A 16th century, large, luxurious home and its outbuildings on a quadrangular esplanade surrounded by a moat between the Sologne region and the Cher Valley.
This property is 40 minutes from Tours via the motorway and 30 minutes from Blois, both are towns of Art and Histoire on the banks of the royal Loire river. It stands, between the Loire chateaux and the Cher Valley, in the midst of a region with an extremely good tourist trade. The nearest village is less than 3 km away. A small town, 10 minutes away, has all amenities as well as primary and secondary schools.
Barely visible from a distance and dominating the fields, this property can be glimpsed from the road linking the two nearest villages. Once on the little lane that provides access to the residence, a 6 ha wood comes into view on the right-hand side, followed by a 16th century dovecote, a section of the outbuildings, the moat and the large, luxurious home. The quadrangular esplanade, surrounded by the dry moat and containing all the buildings, can then be clearly seen.
Once over the moat, impressive gates open into the outbuilding courtyard. Straight on and on the right-hand side are all the outbuildings comprising storage areas, workshops, the dovecote and barns that enclose the courtyard on three sides. On the left-hand side stands the large, luxurious home, a former extended pavilion of the primitive chateau that is no longer in existence. A last building, used for additional accommodation purposes, is constructed from quarry stone blocks as well as freestone and topped with tiles.
Behind the latter are a garden and 2 two hundred year old cedar trees that once faced the initial chateau, of which all that now remains is the cellar. On the north-west corner of the garden, overlooking the moat, an unconverted pavilion stands adjoining a consecrated, recently renovated chapel. And lastly, behind the old chateau, a bridge spanning the moat provides access to an orchard of approx. 4,000 m². A small lake and lawns, planted with a variety of species, complete the outskirts of the property, near the dry moat.
The large, luxurious homeThis large, luxurious home comprises two adjoining buildings, a pavilion spanning three levels, one of which is under the slopes of the roof, symmetrical to the second, quadrangular 2-storey building, standing on the corner of the moat. The facades are rendered whilst freestone forms the framing around the openings, the cornices and the quoins. One has a slate roof with a break and the other has a slate hip roof. Both are topped with finials and feature triangular pediment roof dormers.
Most of the door and window frames are made of PVC with double-glazing, although some old wooden-framed windows have been preserved, notably those with small panes and indoor shutters looking out over the courtyard.
The main entrance, on the north facade on the courtyard side, opens into a hall which provides access, left, to a kitchen, straight on, to a toilet and a dining room and, right, to a lounge. The floors are covered with cement tiles and parquet flooring in the lounge where the ceiling joists have been left exposed. A stairway goes down from the kitchen to the basement where a door leads directly to the moat. This level comprises a workshop, a boiler room and a storage area. At the end of the hall, a dual-flight stairway goes to the two upper floors of the house.
A corridor runs along the facade, providing access to the four bedrooms on this floor. Two of them have their own bathrooms and toilets. The floors are laid with strip pattern parquet flooring, sometimes covered with carpet. A toilet can be reached via the landing.
Both bedrooms on this floor open on to the landing. They each have a wash-hand basin. The floors are laid with strip pattern parquet ...
Wohnfläche: 375,00 m², Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 6, Bundesland: Centre-Val de Loire