Tours, Loire Valley, France £2,110,000

7 Bedroom Detached




‘Manoir’ is a beautiful historic estate dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It has a useful living space of roughly 900m2 spread over three floors and a splendid park of some 7 hectares (17 acres) beautifully stocked and shaded by numerous mature trees some planted when the house was new. The ‘Park’ borders the river Cher, 500m distant. It also has two ponds that are regulated by sluice gates. The main house was built in typical local stone (Tuffeau) and it has a slate roof. The Manor has undergone an almost entire restored between 2008 and 2012. Including the roof in 2012 and 2013. The property consists of the main house, a caretaker’s house, the garage/stable block with an attic apartment, Pigeonnier, outbuildings and a stone barn.

 

The park was designed during the 19th century by the Bühler brothers who designed the majority of both private and public parks in Touraine. It holds a minimum of 100 trees of over 150 years of age of which many are exotic species. The present owners have installed a large kitchen garden and have combined it with an orchard.  There is a swimming pool (11.5m x 5.5m)

 

It is located at the edge of the small village of Larcay, about 8 km southeast of city of Tours, 6 km from the TGV-station ‘Saint Pierre des Corps’ and 10 km from Tours airport.

 

N.B. The present owners have been using part of the property as a successful B&B.