Charming 19th C Chateau near Bourges, Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
€731,000 Guide price [convert]

6 4 550m2

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Key Features

Property Type: Château
Number of bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 2
Receptions: 4
France Property Shop ID: 571108
Reference: K4-19139CL

Property Description

The château was originally an 8th century priory and later redesigned in the 18th/19th centuries. It is located between Berry and Sologne. With around 600m² of living space in the chateau itself, and with a further 400m2 in the numerous outbuildings. There is potential for even further development. The property is currently used to host events as the chateau boasts large reception rooms (approx. 550m²) and all the corresponding equipment. The 40ha of grounds (of which 15ha is woods and 4ha a lake) is landscaped as an English garden and is full of lovely mature trees. Several outbuildings have been adapted to offer accommodation for events and conferences, including a barn used as reception rooms, a residential house and five wooden leisure chalets. The main chateau: The main chateau – South wing- has retained the majority of its original features such as wooden parquet or marble floors, fireplaces, wood panelling. The whole ground floor has wonderful 3m high ceilings. It is built over two floors and the loft could also be converted. Adjoining this building, in the form of an L, is a later large wing built in the 19th century over three floors, and also with potentially convertible loft space.The architecture is uniform, with crepied stone walls, plain facades and slate roofs. A tower, built in the interior angle of the L, reinforces the overall architectural look. Ground floor: Entry from the south façade, via a symmetrical double staircase ending in a stoop, which gives access to the grand entrance hall with its marble mosaic floor. To the left of the hall, a large reception room with natural stone floor (recently replaced) To the right of the hall, another reception room with a herringbone parquet floor, wood panelling and a marble fireplace, leading to a library with a chequerboard tiled floor. Beyond the library, another large reception room with marble floors and a wood stove. An equipped kitchen requiring modernisation WC, Staircase, Back service stairs, Boiler room First floor: A landing leading to: 4 bedrooms with shower room -all with parquet flooring and fireplaces Second floor: Accessible via the back stairs, leading to: 2 bedrooms Loft The château benefits from: Renovated slate roofs in good condition Singled-glazed window frames Mains water 40m deep water well Oil central heating and wood stove Fuel boiler 10years Wood boiler 10years 12000L Fuel tank Septic tank sewage system (non-compliant) Residential house (approx. 200m²)- Situated to the north of the chateau With 200 m2 of habitable space comprised of: Ground floor: large living room (80m²), equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms and shower room First floor: 4 bedrooms with shower rooms This property has a flat-tiled roof with oil & wood heating Outbuildings 5 wooden chalets comprising 11 bedrooms with shower room Converted barn with two reception rooms with capacity for 250 people and a professional kitchen Building of approximately 200m², requiring full restoration but potentially offering a large additional reception area Marquee in the grounds in front of the lake Possibility to buy the existing furniture (kitchen equipment, tables, chairs etc.) The Grounds: A total of 40 hectares of land. With a charming tree-lined alley leading up to the chateau and 5 hectares beautifully landscaped as an English garden and containing mature oak trees and Lebanese cedars. In addition there is 4 hectares of gravel-lined lake dug by the original monks 15 hectares of forest (150 oak trees) requiring management 24 hectares of agricultural land (currently lying fallow, requiring 2 years to be able to sow new crops) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) : 5000euros Commercial side- The property has been used for the last 30 years for events and touristic activities with a 250 000€ annual turnover. Location: Local shops -5mins drive All commerce and amenities 15km away Motorway access less than 5kms away 200 km from Paris (less than 2hours drive via A71 / A20) 350 km from Lyon 30 km from Bourges 15 km from Vierzon


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