on the bank of the river Cher and in a town centre 20 minutes from Amboise
2½ hours from Paris, 30 minutes from slip roads for the A10 motorway. A 10-minute walk from a train station with 80-minute links to Paris. 45 minutes from an airport with regular, direct flights to Marseille, London, Dublin, Marrakech and Porto. Between the Loire and Cher rivers, in a region much appreciated by the kings of France for its mild climate. In the centre of a town, with 3,000 inhabitants and a wealth of architectural features dating from the medieval era.
An annex building, currently in use as an exercise room, is topped with a terrace.
There are three large car parking spaces. Gravel alleyways, hornbeam hedges, a rose garden, boxwood bushes and lawns cleverly delimit the different areas of the garden, thus preserving privacy.
A swimming pool and a spa bath are sheltered by a sliding cover. And lastly, a garage in use as a garden shed and machine room is on the far south side of the property.
The 20th century house
This traditional, Mansard style house stands over a semi-underground basement. Constructed of white stone, it has arched windows, triangular pediments with pilasters and a slate Mansard style roof, featuring bull’s eye windows and roof dormers. The electric heating is controlled via a thermostat in every room.
The inside reflects what can be seen from the outside: a home where comfort blends with quality materials including panelling, a stairway enhanced with wrought iron railings and a brass handrail as well as floors covered with beautiful, good quality stone.
This 83 m² basement can be reached via the outside or via the kitchen. It comprises a workshop, a laundry room, a woodstore and a wine cellar.
The bright, spacious entrance hall provides access to the main rooms on the ground floor. The floor and stairway are made of travertine stone and most of the walls are covered with bookshelf units or panelling. The L-shaped living room features Versailles pattern oak wood parquet flooring, panelling and numerous cupboards. The modern, designer kitchen is both refined and sophisticated. There is also a through bedroom, a bathroom, with a shower and a separate toilet, a dressing room and a toilet.
The landing provides access to five bedrooms, one of which has its own bathroom and toilet, another has a dressing room area. A toilet and a shower room. There are a number of cupboards in each bedroom and a bookshelf unit on the landing.
The 19th century house
Constructed in 1830, this building was then redesigned and extended in the 20th century. It currently houses two holiday rental accommodation units. The smaller of the two is a 47 m², 2-roomed flat. It is laid out above a carport. It features oak wood parquet flooring, white walls, simple, fashionable decoration and electric heating.
The bigger of the two holiday rental accommodation units spans 143 m². It comprises an entrance hall, with a toilet, a living room, with panelling, a fireplace and floor tiles, a large kitchen and a storeroom. A large bedroom on a mezzanine has a view over the river Cher. The upstairs includes a shower room, a toilet and two bedrooms. It has mains gas-fired heating.
Following on from the 19th century house, this outbuilding is currently in use as a bright, 37 m² exercise room. It comprises a toilet, a shower and a 4-person sauna. Its external walls are enhanced with trellis and it has a terrace roof.
This relatively recent property would be ideal for a variety of projects. Good quality construction and decoration materials have been used. It is remarkably well kept which means that there is no fear of any unpleasant surprises or expensive and pointless expenses, almost like a turnkey property.
Within easy reach of both the town centre and the train station, a car could be considered unnecessary.
The possibility of walking or cycling along pathways and by the side of the river Cher or even boating on the latter will not leave new residents indifferent.
|Land registry surface area||1898 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||10|
|Main building surface area||496 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||187 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.