This unique property incorporates many people’s ideas/dreams when they think of a “French house”, high painted ceilings, ornate fireplaces, plaster mouldings and ceiling roses, large picture window overlooking a park and all a short stroll from the local village.
Arriving at the front gates and viewing the driveway sweeping up beyound, the first impressions are excellent …. as you round the corner of the drive at the top the sight that greets you confirms what you expected to see. This 1913 built home is unique in the area and true to its design, incorporates architectural elements both inside and out from the period. The impressive facade mixed with the tower, ornate roof line, balconies provide an indication as to what lies within.
At the top of front steps the formal entrance is approached over the balconied terrace area with views over the park to the vegetable garden the other side of the lane below. The entrance hall, a high ceiling light and airy reception room is at present also used for the dining hall with feature fireplace, original tiled floor and painted ceiling both typical from the period set the theme for the rest of this home.
To the left of this room is a double aspect lounge with again direct access to the front balconied terrace, it features a different style of fireplace, “herring bone” oak floor and ceiling with ornate plaster mouldings.
To the other side of the dining/entrance hall is a double depth double/triple aspect 2nd lounge with another most impressive original ceiling, wood panelling, herring bone oak floor and feature fireplace, a door to the rear leads to the scully with internal access to the basement running virtually the full width of the house, outside door to the side and access into the kitchen. Fully equipped and double aspect there’s plenty of natural light to work with in this good sized room.
Returning to the dinning hall we have access to a central corridor which accesses two staircases, wc and also the “smoking room” at the rear of the property. This splendid room has features galore, with hand printed wall coverings, stained glass feature window and mirror/matched doorway in the wood panelling, not forgetting to mention the original fireplace to one side. Both sets of stairs lead to the main floor whilst only the main stairs taking you up to the 2nd.
The first floor has a central corridor providing easy access to the 5 bedrooms, several with washing facilities, one with a private balcony with views to the front, an other double aspect and all with parquet flooring, a large family bathroom (bath and shower) as well as a separate shower room, laundry room and lavatory complete this floor. The upper floor has a bedroom, wc, corridor and large “play room” which has been used previously as a cinema room.
The new/current owners have improved greatly their home over the last 10 years or so, a recent wood-chip heating system provides economical and environmentally friendly heating for a very reasonable cost. The bathrooms have been upgraded, the decoration has been refreshed whilst still retaining the original features of the property and the property has benefited from a brand new roof.
To the side of the property we have a double width, double length garage with an excellent sun terrace above and with easy access to the side door of the house the kitchen and a supply of apertifs is not far away. The property overlooks a large sloping park with mature trees. There is an orchard, woodland area, wild flower garden and ample parking. The plot covers roughly 7000 sqm with a further 2000 sqm on the opposite side of the lane currently used as a vegetable area.
ABOUT THE AREA
A short walk into the local village with the market towns of Chateau du Loir and La Chartre sur Loir a short drive away. Half way between Le Mans and Tours places this home in an ideal location for access to all the amenities you could need as well as all the tourist trappings this area has to offer. Ideal as a permanent family home with scope for paying guests if required.