Magnificent castle for sale on 4 ha with gites, Charente

Poitou-Charentes, Charente

1 099 000 € ID: 135546

This very impressive Chateau from Napoleon 3rd era, has been fully renovated with an expert eye to the history of the property.

There are 9 bedrooms, mostly en-suite with 8 bathrooms, opulent reception rooms with all the comforts of modern living.

The views are far reaching and beautiful.

Situated on the edge of a very pretty village with a restaurant, boulangerie, etc, this is a rare opportunity to buy a significant property in the heart of the Grande Champagne area of Cognac. Surrounded by land of 4 hectares.

This characterful, opulent 19th century Château of particular significance, has been fully renovated to the highest standard. The owner has a keen eye to detail and has studied the house and the relevance of the period to conserve the feeling and flamboyance of the Napoleonic period from when it dates.

You enter by large gates, and there is a curved sweeping drive up to the front entrance. The stairs are wide and inviting; the front door magnificent and original. Into the reception hall, and immediately the impressive marble columns and pillars, the height if the ceilings and the original tiled floor all strike you at once. Off thie hall is a library, ideal for a bureau, a large formal sitting room, a second sitting room and the large dining room. The kitchen is off the dining room through a 'porte cachée', a hidden door. The kitchen itself is spacious, modern and well equipped. There is a large laundry (one of two) with a pantry area.

There are 2 flights of stairs in the property. One a large sweeping staircase off the main entrance hall, again beautifully renovated.

The living accommodation is on the next 2 floors and there are a range of bedrooms many with en suite bathrooms. The most impressive, not surprisingly is the master which has had all the natural wood exposed. A large room which has a wide bay window to take in the park land views of the property to the rear. There is a very large dressing room and a beautiful ensuite bathroom. There is a useful, practical small laundry room here also fitted with a washing machine and dryer.

The second staircase is to the rear and also in excellent order but a little more in keeping of the history; for the staff.

To the exterior, there are 2 fully renovated houses which go with the property. Both have 2 bedrooms, one having 1 bathroom the other having 2 bathrooms. They are situated perfectly to the house. Ideal for visiting family and friends.

In this courtyard area is a large stable with 4 loose boxes and a further garage and barn area. The land which comes with the house is fully fenced/walled. The views are stunning.

The planning department (PLU) have declared this an area on which there can be no building to either the rear of the front to conserve the views and the integrity of this significant property. There is a small lake on the land and there is a small river, half of which belongs to the house which makes a border to the rear of the land. Under the building to the rear is an ancient orangery which could make a hobby room, an office or just to store your citrus plants in winter!

This property is magnificent. The thought, care , attention to detail which has gone one to give a beautiful home but with all the comforts of modern living. The roof has been completely renewed at considerable cost, the electrics through out are new with telephone points/internet access in every room. All the plumbing has been renewed. The fireplaces are all open and work.

This is a rare opportunity to buy a beautiful restored Chateau, not isolated, in the heart of Cognac country. It can be ideal for equestrian uses with the existing boxes and land with water, a beautiful boutique hotel, exclusive chambres d'hote or of course as it currently is, a wonderful family home.

Cognac town 22 kms Angouleme 35 kms Bordeaux 96 kms Please note at Angouleme there is currently the TGV fast speed train which stops there. But from 2017, the LGV, the super fast train will stop there and Paris will only be 2 hrs. North Atlantic coast and beaches, 69 kms

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  • Details

    Тип недвижимости
    Special class
    Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
    Extra info
    Grounds 1-5 HA
    Total living area
    600 m²
    Plot size
    39 150 m²
  • Room information

    All bathrooms
  • особенности

    • Double glazing
    • Broadband internet
    • Stables
    • Barn
    • Guesthouse