French castle for sale in Loir-et-Cher, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
Ref.3934 : French castle for sale in Loir-et-Cher department.
This beautiful chateau is nestled in a bucolic and green valley, on the borders of Touraine, Berry and Sologne, 35 km from Tours and Blois.
The main body of the dwelling, the tower and the postern date from the 13th century. The latter once opened the enclosure by means of a drawbridge. The Renaissance elevation of this postern, in imitation of Amboise, is now listed as an ISMH monument.
Around 1830, the two wings and the top floor of the manor were added.
From the small extramural car park, one passes through the imposing postern to discover the elegance of the west façade, flanked by two turrets of the best effect. At the foot of the south façade, a pretty flowerbed features a pool and a swimming pool.
The tithing tower closes the enclosure to the north-west, then to the north and east a triple garage and a very large cellar under the rock.
Two bread ovens, a well that can be operated from the inside (remnant of seats), and various animal shelters are dug into the base of the building.
The south-western tower welcomes the visitor with a superb renaissance-style structure sculpted in the tufa. It leads to the different levels via a stone spiral staircase. The entire rear of the manor house leads, depending on the level, to terraces, cellars and troglodytic underground passages, the outlet of which can be traced to Montrichard.
On the first floor: a beautiful entrance hall opens onto a 33sqm living room with double exposure, chequered floor tiles. A large kitchen features a restored bread oven. It once housed a chapel whose arches can be seen beyond the false ceiling. Its south-facing terrace overlooks the swimming pool, allowing sunny meals and child supervision.
The dining room to the west is decorated by the Zuber workshops with fresh panoramas of the Rhône. Next: a 30sqm double-exposure guest bedroom with its bathroom fitted in a turret.
On the second floor, an anteroom leads southwards to a study with parquet flooring of the same dimensions as the lounge below, and two vast bedrooms with parquet flooring, each with its own bathroom, which offer a remarkable view to the west over the dimière tower, the river and the trees in the parklands.
The top floor of approx. 70sqm, still recently rented, is more dilapidated. It consists of an entrance hall, two bedrooms and a living room with kitchen in the north-west turret. It can be accessed independently via the terrace on the hillside.
A vast attic of the same dimensions, ready to be converted, overlooks the whole.
The living space of the manor house is 170sqm on the first two floors and 70 sqm on the top floor, i.e. approx. 410sqm.
The entrance postern has been recently converted for seasonal or year-round rentals.
It is a duplex of 62sqm, divided into 2 vast rooms with tiled floors and fireplaces, with kitchen and shower room in the small tower.
The tower could accommodate a small guest house or artist's studio on its 2 levels.
A pleasant brick shed of approx. 15sqm closes the kitchen terrace.
The land of 5.25 acres (2ha 12a 66ca) is divided between parkland and woods.
Beautiful cedar trees surround the parklands. A mysterious sow house appears in a grassland: this purposely dug fish tank used to house the alvins coming back to the source through a pipe, trapping them when they became adults in the manner of the weasel in the fable.