in the midst of a royal town in the Touraine region
This manor house, 2½ hours from Paris via the A10 motorway and 25 minutes from Tours with its TGV train station providing one-hour links to Paris, is set in an extremely dynamic town, known the world over for the wealth of its architectural, cultural and historic heritage, with all shops and amenities as well as two weekly markets.
This fully enclosed property, in a very residential district, is accessed via wrought iron gates.
It is accessed via wrought iron gates which open on to the little-used road.
Reflecting the Renaissance style with its mullioned windows, this manor house spans two levels.
On its north facade, a large terrace extends on a level with the first floor out towards the parklands. The building is flanked in a corner by a turret constructed from dressed freestone, a local limestone.
The manor house roof is covered with slate.
The manor house
This old priory was constructed in 1108 and underwent major redesigning works in the late 19th century. Its Renaissance style features a gable, slate roof and walls partially constructed from freestone.
Its triangular gable is enhanced with winged dragons at the foot of the slopes. All the openings have been modified, the tall mullioned and stained-glass windows are featured on two levels.
The attic space can be reached via a winding stairway, housed in a turret, with corbelling, adjoining the north-east corner.
This house is a pastiche of a 15th century dwelling having come blithely down through the ages as the building is in pristine condition.
The basement comprises two large cellars, a linen room, a bedroom with a shower room and a boiler room as well as one machine room housing the air-conditioning system and another for the swimming pool.
The ground floor is reached via dressed stone steps and entrance doors, featuring stained-glass windows, topped with sculpted freestone.
The entrance hall has parquet flooring, walls lined with fabric and exposed ceiling beams.
A lounge, with herringbone pattern, oak wood parquet flooring, comprises tall stained-glass windows as well as a neo-Renaissance style, finely carved, wooden fireplace; it was designed by Bernou from Tours. The hearth is flanked by two columns with capitals supporting an entablature, adorned with delicately crafted foliated scrolls. The rectangular trumeau is crisscrossed into diamond shapes, each featuring a fleur-de-lis (royal emblem).
The extremely bright dining room has white-painted panelling and numerous stained-glass windows, from which zigzag reflections from yellow and red diamond shapes.
There are also two large bedrooms, each with a stone fireplace and a bathroom with a toilet, as well as a study, a separate toilet and a vestibule.
This level comprises four bedrooms, one of which spans two levels. Each has its own bathroom and toilet. There is also a linen room. The bedrooms have a view over the wooded parklands and the royal castle.
This floor includes three additional bedrooms, each with a bathroom and toilet. All of the bedrooms have air-to-air heating and air-conditioning. There is also a private flat.
These partially listed parklands are out of sight of onlookers behind closed gates, high walls and tall trees.
They are landscaped, immaculately kept and include a swimming pool area. The 11x5 m, heated swimming pool is adjoined by a wooden pool-house.
This property comprises numerous assets. It is set in the midst of one of the Touraine region’s most prestigious towns. It is not only in the middle of the town but also has a landscaped garden, spanning approx. 2,000 m² and including an unoverlooked swimming pool.
This property is immaculately kept both inside and out.
It is also suited to accommodating some of the many tourists that visit the royal town.
A perfect spot for those seeking to develop a commercial bed & breakfast activity.
|Land registry surface area||1858 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||10|
|Main building surface area||765 m2|
Marie-Antoinette de Groulard +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.