The estate

Charming cottage near Chenonceaux

The guesthouse

It is a 300 square meter former farm-house the oldest parts dates from 1830. It was appointed to wine-growing, mixed farming and stock-farming as it was formerly mostly the case in the region. You will find a relaxing and warm atmosphere for your week-ends or your holidays in any season.

The kitchen has been arranged with modern equipments in compliance with the house architecture. The 70 square meter barn has been fully renovated. With a height of more than 7 meters, it is partially covered by a mezzanine and a foot bridge; it owns a piano and a large chimney similar to those found in the castles of the region. On the West side, two large openings have been achieved with a view on the park while a big old wooden gate can be opened on the east side. The barn is directly connected with the kitchen.

On the ground floor, there is also a dining room for ten people, a sitting room with typical woodwork from Saint-Georges-sur-Cher in the 19th century, a large bedroom which was formerly that of the master of the house, two bathrooms : the first one with an Italian shower – including a washing machine and drying cupboard – and a second one with an old bath tub next to the bedroom.

The first floor includes a mezzanine sets up like a sitting-room, a foot bridge in glass, a large corridor made of a whitened wooden oak floor with 4 bedrooms having between 2 and 4 beds. These bedrooms have a reversed electric heating/ air conditioned system. Two bathrooms are from each side of the corridor with independent toilets. The first bathroom has got a shower and a ground in teak from Costa Rica and the second one with a bath tub and a baked clay ground, like the contiguous bedroom corresponding to the paving of the former grain storehouse.


Parkland & swimming pool

The Estate (approximately one hectare or 2.5 acres) has a pebbled courtyard, an old vegetable garden surrounded by a stone wall and enclosed parkland with more than fifty trees, including fruit trees (cherry, plum, apple, pear, walnut, medlar, almond and hazelnut), deciduous trees (oak, hornbeam, acacia and beech) and evergreens (cypress, pine and larch). A small gravel courtyard is on the western side of the house.

Two large double gates open onto the main courtyard and parkland. A low wall made with stone from the property runs from the vegetable garden to the gate and shrubs grow along the wall.

The swimming-pool and small winery building are on the western side. The heated pool (12m x 6m) has a paved terrace and shower, and a large garden table for al fresco dining. Raspberries, mulberries and flowers grow nearby. The pool commands a view of the country, with fields and woods visited by deer and other wild animals.

Beside the pool is the small winery building with the equipment needed for the swimming pool plus toilet facilities and a large storage area with garden furniture, cooking utensils and refrigerators. Against the southern wall of the small winery building is an outside kitchen, with sink and BBQ under an awning.






The vineyard

The Estate vineyard planted more than sixty years ago runs along the southern-most part of the property and the landscape is typical of the region. (Saint-Georges-sur-Cher is the top wine producer in Loir-et-Cher.) The small vineyard has nine rows of grapes producing 500 bottles of Pineau d’Aunis every year.

Pineau d’Aunis is found only in Touraine and is an AOC. It is a dry, fruity rosé. Served chilled it can accompany all types of dishes or may be served as a pre-dinner drink.