A 15th & 19th century residence, with a swimming pool, outbuildings and
8 ha of partially wooded land where the Poitou, Touraine and Anjou regions meet
Loudun, VIENNE poitou-charentes 86200 FR


This house is 25 minutes from Saumur, 6 km from a medium-sized town with all shops and amenities. The historic towns of Fontevrault, Chinon, Saumur and Richelieu are within a 30-minute radius. Paris is some 3 hours away via the A10 motorway and 2⅓ hours by train from Saumur or 1⅔ hours by train from Châtellerault, just a 45-minute car drive away. Less than 15 minutes from an 18-hole golf course.


A maple tree lined driveway leads from the entrance towards the grasslands. The most recent wing of the house is the first to come into view, the house featuring two different periods with a 19th century wing and another dating from the 15th century, both united by a tower and its Renaissance period stairway.
The 19th century section has two entrance halls, one facing the parklands and the swimming pool and the other a terrace area and the outbuildings. The 15th century section can only be reached via the large courtyard, formed by the L-shaped layout of the outbuildings. A gateway set between two buildings provides access to another driveway leading to the road.

The 19th century wing

All the characteristics of the architecture from this period are present: balance, openings which are higher than they are wide, decorative features such as the cornice as well as the string course, the roof dormers, the bull’s eye windows and the slatted shutters.

Ground floor
On entering this wing, visitors are immediately struck by its authenticity. The 19th century joy of living is fully demonstrated by the plain layout, the reasonably-sized rooms and the wonderfully high ceilings. The decor is typical with marble fireplaces, featuring trumeau mirrors, in each room, moulding, stucco decoration around the lights, parquet flooring in the lounge and terracotta floor tiles in the kitchen and the dining room. The triple aspect lounge, facing north, east and south, looks out over all the parklands. The structure of the wooden, winding stairway, taking pride of place in the middle of the hallway, is so light that it appears to be hanging.
Two doors, one on the ground floor in the kitchen and the other upstairs in a bedroom, open on to the tower stairway and provide access to the 15th century section.

First floor
Upstairs are three bedrooms, two reached via a landing. One has its own bathroom and toilet. The two others intercommunicate and have another access courtesy of a concealed corridor which also leads to the second bathroom and toilet.

The 15th century wing

An entrance hall, independent of the 19th century wing, provides access, left, to a dining room and, right, to a kitchen and an adjoining lounge. A door in the lounge opens into the tower with its stairway. Beams adorn the ceilings in all of the rooms. The floors are covered with terracotta tiles.
Two of the three rooms on the ground floor are enhanced with fireplaces whilst the third has a bread oven.
A stairway in the entrance hall leads to a study and to two bedrooms, with their bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a fireplace.
The rooms in the 15th century section, like the kitchen, lounge and two bedrooms in the 19th century wing, all face south.

The outbuildings

Outbuildings spanning a ground surface area of almost 500 m² could lend themselves to a variety of projects. All the original features are still there such as doors, mangers, troughs, etc. In one of the outbuildings are vestiges of a dovecote which, given the number of dove-holes, bears witness to the size of the premises.
The ground surface area can be doubled by the existing floors or by creating floors as the ceilings in some of the buildings are 5 m high.

The holiday rental accommodation unit

This unit, converted in a section of the outbuildings with its own entrance, comprises a living room, with a fireplace, a kitchen and a toilet on the ground floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The floors downstairs are covered with terracotta tiles whilst there is wooden flooring throughout upstairs. The current rental of the holiday rental accommodation unit and the 19th century wing provides an income of €18,000 per year.

The parklands

The parklands extend over more than 8 hectares, 7,000 m² of which are woods. Maple trees are planted with the traditional species such as oak, lime and cypress trees. The orchard is a promise of summer delights with fruit, such as cherries, plums and figs as well as those with prophylactic properties such as apples and walnuts, picked and eaten immediately.
The vast grasslands provide a clear view of the house whilst the woods, on the edge, protect it from onlookers.
The swimming pool, with its security system, is in a laurel bush setting, out of sight of the house.

Our opinion

Eras and styles blend harmoniously together. The quarry stone blocks of the older sections are enhanced by the dressed stone forming the framing around the openings, the quoins and the cornices. The polygonal tower, still with its machicolation above its door, acts as a link with the middle-class home, reassuring in its classicism and facetious courtesy of its few baroque features. The variety in its appearance is equal to the number of projects possible, following a few renovation works and the installation of some modern-day home comforts. This vast estate guarantees independence and tranquillity.

441 000 €
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Reference 325309

Land registry surface area 8 ha 28 a 9 ca
Main building surface area 300 m2
Outbuilding surface area 500 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Jérôme Broun       +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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