Le Château du Chevron d’Or stands on the site of a 15th-century country manor of which the only surviving trace can be found in written records dating back to 1461.
The building that visitors can admire today, with a pair of harmonious stoops and at the end of an elegant and imposing alley, was not erected until the 18th century, on a 20-hectare estate.
This is a 500 m2 family residence in which the main house has 7 bedrooms and beautiful connected rooms, including the kitchen, billiards room, dining room and office. Yet the Chevron d’Or is still stepped in its history of wine and fruit growing and, above all, of equestrian pursuits – just the name of Saumur, which is barely 10 minutes away by car, is enough to thrill the world’s best riders.
In the 17th century, the vines of this property, sheltered by the high stone walls that still stand, used to produce red wine near the cellars of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. Later, an impressive apple orchard, of which a few trees remain, sprouted proud on the land, where it was drained by wet areas and the estate’s well.
More recently, the owners succeeded in setting up a stud farm in the Château’s former cellars, apple stores and other appendages. The stud farm features 8 boxes and a saddle room under a wonderful exposed roof frame. It is completed by a 730m race ring, an array of paddocks (17 and 3 close by), 9 extra boxes and dwellings to accommodate the required staff, forming a dense equestrian network that is known throughout the region.
Following the country roads often leads to discoveries of places replete with secrets and history. Le Château du Chevron d’Or is one such gem, offering infinite possibilities for future developments. A welcoming property away from prying eyes, with all the tranquillity you would expected from sun-soaked gardens and a swimming pool, the Chevron d’Or blends family life and equestrian tradition in the amazing colours of the Saumur landscape.