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An 18th century mansion house and its wooded garden
in the centre of a town on the banks of the Loire 25 km from Tours
Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37000 FR


Set in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional nature park, to the west of Tours, in a town famous for its chateaux and which is featured several times in the work of one of the masters of 19th century French novels.
Near to numerous sites and monuments which bear witness to a rich historic and artistic past, abounding in illustrious characters who have left their mark or their memory.
It can be reached in a roundabout way by following the banks of the river Loire or the Indre Valley.
Other means of access and transportation are more direct and faster, via the A10 or A85 motorways, or even via the N10, as well as via a TGV or TER train.
Although the centre of the market town has shops, it is peaceful.


Just a stone’s throw from the centre of the small town, bordering the main street, an old stone wall topped with wrought iron railings runs the width of this property, with gates supported by two stone pillars opening in the middle.
A garden extends for more than 800 m² in front of the house.
In the left-hand corner, a garden shed is used for storage purposes. And, on the right-hand side, a little 2-storey building, with an opening on to the street, was once used as a shop or a garage. It could be converted into an independent 2-roomed dwelling.
In the middle is a grassy area, planted with trees and adorned with a few old, authentic features such as a small arbour, an old well, a stone bench and a small dovecote with several rows of aligned dove-holes, hanging on the wall. Another little garden shed. A little flight of stone steps goes down to a paved terrace running alongside the residence’s facade.
On the right, on a lower level, another flight of stone steps leads to the cellar.
On the side, a little pedestrian gateway, set in the stone wall, provides access out into the adjacent narrow street.
The exposed stone facade of this mansion house exudes a certain harmony, notably because of the regular layout of its windows and French windows, all featuring small panes and wooden shutters. A few lights enhance the building, topped with a slate roof, alternately featuring shed dormers and skylights.
The rear of the residence borders a narrow street. This facade reflects the same character and style as the one on the garden side, with access via a little, double flight, stone stairway.

The mansion house

This mansion house spans almost 250 m² of living space over three levels. With eight rooms and five bedrooms, this reasonably-sized residence features sober, harmonious decoration, making it pleasant to live in.

Ground floor
This elegant building, with its stone walls and exposed ceiling beams, opens via a glazed door into a 20 m², fully fitted kitchen, with paved flooring. On the left-hand side, a large, 35 m² room, with paved flooring, opens on to the garden via double, glazed doors. On the right-hand side, another entrance to the residence comprises a single, glazed door, which opens into a small vestibule and a corridor. Double doors make it possible to go out into the narrow street, running behind the residence.
A wooden stairway, going upstairs, is near to cupboards and a toilet.
A first reception room, in use as a lounge, has wall shelves and communicates with the garden via a glazed door.
A second reception room, laid out as a dining room, is enhanced with a stone fireplace and double, glazed doors that open on to the outside.

First floor
This landing is laid with parquet flooring. On the left-hand side are a hall area, with a cupboard, a tiled bathroom, with a shower, and a toilet.
They precede a 35 m² bedroom, with parquet flooring and a stone fireplace. On the right-hand side, two more bedrooms spanning 25 and 35 m², have stone fireplaces and wardrobes.

Second floor
On the top floor, with its sloping ceilings, a first room, with parquet flooring, is used as a lounge.
On the left-hand side, a hall area leads to a 30 m² bedroom, where the impressive roofing framework is exposed. It also goes to a shower room and toilet.
On the right-hand side is a shower room with a laundry room area.
A corridor then provides access to another 30 m² bedroom, with similar outstanding exposed beams, a shower room and a toilet.

Our opinion

This residence appears to have come straight out of a novel written by a great author of 19th century French literature, who used the small town as the background for several of his plots. The parklands are out of sight of onlookers, behind an old wall. The dressed stone of the street facade blends superbly with the quarry stone blocks of that looking out over the little stretch of countryside that forms the garden. The site is steeped in absolute peace and quiet whilst the shops in the town centre are nearby. The river Loire and its tributary, the river Indre, as well as the heritage of this section of the Touraine region are additional reasons to want to settle in this private and luxurious home.

799 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


Reference 163327

Land registry surface area 818 m2
Main building surface area 240 m2


Bruno Van Montagu       +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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