A 19th century chateau, dominating a lake,
with 60 ha of parklands and game-filled forest in the Touraine region
Loches, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37600 FR

Location

3 hours from Paris via the A10 motorway and 30 minutes from Tours TGV train station, with its 50-minute links to Paris. This property is 7 km from Loches, with its schools, its shops and its amenities.

Description

A drive leads to the chateau. The residence, in the centre of the parklands, looks down on to a lake fed by a stream crossing the property from west to east. The forest is dense and varied, it extends over approx. 50 continuous hectares, predominantly laid out to the south of the chateau. Behind the latter, on the north side, the old outbuildings and the farmhouse, which are not included in the sale, are out of sight of the chateau.

The chateau

Typical of the 19th century, this square-based chateau is constructed from brick and white stone. It spans five levels and is topped with a Mansard-style roof, with a slate break and deck featuring bull’s eye windows and skylights. The many openings ensure great luminosity in all the rooms which benefit from a dual aspect. The door and window frames are made of wood and fitted with single glazing.
The four facades of the buildings feature few differing features. Only the east facade does not have a door. The main entrance is reached via a porch on the north side, whilst the reception rooms open on to a porch on the south side, facing the lake.


Basement
This level is only partially underground, making the two hunting rooms bright. 19th century kitchens, they feature a well and both have a fireplace. This level also includes a boiler room, a laundry room, a cellar and a store for the wood used by the boiler.
Ground floor
The entrance hall has a wonderfully high ceiling, making it bright and spacious. With white stone floor tiles, inlaid with decoration, it features a freestone fireplace, with a beautifully sculpted mantel. This entrance hall provides access to two lounges and a dining room as well as a hall area leading to a kitchen, a toilet and a stairway. The parquet flooring in the reception rooms is laid in a herringbone pattern, their fireplaces are made of marble.
First floor
A landing leads to a bedroom, a bathroom, a toilet and an anteroom, giving access to another three bedrooms. Three of the rooms on this level have a dual aspect. Two bedrooms intercommunicate and a shower room is connected to another two bedrooms. The size and layout of the rooms are appreciable.
Second floor
A landing provides access to a toilet and five bedrooms, three of which have shower rooms. The two other bedrooms have a wash-hand basin and a bidet. A little stairway, independent of the main stairway, goes up from the corridor to the top floor.
Third floor
Laid out under the rafters, a small landing gives access to an attic which could be converted, and to two large bedrooms, both with their own bathroom.

The parklands and the woods

The chateau is surrounded by lawns and numerous outstanding trees. A lake on a lower level spans a little more than a hectare. With two islets and abounding in fish, it is the ideal place to peacefully relax. The forest estate, composed predominantly of deciduous trees, extends beyond this point. A few bridges here and there cross the stream, its irregular bed creating cascades.

The hunting grounds

The relief, the vegetation and the tranquillity of this estate protect the wild life. The number of kills is set by the federation so that a natural balance is preserved.

Our opinion

This house is bright and has spacious rooms. It blends harmoniously with its 60 ha of land: a place where everything appears to be exactly as it always was as if it were the most natural thing in the world. It is a coherent property composed of continuous plots of land, free of any public footpaths. This is not a stately chateau with its large reception rooms, but more a family chateau, well-suited to the modern-day way of life, that is easy to maintain and heat.

1 595 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 565807

Land registry surface area 60 ha
Main building surface area 478 m2
Number of bedrooms 11

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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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