- 11 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 18 habitable rooms
- 670 square meters of living space
- 302 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
Set amongst internationally renowned vineyards, 10 km east of Tours, in a commune in the Loire Valley, the “cultural landscape” of which is classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco.
15 km from an airport, putting London just 1½ hours away.
10 km from the A10 motorway, putting Paris just 2½ hours away.
15 km from a TGV train station, putting Paris-Montparnasse just 50 minutes away.
Equidistant from Tours and Amboise, the public transport services in the commune provide access to all schools and universities. The village with 2,200 inhabitants, dating from the 5th century, is 4 km away and has all the amenities of a small modern town.
Woods, vineyards and the neighbouring castle’s parklands are spread out over a hillside separating two valleys. This property comprises several buildings, once the castle’s outbuildings, and extends over one hectare. At the entrance, surrounded by tall trees and near to a lake, stands a 16th century defence tower. 12 m in diameter, it is currently used as a refuge for owls and jackdaws.
Gates at the end of the driveway open into a courtyard that provides access to the main house, the former stables which were totally renovated in 2010 and transformed into a guest house and a holiday accommodation unit, as well as a caretaker’s cottage renovated in 2006, a water tower that was built in the 17th century of brick and white stone with its 40 m deep well and a 220 m² covered courtyard that houses the old water tower mechanism and which could take up to 6 cars.
The main house
This main house comprises two buildings standing one after another. One, built of brick and stone, was once home to a sharecropper, and the other, originally a sheepfold built of freestone and rubblestone, was topped with an upstairs in 1980. The openings are numerous. The half-moon shaped openings on the ground floor look out on to the courtyard whilst four openings in the west facade look out over the old tower. The vaulted cellar is accessed via the kitchen, fitted with a cooker featuring 7 burners and 3 ovens, making it possible to cook for large parties.
Two south-facing reception rooms and a study. A shower room on the mezzanine floor. Upstairs, one small and 3 large bedrooms, a large landing currently in use as a games room and a large bathroom. The house spans a floor surface area of 229 m².
The former stables: the guest house
Built of freestone and rubblestone, its ground floor openings feature the same half-moon shape in harmonious keeping with the rest of the central courtyard. On the ground floor, a billiards’ room and a linen room. Upstairs, two bedrooms with sloping ceilings and a shower room. Electric heating upstairs. Underfloor heating on the ground floor. (Air-to-water heat pump). Total floor surface area of 65 m².
The former stables: the holiday accommodation unit
The ground floor comprises a vestibule, a reception room and a kitchen, created in the former home of the groom.
Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms with sloping ceilings and 2 bathrooms.
The 28 m² boiler room is accessed via the private garden. Electric heating upstairs, underfloor heating on the ground floor (air-to-water heat pump). Total floor surface area of 180 m².
The caretaker’s cottage
Set under the covered courtyard, this former workshop, built in the 1950’s, was completely renovated in 2006.
The ground floor comprises a living room with an open-plan kitchen, a large bedroom and its bathroom.
Upstairs are a large bedroom, a shower room and a storage room.
The heating is electric. Total floor surface area of 122 m².
Opening on to “La via Turonensis” or Way of St James passing through the town of Tours, as well as on to the well-known GR655 hiking trail, this site has very hospitable, natural surroundings and appears to be totally devoted to receiving guests. Its widely open entrance gives the impression that it is holding its arms open to welcome its visitors.
This family property has become a rallying point for a whole group of people who come to enjoy the peaceful countryside and the proverbial mild Tours’ climate, and there is no reason why it should change.
It does, however, have strong conversion potential due to its modular structure and its location in amongst the Loire chateaux, notably taking advantage of the events that are held on a regular basis in the neighbouring castle, which is open to the general public and to which it once belonged.
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