in 1.5 ha of parklands in the area around Chinon,
In the Loire Valley on the edge of the Vienne department, a dynamic, tourist region, near to the Azay-le-Rideau and Rigny-Ussé chateaux as well as to cultural centres such as the Royal Fontevraud Abbey or Saumur’s famous Cadre-Noir (French National Riding School).
Chinon, a 10-minute drive away, is a town of art and history. The town and its royal fortress are built on a freestone hill that looks out over the verdant Vienne department. It has all shops and amenities.
The nearest SNCF train station is but 10 km from the property, the trains providing links to Tours, with 10 daily return journeys, and then Paris in an hour. Slip roads for the A85 motorway are 20 minutes away.
This building spans three levels, one of which is under the rafters. The 16th century structure is composed of rendered quarry stone blocks, topped with a slate roof. A wing, extending the length of the building, was added in the 19th century. A pavilion, with a brick watch-turret, also adjoins one side of the building. The facades are aligned with openings. Two entrances, one preceded by a porch, are to be found on the front facade.
The entrance door opens into a hall which provides access to a living room, on one side, and a kitchen, on the other. A spiral stairway faces the door.
The living room is laid with herringbone pattern parquet flooring and the freestone of its walls has been left exposed. The fireplace, also made of freestone, is fitted with a closed-hearth fire. Although not a through room, it is very bright. A study, housed in the corner pavilion, can be reached via the lounge. The windows in the kitchen, with its old terracotta floor tiles and a freestone fireplace, look out over the parklands.
This level also includes a shower room, with a toilet.
All the ground floor openings are fitted with indoor, oak wood shutters.
This level is reached via a spiral, freestone stairway. The landing gives access to a lounge area and three bedrooms. The latter are soberly decorated, with the freestone of one wall left exposed. A bedroom, with a bathroom, has been converted in the most recent wing. Floors are laid with dark, strip pattern parquet flooring.
A second bedroom, with a bathroom, a storage room and access to the terrace, is laid out in the main house and the corner pavilion.
The third bedroom has a view over the parklands. Its shower room is on the other side of the corridor.
Both bathrooms as well as the shower room on this floor have terracotta floor tiles.
A spiral stairway goes up to the attic space. This area is partially converted into a laundry room and a boiler room. There are also two vast attics with floor insulation. The windows are set in the facade at floor level.
The old caretaker’s cottage, composed of rendered quarry stone blocks and a gable, slate roof, spans approx. 70 m² over two levels, one of which is under the rafters. It has been renovated and transformed. An electric heating system has been installed. A garden, abounding in flowers, surrounds the building.
Next to this outbuilding, a barn is currently used for storing firewood.
Standing in the midst of the parklands, an old, round dovecote is also composed of rendered quarry stone blocks.
This level comprises a living room, a kitchen and a dining room. Floors are laid with terracotta tiles. A bread oven is an integral part of an old freestone fireplace. This entire floor is illuminated via facade openings and a skylight. A shower room and a toilet are laid out at the end of the building.
A half-turning, wooden stairway goes up to this level which is taken up by a lounge, a bedroom and a shower room. Floors are laid with terracotta tiles.
These parklands extend over almost 1.5 ha. Wild, verdant areas are planted with boxwood and lime trees. Apple, walnut and cherry trees form an orchard.
Vaulted cellars, closed by iron gates, are to be found on the estate which is adjoined by a vast, 1.5 ha meadow.
Security and serenity are two words that describe this property beautifully. The tranquillity, the perimeter walls and the wonderful surrounding countryside make this a real haven of peace. This property is ideally located. It is not too close to the hustle and bustle of the towns and yet it is near enough so as to be able to take daily advantage.
These premises could be converted to suit the wishes of two or up to ten residents. The barn and the two unconverted attics are perfect playgrounds for all inspired entrepreneurs.
|Land registry surface area||15642 m2|
|Main building surface area||332 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
Ariane Morin +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.