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Chateau in Bellême

26 rooms - 2350m²

$ 5 689 329
11 6 417132 m²

Chateau in Bellême

26 rooms - 2350m²
$ 5 689 329
11 6 417132 m²


16th-17th Century Castle
Listed as a Historical Monument (2001) and a Remarkable Natural Site (DREAL 1972).
Surrounded by dry moats with access via two balustrade-covered dormant bridges, the castle is covered in slate. It consists of a medieval keep with four levels, featuring arrow slits, machicolations, and a Gothic lintel. It also includes two square towers from 1560 with gunports, two round towers with cannon slots, and a 19th-century turret with pepper-pot roofs, all connected to a central 16th-century residential building with large Neo-Renaissance windows above high Neo-Renaissance windows, and a wing in a right-angled return from the early 19th century.

The estate is a rare example of a medieval Percheron manor that evolved into a grand castle during the reign of Louis XIV.

Turret Pavilion:
The entrance with a service staircase on the ground floor leads to the small stone-floored salon, a toilet on the first floor, a bedroom, and a shower room in one of the towers. On the second floor, there is a bedroom and a dressing area, partly under the 16th-century attic with its wooden structure.

In the section of the common wing, you will find a fully equipped kitchen with a Godin stove on stone flooring, a winter dining room (former kitchen) with a fireplace on cabochon stone flooring, a trophy hunting corridor, a laundry room with tomette tiles, a former icehouse now used as a boiler room, and a small wine cellar with access to the moats.

Central Residential Building:
In the central residential building, there is an honor vestibule with cabochon stone flooring, leading to a rear pavilion, a green salon with a marble fireplace on parquet flooring, a hallway, a bathroom, and toilets on cabochon stone flooring, a bedroom (former salon) with a fireplace and insert on tomette tiles, and a study. From the vestibule, you reach the Louis XIII staircase in the large round tower, a dining room (55sqm) with Louis XV wood paneling, an Empire stove in a niche, 19th-century cement tiles, a grand salon on wooden flooring with wood paneling and a large marble fireplace from 1780 (72sqm), an unrenewed boudoir in the rear pavilion, a billiard room on parquet flooring with a wood fireplace and a 19th-century bay window, a Louis XVI wooden staircase, a former 19th-century bathroom used as a woodshed. Mezzanine: a former servant’s room with tomette tiles (storage room).

On the first floor, you will find a large gallery on parquet flooring, a vaulted oratory by Violet le Duc from 1855 with a confessional in a murder hole embrasure, the master’s bedroom on burl wood parquet with a marble fireplace, two alcove bedrooms on patterned parquet with Louis XVI wood paneling and a marble fireplace with a trumeau mirror, a small mezzanine cabinet with a 17th-century servant’s bedroom on tomette tiles above (accessed by a small wooden secret staircase from the wardrobe), a Louis Philippe bedroom on parquet with a marble fireplace and a 17th-century trumeau, a New York bedroom on parquet with a gray marble fireplace, an alcove bedroom with a toilet cabinet on parquet with a marble fireplace and a staff trumeau, a green bedroom on parquet with a Louis XVI marble fireplace, a bathroom and toilets, a hallway, a toilet in the turret, a hallway, a carpeted bedroom with a marble fireplace and a Louis XVI trumeau, a small office, a large corner bathtub bathroom.

On the third floor (Keep), there is a Louis XVI wood-paneled library on tommettes and a murder hole with a Louis XII wood fireplace. There is also a room under the 16th-century upside-down boat-shaped frame (floor insulation), a corridor, and four 19th-century service bedrooms on tomettes. Attics.

On the fourth floor (Keep), there is a former charter room on the oratory.

Abbey Tower:
In the abbey tower, there is a workshop semi-underground on the garden level. On the ground floor, you will find a former office on tomettes with a wooden fireplace and a niche, a 17th-century wooden staircase. On the first floor, there is an abbot’s bedroom on tomettes with a 17th-century French-style ceiling. Attics.

The 2.5-hectar English park is walled. There is an old parterre with sandy alleys, a pond, an undergrowth with a labeled “remarkable tree of France” cedar tree, an 1830 Orangery (80sqm) with a shed and a small greenhouse that deserves embellishment.

Water Tower and Boxwood

The former vegetable garden includes a large greenhouse and a sheepfold, hutches, and chicken coops. The 10×5 meter pool is fenced with 19th-century railings, a gate, and fencing.

The estate covers approximately 42 hectar in total, with about 14 hectar of free fields and 12 hectar of woods pierced by two partially asphalted paths with stone bridges. There is also a wooded path.


The manor below the castle forms a closed courtyard and consists of two 16th-century square towers with arrow slits and machicolations. There is also an older round tower (pigeon loft rebuilt with rubble in 2021 with a roof to be restored). The stables wing (245sqm on the ground) includes a barn with an old washhouse to be renovated, large stables (four boxes), and two tack rooms. There is also a former hunting lodge with a fireplace, two sheds (former kitchen and bedroom, deserving renovation), and a 50sqm tower.

Event Use Garage Wing: (300sqm on the ground, 195sqm habitable).

Ticket reception area on tomettes with an 18th-century oven, a bedroom, two sanitary facilities including a shower room, a catering area (kitchen, external staircase to the cellars), a 100sqm ERP room with tomettes and 19th-century beams, a shed with a 17th-century stone fireplace.

Roofs redone in 2021 for a large part, facades plastered in 2023, attic and ceiling insulation in 2023, electricity in 2023, interior plasterwork in 2022, ERP standards: fire safety, PMR access, etc.
Heat pump heating, thermodynamic water heaters, full double glazing, etc.
Parterres are being landscaped with gravel pathways.

Large 17th-century horseshoe-shaped stone staircase, Louis XIV retaining walls supporting the balustrade terrace.

The gamekeeper’s wing (320sqm on the ground) includes two kennels with 19th-century wrought ironwork and a free guardhouse (cottage) of approximately 65sqm habitable. It consists of a living room with a 19th-century stone fireplace, an open equipped kitchen, a shower room, toilets, two bedrooms on floating parquet flooring. There is also a fruit room, a garage with a boiler room, two woodsheds, a barn, a shed with a technical room.
Full double glazing, oil heating (2012 boiler), electric hot water, ventilation.

Technical Elements of the Castle:

Comprehensive energy renovation completed in 2023

New heating with four heat pumps

Two thermodynamic water heaters

Partial double glazing

Attic insulation

Recent electrical work for two-thirds

Sewage: two septic tanks emptied (not up to code)

Roof in usable condition, revised

Alarm system to be reviewed

2023 outdoor pool 10/5m salt sand filtration electrolyzer heat pump

Electric gate and lighting

Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the GeoHazards website: www.georisques.gouv.fr


Property reference : 20531NO
2350 m² interior
6 bathroom(s)
26 room(s)
417132 m² outside
11 room(s)

Comfort and equipment
Electric gate
Fire alarm
Outdoor space
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Honoraires : Comfort and equipment


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