This has everything that you would expect from an historic listed estate - the grand chateau, two large ancient farm cottages, large woodland (approx 15 acres), pasture suitable for horses and a vast and impressive driveway all enclosed by a stone wall offering complete privacy.
Situated 4km from the centre of Amboise, 27km to Tours and just 58minutes to the centre of Paris by the TGV.
The grand entrance to the grounds of the chateau is as you would expect – a long graveled driveway with the manicured lawns either side with the elegance of the chateau laying ahead of you!
The chateau itself is a listed historic monument dating back to the period of Louis XV when it was the residence of his then Finance Minister. Under the current owners the chateau has been painstakingly restored to provide a magnificent modern home within the elegance of the historical chateau. Entry through the main doorway leads to the tiled floors of the ground floor with the vast and extra wide 18th century oak staircase laying infront of you. Above this stairway is the totally renovated domed paneled ceiling with its decorative plaster work and recessed lighting.
The ground floor is all about providing for vast amounts of living space. To the right of this impressive main entrance is the principle dining room, with its massively high ceilings, paneling to the walls and sympathetic wall coverings and wall mounted lighting. The large windows to the front to the dining room provide plenty of natural light and wondrous views to the lawns in front of the chateau.
From the dining room you enter the kitchen, again a great blend of tradition and modern day living. A vast fully fitted kitchen with plenty of food preparation space and storage space providing for a great room for family eating and relaxation. The centre piece of the room is the huge stone fireplace with the ceiling boasting the original oak beams. Again the windows to the front provide the natural light and views across the estate and a door at the back of the kitchen provides for an exit to the rear courtyard.
The other side of the magnificent staircase leads to the main living room. Again with the high ceilings and two sets of windows the room is blessed with plenty of natural light and absolute comfort. The décor again sympathetic to the age and stature of the property. From here there is a small back kitchen accessed from the rear of this grand salon.
The door to the rear of this grand salon leads to an additional hallway at the back of the original property. From here you can access the magnificence of the oldest part of the chateau with its original fire place and oak paneling to the walls and ceilings each panel having the original hand paintings still in evidence. This is the perfect reference to the property as it used to be and has itself been listed as national monument.
Returning to the rear hallway there are a set of original stone circular stairs leading to the first floor and an entrance to the manoir part of the building. Here there are vast rooms, again with tiled floors as with the other rooms on the ground floor and all with underfloor heating. Currently the rooms running from this rear entrance are used as a large office, a fully sound insulated music room and a private cinema room, but could equally function as additional bedrooms, living rooms or indeed as a completely separate apartment on the ground floor.
The opulence of the chateau is experienced at its best on the first floor. Accessed from the main oak staircase at the front of the chateau (with its highly decorated domed ceiling) opening up into a large salon at the top of the stairs. From here you can enter the lounge associated with the master bedroom and then to the small balcony-like chamber that overlooks the whole of the front of the estate. The master bedroom is immense. The large windows overlooking the front of the estate provide an ocean of natural light and the opulence of the décor, lighting and marble fireplace provide for the most beautiful of master bedrooms. To the side of the master bedroom lies the master en-suite bathrooms with it luxury fittings and a cavernous dressing room from the side of the bathroom.
The other two bedrooms on this floor are equally as beautiful and totally befit the style of this chateau. Each beautifully decorated and lit they both have luxury en-suite bathrooms and both offer total privacy and seclusion.
From the third bedroom it is possible to reach the ancient chapel with its restored stained glass windows and the sleeping quarters once used by the estate priest. Again, beautifully presented and sympathetically renovated to the heritage of the chateau.
The stairs to the side of the chateau lead to the second floor where there is a large lounge area and an additional four bedrooms, all facing the front of the building and all with their own en-suite bathrooms. Also from the lounge is the 2nd floor loft area with easily enough room for an additional set of 3 or more bedrooms and en-suites. This loft area already has the utilities in place to allow for such additions to be made.
There are two sets of additional stone stairs that lead to the main loft over the front of the chateau that would allow for even more bedrooms and living space to be developed. The loft area – which runs the whole length of the front of the chateau is lit with half-moon style windows providing character and light to this expansive area.
To the rear of the chateau, beyond the courtyard, with its alternate entrance through the stone archway lay the gems of the outbuildings. These two main buildings dating back to the 14/15th century are in incredible condition – one a huge longere the other a stone build fully enclosed barn – that could provide for even more accommodation. The utilities have all been put into place to support any plans for renovating these beautiful buildings. Externally these buildings are in incredible condition with the roofs being recently refurbished. The buildings themselves are separate by a small lake that extends behind the buildings and joined by an arching stone bridge. Laying in front of the buildings is a cobbled courtyard and to the side a couple of bird house and stone built animal housing. And at the corner of the courtyard an ancient pigeoniere!
The grounds of the estate are as impressive as the collection of buildings, offering everything you would expect and more! Within the walls of this grand estate lies 6 hectares (nearly 15acres) of mature woodland, half of which is English oak, 2.5 hectares grassed paddocks suitable for horses within 7 hectares of prairies.
This is a vast estate full of history and romance in the greatest of locations within the golden triangle of La Touraine an area associated with some of the most beautiful French chateaux. Whilst this chateau exists in complete privacy it is also very close to the local amenities of Amboise (approx. 4km) and only 27km from the centre of Tours from which it is easy to access both the international airport and the TGV to Paris.
- Tipo di Proprietà
- Categoria speciale
- B&B - Ospite
- Dimensione Terreno
- Residenza 10-20 HA
- misura della pianta
- 153.560 m²
- zona abitabile
- 1.364 m²
- Stanze da letto
- Totale bagni