In the countryside of the Véron, between Saumur and Chinon,
a property of approximately 700 m² awaiting redevelopment and its extensive garden
Chinon, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37500 FR

Location

Situated 10 km west of Chinon and its emblematic fortress and 20 km east of Saumur and its famous Cadre Noir School of Cavalry, the property is surrounded by a quiet rural environment. The Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park offers many attractions, including numerous walking trails, the ‘Loire à Vélo’ cycle route and a variety of famous listed villages. Services and shops are available within 5 km, including a bakery, regional and farmers’ markets, grocery store and schools. A health centre with 30 general and specialist practitioners is located 5 km from the property. The TER train station of Port Boulet, which serves Tours, Saumur, Angers and Nantes, is 7 km away. Access to the A85 motorway is nearby.

Description

Set in the middle of vineyards, stretches of wild woodlands and the hamlets of the Véron, the property extends over a garden of nearly 7000 m². Access to the large entrance gate and courtyard is from a road with little traffic. On the edge of the village, this property, with several buildings made of tuffeau stone, was once home to a genuine farming community. An elegant bourgeois house, a set of outbuildings used for living purposes, and outbuildings used for farm and field work, such as a wine cellar, a cow shed, a stable, a wash house, a workshop, a garage and a lean-to are arranged around the main courtyard. Along one side of the courtyard and extending beyond the buildings, a large plot of land extends into the surrounding vineyards. A lake at the far end marks the border with the neighbourhood.

The bourgeois house

On three levels, one of which is under the roof, the house stands proudly at the back of the courtyard, facing the entrance gate. Built in 1930, as the inscription above the door calls to mind, this building is well-kept. Made of tuffeau stone, it features red brick inserts drawing geometric patterns on either side of the windows. The three openings on the ground floor have tuffeau stone frames and are topped by an arched pediment with a rosette motif. The three windows on the first floor are topped by a cornice with a leaf motif. On each side of the entrance door and at both ends of the building, the tuffeau stone columns have been worked in channel-jointed rustication with reticulated quoins up to the roof. The four-sided slate roof has three dormer windows at the front. The middle one, the most elaborate, is square in shape, topped by an arched pediment and decorated with leaf motifs. The two œil-de-bœuf windows on either side, are slightly lower than the central dormer and topped by a circular sliding pediment. The roof is bordered by an ornamental gutter which has been preserved.


Ground floor
A flight of three steps leads up to the main door of the house on the courtyard side. This painted wooden double door is topped by a spandrel frame. The full-width entrance hall gives access to the garden at the back. A wooden staircase leads to the upper floors. The hall leads to the living rooms, which are interconnected, as in many houses of this period. Only the entrance floor is tiled, everywhere else is parquet flooring. The hall serves on one side the living room facing the courtyard and the adjacent garden patch. This large, bright room has a fireplace with a floral mantelpiece and a mirror. Further on, there is a small study overlooking the back garden. A toilet is located in a recess of this room and is accessible from the entrance. On the other side, the dining room, with its large fireplace decorated with a floral mantelpiece, precedes a room used as a bedroom or study, with a view of the garden at the back. It opens directly on to the small study. The large kitchen is housed in an extension, right next to the dining room, which overlooks the courtyard. The latter is accessible both from the dining room and from the courtyard. The floor is tiled. A door opens into an old bathroom.
First floor
The same layout can be found on the first floor. Large rooms are built around the landing and each connects with the adjacent room. Four large bedrooms are situated in the four corners of the house. A vintage toilet, accessed via the landing, separates two bedrooms. The entire level features strip pattern parquet flooring.
Second floor
The top floor of this bourgeois house is under the roof, with an impressive height under the roof structure, allowing for an infinite number of projects. There are no partitions here yet, this is one spacious area. The floor is terracotta-tiled. Advantage should definitely be taken of the natural light pouring in through the three dormer windows on the front façade and the dormer window on the rear façade.

Buildings for residential use

Of the many outbuildings on the property, two were used as living quarters, once designed to accommodate farm workers. These former living quarters are housed in a very long building erected in 1910, which predates the construction of the bourgeois house. The building is made of tufffeau stone and extends along the courtyard, from the entrance gate to the mansion. It has wooden doors and high openings on the first floor which serve as access to the attics. It has a slate gable roof. The two lodgings have been designed in a similar way, with a living room and a bedroom. Each of these two rooms has its own entrance door.

Buildings for agricultural use

In the long building dating from 1910, between the two workers' lodgings, a multitude of rooms are intermingled, bearing witness to the frenetic activity of the past. From the gateway to the town house, follow one after another a stable with its fodder racks, an open barn, a stable with its accessories, a wine storehouse with its vats, a washhouse with three tubs that was resolutely modern for its time, a workshop full of machines like a craftsman's museum and a large enclosed garage.

Our opinion

There is something moving about this group of buildings in a rural landscape. The fine decorations on the facade, combined with the noble whiteness of the tuffeau stone, is a testimony to the wealth of the past. This farm and all its installations were undoubtedly state of the art and a dynamic part of the region. It will be up to the future owners to bring this unique site back to life. Some renovation work, such as the restoration of the façade, the maintenance of the roof and the structure of the bourgeois house, have preserved the appearance of the building, a proud representative of the architectural heritage of the region. The large surface areas available offer many possibilities and are a boon for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Exclusive sale

400 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 969322

Land registry surface area 6700 m2
Main building surface area 310 m2
Number of bedrooms 5
Outbuilding surface area 400 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.

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