An attractive house, its outbuildings and its enclosed garden
in the Loire Valley between Orleans and Blois 1½ hours from Paris
Blois, LOIR-ET-CHER center-val-de-loire 41000 FR

Location

This property, in the midst of one of the Loire Valley’s delightful little towns, can be easily reached via train and motorway. The river banks are a 5-minute bike ride away. Shops as well as sports and cultural activities abound.

Description

The old house, having once belonged to Madame-de-Pompadour, only reveals itself to those who go through the large, wooden gates. High stone walls protect the enclosed, attractively wooded garden from indiscreet onlookers. The main, 16th century house faces east-west and predominantly looks out over lawns bordered by a vast, converted barn and a guest house, with a garage-workshop section. The only shadow over the property is that sometimes cast by the nearby Renaissance church belltower over the flower beds or the small vegetable garden.

The large, luxurious home

Constructed from Beauce limestone over a medieval, vaulted basement, the main house was remodelled in the 18th and 19th centuries and spans more than 250 m² over three levels. The harmoniously-sized rooms are illuminated by wide windows overlooking either the church square or the garden. A steep, gable, slate roof crowns the white facades with their three bays.


Ground floor
A wide, gravel passageway leads to a few steps. The entrance hall leads, on one side, to a dining room, with a coffered ceiling, and, on the other, to a kitchen, with a fireplace as well as a view of and a door to the garden. A winding stairway, going upstairs, conceals a toilet.
First floor
The landing provides access to three bedrooms (two overlooking the street and one the garden), all with a fireplace in good working order. A dressing room, a small lounge and a bathroom, with a toilet, complete this superbly laid-out floor. The rooms are spacious and elegantly enhanced with features relating a certain history such as French ceilings, exposed stone or rendered brick walls, period door and window frames as well as terracotta floor tiles.
Second floor
This level comprises two bedrooms, a shower room, with a toilet and a vast attic which, spanning approx. 50 m² under a 6 m high roofing framework, could be converted.

The annexe house

This annexe house is composed of a studio flat, spanning approx. 37 m², a double garage and a workshop area. The studio flat has a high ceiling, featuring an exposed roofing framework, and views over the belltower as well as the garden. The vast bedroom, with exposed stone walls, is fitted with reversible air-conditioning and has its own shower room, with a toilet, and a wardrobe.

The barn

The barn, with a kitchen area, is currently used for function purposes. This spacious area, spanning almost 85 m² with a 9 m high roofing framework, is widely illuminated via picture windows.

The garden

Bordered by the buildings and protected by its high stone walls, the garden spans approx. 400 m². Its verdant lawn is ingeniously laid out and dotted with a few fruit trees, beds, planted with flowers and shrubs, as well as a small vegetable garden.

Our opinion

This comfortably converted property is ideal for relaxing, receiving friends and gardening. It is an enclosed, restful area, perfectly sheltered from the rest of the world. But the opening of the large gates enables residents to set off on bicycles in search of the entrancing skies of Europe’s last wild river or to explore the wonderful Chambord, Blois or Cheverny chateaux. Great numbers of sports and cultural activities are also to be found.

Exclusive sale

550 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 348399

Land registry surface area 657 m2
Main building surface area 250 m2
Number of bedrooms 6
Outbuilding surface area 180 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Consultant


Laurent Daussy +33 1 42 84 80 85

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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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