Gorgeous Medieval Listed Château & Estate for sale., Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
A rare chance to buy an authentic château, full of history and dating from the 12th 15th and 17th Centuries, listed as a Monument Historique and tastefully restored. Located halfway between Perigueux (56kms)& Limoges (40 kms) the Château sits in a peaceful rural setting. A track through woodland leads to the 12th Century gateway to the courtyard. A small outside walkway to battlements tops the entrance gate, the inside accessed by a timbered gallery sheltered by lovely old roof tiles. The stone facade of the Chateau is surmounted by a parapet with battlements, flanked by a square pavilion and a circular tower. A stone bridge crosses the dry moat leading to an old door into the inner courtyard.To the left, four smaller towers flank another wing of the Castle, with pointed roofs & chestnut wood tiles, facing south onto a lovely terrace & courtyard with the footprint of the original 2nd square tower. There is a dry moat & retaining wall, with gorgeous views of the valley and countryside. Ground Floor:Entrance Hall, lime walls, original tiled floor & fine old wooden staircase. Central Gallery lit by S.West facing window, 'telephone' alcove. Cloakroom. Salon; central glass door, 2 S.East windows. Stone fireplace. Gothic well & alcove. Beamed ceiling 'à la française', wooden floor.Dining room, S.West window to courtyard & N.West window over entrance gate beyond dry moat; beautiful monumental stone fireplace, exposed beams, lime walls, exposed stone & old tiles. Small circular dining room in the north corner tower, exposed beams and access to 'L-shaped Kitchen; modern units made from old beams. Cloakroom & boiler room (De Dietrich boiler )also used as laundry and tack room), Secondary entrance with servants staircase. First Floor: Gallery. Stained glass window of Richard Coeur de Lion wounded by an arrow. Two bedrooms one with stone monumental fireplace, one with a small brick fireplace, exposed beams and exposed stone walls.Wooden floor. Bathroom with bath, double basin, bidet & W.C. Exposed beams & stone walls. Carpet. Gallery. Master suite with antechamber, Bedroom, fabric walls, wooden ceiling and carpet. Two adjoining rooms in the tower, bathroom with large white bath set in marble, two basins in marble and Louis XV walnut doors, W.C., bidet, shower and large hanging cupboard. Fabric on walls. Apartment with antechamber, bedroom with large bed alcove, and bathroom in east tower with bath, double basin, bidet, W.C. and l hanging cupboard.
Second Floor; Gallery, Antechamber, two bedrooms each with two small rooms in turrets one with washbasin and bidet and the other with washbasin. Gallery walkway with exposed joinery, battlements and arrow slits. Circular room with walkway and beautiful period joinery. Attic with mullioned window. Seventh bedroom with beautiful stone fireplace, exposed beams, tiled floor and walkway. Three bedrooms, shower room and a games room. Basement: Beautiful cool wine cellar below the grand salon accessed via a corner turret.
Furniture: An inventory exists of all the beautiful antique furniture which is included in the sale.
Outbuildings: A Caretaker's house and three further converted houses, one of which is a 'gite rural' and another which is done up for seasonal rental. There are other outbuildings, garaging, a farm and its outbuildings including a very large double barn ideal for creating an indoor riding school/stable block.
Grounds: 5 hectares of very pretty gardens and terraces, including a walled garden with pond and fountains, as well as a tennis court form the immediate surroundings to the Château. To the south is a deer park of about 20 hectares (with about 16 deer), enclosed by a two metre high fence. The remaining land amounts to about 48 hectares of woodland,(10 Ha) pasture and a lake(4,320m2) where there are wild deer, boar and other small game. The agricultural part of the estate comprises a further dwelling, two large operating buildings including modern stables and the unencumbered land is exploited by an S.C.E.A. Overall the estate extends to 73 hectares 05 a30ca in a totally preserved and unblighted situation.
This delightful Château is in exceptionally good condition and offers an authentic and original home on a human scale.
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