Superior restoration of a 17th century Loire valley town house, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
Over the centuries this property has been used for a number of activities and the last being a restaurant, difficult to imagine when you step inside and view the period restoration that has been done. The owner has tastefully returned the property to it’s 17th century origins and added modern upgrades all whilst retaining the style of the period.
The two conservatories, both hand built and made to measure from steel add enormous amounts of living space outside of the original building. The master suite benefits from views over the village and chateau as well as internal views of the brand new roof timbers – again recreating the original “upside down boat” we are used to in this area.
Where do we start, probably the formal carriageway entrance with cobbled stones from the village square leads you to the hidden rear of the building. The large conservatory that was designed and built as a modern kitchen diner integrates onto the rear of the exposed beam building as if it had been there for centuries. From within this conservatory you have views over the garden and courtyard to the barn (former stables) beyond.
Plenty of entertaining space inside and out. Inside the main building we have another dining hall and large lounge with feature fireplace, tiled floors and exposed beamed ceiling. Both of these rooms have windows looking out over the main village square. Completing the ground floor we have a modern shower room and wc and wine cellar leading off the kitchen. Up the solid oak stairs we stop halfway to enjoy the views over the courtyard and part 1 of the garden. The first floor offers 2 front facing double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom on the rear and a family bathroom and wc and a separate jacuzzi bath room. The master suite is in the former attic space and the owner has replaced all of the roof timbers leaving them exposed as a feature in this enormous 90 sqm suite. Large bedroom/lounge area, twin sink shower (steam room) and dressing area. The owner has also purchased and part renovated the neighbouring house which today provides a large games room on the ground floor, large basement underneath (laundry, etc.), 3 bedrooms on the first floor and an attic space above which could eventually interconnect with the master suite in the main house.
There's a plot of approx. 2500 sqm within which there are two formal gardens, one with a mature tree offering shade, a front entrance gate, second conservatory (this time used as a gym and games area), lavatories, large barn (former stables) with wine cellar, second garden with large ornamental pond (carp), garaging and parking area and direct river access.
THE AREA The whole property is gated and enclosed offering privacy and tranquility. With views of the famous chateau from almost every part of the property (from garden to bedroom). Ideal as a family or holiday home, potential for a B&B business, etc... a stunning home in an excellent location within a very popular village and great access to a choice of market towns and about 20 mins from Vendome with direct TGV access to Paris and less than 1h to Tours or Le Mans.