residences for sale near tours in france

A 16th century mansion house and its outbuildings
in parklands, free of any nuisances, near to Tours
Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37000 FR


2½ hours from Paris. In the Val-de-Loire region, the cultural landscape of which is classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco. Less than ten kilometres from the centre of Tours, its TGV train station with 50-minute links to Paris and its international airport with regular, direct flights to London, Dublin, Marseille, Porto and Marrakech. In a village renowned for its vineyard, 500 m from shops, doctors, primary and secondary schools as well as public transport.


The parklands, set in a little quiet street between the vines and the village, are fully enclosed by high walls. Heavy gates open on to a gravel courtyard. On the left-hand side are the old stables; straight on, are vast wine cellars hewn in the freestone rock and troglodyte outbuildings, a laundry room and a workshop; on the right-hand side is the old stately home. The attractively landscaped garden, with trees over a hundred years old, extends over approx. 1,300 m² on the other side of the residence. It is also bordered along its entire length by troglodyte rooms, including the orangery, an old chapel, a dance studio, storage areas and a cellar. A flight of steps leads to a terrace planted with evenly spaced yew trees, above the full length of the troglodyte outbuildings, which is a hundred or so metres. A few steps then go to a swimming pool area, enclosed on three sides by a hornbeam hedge, with the fourth side providing an outstanding view over the Loire Valley. Behind the hornbeams, an old listed farm where it would be possible to replant vine stock on land spanning 3,400 m². This area is currently a meadow planted with thirty truffle trees. And lastly, the wood spans almost 5,000 m². An enclosed, 1,200 m² vegetable garden is opposite the garden on the other side of the street.

The residence

Although this residence underwent several transformation and conversion works between the 16th and 19th centuries, its overall appearance remains classical. Constructed up against and at right angles to the hillside, the residence has but one gable, the other end comprising a partially troglodyte room, the kitchen. Openings are regularly spaced over the freestone facades, with more on the courtyard side than the garden side. The main entrance door is enhanced by a horseshoe-shaped porch way. A brick and freestone turret was added upstairs on the hill side in the middle of the 19th century. Both sides of the main slate hip roof feature two stone, arched, broken roof dormers as well as a bull’s eye window.

Ground floor
The entrance hall provides access, on one side, to a lounge and, on the other, to a dining room. All three are through rooms with superb 3.70 m high ceilings. The floors are covered with tiles featuring inlaid decoration or terracotta tiles; parquet flooring is laid in a herringbone pattern. The double communicating doors create a reception area spanning a floor surface area of 80 m² when they are all open. The convivial, spacious, semi-troglodyte kitchen opens on to the garden and has a superb fireplace. It is also an ideal place for receiving guests.
First floor
The ceilings are between 3.00 and 3.40 m high. The parquet flooring is old. The landing provides access to three doors that provide access, straight on, to a bathroom with a toilet, left, to a small hall leading, in turn, to two bedrooms as well as a dressing room and, right, to a large through bedroom. A passageway goes from the latter to a corridor leading to the turret which houses a toilet, a shower room and a fourth bedroom, the only room in need of renovation works. A door in this corridor opens on to a long terrace.
Second floor
The rooms on this floor have slightly sloping ceilings, exposed beams and terracotta floor tiles or parquet flooring. On the left-hand side is a large billiards’ room, straight on is a stairway and a shower room, with a toilet, whilst on the right-hand side is a large bedroom with its bathroom.
This level comprises two lovely little rooms with steeply sloping ceilings, reached from the billiards’ room. It spans a floor surface area of 23.50 m².

The former stables

These former stables date from the late 16th century. They were extended in the first half of the 19th century, creating an L-shape with an upstairs. The sober, elegant facade is made of freestone. Two tall arcades are flanked with pilasters; in the centre, above a well, are two recesses, one concave and the other round. The left-hand arcade opens into the old stables, an area spanning 86 m²; that on the right-hand side opens into a passageway where the dove-holes of a dovecote are still to be found. This passageway leads to cellars and to a stairway going upstairs. The latter, used as a doctor’s surgery in the 19th century, comprises two rooms, spanning a total floor surface area of approx. 55 m² and awaiting full renovation works.

Our opinion

This property is, without doubt, exceptional. Its first asset is its nuisance-free location, with its outstanding view, so near to the centre of a village as well as Tours. Also, the surface area of land, just over a hectare divided into a courtyard, a garden, terraces, a meadow, a vegetable garden and woods, gives residents free rein for all leisure and relaxation activities. And lastly, the architecture of the buildings and the numerous outbuildings abounds with old features both inside and out.

1 749 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
1 650 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 6% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur

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Reference 883926

Land registry surface area 13091 m2
Main building surface area 350 m2
Outbuilding surface area 956 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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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