Good Wednesday morning! A charming stone home with gîte and large garden within the beautiful vineyards of the Loire Valley!
A partial cave house! Or “maison semi-troglodyte” in French. This was an ancient form of building homes, though I believe this house dates back to the 18th century. It’s been expanded and modernized since then into a gorgeous home. The light color of the stone is so airy and pretty!
From the listing on Belles Demeures:
In the Loire Valley, in the authentic commune of Coutures, this semi-troglodyte house of nearly 170 m² offers a bucolic environment in the heart of the Brissac-Loire-Aubance vines. This charming Loire Valley property offers an exceptional living space, typical of this region. The cellars from the 18th and 19th centuries have benefited from a luminous extension, where stone is omnipresent. Outside of conventions, this building of character offers different living spaces. A living room, heated by a pellet stove, offers a layout full of authenticity where time seems to have stood still. A second living room, facing the exterior, accommodates the kitchen and a dining room, extended by a cozy living room. The non-standard openings allow direct access to the terrace and the garden. The first floor consists of three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a dressing room. The garden of nearly 1000 m² houses a large outbuilding that can serve as a gîte, artist’s studio or gives free rein to various possibilities. Two large troglodyte cellars and a vegetable garden complete this property. In the heart of a peaceful and unspoiled environment, this property is located 10 minutes from the Château de Brissac-Quincé and its amenities, and less than 5 minutes from the shops of Coutures.