on the edge of an old village, near to Beaugency, in the Loire Valley
This property, concealed behind high stone walls along a winding village street, combines the pleasure of walking through natural surroundings or along the banks of the river Loire with the practicality of nearby shops and a school. 1⅔ hours from Paris via the A10 motorway and 3 km from Beaugency train station on the Tours-Orleans-Paris line.
The main house
This house, built around 1865 from quarry stone blocks covered with pearl-grey rendering and topped with a pavilion, slate roof, can be accessed via a semi-circular porch reached via a few steps. Predominantly facing south and west, it spans three levels. The bright rooms have views over the hillside, the wood and the market town.
The porch, protected by a glass canopy, provides access to the raised ground floor of the house. An entrance hall separates the corner lounge, with its fireplace, extended by an area used as a dining room, from a corner study, a guest toilet and a kitchen. A wooden stairway, with narrow column railings, is housed in the middle of the hall. It goes down to a level with vaulted cellars as well as a boiler room and up to two floors of bedrooms.
A wide central corridor provides access to two large corner bedrooms (including one with its own adjoining bathroom and toilet), a smaller bedroom, with a fireplace, and a shower room with a toilet.
This level, laid out under the rafters, is taken up by one large and two small bedrooms, with unobstructed views over the hillside and the market town on the other side of the valley. A vast, pinewood panelled library is laid out in the centre of the floor.
The outbuildings comprise a house, spanning approx. 60 m², with a mezzanine and a garage, able to take a car, two-wheeled vehicles and garden tools in the upper section. Finishing works in the annexe building would enable it to be used as a guest house. Its slate covered roof is topped with an octagonal dovecote with a little steeple.
The English-style garden, dominated by two blue cedar trees standing in a vast lawn, leads via several steps to an orchard and to a row of lime trees, creating a vista to the horizon.
Set in its English garden, this house reveals a bright, comfortable and welcoming interior, ideal for relaxing and getting away from it all. It is easy to recharge one’s batteries here of a weekend or even to live here all year round. The annexe building lends itself to a variety of projects. The tranquillity of these secret, wooded premises makes them a pleasant place to live in unspoilt countryside, further magnified by the changing light of the Loire Valley and its mild climate.
|Land registry surface area||4241 m2|
|Main building surface area||309 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Outbuilding surface area||109 m2|
|including refurbished area||70 m2|
Laurent Daussy +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.