7 bedroom property for sale
Tours, Centre, 37400, France
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- 2nd House
- Outbuilding + Others
Fully restored chateau
* Idyllic setting
* Mature park
* Various outbuildings
* Very close to Amboise
This historical classified chateau was completely restored by the current owners from 2008 to 2012 with no expense spared and offers over 1300m2 of living space on a 15 hectare estate. With close links to Louis XV and period features throughout this beautiful property is superbly finished and provides spacious luxury accommodation in an idyllic setting. Backing on to the forest of Amboise it offers easy access to local amenities.
Ground floor: Hallway with period staircase with vaulted ceiling, dining room with fireplace leading to the fitted main kitchen, good sizes lounge with open fireplace and partitioned dining area, listed study with period ceiling and wall paintings, separate guest entrance/lobby, office, music room, cinema room and secondary kitchen.
There are three separate staircases from the different periods leading to the 1st floor (2 wooden and 1 stone spiral).
1st floor: Master bedroom suite with large bathroom (bath and shower) and dressing room, Blue Salon, Gold Salon, Library (180 m2) - these three rooms are interconnecting and can be opened up to provide a large through room for receptions etc. large double bedroom (double aspect) with private bathroom, Red bedroom and separate private bathroom.
2nd floor: Guest lounge, 4 guest bedrooms each one with their own en-suite bathroom and views over the front lawn.
3rd floor: Attic: part converted (would need finishing) and could easily provide additional accommodation and an older part with listed beams and wood work.
Outbuildings: Boiler room (split oil and wood boiler - very efficient), Guardians House (need renovation), Stables/garage (150m2), 2-story-longere (which can be turned into a 350m2 guest house), field shelters, two dove cotes and a large 'pigeon house'.
A stonewall marks the boundary of the 15 hectare estate, which including 2 hectares of gardens, 6 hectares of forest and 7 hectares of prairie. The domain has a 300-year old oak tree and a wide variety of fruit trees (apple, prune, pear trees). It includes a vegetable garden and a 2.5 hectare horse carousel, there's a well, small pond, parking area, courtyard, lawns and two formal gated entrances.
Including in the renovation work: Electricity, Plumbing (10 new bathrooms), heating, internet, carpentry, drainage system, roof, gutters, facade windows, etc. etc.
Location: Backing on to the forest of Amboise with superb access to local amenities and excellent access to Tours, Paris and beyond
There is a possibility to purchase fully or partially furnished. A charming home in excellent condition and a location to die for, hard not to fall in love with this lovely period home during a visit and one that is guaranteed not to disappoint.
The Healey Fox Service
With more than 30 years experience of the French property market the team at Healey Fox offer an efficient and professional service to anyone looking to buy a home in France. The company is based in Surrey in the U.K., where we are always happy to meet with prospective buyers. In France, we work with carefully selected bi-lingual agencies who have intimate knowledge of their areas and properties and will be on hand to assist you during your visits and throughout the purchasing process.
The team in the U.K. is headed by Dan Brewer who was educated in France and has lived and worked there. We have huge knowledge of the country and are always happy to help you to choose the right area for your personal needs and to help you select properties to suit your requirements. Once all that is sorted we will make viewing appointments with our partner agents who will show you selected properties and help you find the right one to buy. Throughout the purchase process both the team in the U.K. and the agents in France will work with you to ensure a safe, efficient and pleasurable buying experience.
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Centre Regional Description
The region technically titled Centre is also known as Centre-Val de Loire and as such causes confusion as it so closely overlaps in name and landscape with Pays de la Loire. Centre battled with the Ministry for the Interior to gain the name Loire to promote tourism which, in many ways it deserves, as the Centre department contains most of the Loire chateaux. Unfortunately it failed to gain Loire in its region name but tends to add it on for purposes of tourism. Hence the boundaries of Pays de la Loire and Centre merge and descriptions of each department can apply to the other. At Healey Fox we recommend that to get a feel of Centre you also read our description of Pays de la Loire.
Centre combines three provinces, Orleans with the departments of Loire. Eure and Loir et Cher, Berry with departments of Cher and Indre and Touraine otherwise known as Indre et Loire. At Healey Fox we specialise mainly in Indre et Loire with a few properties also in Loir et Cher. We chose Indre et Loire as it has the most beautiful properties imaginable, small chateaux, manors and hunting lodges. Houses for sale in Indre et Loire are
Centre is in the centre of northern France and is split in the middle by the Loire valley. It is situated south west of Paris and extends to the northern boundaries of Limousin and Auvergne. It is a department of chateaux and farmland. Large cereal growing farms give us the fields of golden corn in the north of the department which then give place to fields of sunflowers and rapeseed to the south and to the extensive vineyards producing the famous Loire wines. There is some beef and dairy farming throughout the department and flowers and apple orchards along the river valley. The landscape of Centre is reasonably flat which produces those amazing long distance views and big skies.
Chateaux and cycles along the Loire
Everyone seems to have their favourite chateaux and there is plenty of information on line about each of them. For me I think it is hard to beat Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and, of course, Chateau d'Usse otherwise known as the Sleeping Beauty Chateau. Even if you have your own house in Centre and spend a lot of time there, it will be hard to ever bore of visiting the chateaux of the Loire valley and their beautiful gardens. If you are a garden lover, the Garden Festival held at the Chateau Chaumont-sue-Loire each summer is really worth a visit.
Owning your own property in Indre et Loire, hopefully means that you can take life leisurely which may allow you to cycle part (or all) of the 800km Loire a Velo trail. This beautiful trail takes full advantage of the relative flatness of the region, so cycling is relatively easy and the cycle route takes you to many of the chateaux and through some of the lovely small towns and villages. It's. pretty amazing way to arrive to visit a chateaux!
Life in the Centre
Life in this region is mainly rural but with its reasonable proximity to Paris the population in many of its pretty market towns has increased recently. There is always something to see and do in towns like Blois which is a historic town on the northern banks of the Loire, Chinon with its medieval castle which was built by Henry II of England and Loche with its medieval fortress, Renaissance castles old city gates and cobbled streets. For lovers of sophisticated shopping, museums and galleries the bustling university town of Tours is a good day out.
Access to your house in Centre-Val de Loire, from the U.K. is simple and fairly fast. Drive time from most of the channel ports is 3 - 4 hours, the airport at Tours has many flights arriving from the U.K. or there is the TGV connecting to Eurostar in Paris.
- Poitiers (Biard) (INTERNATIONAL), 66 miles
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