Built within the old ramparts of Châteaumeillant which dates back to Roman times, this elegant property is being sold fully-furnished and equipped, and would make a stunning bed and breakfast.
Backing onto open countryside with glorious views, it is nevertheless within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants, and just 3 hours from Paris.
Châteaumeillant is part of the original Berry region of central France, a little-known rural area boasting vibrant natural environments and unique wines.
The town and surrounding villages have their own wine appellation, and specialise in a rosé wine known as vin gris. With its many heritage museums, this is a region loved by writers, artists, musicians and creatives for its romance and culture.
Electric gates with video intercom open onto a long gravel drive which takes you to the front of this magnificent house with parking for 6 cars. Inside, the impressive entrance hall leads to a grand office, vast 65m² drawing room with beautiful fireplace, wood-burner and spacious dining area, a separate fitted kitchen, and three ground floor ensuite double bedrooms. There are patio doors leading to terraces from every room.
A majestic white-marble staircase with handcrafted wrought-iron banister leads upstairs to a breath-taking 75m² master suite with heavenly bedroom, two seating areas, enormous ensuite shower room and separate dressing room. There is also another ensuite double bedroom on this floor, and a 25m² walk-in attic.
A lower ground floor level sits beneath part of the house, with utility area, boiler room, store rooms and a temperature-controlled wine cellar with seating for wine-tasting evenings.
Outside, a large garage, separate from the house, has an attached, converted studio/office space. The multi-level gardens offer different areas of idyllic peace and tranquillity. There are mature trees, shaded terraces for entertaining, a fish pond, a vegetable garden with greenhouse and its own irrigation system from a Roman well, and a view to die for.
This outstanding property is the rarest of finds. With top-quality fixtures and fittings, this is living space second to none.
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Property measurements are approximate.
- Property Type
- Category detail
- Total living m2
- 334 m²
- Plot size m2
- 2,977 m²
- Grounds HA or legal
- Grounds 0-1 HA
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Broadband internet