This prestigious Maison de Maitre would make an ideal family home with separate guardian/gardeners accommodation and guest lodge. Hidden from prying eyes on the edge of Le Mans and dating back to the 1850's, this prestigious property has undergone a complete restoration and sympathetic modernisation creating a one of a kind luxury residence with private park of 1.5 hectares located less han 10 mins from the centre of Le Mans (with TGV access to Paris in approx. 1 hour).
The current owner rents the whole property to one of the competing teams every year during the Le Mans 24h race period providing an income which covers all the running costs for the year – part rental using the guest lodge is equally envisageable if desired as is also B&B and/or gite rental.
The “Maison de Maitre” consists of formal entrance hall, designer lounge of 45 sqm, dining room, modern well equipped kitchen, wc. The “garden level” (beneath the main floor) has a summer kitchen, billiard room, wine cellar and wc. The first floor houses the master bedroom with large en-suite bathroom (twin sinks, bath and walk-in shower area), two further large double bedrooms, family bathroom and separate wc. The second floor offers four further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and wc. The third floor is a large open plan guest suite with spa bath and shower.
The “guest lodge” provides 3 double bedrooms each one with en-suite facilities and a kitchenette on the first floor and a large office, smaller offer, entrance hall and garage on the ground floor (possibility to convert the ground floor creating a complete “gite” if required). In total the main house and guest lodge currently offer 11 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
In addition there is a guardian/gardener’s accommodation (3 rooms and a conservatory) with independent entrance. There are various outbuildings within the enclosed park, lawn and woodland area with specimen trees of the period. The accommodation enjoys views over the park from all rooms as well as a multitude of modern features: internet, motion detection lights and TV (even in the toilet), separate music systems and LED multicolored lighting as well as keeping the original fireplaces and coving etc. etc. an excellent mix of “old and new” in a practical and attractive style which works very well in this home.
About the area
This property is located in a residential area of Le Mans with excellent access to the centre and station whilst retaining a private a quiet setting. Additionally, it is 15 mins to the aerodrome, 5 kms and 15km to the nearest golf courses, 17 mins to the world famous Le Mans 24h racing circuit. Paris is approx 2h30 by car and the Normandy ports in under 2 hours. A large choice of reputed schools and an almost overwhelming choice of local amenities, restaurants, etc...
A unique property in exceptional condition with an enormous choice of possible uses.