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€728 000 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 5 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€693 333 without fees)
||Dept||Indre et Loire|
|Surface||800 M2*||Plot Size||35050 M2|
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If you are looking for a property steeped in history, where you can let your imagination run away with you to create the home or business of your dreams then this home is for you. Lovely principal house oozing character, various outbuildings including pigeonniers, hay lofts, turreted towers and barns plus an incredible network of underground rooms and pool complex to renovate or finish. Established 2 hectare truffle oak orchard, orchard and vegetable garden. Read more ...
You know there is something magical from the moment you drive through the valley and see the fortress walls of this property and its beautiful cypress trees. On the site of an old Roman fortress, set in a stunning secluded hill top location, commanding viewings over the surrounding countryside, this property is possibly the most unusual and inspiring home in France!
Entering through beautiful carved stone gates, you pass truffle oaks, candelabra-ed lime and fruit trees to reach the above ground buildings in a courtyard. In front of you, the main family home is immediately habitable with living accommodation oriented to upstairs.
Ground floor : two large bedrooms (each over 30m2) with fabulous fireplaces and tiled floors plus a very spacious bathroom with a raised clawfoot bath, WC and basin, plus laundry equipment.
First floor : to the left of the stairs is a huge unconverted loft space under the eaves which would make a wonderful master bedroom suite or living room. To the right of the stairs is a large and airy living/dining/kitchen with fireplace and stunning beam detailing up to the apex of the roof. There is also another very spacious bathroom with large walk in shower and pipes in place for basin and bath. Beside that is a large, light master bedroom.
Outside, in a general 'U' shape with the house are 5 barns perfect for development - one already has a new roof and velux windows, original features such as a feeding trough and hayloft are still in place. There is also a partially converted pigeonnier and two other outdoor turreted tower buildings plus an outdoor 'cave' bedroom and shower room which has already been converted. To the side are the ruins of an original chapel dating back to the home's 11th century roots as a monastery.
To the left and below the 'above ground' buildings is a series of underground rooms, all centered around a 25m swimming pool. This area has electrics and plumbing and the walls are rendered but the space needs to be personalised to the next owner's style. The space encompasses an amazing underground house using light from open windows, light wells and candles. With 2 bedrooms, a shower room, an 'egg' shaped outsize bath, grotto with hand carved gargoyles, a bottle shaped wine cellar and a wonderful living/dining area overlooking the pool. The pool itself is a very unusual shape and will fill through an attractive cascading waterfall. The garden surrounding the underground house and pool development has fantastic views over the countryside. Trained mulberry trees provide a glorious outdoor eating area.
This really is a house where you can make your dreams come true. Underground tunnels, hidden 'rooms' within trees and secret passages all add to the mystery and magic of the place.
The location would make an amazing country retreat either for a large extended family or as a boutique hotel or conference/wedding venue or spa/wellness centre and is easily accessible, with the nearest towns, Richelieu (10 minutes) and Chatellerault (20 minutes). Tours and Poitiers, the nearest airports, serviced by Ryanair are just 45 minutes away and the TGV from Chatellerault to Paris takes just 1 and a half hours.
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DPE : The energy estimation cannot be produced owing to a lack of appropriate data that conforms to the "arrêté du 15 septembre 2006 relatif au DPE".