Magnificent Renaissance Chateau for sale with River, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Magnificent Renaissance Chateau for sale near Niort, in a small town with all amenities, in thethe Deux Sevres. Set on an island set between the two arms of a river, the property has easy access to both the A10 autoroute, the TGV and Paris.
A gate leads into the private driveway bordered by the caretaker’s house and other outbuildings and through the gatehouse iis the first glimpse of this undeniably striking property . The Chateau which has about 550m2 has been beautifully restored and is extremely comfortable. It consists of a central body flanked by corbelled turrets which date from the 16th century and a small wing in return dating from the 19th century whose style is in keeping with that of the main body of the castle.
Ground floor: A modern vaulted kitchen with a superb 15th century fireplace decorated with a frieze depicting curly cabbage is reached via a covered gallery. Flagstone floor and old stone sink. Access to a small vaulted utility room. Brightly lit Salon with a beautiful flagstone floor, a magnificent monumental stone fireplace and renaissance ceiling. W.C. Cellar. Two staircases lead to the upper floors. The Main staircase Impressive stone staircase with string wall. Superb Renaissance coffered ceiling of stone decorated with masks and architectural decorations in the ‘caissons’ and hanging keys.
First Floor: Salon. Parquet floor. Beautiful Renaissance fireplace with a mantelpiece of finely carved wooden panels supported by columns. Sixteenth century frescoes. 19th Century Renaissance style woodwork featuring fruit and falling flowers. Beautiful French style ceiling. Dining room with parquet floor and beautiful Charente stone fireplace. Renaissance decor and panelling. Access to a small vaulted round tower and the original latrines. A room in use as a kitchen which could potentially become a bathroom. Access to a turret with a staircase to the ground floor. Three bedrooms with parquet floor, one of which has a fireplace, a bathroom and a shower room and W.C.
Second Floor: Two bedrooms with parquet floor, one with a monumental fireplace and two beautiful turrets. Bathroom. Two W.C.’s.
Third Floor Large attic with beautiful oak carpentry. Billiard room and two guest rooms and a maid's room.
This property has been restored to a very high standard by the present owners. Many elements have been partially or fully restored. The roofs were revised in 1993. The electricity was largely renovated in 1993. Oil fired Central heating. The boiler is 20 years old. Ideal Standard brand with a 2,000 litre tank. Individual sanitation last controlled in 1993. It will probably be necessary to bring it up to current Eu Normes.
Outbuildings; An exceptional set of outbuildings dating from the early 17th Century offering great potential for development due to their considerable size whether to house a car collection, host events, become a museum etc etc. Renovated caretaker's house. Barns. Workshop. 15th-century Entrance Chatelet.
Grounds: The property extends over 6 hectares including a pretty park with a floral garden, a poplar grove, woods, and meadow, surrounded by the two branches of the river lending great charm to the property.
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