in town, just 30 minutes from Tours
In the Touraine region, known as the Garden of France, 2½ hours from Paris and 2 km from a train station with 1⅔-hour links to Paris-Montparnasse. 25 km from Tours and 10 km from Amboise. In a town with 5,300 inhabitants, primary and secondary schools, multiple amenities and all shops. Just a 10-minute walk from the town centre.
Seen from above, seven roofs adjoining one another have perpendicular ends. The buildings are of various levels. The highest and the oldest, built of freestone, houses the waterfall and what remains of the old mechanism. All the roofs are covered with small tiles and feature Jacobin-style roof dormers on the south side. The other walls are covered with lime rendering and their openings are framed with freestone surrounds.
From east to west, there are garages, then the old barn converted into a dining room, a kitchen, a boiler room, a laundry room and a hall area, with a stairway going upstairs. A large picture window in the dining room provides a view of the waterfall. Then comes the room that once housed the mechanism, now a living room, opening on to the south-facing terrace and inviting residents to take breakfast by the waterside or their meals in the shade of a fig tree. The summer kitchen, a room used for storage purposes, a toilet and access upstairs. The last section does not communicate with the previous area. It houses four guest bedrooms, each with its own shower room and toilet. Three bedrooms are on the ground floor and benefit directly from the garden; the fourth is upstairs.
Still from east to west with several differences in level caused here and there by a few steps as well as with ceilings of various heights. A first landing provides access to two bedrooms, a bathroom, a toilet, a dressing room and a study which communicates with an entrance hall opening on to the garden. Said entrance hall is followed for some 20 metres by a lounge with a partial cathedral ceiling, widely open on both main facades via thirteen windows and two roof dormers.
A suite with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate toilet.
Town or fields? The countryside yes, but near enough to the shops as to not be isolated. The town yes, but in a quiet district, with neighbours that are not too close and the countryside within easy reach. In both cases, near to the train station and above all, no nuisances. This is what most people are looking for when seeking to buy a property that is pleasant to live in. In its location, this mill has the countryside within the town, sharing the advantages of both, without any of the disadvantages. There is no doubt that Jean-de-La-Fontaine’s two rats would have been able to eat their fill with no fear of being interrupted.
|Land registry surface area||2 ha 30 a 55 ca|
|Main building surface area||492 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||8|
Marie-Antoinette de Groulard +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.