6 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Saumur, Pays-de-la-Loire
3,400,000 EUR 2,924,000 GBP 3,672,000 USD
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 3
- Floor Size: 428 m2
- Extra Accommodation
- Income Generating
- Countryside View
- No Work
- Fruit Trees
A unique opportunity to acquire a superbly restored 3 storey, 6 bedroom historical manor house with 2 hectares of vineyards, set in beautiful landscaped gardens with pool while enjoying wonderful countryside views from its location near a golf course and all amenities in Saumur.
This fabulous property dates from the c14th and c15th and is situated in the heart of the Loire Valley. Only 25 minutes from the Loire itself and its charming villages, antique markets, restaurants, cafes, and the magnificent chateaux.
Although the manor dates back to the middle ages, the cellars have traces of civilisation dating to before the 1200.
The ground floor has a guest bedroom and a series of magnificent living and dining rooms with fireplaces and large windows providing views of the gardens in every direction. The kitchen, with its La Cornue stove and huge La Cornue island is worthy of a setting for a cooking show.
Up the original spiral stone staircase are three large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of these rooms has impressive architectural elements such as double mullioned windows or fireplaces.
Up the spiral stairs again is the enormous 2nd floor loft, under the cathedral-like array of roof beams, which could easily become two more en-suite bedrooms.
In the garden are two fine buildings, a loggia and an Orangery. The loggia has two levels: a downstairs living area and upstairs a bedroom, connected by a magnificent c17th staircase.
The Orangery, in the gardens, is a space that has been beautifully restored and could be used in a multitude of ways, such as an entertaining space, an artist's studio, games room or gym or a guest house.
The owners have spared no expense to restore the estate back to its former glory, yet adding modern creature comforts such as Bang and Olufsen sound system, i-lighting, sophisticated and efficient central heating and a spa bath.
This region has always been known as the Garden of France, and this property highlights that. The top garden is the swimming pool, surrounded by a lush lawn. Through a gate are the 2 hectares of up to 50 year old Chenin blanc vines, classified Saumur AOC "appellation control". This vineyard is rare and highly envied by the local winemakers. The vineyard is is managed by a neighbouring winemaker and the owners enjoy drinking their own cuvees, without the hassle of running the vineyard themselves.
The remaining garden, stretching around the manor is terraces 'a la Francaise', with formal box-lined parterres, roses, pleached lime trees and an arboretum of very precious and rare mature trees.
Only one hour from the airport in Tours, 1,1/2 hours from Paris by train.