a mansion, its chapel and its outbuildings on a 20-ha estate
The property is located three hours from Paris by 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 “favourite village” of the French people in 2015, is fifteen minutes from the medieval town of Loches and ten minutes from Beauval Zoo, the biggest in Europe.
It benefits not only from the legendary gentle way of life of the Touraine, but also a particularly enviable location, in a place of absolute tranquillity since there are no neighbouring buildings.
In the middle of the estate are several reception buildings, a 19th century mansion and a private chapel, dating back to the end of 11th century and redesigned in 19th century. The whole estate was renovated throughout in 1997.
Constructed in the 19th century in a classical style with a slate, hip roof, this mansion 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 6 stone steps, the ground floor being raised by half a level.
This property is sold furnished.
A large cellar and a boiler room.
Ground floor ceilings are 3.5 m high.
An entrance hall, with parquet flooring, houses an oak wood stairway, a toilet, a Henry III dining room, with parquet flooring and a marble fireplace, and a lounge, laid with oak wood parquet flooring and featuring a marble fireplace. A fitted kitchen, with its own entrance door, and a back kitchen complete the rooms on this level.
A landing provides access to two bedrooms with parquet flooring, one is a through room, as well as to a bathroom and a toilet. The 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 toilet.
Facing the mansion are three outbuildings, used for functions 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. The upstairs of this outbuilding has not been converted but, as for all the property’s other buildings, its roof has been redone and insulated.
Originally built at the end of 11th century and redesigned in 19th century, it stands in the middle of the property 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 a hundred people.
The landscaped parklands
The wooded, landscaped parklands, with 7 ha of meadows, comprise numerous miscellaneous and varied species: several are over a hundred years old like the cedars, oaks, a sequoia and a gigantic 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 and lawns are watered courtesy of a 25 m deep, water well.
On a separate plot is a large orchard planted with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.
The forest 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.
This estate also includes a 6,500 m² lake, home to large numbers of fish and notably fed by rainwater running off the house.
The estate is part of an area where nature prevails. The calm and quiet of this site create a sense of well-being, nothing disturbs the peaceful life here.
The property consists of several buildings all in a good state of repair. Thanks to its function rooms and its consecrated chapel, it may be used privately or for a business activity. The layout of the estate, in itself, represents huge potential (holiday rental accommodation units, weddings, events).
|Land registry surface area||20 ha 31 a 41 ca|
|Main building surface area||300 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.