This attractive stone built 200+ year old house is in at the edge of a small community (500) which dates from c10th and c11th in the region Touraine Sud part of Indre et Loire. The house is timber beamed throughout and has two/three bedrooms, electric heating in every room and loft insulation, bathroom/shower/toilet, additional shower room/toilet, large lounge with wood burner, large kitchen with dual fuel cooker (old) and wood burner, utility room with washing machine and fridge, stone built outbuilding, precast garage, parking area and manageable garden secluded by laurel bushes, pear, apple and plum tree. Connected to mains drainage! Large roof space could be converted for additional accommodation, possible opportunity to purchase small neighbouring property. Benefits from low local taxation. The village has a large c15th church and chateau, boulangerie, bar, post office, boucherie, library and epicurie and small school with bus service to other schools and weekday service to Loches. It is approx 16km from Loches, 55km from Tours and airport, 70km from Poitiers airport (both your favourite Ryanair!). 330 miles by road from Calais, 240 from Dieppe, 190 from Caen, 230 from Le Harvre - all routes with minimal tolls!
The house has been used for holidays for nine years. Two previous owners were British. The house has not been rented but the potential is good due to the location/area. 65km from Futuroscope, also many interesting historic towns including Grand Pressigny (11km) and Loches (16km). It is within an hour or so of many of the lovely Loire Chateaux including Amboise (inc Clos Luce - Leonardo da Vinci former home and now museum and grounds), Chenonceau, Villandry, Valencay and Cande, location of the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Also close to World Heritage sites, the entire Loire valley region with its numerous caves and troglodyte villages and a number of wine producing areas including Vouvray, Montrichard/Montlouis, Chinon, Anjou and Sancerre. Plenty of lake/river fishing nearby (permit), cycling, golf, water sport, horse racing/trotting at La Roche de Posay or picnic opportunities. Also attractions including Beauval Zoo, Loire Aquarium, Mini Chateaux, Fantasy Forest and many beautiful villages and more.
See Google Street view 37600 Betz le Chateau for location and a trip around the village!