17 Century French Manoir close to Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
Just 15 mins from Tours nestled amongst the vines of the Vouvray appellation, this beautifully restored manor house dating from 1623 lists Louise de Valliere (mistress of Louis XIV) amongst it's previous owners! The immaculate formal gardens, established park and private woodland with paths all provide a peaceful environment to enjoy the trappings of outdoor life that come with this charming home. An ideal location for a family with income potential from rental (or B&B). An enticing entrance drive leads to the electric gates and from here you step back in time and discover how the rich of yesteryear used to live. The current owner has created a welcoming home offering four large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (bath and shower), study and attic room over the upper two floors with the ground floor arranged as entrance hall, large kitchen with original tiles, parquet floored dining room with fireplace and doors to the garden, double aspect sitting room overlooking the garden, double aspect lounge, utility room with direct access to the integral garage area (loft space above), large cave (wine and dry storage), wine cave (with grape collection trap leading from above). Outside we have a courtyard with parking area, large formal garden with orangerie, raised terraces with views over the garden and beyond with direct access to the study on the 1st floor, over a hectares of established woodland with paths, open park area with mature trees and bridged stream. The property has an automatic watering system and oil/heat exchanger central heating. The roof was replaced new last year. This beautifully presented historical Manoir is located in a quiet residential/rural area a short drive from Tours. The TGV station (15mins away) puts Paris within easy reach (50 mins by TGV) and the choice of motorways leading from Tours allow France and the rest of Europe to be reached with ease. An ideal family home in a excellent location with nothing to do except move in with your belongings!