Château for sale, numerous opportunities, including substantial Equestrian Centre, Charente

Poitou-Charentes, Charente (16)

€1,890,000 ID: 134851

Built in 1840, this exceptionally well maintained, 14 bedroom Château has formally served as a Convalescent Home with an independent wing of 50 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen, restaurant and a large highly flexible separate Apartment.

In the Château grounds, there are 4 attractive and well maintained/furnished Gîtes, that are currently rented all summer, with guests enjoying the use of a 1.5 hectares well stocked lake, offering a great number of recreational facilities.

A large part of the a second independent wing has recently been converted into 22 top quality horse loose boxes - ideal for a professional Equestrian centre set in 57 hectares.

This unique property is reached down a quiet lane in the Charente countryside, lined by ancient woodlands, producing the pure, clean air for which this property is renowned. Access is via one of two sets of large iron gates, ensuring peace and privacy.

Up until 5 years ago, this property belonged to the Government Health Authority and was a popular country convalescent home, hence this Château has been extraordinarily well maintained in every way, by the Government - at which time 6 full-time staff were employed to ensure the property was kept in good repair at all times. Hence all the expensive items have been renewed; the roofs are in excellent condition, wiring, plumbing, heating etc, this property even has its own ecological mini sewage station tucked away in the grounds, catering for up to 140 people. These are just some of the reasons we feel that this property would make an ideal Boutique Hotel with Equestrian facilities, or maybe a health Clinic, much of the infrastructure is already in place and any such project we know, would be warmly welcomed by the local commune and planning authorities. This is not a listed building.

Sweeping steps lead up to the front door of the Château and a large entrance hall with its original tiled floor. Still with its reception desk, in keeping with the Château's character, this is an imposing entrance. The entrance hall opens into a number of elegant reception rooms, each with their beautiful wood panel features, high elegant ceilings, still with their original ornate coving and ceiling roses. Currently there is also a master bedroom en-suite bathroom on the ground floor. A number of rooms still remain untouched since it was a convalescent home, laundry, nurses rooms etc, but require no more than a light refurbishment to refresh them. Doors and windows from the rear of the Château look out across the rolling valley and down towards a small village. Spectacular views are changing endlessly with the seasons. The front shutters were repainted only last summer.

(416m2) Take either the left or the sweeping stairs, that lead up to the first floor where each of the bedrooms are equipped with sizeable en-suite facilities. Each is fitted with alarm buttons for attracting staff attention. Service stairs lead up to a vast attic space, totally sprayed throughout against any wood bug only 5 years ago - this would be perfect for further accommodation if required. A number of the rooms have been refreshed, whilst again, others could do with a light refurbishment.

From the ground floor of the Château an attractive glass hallway leads through to the North Wing - where the vendors have created two distinct areas - large and sunny contemporary living quarters with fabulous views, plus a large reception room for functions. Both of which lead through to the magnificent accommodation created for 22 beautiful horses, with tack room, farriers stall and hay barns off.

Not visually joined to the Château but has underground service tunnels. It includes 50 bedrooms with en-suite facilities - meeting all current standards. Large flexible apartment for family or corporate events. Restaurant and reception areas.

4 GÎTES ...
Three of the Gîtes are located away from the Château, each with their own gardens and access to the woods and beautiful 1.5 hectares lake. All in excellent condition and fully booked for 2014.

All the facilities you could possible ask for are already on site, for running a successful equestrian centre/farm. Barns for machinery, feeds and of course 22 top quality loose boxes. Sand arena. Barns and atelier total 645m2.

LAND ...
a total of 57 hectares, of which 50 are ancient woodlands and 7 hectares of excellent pastures. Exotic sequoia trees. Helipad on the property. Wonderful views, rides and water sports all available.

Please ask for a brochure detailing in further detailing this fascinating property.

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  • Details

    Property Type
    Category detail
    Equestrian - Horses
    Total living m2
    700 m²
    Plot size m2
    572,781 m²
    Grounds HA or legal
    Grounds over 20 HA
  • Room information

    All bathrooms
  • Special features

    • Barn
    • Saddle room
    • Stables
    • Broadband internet
    • Guesthouse