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From lagerstraemia to climbing roses, bountiful flowers and shrubs wrap all the way around this old farm, as if to envelope and protect it from the summer heat. In the same way, the long slate roof bows so deeply, one wonders what mysteries it is trying to preserve. Low and behold, many surprises lie behind the front door - wooden structures, terracotta tiling and bright plasters reveal themselves, creating a soft and intimate atmosphere. Whether here or outside in the garden facing the vast countryside, there is no doubt that Anatole France was justified in writing: "No place better suits the climate of my heart. "
We are originally from Belgium. It was in Touraine, just five hundred and fifty kilometers from Brussels, that my parents found a slice of paradise for their holidays. They were enchanted by the mild climate, the exceptional architectural heritage, magnificent regional products, the wines of Vouvray, Bourgueil, Chinon and the welcoming locals (some of which became their friends). In 2006, my husband and I took over and decided to settle here permanently, making France our second home. We have never looked back!
The Malitourne estate is spread over fifteen hectares of land in the countryside, just ten minutes from Tours between Fondettes and Pernay. Since being built in the 15th century, the buildings have been divided into two spaces connected by a large stone porch. To the north is the seigniorial space with a porch surmounted by a wooden dovecote as an entry. The master's house faces a courtyard on the east side and a garden on the west. To the south is the agricultural area with a vast barn and a farmhouse which has been transformed into a holiday cottage. All the buildings and the row of chestnut trees are listed as Historical Monuments
We do not know when this little fief was created, perhaps before the 16th century. The first known owners, in the 17th century, were a bourgeois family from Tours - the Péans. The surroundings included all the elements of a small seigniory: woods and copses, arable land and vineyards, as well as gardens and orchards. Many ditches and ponds had also been constructed. This ensemble was enclosed by walls and hedges. Several sunken paths led from one space to another.
The calm, preserved space is surrounded by greenery and is completely unoverlooked without neighbours in the vicinity. It is a lovely space to meet with family and friends around a table or fireplace. We offer advice and suggestions to help you plan your stay. Passionate about architecture, gardens, music and horses, we are always delighted to share with our guests.
The unmissable garden festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire and the remarkable garden of Thierry Judge in Vauboin in the Loir Valley. Music lovers will thoroughly enjoy the Meslay barn music festival in June. They can also take a traditional boat, barge or toue from Candes-Saint-Martin which has been ranked France's most beautiful village of France. Or float up the Loire to Bourgueil to explore the vineyards, lunch at the Moulin Bleu and even visit the Cistercian abbey of Clarté-Dieu in Saint-Paterne-Racan which dates back to the 13th century. A gourmet stop at ''le Coin des Halles'' (located at the foot of the Langeais castle) will delight your taste buds. Finally, the cedar bicentenary at the Museum of Fine Arts in Tours is certainly not to be missed.
1595 € - 1890 € per week
710 € - 720 € per week-end
On the ground floor are the lounge, the kitchen, the laundry room, and the south-facing living room with direct access to the private garden, a bathroom and a separate toilet. The four bedrooms are upstairs. Each is equipped with two single beds (which can be joined to make a double bed) and a shower room with a toilet.