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Large family house for renovation with great potential and over an acre

Loire Valley


Property reference: SIF - 001675


  • Habitable Space: 319 m²
  • Land Area: 4,000 m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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Message From The Seller

“Due to changes in family circumstances we’re selling our lovely French property.  It’s a very large property with land and outbuildings. We’ve enjoyed many wonderful family holidays there over the years; I especially remember our family parties in the big games area.  There’s so much space in fact when we have had people stay with us we used the study on the first floor as a 4th bedroom with twin beds  which always worked well.  The property has so much potential due to its location and size and I’m sure someone will see this as a great opportunity and continue to develop it and create many happy memories as we have done.

To keep running costs low, we often lived in the old house rather than using energy to heat the vast areas not being regularly occupied.”

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Large family house for renovation with great potential and over an acre – this property is being sold by Online Auction 20/07/2023

This substantial detached property is in an accessible position and has been used previously as a dwelling with attached buildings used for a Dépôt Vente/Antiques business and a massive Games Room.  There is about an acre and a quarter of land. It could be used for a large family, someone wishing to work from home or converted into gîtes. Viewing is recommended to appreciate the potential of the property.

The property is situated near the Normandy and Loire Valley border in the Mayenne department.  It is 56 km from Laval with its mainline train station which gives easy access to Paris and 419 km from Calais.  The renowned thermal Spa town of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne is 11 km away and the larger town of La Ferté-Macé is 17 km.  The UNESCO heritage site of Mont-Saint-Michel is about an hour and a half’s drive.  It is 123 km from the ferry Port at Caen Ouistreham and 187 km from Cherbourg.

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On the Ground Floor –

Entrance Hall 3.99 x 3.05m Partly glazed door and side panel to rear elevation. Quarry tiled floor. Stairs to first floor. Radiator. Exposed stone walls and beams.

Kitchen 4.80 x 3.99m Window to rear elevation. Exposed stone wall. Fireplace with wood-burner (requires new flue). Cupboard housing electrics. Inset spotlights. Double sink unit with mixer tap. Space for free standing range style cooker. Radiator.

Dining Room 4.36 x 3,42m Tiled floor. Window to front elevation. Radiator. Telephone socket.

Inner Hall Tiled floor. Window to front elevation. Radiator. Built-in cupboard/wine store.

Lounge 6.13 x 4.65m 2 windows to front elevation. 2 radiators. Tiled floor. Part wood panelled walls. Ceiling rose. Marble fireplace. Telephone socket.

Study 3.64 x 2.92m 2 radiators. Door to attached barn.

Shower Room 2 windows to rear elevation. Half tiled walls. Tiled floor. Radiator. Shower. Hand basin. WC.

On the First Floor – 

Landing Exposed beams and stone. Velux window to rear elevation. Built-in cupboards. Airing cupboard.

Bathroom Velux window to rear elevation. Tiled walls. Vanity unit. Corner shower. WC. Bath.

Bedroom 1 4.97 x 4.43m Wood flooring. Window to front elevation. 2 radiators.

Bedroom 2 3.79 x 3.07m Wood flooring. Radiator. Window to front elevation.

Bedroom 3 4.94 x 3.10m Radiator. Wood flooring. Window to front elevation.

Study Velux window to rear elevation.

On the Ground Floor of the attached building –

Attached Room 4.54 x 4.14m Glazed double doors and window to rear elevation. Stone fireplace. Wood boiler. Radiator. Exposed stone walls and beams.

Store Room Boiler Room Sink. Oil fired boiler.

Huge Attached Room – formerly used as Depot Vente.

Room 1 9.08 x 3.22m 2 windows to front elevation. Access to loft space. Radiator. Door to:

Old Dairy 12.50 x 5.06m Door and 2 windows to front and rear elevations Concrete floor.

Room 4.68 x 3.22m Window to front elevation.

Games Room 16.50 x 4.55m Glazed double doors and 3 windows to south elevation. 3 radiators.

Store Room 1 3.19 x 2.23m Door to:

Store Room 2 3.19 x 2.91m Partly glazed door to rear elevation.

Store Room 3 3.19 x 2.47 Window to north elevation.

Lean-to with concrete floor.

Attached Store Room.


Gate to the side of the property leading to the garden.



Barn 16.00 x 12.41m

Separate Detached Timber Garage 9.37 x 6.16m Corrugated iron roof.

Attached Garage.


Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected. Drainage to a septic tank. Oil fired heating system – the boiler is likely to need replacing.  Partial double glazing.


Taxes Foncières : 947 € per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 

Please note : All room sizes are approximate.  Suzanne in France has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading.  However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.

Estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between  7,608 € and 10,292 € per year according to energy audit. 
Average energy prices indexed to 01/01/2021 (including subscriptions)

The costs are estimated according to the characteristics of your home and for a standard use on 5 uses (heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting, auxiliaries).

A full Energy Audit has been carried out at this property – please ask us if you would like to see the report.

Information on the environmental risks to which this property is exposed is available with us or on the Géorisques website: 

SIF – 001675

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