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€5,700,000
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  • 15 bedrooms
  • 20 habitable rooms
  • 808 square meters of living space
  • 2145 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
Property description
An impressive 18th century chateau, with its outbuildings and its 450 ha of hunting grounds, in the midst of the Touraine region - ref 893215
This property is 5 minutes from the A10 motorway, making it possible to reach Paris in 3 hours and Tours in 20 minutes, itself an hour from the French capital and 2 hours from Bordeaux via the TGV train. London is a 90-minute flight from Tours airport.
The 450 ha of the estate extends over four villages in the midst of the Touraine region, known throughout the world for its monuments, its vineyards, its gastronomy and its mild climate. This chateau stands in line with a driveway, almost 2.5 km long which divides a forest, predominantly planted with oak trees. This continuous property comprises a chateau, a garden, outbuildings, forests and grasslands.
The numerous buildings are all symmetrically laid out. The fully renovated chateau, spanning more than 800 m² of living space, stands in the midst of 10 ha of parklands with a French formal garden. The outbuildings on the west side include a set of buildings that have also been renovated, notably a large function area, a bar, several bedrooms with their own bathrooms, a swimming pool, garages, a workshop and several sheds.
The symmetrical outbuildings on the east side comprise the caretaker’s cottage, an office, a workshop, stabling for eleven horses, a tack room, an old press-house, a barn, the boiler room and several annex buildings.
Two round towers, dating from 1450, flank the chateau’s main courtyard.
Completely separate from the chateau, a 15th century manor house, spanning 380 m², awaits restoration with several barns. An old hunting lodge, constructed around 1700, spanning 182 m², includes an area given over to making use of the estate’s wood as well as several large, farm sheds for storing the wood chips and a barn.
The 340 ha forest is predominantly planted with oak trees. Two lakes, spanning 2 and 3 ha, provide variety to the natural landscape, together with 100 ha of grasslands, paddocks for the horses, an orchard, a vegetable garden spanning more than 7,000 m² and an apiary; it has everything for the provision of organic food.

The chateau

This chateau, spanning more than 800 m² of living space, comprises a 2-storey central section, forming the main residence, and two one-storey wings set at right angles.

The outbuildings on the west side

These outbuildings are set out around a wooded and asphalted courtyard. One section of the buildings can be rented for functions. The others are used as part of the estate’s everyday way of life.

The outbuildings on the east side

These buildings help towards the good working order of the estate and are not open to the general public.

The swimming pool

The 12.5x7 m swimming pool, with a 3 m deep diving well, is heated.
Near to it are a paddling pool, a shower and a toilet.

The 15th century manor house

Completely separate from the chateau, this manor house comprises a main building, spanning 380 m² and awaiting renovation, as well as several barns and farm sheds. It is used by the fox hunters and also includes kennels.

The parklands and the French formal garden

The 20,000 m² French formal garden was designed and created by the current owner.
The borders and the alleyways are planted with 60,000 boxwood bushes. The flowerbeds are adorned with 3,500 rose bushes, decoratively trimmed yew trees and flowering shrubs.

The forest house

This building is the forestry unit manager’s home.

The forest estate and the grasslands

The estate comprises approx. 340 ha of game forest, predominantly planted with oak trees.
Two fish-filled lakes are fed by two little streams. Lawns for relaxing and several paddocks for horses are laid out on either side of the main driveway.
Furthermore, almost 100 ha of grasslands and farmed land belong to the estate.

The forestry unit area

This section includes several buildings used by the forestry unit for running the forest estate and for storing wood that has been felled or reduced to wood chips, as well as barns and farm sheds.



Our opinion
One of the biggest private properties in the Touraine region, it is completely protected from onlookers. Visitors have to make their way through the thick foliage of the vast forest in order to reach the chateau, with its classical contours and profile, topped with roof dormers resembling a crown, the jewel of which being the central bay, with its gables and its pinnacles. The other facade is set out on either side of a polygonal stairway tower. As with all real stately homes, successive generations have deemed essential the preservation of the stone features bearing witness to a prestigious past, such as the two 15th century, round towers guarding the entrance and dominating the outbuildings. The symmetry, extended to all the buildings, is reflected in the French formal garden. Any innovations are acceptable provided that they respect the codes of good taste and add modern-day home comforts. This principal can be extended to gainful activities. Given the size of the premises, they would in no way disturb the new residents of the chateau. The wood from the forest is also a source of income which covers all of the estate’s operating costs, beginning with the salaries of the four employees.
Tours, France
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