character houses for sale in france near vendôme

An old coaching inn in a picturesque village
in the Loir Valley near to Vendôme

Vendôme, LOIR-ET-CHER center-val-de-loire 41100 FR


In the Tours-Le-Mans-Vendôme triangle, in the Centre-Val-de-Loire region, 2½ hours from Paris and 25 km from Villiers-sur-Loir TGV train station with its 40-minute links to Paris. On the edge of the Loir plain where French bocage countryside alternates with large stretches of farmland. The village grew up on the steep terraced hillside more than ten centuries ago. Its vestiges of the past have been superbly preserved.


This former coaching inn is built up against the vestiges of the town ramparts. Having undergone several transformations between the 17th and 19th centuries, it became a hotel in the Belle-Époque. The very location of this house, on the corner of two streets with the main facade taking pride of place on the crossroads, catches the eye of every passer-by and invites them in. It comprises two adjoining buildings. Both have a rectangular base but one is narrower and shorter than the other as the curve of the street requires an open corner. A large, rear, 70 m² terrace, facing south-west and, therefore, taking full advantage of the sunshine, is laid out above the garage.

The house

The main facade is constructed from freestone and the little projection from half-timbering and brick, whilst half of the facade on the terrace side features half-timbering. The walls on the other sides are rendered with freestone framing around the windows. The slate roof, following the various shapes and heights of the buildings, features hip roof dormers with overhanging eaves on all of its slopes, with the most outstanding one on the main facade.

Ground floor
The front door, reached via a porch, opens directly into a lounge. The ceiling beams are exposed and the fireplace was added. One opening provides access to the stairway going upstairs and down to the basement, whilst another leads to a dining room. The latter opens into a professional kitchen and on to the terrace.
The stairway goes down to a second entrance, level with the lower road, a door to the garage and an area comprising toilet and shower facilities, followed by a laundry room, a boiler room, a storeroom and a cellar.
First floor
This level comprises three bedrooms with their own shower room and toilet.
Second floor
This level, under the rafters, includes three bedrooms with their own shower room and toilet.

Our opinion

A house’s past is like its pedigree. An old coaching inn is always in a good location and inspires the imagination with all the scenes that took place there. The hotel that succeeded it and that appeared on postcards at the beginning of the 20th century is a sign of a certain size and a search for comfort. Today, all aspects of this house, under its noble slate roofs featuring roof dormers, are interesting from its sober freestone and its local style half-timbering to its warm brick. This property comprises an original purchase in an equally original village.

340 000 €
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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur


Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 392135

Land registry surface area 205 m2
Main building surface area 280 m2
Outbuilding surface area 65 m2


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Regional representative

Marie-Antoinette de Groulard    +33 1 42 84 80 85


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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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