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The former outbuildings of a Renaissance chateau
15 minutes to the east of Tours in the Touraine region

, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire FR


Set amongst internationally renowned vineyards, 10 km east of Tours, in a commune in the Loire Valley, the “cultural landscape” of which is classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco.
15 km from an airport, putting London just 30 minutes away.
10 km from the A10 motorway, putting Paris just 2½ hours away.
15 km from a TGV train station, putting Paris-Montparnasse just 50 minutes away.
Equidistant from Tours and Amboise, the public transport services in the commune provide access to all schools and universities. The village with 2,200 inhabitants, dating from the 5th century, is 4 km away and has all the amenities of a small modern town.


Woods, vineyards and the castle’s parklands are spread out over a hillside separating two valleys. The castle, a fortress in the 13th century, rebuilt at the end of the 15th century and elevated to a “châtellenie” (an officially recognised castle and its land) at the beginning of the 17th century, apparently belonged to the Duke of Choiseul, prime minister to Louis XV. The castle and its outbuildings are now separated.
The site is listed as a French Historic Monument.
This property comprises several buildings and extends over one hectare. At the entrance, surrounded by tall trees and near to a lake, stands a 16th century defence tower. 12 m in diameter, it is currently used as a refuge for owls and jackdaws.
Gates at the end of the driveway open into a square courtyard that provides access to the main house, the former stables which were totally renovated in 2010 and transformed into a guest house and a holiday accommodation unit, as well as a caretaker’s cottage renovated in 2006, a water tower that was built in the 17th century of brick and white stone with its 40 m deep well and a 220 m² covered courtyard that houses the old water tower mechanism and which could take up to 6 cars.

The main house

This main house comprises two buildings standing one after another. One, built of brick and stone, was once home to a sharecropper, and the other, originally a sheepfold built of freestone and rubblestone, was topped with an upstairs in 1980. The openings are numerous. The half-moon shaped openings on the ground floor look out on to the courtyard whilst four openings in the west facade look out over the old tower. The vaulted cellar is accessed via the kitchen, fitted with an excellent cooker featuring 7 burners and 3 ovens, making it possible to cook for large parties.
Two south-facing reception rooms, spanning 41 and 27 m², and a 27 m² study. A shower room on the mezzanine floor. Upstairs, one small and 3 large bedrooms, a large landing currently in use as a games room and a large bathroom. The house spans a floor surface area of 229 m².

The former stables: the guest house

Built of freestone and rubblestone, its ground floor openings feature the same half-moon shape in harmonious keeping with the rest of the central courtyard. On the ground floor, a 34 m² billiards’ room and a linen room. Upstairs, two bedrooms with sloping ceilings and a shower room. Electric heating upstairs. Underfloor heating on the ground floor. (air-to-water heat pump). Total floor surface area of 86 m².

The former stables: the holiday accommodation unit

The ground floor comprises a hallway, a 64 m² reception room and the kitchen, created in the former home of the groom.
Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms with sloping ceilings and 2 bathrooms.
The 28 m² boiler room is accessed via the private garden. Electric heating upstairs, underground heating on the ground floor (air-to-water heat pump). Total floor surface area of 202 m².

The caretaker’s cottage

Set under the covered courtyard, this former workshop, built in the 1950’s, was completely renovated in 2006.
The ground floor comprises a 37 m² living room with a kitchen area, a large bedroom and its bathroom.
Upstairs are a large, 39 m² bedroom, a shower room and a storage room.
The heating is electric. Total floor surface area of 150 m².

Our opinion

Opening on to “La via Turonensis” or Way of St James passing through the town of Tours, as well as on to the well-known GR655 hiking trail, this site has very hospitable natural surroundings and appears to be totally devoted to receiving guests. Its widely open entrance gives the impression that it is holding its arms open to welcome its visitors.
This family property has become a rallying point for a whole group of people who come to enjoy the peaceful countryside and the proverbial mild Tours’ climate, and there is no reason why it should change.
It does, however, have strong conversion potential due to its modular structure and its location in amongst the Loire chateaux, notably taking advantage of the events that are held on a regular basis in the neighbouring castle, which is open to the general public and to which it once belonged.

Exclusive sale

980 000 €
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Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

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 799115

Land registry surface area 9462 m2
Main building surface area 670 m2
Outbuilding surface area 302 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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