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(37) Indre et Loire

Elegant Listed Castle for Sale nr Tours - stunning grounds.

€990,000
property under offer

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 21 ha

Reference: C5-3801
990,000
£ 872,487
$ 1,125,620

An elegant historic castle for sale set in beautifully landscaped grounds featuring a wealth of water features and benefitting from expansive views of the park and the valley, commented on by Balzac for its enchanting and poetic qualities. At the end of the driveway the Chateau is to be found in a commanding setting surrounded by greenery. The central building dates from the 15th century and was constructed on earlier foundations of a seigneurial fiefdom. Adjoining this is a hexagonal tower with a pepper pot atop, housing the stone staircase and to either side are two wings dating from the 18th century. With approximately 400m2 of living space on each floor the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall, a large seigniorial room with a beautiful monumental fireplace and exposed beams, presently used as a kitchen. A gallery gives access to the West Wing. in the East Wing, two salons and a study overlook the park and its ponds. These rooms are decorated with exposed beams and fireplaces.

First Floor:
Two staircases, one of wood and the other , a stone staircase in the tower, lead to this floor. In the central part is a splendid Salon with richly decorated woodwork and listed wall paintings which are the work of an artist of the Touraine and date from the beginning of the 20th century. A bedroom and a bathroom.

East Wing:
Three large bedrooms with bathrooms (to be finished) with fireplaces and beautiful exposed beams. Windows offer views of the countryside, park, woodland and ponds.

West Wing:
A large bedroom with independent access, five more bedrooms, bathroom and shower
Second floor;
Spacious beautiful attic with remarkable joinery and many skylights offering the possibility of conversion to create additional accommodation.

The property has undergone an important programme of works over the past three years. Rewiring, Double glazed wooden door frames, Natural plaster in the seigneurial room and plasterwork in the salons and bedrooms. Central heating with a chipped wood system. The roof of the outbuildings. Sanitation by phyto-purification.
The bathrooms and the paintings still remain to be finished.

Outbuildings;
Guest House in an old building, 150m2, with three bedrooms, two shower rooms and a second part yet to be fitted out.
An Annexe to the castle of 80m2 composed of a series of rooms ( old oven, fruit store, stable).
Boiler room, Shredded wood storage, shed and kennel.

Grounds;
The Chateau is set in a commanding position in the middle of an English style park, landscaped with numerous water features and planted with beautiful ornamental trees. A large lake mirrors the castle to the east and to the south a staircase of water falling ponds are to be found which were designed by a well known landscape architect from Tours. There is woodland with lovely paths and the overall atmosphere is one of unlighted bucolic pastoral peace and tranquility .

The facades and roofs of the castle, the large room on the first floor with murals, the water parterre and the various ponds are registered on the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments ( ISMH)

Within easy striking distance of the major tourist sites less than 30 minutes away, the typical villages of the Touraine are to be found within a few minutes providing all the essential services. The TGV at Tours is only 30 minutes away, the airport at Tours, Val de Loire, 35 minutes and the nearest Autoroute exit, 9 kms away.

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