with thick hedges, behind the manor house. Various species (olives, almond and cherry trees), planted some thirty years ago, intelligently share the land with their peers (oak and chestnut trees), some of which are hundreds of years old. A tennis court on the north side of the parklands awaits rehabilitation. A few steps in front of the manor house lead to a small ornamental pool. The exteriors around the manor house are illuminated via a lighting system.
Made outstanding by its unusual architecture, this astonishing manor house does not adhere to the local heritage codes. The loggia and the porch, an integral part of the carcass with its stone benches, are reminiscent of an enigmatic past. Over the centuries, the building’s vocation and, with it, its appearance have been changed on numerous occasions. It has vestiges of an old tower as is proved by windows once fitted with grilles. Although fully restored and extremely comfortable, it is still possible to envisage the conversion of an additional bedroom in the attic. The current owners wish to sell all the furniture and the gardening equipment with the manor house. The parklands with their thick hedges, fruit trees and slightly sloping land will fire the imagination of potential buyers.
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