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6 bedroom stone house for sale

France - Le Lude, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire


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Key features:

  • 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
  • Market town
  • Walled garden
  • Mains Gas

Full description:

In a small market town on the river Loir midway between Tours and Le Mans, this charming property with XVIIth century origins is a lovely town house with a walled courtyard garden that has been restored to create a spacious 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom family home.

Many of the period features have been retained but there are also the modern conveniences of gas central heating and en-suite shower rooms. Perfect for a large family, there is no need for a car for day to day shopping and children can safely walk to school.

The property was completely rewired in 2011-12 and the fixtures and fittings in the shower rooms are new. It has a modern gas boiler and is on the mains drainage system.

Ideally located for exploring the chateaux and other tourist attractions of the Loire Valley or going to Le Mans, home of the famous 24 Hour Car Race, the house is currently being run as a very successful chambres d'hotes (B&B) business and is consistently one of the most highly rated places to stay in the area.

The nearest Channel port, Caen, is approximately 2.5 hours drive and to get to the Channel Tunnel takes 5.5 - 6 hours. Tours Airport is an hour away and has regular flights to the UK and TGV Trains run from both Le Mans and Tours.


Ground Floor

The front door (E) opens into the Entrance Hall (9.18m²) which has original parquet flooring and part panelled walls. It has double doors into the dining room and the office and connects with a corridor running along the back of the house.

To the right of the entrance hall:

Dining Room (20.02m²) with an east facing window looking over the garden. It is a well proportioned room with a parquet floor, part panelled walls, a ceiling rose and cornice. Double doors lead open into

Reception Room (26.08m²) with a double aspect (east and north). This is a lovely room which has a marble fireplace, parquet floor, part panelled walls, a ceiling rose and cornice.
To the left of the entrance hall:

Office (15.14m²) with a window overlooking the garden, part panelled walls, a large bookcase and a painted cement floor. A door opens into the breakfast room.

Breakfast Room (31.81m²) a light, spacious room which has a glazed door (E) into the garden. There is a fireplace and a marble floor and internal doors into the kitchen and the corridor running along the back of the house.

Kitchen and Utility/Boiler Room (39.0m²). The kitchen is 'L' shaped and part fitted with attractive oak wall units and a central island. It has an exposed stone wall, tiled floor and a double glazed French window (E) into the garden. The Utility/Boiler Room houses the wall mounted gas boiler, 2 large hot water tanks and the main fuse boards. Staircase 2 to Bedroom 6.

W.C. (1.75m²) with a hand basin and a tiled floor.

Corridor (16.34m²) with doors into the breakfast room and sewing room and Staircase 1 to the first floor.

Sewing Room (14.5m²) which has a north facing window, tiled floor and 2 original cupboards.

First Floor

Corridor (20m²) with the en-suite bedrooms leading off it. It has some large original cupboards and a parquet floor. The staircase continues up to the attic.

Bedroom 1 (18.03m²) has an east facing window looking over the garden and 2 further small windows (S and W). It has a marble fireplace, ceiling mouldings and an old terracotta tiled floor. The en-suite shower room (4.83m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C.

Bedroom 2 (25.58m²) is another spacious room with 2 east facing windows looking over the garden. It has 2 original cupboards and a painted wood floor. There is a connecting door to

Bedroom 3 which makes it ideal when a family comes to stay. The en-suite shower room (5.93m²) has a hand basin, shower and a W.C.

Bedroom 3 (19.55m²) a very pleasant room with old built in cupboards and shelving, an east facing window, painted wood floor and a connecting door to Bedroom 2. En-suite shower room (4.25m²) with a hand basin, shower and W.C.

Bedroom 4 (19.09m²) which again has 2 old cupboards, an east facing window, and a painted wood floor. The en-suite shower room (4.25m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C. and a north facing window.

Bedroom 5 (13.88m²) is a north facing room with ceiling moulding and a painted wood floor. The en-suite shower room (3.00m²) has a hand basin, shower and W.C and a north facing window.

Bedroom 6 (approx 32.00m² at floor level) is reached by Staircase 2 from the kitchen. It has a mansard ceiling with 2 Velux windows (E) and a double glazed window (E), a bath, a painted wood floor and an electric convector heater. There is a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room with a hand basin, shower and W.C.

Second Floor

There is a large attic which is on two levels. It is ripe for conversion into further living accommodation if so desired.


The entrance to the house is through a pair of imposing gates and there is parking for several cars. The courtyard garden is prettily landscaped and there are several sitting areas, one of which is under the large cedar tree. Outside the breakfast room there is a terrace which is perfect for long meals on sunny days.


