between woods and grasslands in the south-east of the Touraine region
This property is three hours from Paris via the A85 and A10 motorways and forty minutes from Tours and its TGV train station, linking it with Paris in an hour.
The estate, on the outskirts of Montrésor, a village that was awarded the title of “Village Préféré des Français” (the French People’s favourite village) in 2015, is fifteen minutes from the medieval town of Loches, ten minutes from Beauval Zoo, the biggest in Europe, and lastly thirty minutes from Chenonceaux chateau.
In the middle of the estate, a large, luxurious home, constructed in the 19th century and a private chapel, dating from the late 11th century and redesigned in the 19th century, are surrounded by outbuildings, converted into guest houses and function rooms.
Constructed in the 19th century in a classical style with a slate, hip roof, this large, luxurious home is built of freestone covered, in places, with traditional rendering. It stands in the midst of its landscaped parklands.
The house’s porch is reached via a flight of six stone steps, the ground floor being raised by half a level.
This property is sold furnished.
A large cellar and a boiler room.
An entrance hall, with parquet flooring, houses an oak wood stairway and provides access on either side to a lounge and a dining room, both decorated with a marble fireplace and the same parquet flooring as the entrance hall. Ceilings are 3.50 m high. Following on from the dining room are a kitchen and a back kitchen. The kitchen has its own entrance door. A door in the dining room opens on to a landing that gives access to a toilet and the basement.
A landing provides access to two bedrooms with parquet flooring, one is a through room, as well as to a bathroom and a separate toilet. Ceilings are 3.35 m high. A concealed stairway goes up to the second floor.
With slightly sloping ceilings going up to a height of 2.80 m, this level comprises three bedrooms, a shower room and a separate toilet.
Facing the main house are three outbuildings, used for function and reception purposes. One is dubbed “Le chalet” (the chalet), another, “Le chais” (the wine storehouse) and the last, “Les écuries” (the stables).
This first outbuilding, known as “Le chalet”, comprises a living room with an open-plan kitchen and a separate toilet. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a shower room, with a toilet. This house shares the space in the old barn with a shed, used for storing all the tools needed for maintaining the parklands.
A function room, with toilets, is connected to a professional kitchen via a covered area. In the other section of this outbuilding, a space has been converted into a tiled living room, with a fireplace, on the ground floor and two bedrooms, with parquet flooring, a shower room and a separate toilet upstairs.
This sound-proofed function room opens on to a covered area. It is also fitted with a professional kitchen. Public toilets have also been created. The upstairs of this outbuilding has not been converted, but its vast floor surface area could accommodate additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Its roof has been redone and insulated just like those on all the other buildings on the property.
Originally built at the end of the 11th century and redesigned in the 19th century, this chapel stands in the middle of the estate with its slate-covered bell tower. A beautiful carved wooden ogive door, crowned with a stained-glass rosette, is set in the gable wall. Along the sides, there are 6 stained-glass ogive windows. This consecrated chapel, with its polychrome choir and gilded oak wood altar, can accommodate up to a hundred people.
The landscaped parklands
The wooded, landscaped parklands, spanning almost 7 ha, comprise numerous miscellaneous and varied species: several are over a hundred years old like the cedars, oaks, a sequoia and an impressive chestnut tree. Other trees and shrubs such as maple, fir and plane trees stand in the parklands looking down on a bed of cyclamen and hydrangea bushes.
All the flower beds are watered courtesy of a 25 m deep, water well that never dries up.
On a separate plot is a large orchard planted with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.
The forest, the land and the lake
This estate spans 13 hectares of game-filled forest, predominantly composed of oak and conifer trees. It is crossed by a long alleyway leading to the houses from the road and the entrance to the estate.
Two meadows, respectively spanning 8,000 and 9,400 m², open the estate on to the surrounding landscape.
A 6,500 m² lake, home to large numbers of fish and notably fed by rainwater running off the house, completes this coherent, verdant estate.
This estate is part of an area where nature reigns. The tranquillity and the surroundings of this site evoke a sense of well-being as there are no nuisances to disturb the peaceful way of life here and not forgetting the legendary mild Touraine climate.
This property consists of several buildings all in a good state of repair. With its function rooms and its chapel, it can be used for both private and commercial purposes.
|Land registry surface area||20 ha 31 a 41 ca|
|Main building surface area||200 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Outbuilding surface area||1500 m2|
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.