French chateau desperately looking for TLC ..., Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
The 19th century chateau needs some final TLC and refreshing in order to be complete and finished (+/- 150,000 euros we understand). With plenty of typically lavish 19th century finishings throughout from ornate ceilings to stained glass windows this property is ideally suited as a large family home with the extra bonus of the numerous farm buildings (including the farmhouse) within the estate – these would make super guest accommodation amongst a multitude of other uses. The river setting allows for great unspoilt views offering fishing, canoeing, etc. right on your doorstep. The entrance drive to this property is as it should be with the formal gates allowing the eye to roam within to the white and red 'rear of the chateau' while the front side is traditionally hidden and enjoys the views over the river. Surrounded by a formal park with the outbuildings off to the side 'out of view line' from the chateau. This property comes with 14 hectares, we understand that more land or indeed less land can be discussed as required.
The Château The formal entrance hall in the tower is paneled in wood with stained glass windows and the stairs to the upper floors. The kitchen of approx. 20 sqm has exposed beams and a working wood burner in the fireplace as well as a utility room adjoining. A service room hides the access to the staff staircase. A cloak room and wc complete the practical side of this floor leaving us with three formal reception rooms: The first a dining hall of 37 sqm with stone floor, stained glass windows and ornate wood paneling on the walls and ceilings and feature fireplace.
The billiard room/Library is next, 33 sqm with oak parquet flooring, stained glass windows and painted woodwork on the walls and ceiling. The lounge of 24 sqm has parquet flooring and traditional style sculptures, painting and fabric coverings from 1883 and a large fireplace in stone and ceramics. A study with marble fireplace and oak parquet and an alcove finish off this floor. The first floor has an oak parquet corridor leading to 5 bedrooms all with original marble fireplaces, a shower room, a bathroom (needs restoring), a study, laundry room and access to the service stairs which leads up to the 2nd floor – this floor needs restoring/renovating and at present has 5 service bedrooms and 3 further rooms.
Outside The additional outbuildings include the former stables, workshops, store rooms, barns and farm house around an attractive courtyard setting with separate access from the chateau – ideal for transformation into guest accommodation, etc...
The Location The location with the river view is idyllic and only a 5 minutes drive from Loches with a number of small villages in proximity.
Some work is required to finish this chateau but we know the end result will be superb!