character houses for sale near tours - touraine region

An elegant, 19th century mansion house and its parklands,
with one hundred year old trees, near to Tours town centre
Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37000 FR


The tramway, providing easy access to the town centre and the TGV train station, is but a few minutes’ walk away. Paris is only an hour away by train. The banks of the river Loire, their walks and activities are just 2 minutes away. The French capital can be reached in 2½ hours.


This property can be reached from the street via vehicle and pedestrian gates. The parklands, spanning approx. 1,500 m² and planted with magnificent, rare species of one hundred year old trees, are protected and concealed from onlookers by a perimeter wall.
The majestic facade is typical of a local mansion house. Constructed from freestone and brick, it looks out over the parklands. The garden is spread out on the heights and over successive tiers, providing a dominant view on the river Loire side. Down below, superb cellars hewn out of rock are ideal for laying down regional wines.

The 19th century mansion house

The south-facing facade of this residence comprises fourteen tall windows set out around the main entrance porch, which makes the rooms inside this mansion house extremely bright. The interior, spanning approx. 230 m² of living space, is laid out in a very pleasant manner that is easy to live with. Many features dating from the construction period have been preserved such as exposed freestone walls, fireplaces, mosaic tiles, parquet flooring and ceilings.

Ground floor
The entrance hall, with its mosaic floor tiles, houses an oak wood stairway. On the left-hand side, tall double doors open into a lounge, with herringbone pattern parquet flooring and a marble fireplace. Two large, south-facing windows let in copious amounts of light. On the right-hand side, a dining room features a mosaic floor similar to that of the entrance hall. It is enhanced with a trumeau fireplace and two windows overlooking the parklands. Following on, through another set of double doors, a corridor leads to a kitchen, a toilet and a door opening on to a terrace. The kitchen provides access via a small interior patio to a back kitchen and a boiler room.
First floor
The first floor, with parquet floor throughout, is laid out in a highly symmetrical manner with, on the left-hand side of the landing, a large bedroom, fitted with cupboards on either side of its marble fireplace and featuring two large, south-facing windows and a private bathroom. On the right-hand side, a large bedroom features two glazed cupboards bringing a library to mind, a fireplace, two south-facing windows and a shower room. Straight in front of the stairway is a south-facing study. The landing also provides access to a shower room and a toilet.
Second floor
The layout on this level is very similar to that on the first floor. On the left-hand side, it comprises a bedroom, with a large, south-facing window, cupboards, a fireplace, a bathroom and a door providing access outside via a clever walkway leading to one of the garden terraces. On the right-hand side is a south-facing bedroom, with a fireplace, cupboards and a shower room. A study or a small bedroom, a toilet and a door leading to an attic complete this level.

The annex house

This house, dating from the 20th century, adjoins the main residence. It is constructed from freestone and opens on to the property’s terrace via a wide veranda. A stairway, at the back, provides access to the two studio flats on the first floor. The smallest (14 m²) faces north and comprises a kitchen area and a shower room. The other (18 m²) faces south and is also fully fitted. On the second floor is a last small, double aspect, 28 m² flat that is fully fitted.

The outbuildings

A garage in the parklands has car access via the vehicle gates. Able to take one car, it is topped with an attic.
Two superb vaulted cellars, hewn in the rock, can be reached from the parklands and the terrace. A woodshed and a small shed for garden tools have been installed on the heights of the parklands.

The parklands

The parklands, spanning a surface area of approx. 1,500 m², can be divided into two sections. The lower section, overlooked by the mansion house, is planted with boxwood and magnificent trees including three, a sequoia, a ginkgo-biloba and a yellow poplar, over a hundred years old. The upper tiered section can be reached either from the parklands or from the second floor of the residence. It includes an old wrought iron atrium and is also attractively planted with flowers and trees. The dominant south-facing view takes in the river Loire and the town of Tours.

Our opinion

The decor of the facade of this mansion house is in no way eccentric. Its contour and profile are enhanced with freestone against a background of brick. Each of the many openings bears a keystone like an aigrette. Certain areas of the terraced parklands give an impression of being in the midst of the countryside and yet the centre of Tours is nearby; height but not distance has been taken from the town and the river. The inside of the residence exudes an elegance and discretion, of which residents will not easily tire. The three dwellings in the annex house are an additional asset for the property.

988 000 €
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Reference 726240

Land registry surface area 1491 m2
Main building surface area 230 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 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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