– AUTOMOTIVE COLLECTOR’S RESIDENCE – 17th and 18th century castle surrounded by moats in water on a medieval fortress, 5 gîtes, 22 bedrooms, greenhouse, aviary, 850m2 of car sheds, 16 hectares, 17km of Le Mans circuit, 23 km TGV station , Paris at 1am. Le Mans, Sarthe.
In the middle of its water moat in excellent condition, this property of the XVII-XVIIIth century with the medieval bases of the 12th and 13th century has retained its fortress plan confined to towers rebuilt in the 15th century. Its park forms a setting close to all amenities, the TGV station of Le Mans and the circuit of 24 hours of Le Mans.
On a beautiful courtyard terrace surrounded by water moats and towers, the facade of the main building with two bays, has frames of openings with typical claveaux 17th century, while the two projecting corner pavilions built in the late eighteenth – early nineteenth century have arched openings and bulls eye dormer under four-sided roofs. The moated side facade, flush with the water, offers four bays framed by two towers capped in pepper shakers, including a larger one to the north-west, well preserved vestige of the medieval house.
Inside, largely lit by two French doors in front, an elegant gallery adorned with 19th century cement tiles and 18th century oils adorning the tops of the doors distributes towards the kitchen, the small living room in the tower with wide sashes, the dining room and the large living room adorned with wood paneling opening onto a terrace overlooking the moat, the library, two bedrooms with toilet and shower, and the beautiful staircase. A back kitchen, laundry.
On the first floor, there are five rooms, with beautiful 18th century woodwork and 17th century doors, in a room a fireplace trumeau decorated with an oil on canvas XVIII representing the sacrifice of Isaac and in another room a trumeaux adorned with a bas relief carved on wood early nineteenth representing the Merchant of Love, faithful recovery of the fresco of the 1st century of our era discovered in Herculaneum and currently preserved in the National Museum of Archeology of Naples. Four bathrooms, a shower room, three toilets.
On the second floor, a vast space, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, wc, a charming and romantic room perched in the frame of the XVth tower.
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