In the Upper Poitou region, 15 minutes from Châtellerault TGV train station, with its 90-minute links to Paris and 2½-hour links to Charles-de-Gaulle airport. The town of Tours is 50 minutes away and Poitiers 40 minutes away. The history of the area around Châtellerault and its role as a political, economic and religious crossroads as of the Gallo-Roman era can be read in the architectural features. It is now renowned for its cutting-edge industries in the aeronautical and car industries which make it the leading employment pool in the Poitou-Charentes region. There are also numerous leisure activities. Amongst the most original: the annual international hot air balloon championship and the Jazzelrault Festival which takes place every June.
The manor house
In the place of the two entrances on the ground floor was a stone spiral stairway which went up to the gable roof, covered with its flat tiles. Four windows have been added. A protruding pavilion, constructed at a later date, adjoins the manor house. It is supported on two semi-circular arcades and features an upstairs window. The cellar can be reached via the stairway positioned under one of the arcades.
The guest house
This is one of the outbuildings in the courtyard. Three separate entrances make it possible to access different areas. The first section is a storage area which still houses the old bread oven. At the end is a little room which could be made to communicate with the second section. The latter comprises a shower room with a toilet and another small room. The last room is much bigger than the other two. It could easily be transformed into a bathroom as it already has a water supply point. The upstairs of this outbuilding, reached via an outside ladder, awaits conversion. It will need an indoor stairway. The roof is covered with flat tiles.
The children’s house
This building is constructed in two sections. The lower level comprises three vaulted ovens that were probably used for drying plums. The upper level, reached via a little stone stairway, consists of a large room, in which a shower room with a chemical toilet has been installed. The outside walls feature pointed, exposed stone. The roof is covered with flat tiles.
These buildings accommodated animals, farming equipment or hay and are now used for very different purposes. Spanning a variety of surface areas, they could be transformed and given new vocations.
The garden, extending west and south, can be reached via the gateway, flanked by two pilasters. A covered area on the left-hand side adjoins an outbuilding. Cherry, plum, Mirabelle plum and walnut trees as well as a little vine will appeal to lovers of seasonal fruits, whilst oak, hazelnut and maple trees provide shady areas during the summer and rival one another in colour during the autumn.
Standing in the protective shadow of the great Descartes, by living there where he was probably born, has to be exciting. However, the methodical doubt advocated by the philosopher has no reason to exist here where nothing but charm is exuded. Better advantage could be taken of the buildings dominated by the dovecote by carrying out a few conversion and renovation works. A family could settle comfortably here without being isolated from human activities or the most modern means of transport.
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|Land registry surface area||6831 m2|
|Main building surface area||180 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||405 m2|
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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.