Les Bordes Property, a non-public 1,400-acre non-public golf membership and actual property improvement situated in Saint-Laurent-Nouan deep throughout the Sologne Forest within the Loire Valley, is providing a first-of-its-kind alternative for individuals to personal a house in one of the fascinating components of France.
Whereas most luxurious actual property alternatives within the Loire Valley have been restricted to castles, manor homes and enormous estates, lots of that are in disrepair, there have been few alternatives to personal a newly constructed luxurious house—particularly one with entry to the type of facilities a non-public membership gives, reminiscent of world-class golf, eating services and a built-in social life. Till now. Les Bordes residential providing, referred to as Cour du Baron, will encompass 89 single household residences. Development of the primary part of residences has already damaged floor.
Initially established as a non-public sanctuary by Baron Marcel Bich (founding father of eponymous model Bic recognized for its ballpoint pens, razors and lighters), Les Bordes is a 1,400-acre (560-hectare) property that’s roughly twice the scale of New York’s Central Park. In 1987 Bich unveiled his private non-public golf course, the Outdated Course, designed by Robert Von Hagge. Bich hosted household and mates, and once in a while, an newbie or skilled occasion on the course. It stays one of many largest non-public estates within the nation.
Management of the property was taken over by the companions of esteemed non-public funding agency RoundShield Companions LLP and some outdoors companions in March 2018. RoundShield has deep roots in actual property, because it focuses on offering non-public capital to mid-sized actual property, infrastructure, laborious asset, and monetary asset alternatives. The London, England-based agency manages roughly €3 billion of discretionary capital on behalf of pension funds, endowments, foundations, and different institutional traders.
RoundShield is investing considerably within the property. In 2021 they opened a second 18-hole course, generally known as The New Course (listed in Golf Journal’s Prime 100 Programs within the World), in addition to a extremely acclaimed 10-hole, par three course. RoundShield additionally developed or renovated current services on the Golf Membership and is the pressure behind the brand new Cour du Baron residences in addition to a future 5 star lodge that might be developed on the property, the Six Senses Loire Valley and Branded Residences (developed collectively with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, the French sovereign wealth fund).
Les Bordes Golf Membership is now a non-public membership. Along with 46 holes of golf, Les Bordes affords unrivalled supporting services, together with a clubhouse with world-class eating, a driving vary and elaborate placing inexperienced. Its 250 members belong to most of the most prestigious golf golf equipment all over the world.
Actual Property Alternatives
Designed by famend architect Michaelis Boyd, the designer behind Soho Home the spacious floorplans emphasize indoor-outdoor residing, making the most of the beautiful panorama of the forest, with lovely mature oak, sequoia and cypress bushes dotting the property. Greater than half of the 21 houses developed throughout the first part have been shortly offered to current Les Bordes Golf Membership members with restricted availability remaining. The second part of 24 houses are additionally out there for buy with costs starting from €1.5 million to greater than €6.5 million.
House designs replicate the spirit of the Loire Valley and quite a lot of stone and timber choices can be found for patrons to select from together with personalized shade schemes starting from gentle gray, cream and medium gray. Most of the three, 4, 5, and 6 -bedroom residences can have a heated non-public pool or the choice of including a plunge pool after development is accomplished. Heaps vary from half-acre to greater than two acres in dimension. Kitchens can have Miele home equipment.
Householders can go for a completely furnished, turnkey house by deciding on one of many developer’s a number of, well-curated furnishing packages. Residential move-ins are anticipated to start out in late 2023.
The unique course at Les Bordes Golf Membership, generally known as “The Outdated Course,” is broadly thought-about to be golf course architect Robert Von Hagge’s masterpiece. It has been constantly ranked amongst the highest three golf programs in Europe over the previous three many years. The 7,009-yard lengthy, par-72 course winds its approach by means of the Sologne Forest and a fantastic collection of lakes.
In 2021, a second course “The New Course,” opened. A championship size course, it was designed by acclaimed golf course architect Gil Hanse and his design associate, Jim Wagner. The 7,391-yard course is Hanse’s first course in continental Europe.
Hanse additionally designed a 1,557 yard lengthy course referred to as the Wild Piglet. The course consists of ten par three holes that pay homage to among the most iconic holes on the planet. It’s ranked amongst the Prime 25 par three programs on the planet by Golf Journal.
The Outdated and New Programs are accessible solely to members and their friends and owners might want to apply for membership. A Residents Membership membership can even be out there to Cour du Baron residents which can present them with entry to the remainder of the property’s services, other than the 2 18-hole programs, however they may have entry to the 10-hole, par three Wild Piglet course.
Managed Like A 5 Star Resort
When you enter the property and drive alongside the lengthy drive, passing by means of three separate gates, your will instantly loosen up as the realm is so quiet and peaceable. And very like staying at a 5 star resort, owners at Les Bordes Property can have entry to all kinds of facilities and companies. A concierge service will grocery store for owners, prepare their journey plans, make offsite reservations and extra. A property administration program will handle the houses and can present, laundry companies, landscaping companies, housekeeping and even childcare. There may be 24-hour safety on this gated neighborhood and in the event that they select to, homeowners can decide to put their houses in a rental pool, managed by Les Bordes Property, though by doing so they have to choose a selected inside adorning bundle for his or her house.
A variety of actions are supplied at Les Bordes. Facilities on website embrace a white sand seaside and swimming lake, ziplining, fishing, horseback using, archery, tennis, pickleball, bicycling and off-road all-terrain automobiles. Within the clubhouse, there’s a video games room with a billiard desk, foosball and a golf simulator.
Distinctive eating is on the market on the clubhouse, the place there’s a cocktail bar and an outsized hearth massive sufficient to stroll into. A Six Senses Accommodations Resorts and Spas might be constructed on the property within the subsequent a number of years. It is going to be situated in a nineteenth century-era chateau on the property. A pioneer of sustainable hospitality, Six Senses will supply visitor rooms, a world-class spa, and effective eating—facilities that might be out there to Cour du Baron owners.
“We like to consider it as an elevated playground with out pretense, not like wherever else on the planet,” says Massimiliano “Max” Binda, chief government officer of Les Bordes Property.
An Space Steeped In Historical past
The Loire Valley has a wealthy historical past that dates again to Julius Caesar who conquered the territory in 52 BC. For hundreds of years, the Loire Valley has been the playground of French royals (King François, Catherine de Médici, King Henry II) and artists, together with Leonardo da Vinci. A favourite area of the French kings and courtroom for hundreds of years, who got here right here to get pleasure from out of doors pursuits, particularly looking. Such is the explanation why the realm is a UNESCO World Heritage Website with its plethora of beautiful châteaux from Château de Chambord to Château de Chenonceau and Château de Villandry.
The Loire Valley can also be recognized for its winemaking, particularly dry white wines, together with Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Chenin Blanc.
As Les Bordes is situated solely ninety minutes from Paris and with two non-public airports close by and a helipad on website, it’s simple to get to. “People have easy accessibility to a novel, wealthy tradition and setting they’ll’t discover at house,” says Binda.
For extra details about actual property alternatives at Cour du Baron and Les Bordes Property, contact the actual property workplace at this hyperlink.