and its outbuildings just two hours from Paris in the Touraine region
In the Loire Valley, a region classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. 30 minutes from Tours, 10 minutes from Amboise and just 4 minutes from the nearest shops. 2 km from a train station, with links to Paris-Austerlitz, taking a little more than 2 hours, and to Paris-Montparnasse, taking 1⅔ hours. Tours-Val-de-Loire airport, 30 minutes away, has regular, direct flights to Marseille, London, Dublin, Marrakech and Porto.
The walls of this rectangular house are constructed from freestone. Depending on the angle of the light, the ochre-coloured stone sometimes reflects white and sometimes grey hues. The green shutters and frames of the small-paned windows beautifully enhance the ochre of the main building. The Mansard style roof, with its curved break, is covered with slate and the roof dormers have arched wooden pediments. Adjoining and communicating with the east side of the house, a single-storey extension, hewn in the rock and set slightly back, houses a dining room and the entrance to the cellar or old wine-storehouse. A second entrance to the wine-storehouse is on the west side of the house’s main facade.
This level comprises two reception rooms, a lounge on the west side, a dining room on the east side and, in between, a kitchen. Stairways are hewn in the rock on either side: one, going just to the first floor, the other to both floors. A toilet and a pantry. Each of the three rooms has a fireplace. The floors in the reception rooms are covered with Burgundy stone, with inlaid decoration; that of the kitchen features terracotta tiles.
The biggest bedroom is in the centre. It is flanked on either side by a stairway, each one followed by a bedroom and a shower room. Only the stairway on the west side goes up to the second floor. The bathroom floors are covered with tiles, whilst terracotta tiles or carpet cover the bedroom floors.
The west stairway, made of wood between the first and second floors, leads up under the rafters to a room which could be used for numerous purposes such as a television or a games room. On the east side are a bedroom, its shower room and its wardrobe. On the west side is another room with numerous low cupboards. The three rooms are very similar, with sloping ceilings, exposed beams, parquet flooring and exposed quarry block stone walls.
The guest house
The main facade of this guest house, spanning approx. 65 m² over two levels, faces south-west. It comprises a single room on the ground floor, a bedroom and a shower room, with a toilet upstairs. It looks out over a separate little courtyard. It has oil-fired central heating; the boiler is housed in the neighbouring cellar.
A first cellar is currently used as a laundry room and gardening shed; a second as a workshop and boiler room (oil-fired boiler for the guest house). The old wine-storehouse is in use as a wine cellar, a storage area, a pool machine room and a boiler room (gas-fired boiler for the main house).
The orangery, spans a floor surface area of approx. 37 m², some 12 m² of which are on a mezzanine. A barn is used for storing firewood. A 2-roomed, troglodyte house awaits restoration.
In a vine-growing village where lovely houses and chateaux are numerous, the old wine-storehouse and its large, luxurious home blend harmoniously in with their surroundings. Protected by the hillside, temperatures remain clement winter and summer alike. In a good state of repair and immaculately kept, the main house has no need of any works. Future owners will be able to transform and convert the old wine-storehouse and the troglodyte house to suit their own personal tastes, taking advantage of their eminently ecological characteristics.
|Land registry surface area||6451 m2|
|Main building surface area||349 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||37 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
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.