castles / chateaux for sale - indre-et-loire - in the touraine region

An impressive 18th century chateau, with its outbuildings and
its 450 ha of hunting grounds, in the midst of the Touraine region

, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire FR
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Location

This property is 5 minutes from the A10 motorway, making it possible to reach Paris in 3 hours and Tours in 20 minutes, itself an hour from the French capital and 2 hours from Bordeaux via the TGV train. London is a 90-minute flight from Tours airport.
The 450 ha of the estate extends over four villages in the midst of the Touraine region, known throughout the world for its monuments, its vineyards, its gastronomy and its mild climate. This chateau stands in line with a driveway, almost 2.5 km long which divides a forest, predominantly planted with oak trees. This continuous property comprises a chateau, a garden, outbuildings, forests and grasslands.

Description

The numerous buildings are all symmetrically laid out. The fully renovated chateau, spanning more than 800 m² of living space, stands in the midst of 10 ha of parklands with a French formal garden. The outbuildings on the west side include a set of buildings that have also been renovated, notably a large function area, a bar, several bedrooms with their own bathrooms, a swimming pool, garages, a workshop and several sheds.
The symmetrical outbuildings on the east side comprise the caretaker’s cottage, an office, a workshop, stabling for eleven horses, a tack room, an old press-house, a barn, the boiler room and several annex buildings.
Two round towers, dating from 1450, flank the chateau’s main courtyard.
Completely separate from the chateau, a 15th century manor house, spanning 380 m², awaits restoration with several barns. An old hunting lodge, constructed around 1700, spanning 182 m², includes an area given over to making use of the estate’s wood as well as several large, farm sheds for storing the wood chips and a barn.
The 340 ha forest is predominantly planted with oak trees. Two lakes, spanning 2 and 3 ha, provide variety to the natural landscape, together with 100 ha of grasslands, paddocks for the horses, an orchard, a vegetable garden spanning more than 7,000 m² and an apiary; it has everything for the provision of organic food.

The chateau

This chateau, spanning more than 800 m² of living space, comprises a 2-storey central section, forming the main residence, and two one-storey wings set at right angles.


Basement
The basement houses a large wine cellar where 4,500 bottles can be stored.
Ground floor
The central section of the chateau, with 4.3 m high ceilings, comprises a large entrance hall, a study with parquet flooring, a fireplace and exposed beams, a dining room with a wall fresco dating from 1900, ceiling moulding and parquet flooring, a small, fully fitted, adjoining kitchen, a large dining room with parquet flooring and ceiling moulding, a lounge with a fireplace, parquet flooring, walls hung with embroidered fabric and ceiling moulding, a billiards’ room featuring wall panelling and walls hung with fabric as well as exposed beams and a library with parquet flooring, a fireplace and walls hung with fabric.
The west wing comprises a bedroom with parquet flooring, a dining room with parquet flooring, a kitchen and a lounge with parquet flooring.
The east wing houses a semi-professional kitchen with a cold room, a linen room and toilets.

First floor
A hall area on the first floor provides access to a bedroom with parquet flooring as well as its own bathroom and toilet, a second bedroom with parquet flooring, a relaxation room with a sauna and a Jacuzzi, a shower room, a toilet, a third bedroom with parquet flooring as well as its own bathroom and toilet, a fourth bedroom with parquet flooring and a painted wall fresco, a fifth bedroom with parquet flooring as well as its own shower room and toilet.
The west wing has been converted into three bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet.
The east wing comprises a bedroom with a shower room and toilet as well as an attic, spanning approx. 65 m², awaiting conversion.

Second floor
On the second floor of the central section are two bedrooms with the necessary plumbing for the conversion of two shower rooms with toilets.
And lastly, a very large attic, spanning approx. 240 m², awaits conversion.

The outbuildings on the west side

These outbuildings are set out around a wooded and asphalted courtyard. One section of the buildings can be rented for functions. The others are used as part of the estate’s everyday way of life.


Reception building
It comprises an entrance hall, a bar, a dining room with a fireplace, a fitted kitchen and three bedrooms with bathrooms. There is also a boiler room.
Functions can be held in a large reception room which can take 150 people. It has a fitted kitchen, toilets and a cloakroom. There is another room, spanning 100 m².

Garage
The garage can take four cars. Next to it is a workshop. The upstairs comprises a converted room, spanning approx. 110 m².
Outbuilding
Other outbuildings house a small joiner’s shop, a machine room, a small boiler room and storage areas.

The outbuildings on the east side

These buildings help towards the good working order of the estate and are not open to the general public.


Caretaker’s accommodation
This is one of the outbuildings on the east side of the chateau. It comprises four bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge, a dining room, a bathroom and a toilet.
The other buildings include an office, a workshop, an old press-house, a barn, the estate’s main boiler room and a henhouse.

The stables
The stables, able to accommodate up to eleven horses with an adjoining tack room, come from a Parisian residence that once belonged to the Bonaparte family.

The swimming pool

The 12.5x7 m swimming pool, with a 3 m deep diving well, is heated.
Near to it are a paddling pool, a shower and a toilet.

The 15th century manor house

Completely separate from the chateau, this manor house comprises a main building, spanning 380 m² and awaiting renovation, as well as several barns and farm sheds. It is used by the fox hunters and also includes kennels.

The parklands and the French formal garden

The 20,000 m² French formal garden was designed and created by the current owner.
The borders and the alleyways are planted with 60,000 boxwood bushes. The flowerbeds are adorned with 3,500 rose bushes, decoratively trimmed yew trees and flowering shrubs.

The forest house

This building is the forestry unit manager’s home.

The forest estate and the grasslands

The estate comprises approx. 340 ha of game forest, predominantly planted with oak trees.
Two fish-filled lakes are fed by two little streams. Lawns for relaxing and several paddocks for horses are laid out on either side of the main driveway.
Furthermore, almost 100 ha of grasslands and farmed land belong to the estate.

The forestry unit area

This section includes several buildings used by the forestry unit for running the forest estate and for storing wood that has been felled or reduced to wood chips, as well as barns and farm sheds.

Our opinion

One of the biggest private properties in the Touraine region, it is completely protected from onlookers. Visitors have to make their way through the thick foliage of the vast forest in order to reach the chateau, with its classical contours and profile, topped with roof dormers resembling a crown, the jewel of which being the central bay, with its gables and its pinnacles. The other facade is set out on either side of a polygonal stairway tower. As with all real stately homes, successive generations have deemed essential the preservation of the stone features bearing witness to a prestigious past, such as the two 15th century, round towers guarding the entrance and dominating the outbuildings. The symmetry, extended to all the buildings, is reflected in the French formal garden. Any innovations are acceptable provided that they respect the codes of good taste and add modern-day home comforts. This principal can be extended to gainful activities. Given the size of the premises, they would in no way disturb the new residents of the chateau. The wood from the forest is also a source of income which covers all of the estate’s operating costs, beginning with the salaries of the four employees.

5 700 000 €
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au 1er Avril 2017

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*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

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

Expertise

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 893215

Land registry surface area 450 ha
Main building surface area 808 m2
Outbuilding surface area 2145 m2

 

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Alexandre Charifi       +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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