in an enclosed garden, 12 minutes from the centre of Tours in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire
In the midst of the Touraine region, in a sought-after town on the outskirts of Tours, north of the river Loire. The historic town centre, its shops, schools and cultural activities are all 12 minutes away. Paris is within easy reach, a journey of 2½ hours via the motorway or 1 hour by TGV train.
The 17th century, traditional, long farmhouse
This house is constructed from quarry stone blocks, topped with a gable, slate roof. An outside, brick stairway goes up a gable wall to an old attic door. A small terrace, out of sight of onlookers, precedes the entrance. Spanning approx. 110 m² of living space, its old features have been preserved and enhanced (terracotta floor tiles, beams and fireplaces).
All on a level, a kitchen, with a stone fireplace and bread oven, is notably illuminated via a French window that looks out over the garden. Two comfortable bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet.
A lounge, on a half floor, is bathed in light by a window overlooking the garden.
On the first floor, the old attic has been converted into a bedroom, with a shower room and toilet. The roofing framework has been left exposed.
The 19th century, luxurious home
This house exudes the elegance of the decor of its era, with freestone surrounds framing the doors and windows as well as a decorated cornice. The gable roof is covered with slate. Numerous openings on the sunniest facade make it particularly bright. It spans approx. 125 m² of living space.
The main entrance opens directly into a large living room, enhanced with panelling, two fireplaces and an old stone “potager” (a secondary hearth where soups were cooked on embers). At the back, a kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and a toilet. A bedroom, with a shower room and a toilet, has an independent entrance via a covered terrace.
The first floor comprises two bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet. Independent access is once again possible via an outside stone stairway adjoining a gable wall.
A barn, at the end of the traditional, long farmhouse, includes an attic and spans a surface area of approx. 80 m².
A vaulted cellar, vestige of an old building.
A cellar housing the boiler room.
This completely enclosed garden is particularly well planted with trees and flowers, including various species of trees, a wisteria as well as Ronsard and other climbing roses. Numerous areas are quite naturally delimited: a small terrace in the shade of its stairway on the south side of the farmhouse, a gravel courtyard between the two houses and the barn, enhanced with a terrace under an awning, the flower-filled terrace in front of the luxurious home as well as vast lawns, dotted with trees.
The traditional, long farmhouse and the small, luxurious home are both typical of the Touraine region. Between town and countryside, this property is steeped in potential. A decision will have to be made in the future as to whether the two houses should be kept independent or united to form a large family home. All areas will be occupied but nevertheless at a distance, even independent. Whatever the decision, the maze of nooks and crannies, passageways as well as little garden courtyards will provide an abundance of relaxation and leisure areas, both in the sun and in the shade of tall trees.
|Land registry surface area||1735 m2|
|Main building surface area||235 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Outbuilding surface area||100 m2|
Nadège Hervé +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.