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  • 5 habitable rooms
  • 135 square meters of living space
Property description
A partially listed, 15th century, half-timbered house in a medieval town where the three old French provinces of Touraine, Berry and Orléanais meet - ref 589758
220 km from Paris, 170 km of which are on motorway, and 40 km from Blois. The town’s train station has 40-minute links to Tours and links to Paris taking just over 2 hours.
The medieval town and its renaissance chateau, perched on the hill, dominate the Cher Valley, renowned for its architectural heritage, its gastronomy and its many tourist attractions. The little town has a great number of amenities such as all shops, primary and secondary schools, cultural centres as well as a hospital.
This house stands in the shade of a Romanesque collegiate church, in the historic centre of the town with winding, narrow, paved streets. It is on the corner of the market town’s historic shopping street and a second street leading to a lively square.
The facades, constructed from half-timbering in the 15th century, comprise a diamond-shaped panelling, the filler taking the form of brick. The breastsummers and the beams on both facades are moulded and carved in the gothic style, flanking large shop windows, fitted with shutters. The gable roof has an overhanging truss on the north end. It is covered with slate from Angers and flat tiles on a section of the west slope. The roofing framework and the roof were restored in 2012.

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Our opinion
This house, having come down through the ages, is a rare example of medieval architecture in the midst of a tourist town, much admired by passers-by, citizens and day visitors. It is now difficult to imagine how anyone could remain indifferent in front of these facades, assembled more than four hundred years ago. Everyone appreciates their appearance, their effects of contrast as well as their geometric and decorative patterns. New owners will be able to create a cultural or commercial activity within its historic walls or decide to turn this listed gem into a home.
Saint-Aignan, France
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