A mostly restored, listed, Renaissance chateau, with outbuildings and
almost 4 ha of land on the outskirts of the Valley of the Kings and Chinon
Vézières, VIENNE poitou-charentes 86120 FR

Location

Just a few minutes from the Valley of the Kings, the landscape is composed of woods and fields. The nearest town, Chinon, is not only renowned for its rich architectural heritage and its vineyards, but also for its “Tarte Vigneronne”.
Saumur and its TGV train station are 30 minutes away and Chinon 15 minutes away. Paris can be reached by car via the A10 motorway.

Description

This chateau, with French Historic Monument listing, was saved by its loving owners who have carried out major restoration works over the last forty years. It stands out from the countryside as if the latter was there to enhance its new lease on life.
A driveway, off a little road, leads to the chateau and to the guest house. The outbuilding stands at the rear. Four hectares, composed of fields and woods, extend northwards from the buildings.

The chateau

This chateau has undergone major restoration works giving it back some of its splendour of yesteryear. Its layout is defined by the south-facing building and stairway, built outside of the carcass, as well as the keep, set at right angles and topped with machicolation. Robust at first glance, this chateau surprises by its size and its openness. The roof is covered with slate. It is flanked by a house, constructed at the beginning of the 20th century.


Ground floor
This level is accessed via two entrances set in the side of the building: one via the stairway tower and the other via a door opening directly into a room. The latter features three casement windows. An impressive fireplace forms the decor in this room. Set at right angles, a room in the keep, with two casement windows and another fireplace. Underfloor heating was installed under the stone tiles in these two rooms during the renovation works. The ceiling is 3.80 m high in the first and 3.40 m high in the second. A door provides access to the ground floor of the adjoining house.
First floor
The fully restored, stone stairway, built outside of the carcass, goes up to this level. It has the same layout as the ground floor, with two large rooms featuring the same number of windows and fireplaces. A small room adjoins the room in the keep. Both these areas have terracotta floor tiles. The ceilings are still high, 3.75 m in the first and 3.90 m in the second. A door leading to the first floor of the house has been installed.
Second floor
The layout and the openings are the same again on this level. Restoration of the floors and walls awaits completion.
Third floor
This level, laid out under the rafters, is extremely spacious. The roofing framework and the roof of the building have been completely redone. Those of the keep need to be added. Both the keep and the wall-walk are currently protected by a temporary roof composed of metal sheeting.
Fourth floor
A room, with a fireplace, can be reached via a little stairway housed in a turret. Its window looks out over the surrounding countryside.

The house

This stone house, with a tile roof, not only adjoins the chateau, but also communicates with it on two levels.


Ground floor
An entrance hall provides access to a lounge, a living room and a kitchen. The extremely sober lounge features two south-facing windows and a fireplace. A door in the living room opens on to the garden. And lastly, the kitchen is illuminated via two south-facing windows and heated by a fireplace. A door opens on to a landing which gives access to the chateau living room, a toilet with a shower and a second door to this house’s living room. Floors are laid with terracotta floor tiles.
First floor
This level can be reached via two stairways, from the entrance hall and from the first floor of the chateau. It is taken up by two bedrooms: a main bedroom, with a bathroom, a separate toilet and a dressing room, and a second bedroom, with a bathroom, a separate toilet and a dressing room, all reached via a corridor. Floors are laid with terracotta floor tiles.

The guest house

This guest house was recently converted in an old outbuilding, standing facing the chateau. The door opens into a little kitchen, with an adjoining shower room and toilet. A door in the kitchen provides access to the living room, illuminated via a window and a French window. Floor tiles are laid in the kitchen and the shower room. Stone tiles have been preserved in the living room section. Its sanitation system is in line with current day standards.

The outbuilding

This outbuilding comprises a covered area and an old cowshed, all spanning two levels.

The land and the garden

The land is currently leased, but will free of all tenants for the sale. In the garden section, laid out over a little more than 6,000 m² around the chateau, a few trees guarantee shade during the summer and trimmed shrubs reinforce the elegance of the premises. The lawns are watered via an automatic watering system.

Our opinion

Some sites are lucky enough to be visited by enthusiasts. Such was the case for this chateau which had been wasting away over the years and which, courtesy of its owners’ love, was able to be saved. Although a great deal of restoration work has been carried out, it still awaits completion.
This chateau, with its large rooms and its tall windows, meets contemporary expectations as regards space. The adjoining house makes it possible to enjoy a less formal way of life. The two complement one another and offer the possibility of adapting the premises to their new owners’ wishes and way of living.
As the principle of the Renaissance period was centred around man, this property will easily please future residents.

501 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 357915

Land registry surface area 4 ha 5 a 81 ca
Main building surface area 800 m2
Number of bedrooms 2
Outbuilding surface area 140 m2
including refurbished area40 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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