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NLEN001997 – Surprise

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Property ID : NLEN001997

Exclusive, For Sale €1.166.000 agency fees included - House, Other, Prestige
25 hectares6 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms6 Receptions  Add to Favorites Print
  • 25 hectares
  • 5 mins walk into town
  • Historic/touristic location
  • Refreshing/improving needed
  • Recent new roof

Well what a surprise this one is …. in over 16 years of selling properties in the Loire Valley I’ve never seen (nor expected to see) one quite like this. A short walk from the main market square of one of France’s best known Loire Valley towns you’ll find the tall walled gated entrance to this property – if you’ve visited the Loire valley then there’s a strong possibility that you’ve already driven past its gate – beyond the gate lies a large formal courtyard with driveway leading to the stairs up to the front door of this long period home. The outbuildings (stables and stores) off neatly to one side next to a self-contained annex. The “surprise” however lies behind the house ….. 25 hectares of parkland, meadow and woodland ….. yes that’s not a mistake, 25 hectares (that’s over 60 acres) of private land a short walk from the centre of a famous town.

This family home has been passed down through the generations and is now exclusively being offered for sale by us through our partner in this area. The main part of the roof has been completely restored following a storm a few years ago. Due to it’s town location it has mains drainage and obviously all amenities a short walk away. Constructed originally as an annex to the town’s chateau it is no surprise that the land runs up to the formal gardens of the chateau and once inside certain features present are reclaimed from the chateau when it was destroyed in the early 1800s, such as the floor in the main hallway and dining room.

The formal entrance hall also doubles as a summer dining hall as it is large and offers front-to-back access and views over the park. To the left of the hall we have the lounge with wood paneling, oak parquet flooring and marble fireplace with a smaller lounge off towards the rear with those park views. To the right of the hallway is the dining hall with working fireplace and leads directly to the kitchen (small but functional). A door leads into a hidden staircase with access to the basement and cellar as well as up into the attic space (with the new roof this area is ideal for conversion).

With separate access from the courtyard there are two wings both with ground and 1st floor offering numerous bedrooms, study, bathrooms, lounges, laundry room and kitchens. The right hand wing also communicates directly with the dining hall. Each of the wings also has its own staircases and can be used independent of the central part of this property.

Outside we have the former stables and stores, an old swimming pool and tennis court (which have seen better times) and of course those hectares of woodland and parkland. This is a charming home in a fantastic location lending itself to possible B&B and gite usage as well as a family home and a vast number of options within the perimeter of the land itself. It does require some money spending on it (electricity, plumbing and heating upgrading, decoration, etc. etc. we estimate circa 200k euros is needed) but given its unique location and plot this would, we believe, be a very sound investment. 45 mins from Tours and Loches and a short drive from Chinon puts this property slap bang in the middle of Loire Valley Chateaux country.


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