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4 bedroom character property for sale

France - St-Michel-sur-Loire, Indre-et-Loire, Centre


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Located between Tours and Saumur in the commune of Saint Michel sur Loire and with stunning views over the Loire Valley, this charming restored wine maker's house has light, spacious receptions rooms and 4 en-suite bedrooms (one on the ground floor) and there is a fantastic attic ready for conversion into further accommodation (3 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms) if so required. On a practical level the home has new wiring and plumbing, an efficient geothermic/oil fired boiler central heating system and a modern independent septic tank drainage system.

Permission had been given to create a spacious 3 bedroom house in part of the outbuildings

The property has 6 hectares of land with a wooded garden, swimming pool, extensive outbuildings and paddocks.

Perfect as a family home the property could easily become a chambres d'hotes business with its ready access to the chateaux and other tourist attractions of the region, a luxury gite or a small equestrian property.


Ground Floor
Steps lead up to the part glazed front door (E) which opens into an Entrance Hall/Corridor (26.50 m²) running the length of the house. The walls are part panelled, there are ceiling mouldings and the original flooring. Doors lead off it into the principal rooms and the staircase leads up to the first and second floors.
On the left hand side of the corridor there is the large double aspect (E and S) Reception Room (50.66 m² in total). It is a lovely light room with 2 marble fireplace (one only works)50.45 m²) at either end and sliding doors which can be closed to divide it into a separate Drawing Room (26.79m²) and Dining Room (23.87m²) as there are 2 doors into the entrance hall. There is new parquet flooring, part panelled walls and ceiling mouldings.
To the right side of the entrance hall there is a door into the super fitted and equipped Kitchen/Breakfast Room (50.45 m²) which has a double aspect (N and S). On the south side there is a French window looking down towards the River Loire which has an electric shutter and on the north side there are 2 windows and a French door leading on to the huge terrace and swimming pool. The room has a fireplace with a black marble surround, a travertine stone floor and ceiling mouldings. The handmade fitted kitchen has a central island and is equipped with 2 ovens, a hob, a dish washer and a butler's sink.
A door from the kitchen and also from the entrance hall leads into a Study/Small Sitting Room (18.36m²) which has a marble fireplace, tiled floor and two original cupboards.
On the right hand side and at the far end of the entrance hall/corridor a door leads into a Bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The Bedroom (19.29 m²) has a double aspect with a French window (N) opening on to the pool terrace, a window (W) and a tiled floor. The Bathroom (5.92 m²) has a hand basin, roll top bath ,walk-in shower, W.C. and a heated towel rail.
At the end of the entrance hall/corridor there is W.C. (2.38 m²) with a hand basin and a heated towel rail.
Shower Room (3.75 m²) with a hand basin, shower, W.C. and a heated towel rail. The floor and walls are tiled.
Utility Rool/Laundry (11.49m²) which has a window (S), a range of fitted units and a tiled floor.

First Floor
Landing (16.04m²) which runs the length of the house and which has a parquet floor, 2 cupboards, ceiling moulding and a window (N).
Bedroom (22.02 m²) which has a marble fireplace, parquet floor, ceiling mouliding and a window (S). En-suite Shower Room (2.45m²) with a hand basin, shower, W.C and a heated towel rail. There is one window (W), a tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Bedroom (21.43 m²) which has a marble fireplace, parquet floor, ceiling moulding and a window (S). En-suite Shower Room (4.30m²) with a hand basin, bath with a shower over it, W.C. and a heated towel rail. There is one window (S), tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room. The Master Bedroom (19.51 m²) is a lovely room with a double aspect (E and S) and beautiful views down to the Valley of the River Loire. It has a marble fireplace, parquet floor and ceiling mouldings. The Dressing Room (3.65 m²) also has a door from the corridor and is a very practical storage space. The large en-suite Bathroom (7.88 m²) has 2 hand basins, a bath, separate shower, W.C. and a heated towel rail. There is a window (E), tiled floor and part tiled walls.

Second Floor
All the services have been brought up to this floor and the ceilings have been insulated and plaster boarded.
Room 1 (19.25 m² at a ceiling height of 1.80 m). It has a parquet floor, mansard ceiling, an 'oeil de boeuf' window (W) and a Velux.
Attic/Room 2 (60.03 m² at a ceiling height of 1.8m). This is a great space which has an 'oeil de boef' window (E), 3 Velux (N), and 1 window and a Velux (S). It has a parquet floor.

Under the house there are 2 cellars one of which contains the geothermic heating system and the oil fired boiler which kicks in if the temperatures drop too low in winter.


A gravelled drive with trees on either side leads to the parking are in front of the house. Outline planning permission was granted for the building of a 3 car carport to the west of the house.

