An 18th & 19th century property in 3 hectares of parklands
and meadows between Tours and Vendôme
Vendôme, LOIR-ET-CHER center-val-de-loire 41100 FR

Location

This property, surrounded by its parklands in the peace and quiet, is 2½ hours from Paris via the A10 motorway, a slip road for which is just a few kilometres away. It is also just 15 minutes from Vendôme TGV train station with 50-minute links to the French capital. It is south of the town of Tours which, with its cultural life, its shops and activities, is 35 minutes away. Just 10 minutes from a little town with all amenities.

Description

The entrance, along a little country lane, features impressive gates and a lime tree lined driveway. This property, laid out around a gazebo and a paved courtyard, comprises two 18th and 19th century, long, traditional farmhouses, standing facing one another, as well as two barns from the same eras. These four buildings facing one another naturally form an inner courtyard.
The buildings are surrounded by magnificent wooded parklands, spanning approx. 1.5 ha and including a pond, an orchard, a vegetable garden, a large swimming pool and a pool-house laid out in one of the barns.

The main, 19th century house

The main house, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 250 m², is typical of housing in the countryside around Tours. With its old flat roof tiles, its freestone walls and its roof dormers, it is in complete harmony with all the other buildings on the property. The modernisation works, carried out in keeping with the construction period, has given the rooms additional luminosity. The interior layout has not been changed as the upstairs and the half-floor are reached via two stairways at opposing ends.


Ground floor
The house is entered via a veranda, with wrought iron uprights, which opens into a hall with old terracotta floor tiles. It provides access to the stairway and to a small corridor, with a second opening at the rear of the house.
A lounge, on the left-hand side of the corridor, has a freestone fireplace and a large veranda, opening widely on to the garden. It precedes a dining room with a fireplace, and an attractive, fully fitted kitchen.
A bedroom, on the right-hand side of the corridor, has a fireplace and a trumeau. It is followed by a bathroom, with a dressing room and a toilet. A door leads to a room in use as a linen room and a boiler room.
The ground floor also includes a pleasant study which, courtesy of a wide atrium, is very bright.

First floor
The main stairway goes up to a large landing. A bedroom, on the right-hand side, has a bathroom and a toilet. A study is straight on whilst a large bedroom, with its bathroom and toilet, is on the left-hand side. Continuing on a half level, a bedroom and its bathroom, with a toilet, can be reached from the outside via a stairway.
A few more steps provide access to the last bedroom, with a fireplace and a door opening on to a terrace.

The guest house

This 18th century guest house spans a floor surface area of approx. 250 m². Its renovation works were carried out in keeping with its old materials. Constructed of quarry stone blocks and freestone, it is topped with a roof, covered with old flat tiles.


Ground floor
This house is entered from the inner courtyard via a vestibule providing access, on the left-hand side, to a large living room, with a fireplace and a bread oven. The kitchen is simply separated from it by semi-open half-timbering. On the right-hand side is a shower room, with a toilet, and straight on, a large lounge, with a superb freestone fireplace, and the stairway. Following on, a small room could be used as a study or a bedroom.
First floor
This very large landing, ideal as a study area, leads, left, to a bedroom and, right, to a little corridor with a bathroom, toilet and linen room. Another large bedroom is to be found at the end.

The outbuildings

Two superb, 18th and 19th century barns, laid out on either side of the paved courtyard, complete the buildings of this property.
The oldest, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 80 m², is in pristine condition. It is used as a workshop and a storage area. The biggest, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 100 m², has large openings on either side. It has been beautifully converted into a pool-house, with a summer kitchen, a Jacuzzi, a shower room and a toilet. On its south side, it looks out over a fully fitted swimming pool. An impressive vaulted cellar is concealed under the main house.

The parklands

These parklands, spanning a surface area of approx. 1.5 ha, surround the property. They are magnificently wooded with several species rare to these latitudes such as a eucalyptus, a ginkgo and a pomegranate tree. An attractive pond in a flower-filled setting, adds a touch of colour.
This property is completed with another plot of grassland and woods, facing the property and spanning approx. 1.5 ha.

Our opinion

The houses are both rural and stately as is proved by the lime tree lined driveway, complete with its entrance gates. In front of one of the houses, it takes but a few steps to be able to relax and recharge one’s batteries by the side of the pool. The little gazebo, with its polygonal roof, is a meeting point for all members of the family, friends and guests, in a small enclosed universe, protected by its parklands and its meadows but connected to the outside world by its views of the countryside. Renovation works have in no way altered the original materials.

851 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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Reference 276236

Land registry surface area 2 ha 88 a 38 ca
Main building surface area 500 m2
Outbuilding surface area 180 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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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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