A manor house and its outbuildings, surrounded by 56 ha of woods,
a little over 2 hours from Paris in the Gâtine-Tourangelle region
Tours, LOIR-ET-CHER center-val-de-loire 37000 FR

Location

This property is set between the Loir and the Loire valleys, in slightly undulating countryside that is cultivated and dotted with woods and church bell-towers. Paris is 220 km away and can be reached by road via the A10 motorway, the slip roads for which are 12 minutes away. Tours and its train station, with numerous 50-minute, daily links to Paris, are 30 minutes away. Local shops are 7 km away.

Description

A straight driveway, almost 900 metres long, leads through wooded land to this manor house and its outbuildings, standing in the parklands in the middle of the forest estate. The gatehouse, reached via a secondary forest path, is further away. The manor house and the traditional, long farmhouse face in the same direction. Set back one from the other, they are some 20 metres apart. A low wall delimits the two areas which communicate via wrought iron gates. The old farm, facing the traditional, long farmhouse, comprises two main buildings, set at right angles to one another. These currently house a hunting room, a function room, a boiler room, workshops, garages and storage areas. A dovecote, standing near to the manor house on the edge of the parklands, faces the farm. A majestic cedar tree takes pride of place between the manor house and its lake. Behind the manor, some little brick-built garden sheds and a greenhouse line one side of the lawn.

The manor house

The origins of this manor are said to date back to the 14th century. Triangular in shape, it is flanked on its north-west facade by a semi-engaged, octagonal tower. The west gable is extended by a projecting, 5-sided apse. On the east side, a pavilion of the same style as the central building houses a kitchen then, behind the latter, a bedroom in a recent extension. The walls are covered with rendering dating from various eras. White Touraine stone was used for the quoins, windows and cornices. Slate covers the roofs, gable on the main building and the pavilion, octagonal for the tower and the apse, with a terrace roof on the extension.


Ground floor
The main entrance door opens into a vestibule which is a welcoming room, with a fireplace, chessboard pattern floor tiles and a stairway. On one side, a dining room with a fireplace, wainscoting and cement floor tiles, a ladies’ sitting room, with parquet flooring, housed in the turret, followed by a lounge laid out in the apse, with a fireplace, wainscoting and herringbone pattern parquet flooring. On the other side of the vestibule, a plainer dining room for everyday use is near to the very bright kitchen and also communicates with a study. The latter gives access to a bedroom and its bathroom, recent rooms laid out in the extension.
First floor
A corridor leads from the central landing to two bedrooms and a bathroom, on one side. The rooms on the other side are bigger and laid with pitch-pine parquet flooring. The corridor leads to a bedroom, with a wash-hand basin, nestling in an alcove, a toilet under the stairway going up to the attic space, a bathroom, with a free-standing bath, a bedroom with a fireplace and panelling, a toilet and, in the apse, a sixth bedroom, with its shower room, looking out over the lake.
Attic
One section of this area, once reserved for domestic staff, was recently converted into a last bedroom and its shower room. The remaining space is used as a games room and an attic.

The traditional, long farmhouse

This farmhouse is composed of two buildings standing at right angles to one another. A little extension was added to the other end of the main building. One of the roofs is covered with small tiles and the other with slate. The latter features a single, gable-fronted, hanging dormer on its north slope. Its southern slope is extended by an awning, partially covering a terrace. White stone and brick were used for the quoins and window surrounds. The walls are covered with Virginia creeper and the entrance door is sheltered by a canopy. The house is all on one level. On one side of the entrance hall, a corridor provides access to a first bedroom and its bathroom, followed by a linen room. On the other side, a study precedes a vast living room, filled with through light and featuring a brick fireplace and exposed beams. The kitchen, laid out longwise, opens on to the terrace. The far end of the lounge communicates with the building set at right angles and its two bedrooms, one of which has its own shower room.

The caretaker’s cottage

Typical of the Sologne region and spanning a surface area of approx. 60 m², this caretaker’s cottage comprises a living room and a kitchen on the ground floor, with two bedrooms and a shower room upstairs.

The hunting room

Facing the traditional, long farmhouse and spanning a surface area of almost 100 m², this vast function room is accompanied by a kitchen and a terrace.

The forest estate

One third of the forest estate is composed of oak trees, another third of conifer trees and the last third of miscellaneous species. Only 25 ha are covered by a simple management plan which was renewed in 2014. The last felling of poplar trees dates from 2017, others are now due.

The hunting grounds

As a result of a friendly, verbal agreement, the hunting grounds are currently larger than the property. They span 82 ha, some 30 ha of which are plains. The hunting plan, essentially comprising 6 or 7 roe deer per year together with woodcock, hare, common and Reeeves’s pheasant, does not include wild boar or red deer.

Our opinion

Concealed in its woods, this property is invisible from the outside and is completely free of all nuisances. It is a breath of fresh air in a verdant setting less than 2½ hours from Paris. Fauna and flora abound. From young coppice with standards to the centuries-old tree, it is not unusual to glimpse a frog, a hare or a deer jumping a path embankment. Typical of the Touraine and Sologne regions, the buildings are harmoniously laid out in the parklands, providing a pleasant and convivial place to live.

1 277 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 231158

Land registry surface area 56 ha 7 a 55 ca
Main building surface area 298 m2
Number of bedrooms 12
Outbuilding surface area 632 m2
including refurbished area308 m2

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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