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Reference 240977

14 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Le Mans, Pays-de-la-Loire

2,640,000 EUR
2,270,400 GBP 2,824,800 USD
Currently undergoing restoration, this exquisite French chateau offers 680m2 of habitable space plus an additional house and outbuildings sitting on 25 hectares of land with beautiful gardens, equestrian facilities and pool, located in Le Mans.

The castle dates from the 15th and 19th centuries and comprises:

- entrance in the spiral staircase tower
- hallway
- large lounge currently being restored and small lounge
- dining room
- study
- kitchen
- scullery
- study
- WC
- lift leading to the basement and ground floor

- 8 bedrooms, including 4 bedrooms and a suite restored
- 4 bathrooms restored
- WC

- 6 bedrooms and shower rooms requiring updating

Large basement with boiler room, cellar and utility rooms.

- 4 room annex adjoining the chateau
- Large 175m2 building with a ground floor of 3 large rooms, 1 of which has been converted into a sports room with sauna plus various rooms and a studio apartment, and the first floor comprising former bedrooms, shower rooms and toilets.
- Barn with workshop
- Restored second house with living room, 2 bedrooms, study, bathroom and outbuildings
- Stables with 6 boxes and tack room
- Swimming Pool (13 x 6m)

Open, English style park with beautiful trees.

The current owner acquired the estate with a view to commercial use, and has performed major restoration of the exterior, ground floor and 5 bedrooms, plus upgrading of the roof and zinc work, oil fired central heating, sanitation system and fibre internet.


Price2,640,000 EUR
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