Exceptional french castle for sale in the Centre of France., Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
Ref.3774 : Chateau for sale near the city of Bourges.
This very beautiful property is situated 2h45 South from Paris by the motorway, in a nice countryside with crops and woods, at the exit of a very small village. All shops, services and school are in the neighbouring village, 3 miles away. The region is pleasant; the environment benefits from a high quality and the property is set in a peaceful location.
The property was built in the middle of the 19th century; it offers a perfect architectural unity with good proportions and large indoor volumes. Built with high quality materials, the angles are flanked by towers. Each level is outlined by limestone windrows. Windows frames are cut stone outlined by fascia boards. The central spans are decorated with pillars, capitals and banisters. The middle dormer is topped by kiosk with a clock. The mix of bricks and white stone on facades highlight the decorations on the 4 facades. On both sides of the property, a large stoop gives access to the rooms on the raised ground floor that comprises: a large vestibule, large and small sitting room, library, dining room. Pantry and toilettes. The reception rooms are very well decorated: parquet floors, tiles, wood panelling, mouldings, important sculpted fireplaces, over mantels.
A large stone stairway with 2 flights, with an important iron wrought handrail, leads to the first floor that comprises: a landing space decorated with 2 pillars with an ionic capital and a corridor that leads to a study and 7 bedrooms. They have each one a dressing room and a bathroom. Toilets are independent. Oak parquet on floors and some of the walls are decorated with tapestries. On the second floor: 8 bedrooms each one with a bathroom, separate toilet and some hanging space. On the third floor: 8 smaller bedrooms, with sloping ceilings, each one with a bathroom and separate toilet. Hanging spaces. Attic. Above: attic space under ridge. Under the property: staff basement under the whole property. A corridor with outdoor acces leads to a vaulted sitting room and dining room, professional equipped kitchen, toilet, workshop, wine cellar and boiler room. All in about 250 sqm per level.
A beautiful straight-lined building with a restored main structure (roof, facade and framings) comprises: garages, former stables, tackle room and the caretaker’s house: a comfortable house that has been redone some 15 years ago. This house comprises on the ground floor, a large room, kitchen and back kitchen, bedroom and shower room. On the first floor: 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. The boiler provided hot water.
A beautiful iron wrought gate marks the entrance to the main avenue, paved and planted with magnolia trees. A double bridge crossed the moats that have been redesigned in beautiful ornamental ponds. Several circular alleys cross the park. All in about 30 acres, the surface is occupied by a pleasant park planted with great trees: plane trees, charms, oak trees, bouquets of Austrian black pines and this huge cedar tree behind the chateau. The surface of water, between the ponds and the small lake, is about 2.47 acres. The property benefits from very beautiful views over the countryside.
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