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Real estate in the Loire valley


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Superb Manor home in the valley of the Loire
with a 4.2 hectares classified vineyard
completly enclosed within it's own walls

This estate is located on the outskirts of a small village of some 1100 inhabitants in the
Loire Valley whose economic activity is based on wine.

the vineyard

Right in the bountiful heartland of France, also known as the Valley of the Kings
because kings and noblemen used to build their sumptuous castles in the area.

Colourful fresh produce markets and modern shopping centers are less than
five minutes drive away. 250 kilometres southwest of Paris, about 30 minutes by car from Tours,
and one can day-trip to Paris by the TGV which takes 57 minutes from the Montparnasse station
to Tours and there is a motorway under construction which makes easy access to the area.

Nearest major international airport is Nantes:
one and a half hour easy drive from here, twice daily return flights to London, Brussels, Düsseldorf, etc.

Nearest golf course is 25 minutes by car but there are 5 golf courses within a range of 40 minutes.

the entrance door

The manor was built in the mid 1850's and has been
completely restored with affection
and with great respect to the period style.

The Main House
Built in the impressive Empire style, the main house is of about 400 square metres consisting of
sumptuous salon and large dining room. These rooms are both featuring impressive
period marble mantlepieces and boiseries.

Main entrance with period staircase and floortiles.
There is a very spacious and fully equipped kitchen with large open fireplace,
original floortiles, side and service entrance. Study/library with in-built bookshelves;
period floortiles, fireplace. Large linenroom, changeroom, shower, 2 w.c. on groundfloor.

the kitchen the library the dining room

Upstairs
Seven spacious bedrooms/family rooms.
Three de-luxe bathrooms, 4 w.c., dressing rooms. Balconies.
All rooms are in perfect shape, completely renovated.
Several marble and porcelain fireplaces and mantlepieces.
Full length attic and full length vaulted wine cellar.

Outbuildings
Include a covered patio, a tasting-room of about 45 square metres, garage, stables transformed into store-room.
There is also a small 17th century farm house that can be renovated to serve as a charming guest house.

the entrance way

The Land
The house stands on about five hectares of which 4,2 hectares make up the vineyard.
The whole is completely walled in which is not very usual and, therefore, much sought after.

The Wine
(Appelation Controlée)
Based on the Cabernet franc grape variety which gives a very attractive fruity red wine,
the present production is about 5500 hectolitres per hectare.
One could produce more but we are sacrificing quantity for quality.

The vineyard is presently on lease (until end of next year but the lease can be extended, if desired)
to a sixteenth generation winemaker who is considered among the best in the area
and who is recommended with high marks in all the major wine bibles:
Hugh Johnson, Oz Clarke, Parker. Our winemaker is also mentioned in
Sotheby's Guide to Classic Wines and their Labels. Our 1990 vintage got a medal in Wine magazine
some years ago and has also won acclaims and medals in various wine fairs around France.

a view of the vineyard in the loire valley

Comments
Besides the pleasure and prestige of being the owner of this unique property there is also
a potential to further develop the commercial aspect by extending the vineyard and
establishing oneself in this particular wine region of France.
We are of the opinion that this property may particularly appeal to Wine Merchants
and companies (or individuals…) engaged in the wine business.


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