We are far from the paradise island with its fine sand beach and coconut trees. But if you are looking for land and a corner of tranquility on the banks of the Loire, this ad should please you. As spotted by West France, a 33-hectare private island located near Saumur (Maine-et-Loire) is for sale with its building for 700,000 euros. “A mysterious and poetic place, surrounded by the flight of birds and in a sumptuous environment”, details the Denniel Immobilier agency on its website.
In the 19th century, this island served as a vacation spot for a large wine-growing family from Saumur before a farmer bought it. Classified as a Natura 2000 zone and located in the heart of the Loire Anjou Touraine regional natural park, it is populated with beautiful trees including century-old Lebanese cedars.
But before moving there, it will be necessary to completely restore the pavilion with its neo-medieval architecture which has not been occupied for more than a century. Work will also be required because the island is not connected to the electricity network or water. The future owner will also need to know how to sail because the island is only accessible by boat from September to May. During the summer period, however, you can access it by taking a ford.