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Haras d’Allonnes


The 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 its pair of harmonious stoops stands at the end of an elegant and imposing alley and was erected on a 20-hectare estate in the 18th century.

The main house of this 500 m2 family residence has a range of beautiful rooms, including seven bedrooms, kitchen, billiard room, dining room and office. The Chevron d’Or remains steeped in its history of wine and fruit growing and, above all, equestrian pursuits. Indeed, the very name of Saumur, which is barely ten minutes away by car, is enough to thrill the world’s best riders.

In the 17th century, the vines on this property, sheltered by high stone walls still standing today, were the source of red wine produced by 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 have successfully established a stud farm using the Château’s former cellars, apple stores and other outbuildings. This features eight boxes and a saddle room under a magnificent exposed roof frame, completed by a 730m race ring, an array of 17 paddocks with three close by, as well as nine extra boxes and dwellings to accommodate the required staff, forming a dense equestrian network that is known throughout the region.

Exploring country roads often leads to discoveries of places replete with secrets and history. The Château du Chevron d’Or is a gem of this nature, offering infinite possibilities for future developments. A welcoming property away from prying eyes, and with all the tranquility one would expected from sun-soaked gardens and a swimming pool, the Chevron d’Or offers a blend of family life and equestrian tradition draped in the amazing colors of the surrounding Saumur landscape.