Mains electricity, water, gas and sewerage. The house is centrally heated throughout except for Bedroom 6.

Taxe Foncière: €1476

Thermal Efficiency (DPE) 211 (D) Greenhouse Gases (GES) 23 (D)

These details are for information purposes only. They do not form part of a contract. Sizes and measurements given are approximate. The owner and the agent do not guarantee the accuracy of any information given. Any prospective buyer should independently satisfy themselves that all the information given is correct before entering into any form of sales agreement or contract.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (International), 73.5 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (International), 90 miles
  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (International), 93.3 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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Agence Vallée des Rois, Brissac Quincé

20, rue du 14-Juillet 49320 Brissac Quincé
03339 395287  Local call rate
About Agence Vallée des Rois, Brissac Quincé

Your Life Style – Our Experience – Your Choice

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Welcome to Agence Vallee des Rois, the Franco-British estate agency located in the heart of the UNESCO classified Loire Valley in Western France, a wonderful place to come and enjoy the more relaxed French way of life with something to appeal to everyone. It really is a perfect area in which to buy a first or a second home.

We are a French registered business that has been buying and selling properties for French and International clients since 1998 so you know you are dealing with a well established agency that is legal, regularly inspected and professionally run and, to reassure you further the team speaks fluent French and English.

We believe we are the perfect place for you to start your search for a home in France.

The agency offers a tailor-made service from the first time you contact us until completion of your property purchase. We want the process to be as stress free as possible and will help you open bank accounts, get mortgages, transfer the utilities and set up the telephone and internet.

We try to find something for everyone: whether it is a small town house with a courtyard garden in a sleepy market town, a gite complex, a farm with barns for storing vintage cars not far from Le Mans or an equestrian property close to the Ecole National d’Equitation and the world famous Cadre Noir de Saumur.

Please browse through our properties for sale on the website which we up-date on a regular basis. If you are unable to find the exact property you are seeking, complete the contact form and we will be happy to assist you further in your French property search.

We understand that moving to a foreign country is a big step to take. If you want to make sure that life in France is really for you before you buy a house, we can find you either a long term unfurnished rental property or put you in touch with a holiday cottage owner who is ready to let his gite during the off season.

We don’t want to waste your time. Tell us about the sort of life style you want in France and profit from our experience to help you find the perfect French home for you.

Whatever the economic climate, the Loire Valley remains a sought after area and a popular place to buy a property. Foreign home buyers are always surprised how much better value for money the houses are in comparison to their own countries and by how much further their money can go. With house prices starting from well under €100,000 and rising into the millions, property buyers can find anything from reasonably priced village homes in need of work, town houses, country properties with land, equestrian properties, B&B or gîte businesses, through to large chateaux.

Our property listings range from restoration projects through houses with land, traditional country homes (longères), cottages (fermettes), modern houses and restored chateaux meaning we have a wide choice of properties to suit all tastes and budgets. We have properties for sale to the north and south of the River Loire and cover much of Maine et Loire (Dept 49), Indre et Loire (Dept 37) and La Sarthe (Dept 72) but we are now actively expanding our property portfolio south of the River Loire and featuring more properties in the vineyards south of Angers, going even further south towards Thouars (Dept 79).

Enough about us, now to tell you a little more about our region, the climate is better than the UK with longer, hotter summers and milder winters and the region is known throughout France for its gentle climate - ‘la douceur angevine’ – and we believe that applies to the people too.

It is easy to relax outside a café in one of the town squares and watch the world go by, browse the stalls at the weekly market or do a little wine tasting at one of the local vineyards. For the more energetic, explore the countryside on the quiet roads and kilometres of dedicated cycle paths or go horse riding in the forests or on the banks of the Loire. Lovers of history aren’t forgotten either: find out more about the joint history of France and the UK with a visit to Fontevraud Abbey where Richard the Lion Heart is buried ………… and then there are charming towns like Saumur, watched over by its famous chateau, where you can visit the Tank Museum, go to the to the National Riding School and the famous dancing horses of the Cadre Noir, the gardens of Villandry – the list of things to do and places to visit goes on and on.

Transport links are good. Getting to and from the area is easy and there are plenty of autoroute connections (A11, A85) meaning it is simple to go to Paris or the sea for the day. The nearest ferry port (Caen Ouistreham) is only 2.5 hours drive away, there are regional airports at Tours, Nantes, Angers (Marcé) and Poitiers, TGV trains run from Saumur, Angers and Tours and there are connections to the Eurostar via Lille or Paris.


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