tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Ref.3006. French chateau for sale in Touraine. Built in the countryside, some 9mi away from the city of Tours, the property is situated on a quiet and woody environment, less than a mile from a village with shops and services. It is easy accessible from Paris by motorway and train. Built at the end of the 16th century, with the form of a square courtyard surrounded by moats, the chateau is composed of a main building followed by a lower wing. At the East side, one can find the former chapel. At the South East and South West side, there are 2 former defence towers. At the West side, the fortified gate remains, formerly equipped with a drawbridge. The chateau of about 500sqm of living space comprises: On the ground floor: sitting room (62sqm), dining room (40sqm), library (40sqm), equipped kitchen (45sqm), back kitchen, cloakroom, toilet and boiler room. On the first floor: a master room (45sqm) with bathroom, study (or bedroom), 2 other rooms, bathroom and toilet. On the second floor: sitting room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. In the former chapel converted into a dwelling with air conditioning : on the basement, wine cellar. On the ground floor: study (60sqm), toilet. Above: a studio flat of about 60sqm with kitchen area and a bathroom. One of the former defence towers has 3 levels awaiting conversion. The other tower comprise on the ground floor: kennel and woodshed. Above: dovecote. The outbuildings comprise: A garage for 2 cars. A caretaker' s house of about 55sqm of living space (2 rooms, kitchen and bathroom) Heated pool (12x7m) with heat pump and electric cover. Pool house (cloakroom and bar). The property is composed of a beautiful entrance avenue bordered by lime trees facing the honour gate, a nice park on the other side of the moats. A vegetable garden, some meadows, woods and land, all in about 22 acres. The environment is wooded and unspoilt. This property is registred on the additionnal inventory of historic monuments (allowing fiscal tax cuts if you pay taxes in France).