An impeccably restored manor house from the 14th C and 15th C with terraced gardens and vineyard in the heart of the Loire Valley. A beautiful orangery and loggia add to the charm of this lovely property. Swimming pool. 1hr to Tours airport
Only one hour from the airport in Tours, 1.5 hours from Paris by train. Only 25 minutes from the Loire itself and its charming villages, antique markets, restaurants, cafes, and the magnificent chateaux.
Although the manor dates back to the middle ages, the cellars have traces of civilisation dating to before the 1200.
The ground floor has a guest bedroom and a series of magnificent reception rooms with large windows providing views of the gardens in every direction.
The kitchen, with its La Cornue stove and huge La Cornue island is worthy of a setting for a cooking show.
Up the original spiral stone staircase are three large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of these rooms has impressive architectural elements such as double mullioned windows or fireplaces.
Up the spiral stairs again is the enormous second floor loft, under the cathedral-like array of roof beams, which could easily become two more ensuite bedrooms.
In the park are two fine buildings, a loggia and an orangery. The loggia has two levels: a downstairs living area and upstairs a bedroom, connected by a magnificent c17th staircase.
The orangery, in the gardens, is a space that has been beautifully restored and could be used in a multitude of ways, such as an entertaining space, an artist’s studio, games room or gym or a guest house.
The owners have spared no expense in restoring the estate back to its former glory, yet adding modern creature comforts such as Bang and Olufsen sound system, i-lighting, sophisticated and efficient central heating and a spa bath.
This region has always been known as the Garden of France, and this property highlights that. The top garden is the swimming pool, surrounded by a lush lawn. Through a gate is the 2 hectares of up to 50 year old Chenin blanc vines, classified Saumur AOC “appellation contrôlée”. This vineyard is rare and highly envied by the local winemakers. The vineyard is managed by a neighbouring winemaker and the owners enjoy drinking their own cuvées, without the trouble of running the vineyard themselves.
The remaining garden, stretching around the manor is made up of terraces ‘à la Française’, with formal box-lined parterres, roses, pleached lime trees and an arboretum of very precious and rare mature trees.
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