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5 bedroom character property for sale

France - Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire


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Key features:

  • Quiet location in the central ancient centre of Saumur.
  • Short stroll to shops and restaurants.
  • Large terrace with views of the town.

Full description:

Situated in the protected building zone in the heart of the historic town of Saumur on the south bank of the River Loire, this fabulous property dating from the XVth century has been restored by master craftsmen and is today a lovely home full of character. It has many original features including a lovely stone circular staircase leading to a stunning reception room of nearly 60 m² which has a triple aspect, beamed ceiling, 2 fireplaces, octagonal terracotta floor tiles and an 'echauguette'. There are currently 5 bedrooms in the house of which 2 are in the self-contained guest apartment located on the ground floor which is just perfect for visiting friends and family. We love the sunny roof terrace of 72 m² which has views over the town and which is a great space for sitting out and enjoying the summer days.


Ground Floor
A glazed armoured double door opens into the Entrance Hall (11.53m²) which has a marble floor, part panelled walls and a ceiling moulding. A door leads into the self-contained apartment and a lovely stone circular staircase (1.6 m wide) which goes up to the main part of the house and down to the workshop, garage and cellar where there is another door to the street.

The apartment (62.06 m² in total):
Living/Dining room (21.77m²) which has a beamed ceiling, parquet floor, attractive built-in shelves and cupboards and a window (W). There is a door into the small kitchen and a corridor (2.43 m²) leads to:
Bedroom (12.77m²) which has a pretty stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, hand basin, shower and a window (E).
Bedroom/Study (7.48m²) which has a beamed ceiling, hand basin, shower and a window (E).
W.C. with hand basin (2.05m²) with an extractor.
Shower/Dressing Room (10.04m²) which has a hand basin in a vanity unit and a shower and a window (W).
Kitchen (5.52m²) which is part fitted and equipped and which has a cupboard housing the gas fired boiler.

First Floor
Superb triple aspect Living/Dining Room (58.98 m²) which has a tuffeau stone fireplace at each end (only one works). There is a high beamed ceiling (2.90 m), tuffeau stone walls and octagonal terracotta floor tiles. All the windows mean it is a very luminous room which is lovely to use. There are 3 east facing windows with interior shutters, 2 west facing windows and 1 north facing window. To one end of the room there is an 'echaugette' which is a small circular room (3.44m²) in a projecting turret which has east facing windows.
Kitchen (11.68m²) which is fitted and equipped with a hob, oven, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. There is a second gas fired boiler for the main part of the house.
W.C. with hand basin (1.12m²).

Half Level
Bedroom (13.50m²) with a glazed door to the terrace and an east facing window.

Second Floor
Corridor (10.06m²) with storage to one side (wwardrobes etc.).
Bedroom (15.51m²) with an east facing window with interior shutters giving views towards the chateau of Saumur, beamed ceiling, carpet.
Bedroom (19.26m²) with mezzanine and 2 east facing windows.
Bathroom ((8.59 m²) with a corner bath, 2 hand basins in a vanity unit and a shower. There is one window (N which has secondary double glazing), part tiled walls and a tiled floor.
W.C. with hand basin (1.27 m²).

Lower Levels
The circular stone staircase leads down from the entrance hall to Lowel Level 1 which has a large workshop (30.00 m²) and a garage. The staircase continues down to Lower Level 2 where there is a small lobby with a door giving access to the street and the wine cellar.


Paved terrace of 72 m² with shrubs planted around the edge which is a super sunny space overlooking the town and with views to the roofs of the Place St. Pierre.


Mains water, electricity, gas and sewerage. There are 2 gas central heating boilers - one for the apartment and one for the mainpart of the house. Slate roof. Wood framed single glazed windows. Ansaphone.

DPE/Thermal Efficiency: D 173 GES/Greenhouse Gases: E 40

Taxe Foncière: €2,638.00

These details are for information purpose 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 contract or agreement.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Poitiers (Biard) (International), 49.4 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (International), 71.8 miles
  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (International), 95.5 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
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

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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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