Secret Gardener's Home with a Natural Source, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
Hidden behind its impressive wall and gated entrances this charming home has been passed down through the generations to the current owners. The garden has been used for a number of requirements (vegetables, fruit orchards, etc...) and today provides a beautiful oasis of flowers, paths and water features.
Named after the natural source which flows through, this property keeping the water in the ponds clear and pure this home provides ample space for family and friends both inside and out. A large property offering a selection of “main doors in” depending upon which side and level by which you arrive...
The front pedestrian gate leads you to the original period conservatory extension which has now become double glazed and not only increases the living room area but also permits plenty of natural light in and of course those great views over part of the garden. This room has an original feature fireplace in marble, tiled floor and high ceilings.
Down a couple of steps sees you in the kitchen with lovely large glazed windows over a breakfast terrace and the garden beyond. Well equipped and laid out with table and workspace with the original open fireplace. The other side of the main lounge there are two bedrooms and a large family bathroom.
Upstairs above the kitchen area is an independent guest annex of 1 double bedroom and bathroom with wc. Above the main house (via two staircases but also interconnecting internally) there is a large playroom and bedroom and two further attic rooms (in need of some TLC) and a bathroom.
OUTSIDE The garden is large with several water features, an orchard and fruit area, lovely flower borders and plants wherever you look. A large shaded al-fresco eating area as well as a breakfast terrace just off the kitchen.
The former stables and workshops are ideal for storage and more modern day uses and the original vaulted wine cellar underneath the terrace is waiting to be restocked with local wines (not forgetting that Bourgueil and St Nicolas de Bourgueil are among the best know and right on your doorstep).
The centre of the popular tourist destination of Bourgueil is a short stroll away and a short drive will see you at a choice of market towns along the La Loire river. An excellent location for a family home both permanent and holiday and a property that will appeal to those wishing for a large garden in the middle of a town with excellent amenities a short stroll away.
A short drive along La Loire river banks to either Tours or Angers stopping off at Saumur, Langeais, Azay-le Rideau, Villandry, Ussé, ... etc. depending upon which direction you take.