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This most unusual property stands in the middle of France, on a hillside bordering the river Loire. Dominating Tours, it is but a few minutes away from the town centre.
All the residences in this residential, verdant district are luxurious and their parklands immaculately kept behind high walls that run alongside narrow discreet streets. This property, out of sight of onlookers, faces the river and the town. Easy to reach, it is near to all shops and amenities.
The region abounds in places to visit and Paris is less than two hours away.
This property is accessed via a narrow quiet street where traffic is partially prohibited.
With several possibilities for entering the premises, elegant double wooden doors open into the inside and a wide entrance hall, with terracotta floor tiles, on the ground floor.
A second entrance provides access to a bike shed and a third to a vegetable garden.
Spanning a significant floor surface area of more than 300 m², the house is laid out in an original manner.
On the left-hand side, a vast area in use as a study, with wooden flooring, is topped with a mezzanine and illuminated via an atrium.
At the end, facing the entrance, a glazed door leads to a terrace and to the garden.
Next, a corridor provides access to an open-plan, fitted kitchen, with terracotta floor tiles, a fireplace and an eating area, to a back kitchen in use as a laundry room, with cupboards and floor tiles, and to a linen room, with cupboards and floor tiles.
A door opens on to a delightful little, tiled terrace, overlooking a small vegetable garden with a gate leading to the street.
A toilet at the end of the corridor.
A stairway goes upstairs. Cupboards with an original hinged door.
This is followed by a dining room, with terracotta floor tiles and a wall cupboard, as well as a large reception room, with a stone fireplace, terracotta floor tiles and exposed stone and half-timbered walls.
These two rooms, communicating at the end, have the particularity of each having a small-paned French window, providing access to the gardens, as well as a direct view of the Loire.
On the right-hand side of the entrance are a cloakroom, with terracotta floor tiles, and a stairway going upstairs, a storeroom, with terracotta floor tiles, a stairway going upstairs, and a door to a cellar, a small lounge, with terracotta floor tiles and a wall cupboard, and a door to an artist’s studio.
A corridor leads via a glazed door to a conservatory with grottoes and underground passageways. Another door leads to the artist’s studio.
Upstairs a landing, with hall areas and wooden flooring.
A total of five bedrooms, with wooden flooring, two of which have small-paned French windows opening on to a small balcony, one has a view over a small garden, a wooded hillside and the church, and the other has a view over the Loire.
The master bedroom, with parquet flooring, has a view of the garden.
A few steps lead to a library, with a study area and exposed beams, set on a mezzanine above the ground floor study, with an atrium.
Another small landing, a large, tiled bathroom, a shower room with parquet flooring, a toilet, a corridor and cupboards.
The building is predominantly covered with a slate roof. A dovecote and a turret.
The facades are adorned with several original roof dormers and bull’s eye windows.
A vaulted cellar.
This little fairy-tale world is filled with nooks and crannies as well as strange architecture where the already lavish, natural surroundings have been landscaped and terraced. Newcomers will ever enjoy taking advantage of all its tasteful caprices from several eras, these decorative whims of successive owners including a turret, a bell-tower, an atrium, a belvedere, rockeries, ornamental pools, grottoes, waterfalls and secret terraces. And then there is the river Loire, this majestic river that forms the background to the estate, protected by its walls on the other sides. The second miracle is Tours, one of France’s most beautiful towns, with its TGV train station just a few minutes away.
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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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