A 16th century manor house, with outbuildings and at least 10 ha, dominating a first-category river between the Anjou and Touraine regions.
This property is in the midst of an urban triangle with Le-Mans (50 km), Angers (65 km) and Tours (50 km). Slip roads for the A28 Paris-Tours motorway are 25 km away. TGV train for Paris from Le-Mans (direct for Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport) or Tours. Paris is 250 km away. The Val-de-Loire aerodrome is in Tours.
Where the borders of the old French provinces of Maine, Touraine and Anjou meet. The region is highly representative of France, history is all around. With its wealth of French bocage countryside, crossed by superb rivers and dotted with character villages, the region has the advantage of the mild Loire Valley climate. Whether on foot, on a bike or on horseback, attractive lost valleys can be crossed via a vast network of hiking trails and a few heritage gems unearthed. The vineyards begin further south.
A village, just a few kilometres from the property, has local amenities (small shops and schools). A little town is less than ten km away.
Dominating the countryside, this horse farm is set in the midst of superb undulating and wooded grasslands. Its main building is a manor house which, in bygone times, was home to the tax collector. A lane crosses a stream and leads to the equestrian facilities laid out below the property. These include 4 horse loose boxes, an indoor riding arena, an outdoor riding arena and a farm shed for storing fodder. All the surrounding grasslands are enclosed by wooden rail fencing. The lane continues up towards the property, going into a courtyard. On the right-hand side are the manor house, its enclosed garden and a small outbuilding. Two outbuildings, facing one another in the courtyard, can take groups of up to forty people. The lane then continues to the grasslands and to links with the hiking trails.
The manor houseFacing east-west, this rectangular, two storey building has an additional level formed by a mezzanine room. It comprises a slate roof, exposed quarry stone block and freestone walls, the upper section featuring a modillion cornice, chimney stacks and freestone quoins. Windows are double glazed. The upper section has large mullioned windows. Other features include old terracotta floor tiles, whitewashed and exposed freestone walls, exposed ceiling beams, a tower housing a wooden stairway, wood-burning stoves and a partial underground cellar.
Two of this houses three entrances are on the west facade, reached via stone steps. The third is on the east facade, overlooking the manor houses private garden. The main porch provides access to a large kitchen-dining room which, consequently, has two entrances (front and garden). This bright, through room also has two windows on the south side. A hall area leads to a lounge, a shower room, with a toilet, and the stairway tower. The second entrance in the west facade opens directly into the lounge, where a large, protruding, freestone fireplace takes pride of place.
A wooden stairway in the tower provides access to a large lounge where a monumental freestone fireplace is set against an exposed stone wall. The ceiling beams are partially visible. The old floor tiles reflect the original format traditional to the south-west of France. Two bedrooms can be reached from the large lounge. A stairway goes up to a bedroom and its bathroom laid out on a mezzanine. A toilet has been installed under the stairs.The function outbuildingThis rectangular, two-storey building features a slate roof, lime-rendered quarry stone block walls, freestone framing around the openings, PVC doors and windows, old beams and floor tiles.
The two rooms on ...
Wohnfläche: 202,50 m², Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 10, Anzahl der Badezimmer: 1, Bundesland: Centre-Val de Loire