12 bed House for sale in LUCAY LE MALE

€ 1,350,000

This is the chance to own a lifestyle business. In addition to the 5 bedroomed manor house, there is a converted dovecote, self-catering studio and a 3 bedroomed gite. The vaulted chapel is perfect for weddings, with large reception space in the beautiful adjacent barn. All set in stunning grounds.Additional photographs are available on request. With good access to Paris, both by road and rail, this is a region of fairytale feudal castles, vineyards, stunning gardens and delicious food. The fertile Loire Valley is sprinkled with some of France's most opulent aristocratic estates and the villages and vineyards that surround them. The entire area is an enormous Unesco World Heritage Site.There are also some particularly important inhabitants in this area, that just so happen to reside a short drive from the property. Zoo Beauval, now the largest zoo in Europe, with a prairie for the lions, tree-top walk-ways, a pioneering conservation programme and its' world famous baby pandas, are just 20 minutes away. The B is a favoured choice for people travelling from far and wide to visit this particularly popular site.This estate is situated close to the small village of Lucay-le-Male, about 10 kms from the larger town of Valencay. Its magnificent castle, built in 1540, dominates the skyline. It is open throughout the year for visitors who enjoy both its architecture and gardens. The local market is in town every Tuesday morning and spills out onto the smart streets. Here you can sample the local produce including goat's cheese, potatoes and pies!! Paris is about two and a half hours away by car, one hour via direct train from Tours, or you could fly direct from the UK to Tours.The property is clearly the pride and joy of its owners, who have maintained many original features, including the beams, fireplaces, wooden panelling, tiled floors and exposed walls. Within the property the decor has been thoughtfully designed with many French antiques which add to its ambience and glamour.The grounds are a combination of landscaped gardens and woodland. The lake is ideal background for wedding photos and there is a 10 x 5m swimming pool.The property has hosted many weddings in the past and is currently run as a chambres d'hotes. There is a catering kitchen on site should the next owner want to restart large events. There is also an enormous hangar that is insulated with a concrete floor, electricity and running water should a large weather-proof space be needed, perhaps for classic cars for example?Additional Information:12 bedrooms11 bathrooms4 reception roomsHabitable space of 1580m2Land area 10 hectaresDPE rating E/DQuiet and peaceful location10 kms market townOne hour to the airportPlease note: Agency fees are included in the advertised price and are payable by the purchaser. All locations and sizes are approximate. La Residence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied. xxInformation on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Georisks website:* 15th century Manor House and estate* Total of 12 bedrooms 11 bathrooms* Ideal property for B, weddings, events, catering or holiday lets* Manor house guest gites arranged around a pretty courtyard* Swimming pool* Large outbuilding with many uses* 10 hectares / 25 acres* Loire Valley location, close to Zoo Beauval* One hour from Tours airport railway station* 2.5 hours from Paris