with wine storehouses, outbuildings, parklands, a lake and woods, 60 km de Tours
To the south of the Touraine region and in the midst of that of Richelais, near to an old peaceful village, with a past that could not be richer for such a small place.
Named after an area where ferns grow, and a land of springs where the surrounding countryside is crisscrossed with streams, abounding in white and predatory fish.
A place where melon and vines are grown.
Facing the countryside, amongst other monuments and vestiges such as an oven, a wash-house, a mill, a bridge and underground passageways.
These verdant surroundings are but an invitation for residents to relax and recharge their batteries.
Within easy reach of Tours and just a few dozen kilometres from several regional towns.
The setting is peaceful and the place extremely pleasant.
Opposite the entrance gates, a wide, tree-lined driveway extends quite a distance between fields and pathways.
A stone wall stands on either side of the property’s entrance, opening into a wide courtyard, the middle of which is adorned with two outstanding mulberry trees.
On either side are beds planted with shrubs and enhanced with flowers.
The residence stands at the end of the square courtyard, with outbuildings on both sides.
On the left-hand side of the property is a totally independent, 5-roomed caretaker’s cottage, with a large courtyard, old stables and two farm sheds.
A gateway opens on to the little country lane, and provides a discreet, independent entrance.
On the right, on the other side of the entrance courtyard is another outbuilding, recently fully renovated, which could be used as a first-class holiday rental accommodation unit able to sleep between 6 and 8 people.
Its inner lawned and wooded courtyard, also has outside access via an independent gateway.
The holiday rental accommodation unit faces the old wine storehouse, now converted into spacious areas, including a room, laid with parquet flooring, used for holding functions.
On the other side of the residence, the gardens and parklands extend over several levels linked via a stone stairway.
Laid to lawn, some are wooded, grassy stretches, whilst some are enhanced with miscellaneous plants and shrubs, a French formal garden with decoratively trimmed hedges and boxwood, a vegetable garden, an orchard with a variety of productive species, a pond and a lake.
One of the areas contains a large swimming pool, surrounded by fencing. It is behind a hedge out of sight of onlookers.
The property extends even further into the countryside over 12 ha, including more than 2 ha of parklands as well as a wood, grasslands and farmland.
Natural surroundings and rural wooded landscapes stretch all around for as far as the eye can see.
The manor house
Originally an old, 18th century vine-growing chateau, at a time when the region was predominantly planted with vines.
The main Directoire style house is surrounded by several other buildings, including a wine storehouse.
The outbuildings span a total surface area of approx. 1,000 m².
This manor house is an excellent example of local architecture as would have been seen during the era of Louis XV.
Spanning approx. 500 m² of living space over two levels, it is constructed from local stone, topped with a slate roof, featuring zinc finials and ornamentation along the ridge.
The house is composed of a long central building, flanked on both sides by two lower extensions, ensuring continuity.
Doors and small-paned windows are harmoniously aligned on the main facade, providing a certain symmetry.
Vaulted cellars run under part of the building.
The inside has been laid out in keeping with its old character, providing it with a certain level of comfort and maintaining it in a good state of repair.
The residence can be entered on the garden level via an entrance hall, paved with terracotta floor tiles and a cloakroom. A wooden and ironwork stairway goes upstairs.
On one side are two successive reception rooms; one has herringbone pattern parquet flooring and the other floor tiles featuring inlaid decoration as well as a stone fireplace. Double French windows open into the garden from one, whilst the double French windows in the other open on to the courtyard.
They precede a study, with two double French windows, respectively opening on to the garden and the courtyard.
A corridor with terracotta floor tiles leads to a bathroom and a toilet.
Next to it, a dining room, with terracotta floor tiles, has double French windows opening on to the garden.
A wooden stairway going upstairs and a kitchen.
On the other side of the entrance into the house, a large study, with terracotta floor tiles, features a stone fireplace and double French windows opening on to the garden.
It is followed by a vestibule, a cloakroom with a cupboard, a laundry room and a toilet.
Also, a vast, old-fashioned kitchen, a real and extremely pleasant living room, has an outstanding and impressive stone fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, cupboards, two French windows opening on to the garden and the courtyard, as well as hexagonal terracotta floor tiles.
A wooden stairway goes upstairs and to the cellars.
Upstairs, a long corridor leads to five bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a small balcony overlooking the gardens, a fireplace, a bathroom and a large room.
The attic covers the entire surface area.
The rear facade is different but still reflects harmonious symmetry as regards its openings, with shed roof dormers and an astonishing central triangular pediment at the top, adding originality to its appearance.
All of the interior and exterior features make this a delightful residence, full of character.
Group of buildings
The old storeroom has been fully renovated. Its surface areas have been redesigned around a wide, spacious and bright main room on the ground floor, with a fitted open-plan kitchen, topped with a mezzanine.
Garage on one side.
Opposite, in the inner courtyard, a caretaker’s cottage, tiled, with a wooden stairway going upstairs, parquet flooring.
Next to it, another garage and a small annex building, spanning two levels, with an entrance covered with terracotta floor tiles and a wooden stairway.
On either side of these buildings, separated by a wooded courtyard, the old wine storehouse, converted into a large function room, with a wooden stairway going upstairs, and, on the other side, the old stables, a farm shed and a woodshed.
It is worthy of note that these two areas have an opening to the outside with gates.
Other small outbuildings are used for storage and other purposes.
A large refuge from the disadvantages of urban or, more especially, Parisian life.
Just one horizon that of verdant foliage in a natural unspoilt setting.
A particularly pleasant place to live or take a break with excellent reception and accommodation facilities.
An ideal location, near to and within easy reach of the main regional towns, enhanced with the delights of the wonderful surrounding landscapes.
A character building, given a first-class standard of living, including pleasant and modern-day home comforts, by its present owners.
The possibility of a place for relaxing and entertaining with very pleasant wooded parklands, near to rich, varied natural surroundings.
An outstanding, large property on the edge of peaceful countryside.
|Land registry surface area||12 ha 31 a 11 ca|
|Main building surface area||500 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1000 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||10|
Bruno Van Montagu +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.