Classic Maison de Maitre with stunning views over the Loire Valley, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
In a commanding position on top of south facing hills, this classic Maison de Maitre boasts one of the best views over the Loire Valley. Purchased by the current owner in 2008, the main house has undergone a complete overhaul and renovation and now offers luxury accommodation in an unrivaled position. The character and heart of the original construction has been retained whilst modern aspects such as underfloor geothermic heating and double glazed windows among others have been added. The rear of the property now houses a heated pool and terrace area whilst the front facade with mature park enjoys those superb views. The formal hallway with original mosaic tiled floor and wood panels leads the eye naturally to the staircase at the end with a number of doors on the way tempting you to explore. The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped with plenty of preparation surfaces as well as a breakfast table and central island. The double aspect views over the terrace and pool or the park make this a very welcoming light and airy place to be and with its double fireplaces it truly is the heart of the home. Across the corridor we have the formal lounge double aspect with feature fireplace with window above (a traditional feature added to various prestigious homes in this area and leaving the doubt as to where does the smoke from the fire actually go). The dining hall is adjoining via separation sliding doors allowing for a much large entertaining space if required. Continuing on the ground floor we have the first of the guest suites with views over the pool and well appointed bathroom (bath and shower). A office room with again views over the terrace and second kitchen area complete this floor. Moving upstairs you will find another 3 bedrooms each one with parquet flooring and wonderful views and en-suite facilities. The end suite has again the feature fireplace with window above with those dramatic views over the Loire river and beyond. The attic space is ripe for finishing with an enormous playroom and separate bedroom. The basement runs under most of the house and is home to the brand new heating system with plenty of space left to store your wine. Outside we have over 600m² of outbuildings (one of which had permission granted to turn into a guest lodge) including stables and an enormous barn. Stepping outside, this house is being offered for sale with 13 hectares with some large fenced paddocks and woodland as well as the formal park surrounding the front entrance drive. The location is perfect for a family home with the potential for paying guests if needed. Excellent access to local market towns with all the tourist trappings of the Loire valley on your doorstep.