Chateau, vineyard, gites in a great location near Chenonceau in the Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
This Renaissance chateau is set in an idyllic and quiet setting with plenty of land and great views in an extremely popular tourist part of the Loire Valley ….
All in excellent condition, this period chateau offers guest accommodation within the chateau as well as in the separate gites, a swiiming pool with views over the valley, peaceful location with over 20 hectares (roughly half of that an established viticulture business) and all a stone’s throw from France’s best known and visited Loire Valley chateau, Chenonceau. A short drive from the river road sees you at this impressive home. The gently sloping vineyards climb up the hill towards the forest edge whilst the views from the pool in the other direction look over the valley and beyond. The current owners have enjoyed this family home and the associated wine business and have extended into guest accommodation both as a chambre d’hotes within the chateau as well as 3 separate quality gites of differing sizes.
The formal entrance hall of the chateau is a true front to back passing underneath the stone staircase which leads to the upper floors. To one side we have the lounge and library. The double aspect lounge of circa 50 sqm with views over the front and rear parks has a solid oak ornamental parquet floor with a large stone fireplace from the 16th century which is listed.
The library also has a parquet floor with wood paneling. The other side of the entrance hall we discover the dining hall of approx. 30 sqm, again double aspect with a smaller stone fireplace and harlequin floor tiles. This leads into the kitchen (25 sqm) which provides a functional and charming working environment for preparing meals and access to a utility room and the “servants staircase”. Underneath the lounge, with internal access, is a large vaulted cellar of 43 sqm which has been transformed into a bar/club for entertaining friends and family.
The first floor is home to the master bedroom with an impressive fireplace, bathroom, dressing room, 2 private bedrooms. The other side has 3 guest bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 childs room) and two private bathrooms. There is a substantial attic ripe for conversion above.
There are various outbuildings including an open barn, workshops and garaging as well as an office, 2 further guest bedrooms, a self-contained gite, 2 additional guest accommodations in a large longere with private courtyard and garden, a further habitable building ideal for restoring, the workshop for the viticulture business including storage and fermenting vats and all necessary associated equipment.
The swimming pool has a large sundeck and is protected and private with great views over the valley. A total of 21 hectares with 10 of vineyard, some woodland, park and formal gardens.
If you fancy living the dream, bottling your own wine whilst overseeing the work and welcoming your guests from your chateau in the heart of playground of the French monarchy this one is hard to beat!
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