There is a lawn in front of the property and then mature woodland runs down almost to the valley floor and there are very beautiful views across to the south side of the Loire. At the back of the home is the lovely paved swimming pool area with its French windows into the house. This area is sheltered by the large outbuildings on its east side and by a hedge to the west and north. Lawn.

Work has been started in the old wine making building which has planning permission for conversion into a 3 bedroom home. It is next to the large stone buildings which are old stable, cow sheds and barns which are still ideal for horses or for vintage cars or other interests.


Mains water and electricity. Broad band. Alarm system. Central heating is either under floor or with cast iron radiators and is geothermic with additional heating by an oil fired boiler if needed. New independent drainage system. All the wiring and plumbing are new. The roof is well insulated.

These details are for information purposes only. They do not form part of a contract. Sizes and measurements given are approximate. The owner and the agent do not guarantee the accuracy of any information given. Any prospective buyer should independently satisfy themselves that all the information given is correct before entering into any form of sales agreement or contract.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (International), 49.7 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (International), 92.3 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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Agence Vallée des Rois, Brissac Quincé

20, rue du 14-Juillet 49320 Brissac Quincé
03339 395287  Local call rate
About Agence Vallée des Rois, Brissac Quincé

Your Life Style – Our Experience – Your Choice

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Welcome to Agence Vallee des Rois, the Franco-British estate agency located in the heart of the UNESCO classified Loire Valley in Western France, a wonderful place to come and enjoy the more relaxed French way of life with something to appeal to everyone. It really is a perfect area in which to buy a first or a second home.

We are a French registered business that has been buying and selling properties for French and International clients since 1998 so you know you are dealing with a well established agency that is legal, regularly inspected and professionally run and, to reassure you further the team speaks fluent French and English.

We believe we are the perfect place for you to start your search for a home in France.

The agency offers a tailor-made service from the first time you contact us until completion of your property purchase. We want the process to be as stress free as possible and will help you open bank accounts, get mortgages, transfer the utilities and set up the telephone and internet.

We try to find something for everyone: whether it is a small town house with a courtyard garden in a sleepy market town, a gite complex, a farm with barns for storing vintage cars not far from Le Mans or an equestrian property close to the Ecole National d’Equitation and the world famous Cadre Noir de Saumur.

Please browse through our properties for sale on the website which we up-date on a regular basis. If you are unable to find the exact property you are seeking, complete the contact form and we will be happy to assist you further in your French property search.

We understand that moving to a foreign country is a big step to take. If you want to make sure that life in France is really for you before you buy a house, we can find you either a long term unfurnished rental property or put you in touch with a holiday cottage owner who is ready to let his gite during the off season.

We don’t want to waste your time. Tell us about the sort of life style you want in France and profit from our experience to help you find the perfect French home for you.

Whatever the economic climate, the Loire Valley remains a sought after area and a popular place to buy a property. Foreign home buyers are always surprised how much better value for money the houses are in comparison to their own countries and by how much further their money can go. With house prices starting from well under €100,000 and rising into the millions, property buyers can find anything from reasonably priced village homes in need of work, town houses, country properties with land, equestrian properties, B&B or gîte businesses, through to large chateaux.

Our property listings range from restoration projects through houses with land, traditional country homes (longères), cottages (fermettes), modern houses and restored chateaux meaning we have a wide choice of properties to suit all tastes and budgets. We have properties for sale to the north and south of the River Loire and cover much of Maine et Loire (Dept 49), Indre et Loire (Dept 37) and La Sarthe (Dept 72) but we are now actively expanding our property portfolio south of the River Loire and featuring more properties in the vineyards south of Angers, going even further south towards Thouars (Dept 79).

Enough about us, now to tell you a little more about our region, the climate is better than the UK with longer, hotter summers and milder winters and the region is known throughout France for its gentle climate - ‘la douceur angevine’ – and we believe that applies to the people too.

It is easy to relax outside a café in one of the town squares and watch the world go by, browse the stalls at the weekly market or do a little wine tasting at one of the local vineyards. For the more energetic, explore the countryside on the quiet roads and kilometres of dedicated cycle paths or go horse riding in the forests or on the banks of the Loire. Lovers of history aren’t forgotten either: find out more about the joint history of France and the UK with a visit to Fontevraud Abbey where Richard the Lion Heart is buried ………… and then there are charming towns like Saumur, watched over by its famous chateau, where you can visit the Tank Museum, go to the to the National Riding School and the famous dancing horses of the Cadre Noir, the gardens of Villandry – the list of things to do and places to visit goes on and on.

Transport links are good. Getting to and from the area is easy and there are plenty of autoroute connections (A11, A85) meaning it is simple to go to Paris or the sea for the day. The nearest ferry port (Caen Ouistreham) is only 2.5 hours drive away, there are regional airports at Tours, Nantes, Angers (Marcé) and Poitiers, TGV trains run from Saumur, Angers and Tours and there are connections to the Eurostar via Lille or Paris.


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