Castle for sale Deux Sevres, Poitou Charentes
Reduction from €1,289,600 to €1,092,000
XVth CENTURY CHATEAU, FULLY RESTORED WITH 6 BEDROOMS. SEPARATE COTTAGE AND BARN.SET IN 20 ACRES OF PARK AND WOODLAND. BETWEEN POITIERS & NIORT, 5km FROM THE AUTOROUTE.
Approached by a 1km driveway, the Chateau has been restored with great care and is surrounded by a manicured park with a spring fed moat, stocked with carp, together with its own ancient lavoir and modern swimming pool. The house offers a wide variety of possibilities from family home to hotel The market town of St.Maixent l’Ecole is only 10 minutes away.
Entrance door to Scullery (11m2)ground floor of the right hand tower
Kitchen (55m2) original baronial style fireplace with wood burner, stone flag floor and other original features. Windows and doors to front and rear aspects, fully fitted units, cooker, central unit with sinks.
Dining Room/Entrance hall (31m2) with doors from front terrace with stone balustrade and rear terrace with railings.
Lounge (35m2) with door to front terrace and window to rear, fireplace and polished wood floor.
Stone Spiral Staircase to 1st floor
Library/Music room with original wood floor, original baronial style fireplace, windows to front and rear, overlooking the grounds, door to office (11m2) utilizing one of the 3 towers.
There are a total of 6 Bedrooms ( from 33m2 to 16m2) on 2 floors all ensuite, plus 2 separate w.c.
Stone Spiral Stairs in the middle tower, lead to the Basement/Cellar which houses the 2 central heating boilers, oil and wood. The property is self sufficient in wood from the estate, making heating costs very economical. There is also a wine storage area and a utility area with washing machine and dryer. A second older cellar has original arrow slits which enabled the chateau to be defended if needed.
After driving down the tree covered entrance drive, go through the double gates into the gravel parking area in front of the Chateau.The landscaped park surrounding the Chateau is truly magnificent and set off by the beautiful spring fed moat and ancient Lavoir (spring fed cloths washing facility).
To the left is the in ground swimming pool (10mx5m) with paved sun terrace and covered rustic seating and BBQ area.
Close by is the 2 bedroom guest cottage (70m2) which offers further potential.
The ground floor is open plan with shower room and w.c.
1st floor is also open plan but easily converted into 2, bedrooms with shower and w.c.
To the left rear of the Chateau is the Barn (200m2) with original stables, offering the possibility of conversion into more accommodation (subject to planning).
100metres to the right of the entrance gates is the large garage and equipment barn.
The Chateau faces east-west giving sun all day.
Saint Maixent l’Ecole offers a full range of shops and other facilities together with a TGV station.
Poitiers airport is only 30 minutes away
La Rochelle and the Atlantic coast 11/4hr