in 8 hectares, 25 minutes from Chinon and Fontevrault
Where the regions of Anjou, Touraine and Poitou meet, in an area where the land, enriched with limestone, favours the growing of vines (Saumur and cabernet) and cereal crops. The countryside, dotted with woods, extends to the banks of the river Loire and the royal abbey of Fontevrault, 25 minutes away. Oiron chateau and its contemporary art collection are 15 minutes away. A market town with all shops and amenities is but 5 minutes away. Châtellerault TGV train station is 45 minutes away and that of Saumur 40 minutes away.
The manor house
The symmetrical layout of the central building, flanked on either side by a pavilion, is reinforced by the arrangement of the doors and windows. The slate roof contrasts with the white of the rendered walls and the stone quoins.
A through hall houses a wooden stairway and a door opening out on to the parklands. A corridor provides access to a kitchen, followed by an adjoining lounge and dining room, with their marble fireplaces. The ceilings in both these rooms are 4.2 m high and their floors are covered with tiles and parquet flooring. On the other side of the entrance hall, a second corridor leads to a small lounge, a bedroom, with its bathroom and toilet (marble fireplaces enhance both rooms), a linen room and, lastly, a boiler room, with a well. A stairway goes up to the attic space from the boiler room. A toilet has been installed under the stairway in the entrance hall.
The landing provides access to three bedrooms, including one with a separate toilet and another with its own bathroom, shower and toilet. Marble fireplaces, topped with their decorative trumeaux, symbolise the decor of these two bedrooms. The bedroom ceilings are 3.4 m high. There is parquet flooring throughout, with the exception of the bathroom.
Tile roofs and exposed stone walls create a harmonious group of outbuildings with miscellaneous vocations. A small, 3-roomed house is an integral part of this group which also includes a barn, a cowshed, granaries and other buildings used for storage purposes. Further away are another 4-roomed house, awaiting restoration, and a contemporary farm shed.
The parklands are composed of grassy areas and a small wood. They are crossed by a driveway, leading from the manor house to the property boundary, where an open cellar is to be found.
This property, set where historic, wine-growing and well-known culinary heritages meet, could become the showcase for an art of living that combines the wealth of the Poitou, Anjou and Touraine regions. The diversified surroundings, alternating fields and woods, avert any possible monotony. This property, like its setting, is both open and private, spacious and confidential as regards its architecture and the layout of its parklands. Once renovation works have been completed, this sober, elegant estate will meet all requirements for a family home or for a commercial project.
|Land registry surface area||7 ha 6 a|
|Main building surface area||230 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1000 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
Jérôme Broun +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.