character houses for sale in france near vendôme

An old, late 18th century hunting lodge
near to Vendôme less than two hours from Paris

Vendôme, LOIR-ET-CHER center-val-de-loire 41100 FR


In the French department of Loir-et-Cher, 1¾ hours from Porte-de-Saint-Cloud, between Vendôme and Saint-Calais, 50 km from Le-Mans, 23 km from Vendôme TGV train station. 6 km from shops and amenities, in a small hamlet composed of three houses, one of which is a farm, no longer in activity and therefore nuisance-free. In the Perche-Vendômois region, a land of small irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches, where sparse little woods, hamlets, plateaux and little valleys contribute to the wealth of the countryside and help to preserve the privacy of sites such as this one.


A gateway, in the middle of the hamlet, opens on to an driveway, bordered by a separating hedge on one side and by a row of lime trees on the other, thus delimiting pleasantly landscaped parklands. A driveway, almost two hundred metres long, leads to a gravel courtyard on the north side of the house. On the south side of this courtyard is the main entrance to the house, on its east side is a double garage, a guest house and a shed, to the west is the closed entrance to a swimming pool and, lastly, on the north side a copse. The guest house and the outbuildings are on the edge of the neighbouring property. The harmoniously landscaped parklands, spanning 2,500 m², are laid out on the south side of the house. These are planted with some wonderful species such as a yellow poplar, magnolia, catalpa and many other trees as well as verdant and colourful flower beds, climbing roses and shrubs.

The house

This main, 2-storey building is rectangular. Single-storey pavilions, set at right angles on either side, also create a protected terrace area on the north side. The rendered facades are adorned with wisteria, fruit trees and rose bushes. The arched openings have brick surrounds. The slate roofs feature overhanging cornices and chimney stacks, both made of brick. Garden furniture and deckchairs are laid out, in keeping with the seasons, on the north, south and west facing terraces as well as under the catalpa tree.

Ground floor
The walls are white and the floors laid with old terracotta tiles. A spiral stairway in the entrance hall leads upstairs with, on one side, access to the east pavilion and, on the other, access to the reception rooms. The main building of the house is predominantly taken up by a lounge and a dining room. These open-plan, through rooms are extremely bright and create a superb, 50 m² living area. The east pavilion comprises two bedrooms, one of which has its own shower room and toilet. The west pavilion houses a boiler room and a 15 m² kitchen with its eating area.
First floor
The walls are white, with terracotta floor tiles in the corridor and old parquet flooring in the three bedrooms. The contemporary shower rooms are quite plain.
One small room has a wash-hand basin and a second takes up the remaining floor surface area on this level. Currently used an attic and illuminated via a roof dormer, this area under the rafters is well insulated and heated. It could, therefore, become living space.

The guest house

This guest house, made from the same materials as the main residence, also dates from the same construction era. The only difference is its brick facade, with large openings on the ground floor and small ones upstairs, just like a cottage in the Midlands. Once again climbing plants and roses take pride of place.

Ground floor
A French window, on the right-hand side, opens into a room currently in use as a workshop. Another, on the left-hand side, opens into a bedroom with a bathroom and toilet.
First floor
The stairway goes up to a landing providing access to a toilet, a bedroom, with a shower room, as well as a living room, with a fireplace, that opens into a little kitchen.
Second floor
This level comprises one room with a sloping ceiling.

Our opinion

This country house has very attractive parklands that are but an invitation to relax. New owners can happily install their furniture in this bright, warm and welcoming house set in the peace and quiet. Privacy reigns, whilst neighbours are discreet and reassuring. The house is not in need of any works, although the guest house, ideal as an artist’s studio or a holiday accommodation unit, could maybe do with a little attention.

430 000 €
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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*
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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 348355

Land registry surface area 7711 m2
Main building surface area 353 m2
Outbuilding surface area 74 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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