An 18th century manor house, with numerous outbuildings
in almost 10 ha of parklands, just 20 minutes from Tours
Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37000 FR

Location

In the Centre-Val-de-Loire region, 2¾ hours from Paris via the A10 motorway and just 20 minutes from Tours and its TGV train station, with 55-minute links to the French capital. This property stands in the midst of peaceful, green, open surroundings, dotted with woods. The Indre Valley and the famous Touraine chateaux are nearby. Not far from a lively small town, with its shops.

Description

This estate comprises a manor house and several outbuildings, laid out in a U-shape around a double, main courtyard. It is accessed either via the main gateway facing the manor or, on the side, from the caretaker’s cottage and the long driveway, lined with lime trees, leading to the side porchway. The manor stands in the middle of the parklands. Behind it, a wide courtyard-terrace, with a swimming pool on one side, precedes a French formal garden. The latter looks down, like a balcony, over a vast, gently sloping meadow and a wooded section extending on either side of the property.

The manor house

This rectangular manor house, constructed in the 18th century, spans two levels. It is made longer by a single-storey extension. The rendered, stone masonry facades are aligned with windows and two central entrance doors. The surrounds, framing the openings, and the quoins, alternately laid lengthwise and end on, are made of freestone. The main building, topped with a small, central bell-tower, has a hip roof, whilst that on the extension is half-hipped and features two Jacobin-style dormers. Both roofs are covered with slate.


Ground floor
The entrance hall is laid out in the main building. Paved with square stone tiles, it houses a toilet and a stairway. It leads, on one side, to a vast lounge, paved with square stone tiles and featuring a freestone fireplace. This room is followed in the extension by another lounge, housing a second stairway, and a billiard room, both featuring freestone fireplaces. The floors are paved with terracotta tiles, laid in geometric patterns. The other side of the entrance hall leads to a vast dining room, paved with Angers stone and featuring a freestone fireplace. A door opens into the manor’s kitchen. Exposed beams enhance all the ceilings. French windows in the lounges and the dining room provide access to the vast courtyard-terrace.
First floor
A landing provides access, on one side, to a vast bedroom, laid with strip pattern parquet flooring and featuring a freestone fireplace as well as exposed ceiling beams. A bathroom and a toilet. On the other side of the landing is a vast bedroom, laid with strip pattern parquet flooring and featuring a wooden fireplace as well as exposed ceiling beams. A shower room and a toilet. The second stairway in the extension goes up to two bedrooms, under the rafters, a bathroom, with cement floor tiles, and a toilet. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning.
Attic
The attic space above the main building awaits conversion with two rooms, laid with terracotta floor tiles. The roofing framework is exposed.

The house

This building, with its slate roof, comprises a vast kitchen, with exposed ceiling beams, communicating with a dining room. A corridor, with a storeroom and a toilet, leads to a study area, followed by a lounge. This room, with exposed ceiling beams, houses a stairway. It is enhanced with a wood-burning stove and wide windows. With underfloor heating, the rooms are paved with stone tiles throughout. Extending the house, a separate bedroom, with a shower room and toilet, can be accessed from the outside. It spans a total surface area of approx. 160 m².


Attic
The attic space has been converted into a bedroom, illuminated via a skylight and a hanging dormer. It has sea-rush floor matting and exposed ceiling beams. A dressing room leads to a shower room, with a toilet.

An outbuilding

Extending the house, an outbuilding with a protruding dovecote is predominantly used as a laundry room as well as a tack room. The roof is covered with slate. It spans a total surface area of almost 60 m².

The stables

This building, with its gable, slate roof and a very high roofing framework, is taken up by five horse loose boxes. It spans a total surface area of approx. 100 m².

A farm building

This building stands on the other side of the main courtyard, facing the house. With a half-hipped, slate roof, it comprises a vast garage, a workshop and a woodstore. A vaulted cellar and an attic. It is adjoined by a kennel. It spans a total surface area of approx. 110 m².
Facing the entrance to the cellar, a square building, with a hip, slate roof, houses the boiler room for the buildings and the swimming pool.

The guest house

This building, resembling a traditional, long farmhouse, has a gable, slate roof. It is composed of an entrance hall with, on either side, a storeroom and a kitchen. Straight on, a corridor provides access, on one side, to a vast lounge, with a wood-burning stove and, on the other, to a toilet and a bathroom, followed by a bedroom. A door in the lounge opens on to a corridor leading to a bedroom, a shower room and a dressing room. It spans a total surface area of approx. 135 m². A garage extends the building.

The barn

This barn, with its gable, slate roof, is used for storage purposes as it has a very high, exposed roof truss. It spans a total surface area of approx. 120 m². Set at right angles to the barn, a large farm shed, spanning a surface area of almost 60 m², can be used for parking cars and storing equipment. A dovecote closes the corner of the courtyard.

The caretaker’s cottage

This square, rendered stone masonry building spans two levels. It is topped with a hip, slate roof, featuring a dormer with an arched pediment. It comprises a lounge, housing a stairway and featuring a fireplace, a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet. Upstairs, a landing provides access to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet. It spans a total surface area of approx. 90 m².

The swimming pool

This 13x6 m swimming pool is on one side of the courtyard-terrace. Heated, it is fitted with an awning.

The parklands

These parklands, spanning almost ten continuous hectares, are predominantly wooded. The double, main courtyard, with lawns and alleyways, structures the entrance to the estate. Behind the manor, the wide courtyard-terrace, with its fountain and rose bushes, opens on to the French formal garden. A meadow, on a lower level, slopes gently down to a wood. On one side of the property, facing the caretaker’s cottage, a vast meadow stretches to the horizon. On the other side, the parklands give more privacy, with two water supply points and copses. A well and a borehole provide water independently of the mains supply.

Our opinion

The manor house, in the midst of densely wooded parklands, the French formal garden and the perfectly aligned outbuildings all give this property real character. These premises, their plain architecture reflecting enormous charm, exude a great deal of comfort and generosity. A truly countrified retreat abounding in natural resources, but with shops nearby. A spacious manor house and a very pleasant setting which, although far from urban hustle and bustle, is easy to reach via various means of transport.

1 580 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 618854

Land registry surface area 9 ha 63 a 83 ca
Main building surface area 480 m2
Number of bedrooms 10
Outbuilding surface area 710 m2
including refurbished area230 m2

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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.

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