on the banks of the river Indre, surrounded by the Loire chateaux in the Touraine region
Between unique heritage and peaceful natural surroundings, just a stone’s throw from the river Indre and a few minutes from the river Loire, the numerous chateaux rival one another in architectural wealth and history. This house, in a pastoral land whose praises are sung and extolled by poets and writers as the Touraine paradise, is set in a named locality on the outskirts of Azay-le-Rideau, a town with all shops and amenities. An SNCF train station is a few minutes away and the TGV train provides links to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, and then Paris. Slip roads for the A85 motorway, 8 km away, make it possible to reach the French capital in 2½ hours.
This house, constructed around 1850 from quarry stone blocks covered with pearl-grey rendering, comprises a main, rectangular building, a wing set at right angles and an extension at the rear of the building. Its roofs are covered with slate, those of the main building and the extension are hipped, whilst that of the wing has three slopes. A stairway, set between walls, leads to a wide porch. Facing south, the house spans three levels, including the cellars. The central entrance door and the freestone framing surrounding the windows are topped with a sculpted lintel. A curved pediment enhances the roof.
The vestibule, with freestone walls as well as cement floor tiles featuring black and white geometric motifs, provides access to all the rooms. On one side is a lounge, with a black marble fireplace and cement floor tiles. On the other is a vast study, with strip pattern parquet flooring, which houses the stairway going up to the first floor. Straight on, a central hall area leads to a corridor, with storage space and a toilet, a vast dining room, with an open-plan kitchen, and a storeroom. The dining room, with wide picture windows, opens on to a shady terrace.
The landing leads, on one side, to a vast bedroom, with strip pattern parquet flooring. On the other, a corridor gives access to two bedrooms, with parquet flooring, and a small bathroom. Straight on are a hall area, with a toilet, a vast, bright bathroom and a corridor, with storage space, leading to a bedroom under the rafters.
Under the house are two semi-underground, vaulted cellars; one houses the boiler and the other, bigger one is used for workshop and storage purposes.
This property includes two wells.
Both picturesque and natural, the region surrounding these premises is pleasant. Criss-crossing its valleys covered with meadows, forests and villages is a delight every time. The road going through this named locality leads to a discreet property, filled with character. This authentic village home, with a finely wrought façade, will appeal courtesy of its enclosed garden and its atmosphere. Exuding undeniable charm, this property is a real find.
|Land registry surface area||3117 m2|
|Main building surface area||205 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
Éric Baudran +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.