Exceptional 19th C. Chateau for sale on edge of Berry., Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
A wonderfully imposing mid 19th Century Chateau for sale, set in a lovely peaceful rural environment of agricultural land and woodland on the edge of a very small village. All shops, services and schools are to be found in the neighbouring village some 5kms away and the castle is to the south of Paris - just two hours forty five minutes by motorway. The castle has good proportions - overall an example of architectural harmony with 850m2 of habitable surface area. Built using very good quality materials, the corners are flanked by towers & the limestone windows are a striking feature with frames of cut stone outlined by fascia boards. The spans in the centre are decorated with pillars, capitals and balustrades. The central dormer is topped by a clock tower. The combination of pink brick and white stone highlights the decorative features of the four facades.
Raised Ground Floor; On both sides of the property, a large sweeping stone staircase gives access to the reception rooms comprising: a large vestibule, large and small salons, library, dining room. Pantry and w.c.’s The reception rooms are very well decorated featuring parquet floors, tiles, wood panelling, mouldings, and fine carved fireplaces, over mantels. A large stone staircase with with wrought iron banisters leads to:-
First Floor; a landing decorated with two ionic pillars and a corridor that leads to a study and 7 bedrooms, each with a dressing room and a bathroom. W.c.’s are independent. Oak parquet on floors and some of the walls are decorated with tapestries.
Second floor: Eight bedrooms each with a bathroom, separate w.c. and some hanging space.
Third floor: Eight smaller bedrooms, with mansarded ceilings, each with a bathroom and separate w.c.. Hanging spaces.
Attic. Attic space under ridge.
Basement: There is a staff basement which runs under the entire property. A corridor with exterior access leads to a vaulted sitting room and dining room, a professional equipped kitchen, w.c., workshop, wine cellar and boiler room. Overall the habitable surface area is of approximately 250m2 per level.
Outbuildings: A beautiful building with a restored main structure (roof, facade and framings) comprises of: Garages Former stables and tack room Caretaker’s house: a comfortable house that has been redone some 15 years ago. Ground floor: A large room, kitchen and back kitchen, bedroom and shower room. First floor: 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. The boiler provides hot water.
Grounds; Elegant wrought iron gates give access to the main driveway which is paved and planted with beautiful magnolia trees. A double arched bridge crosses the moats which have been redesigned as beautiful ornamental ponds. Several circular avenues cross the path. Overall amounting to 12 hectares, 36 ares and 96 centiares, this amounts to the park and immediate grounds planted with mature plane trees, oaks, Austrian black pines and a huge cedar tree behind the Chateau. The ornamental ponds and the small lake amount to about 9.300m2 or 2.47 acres.
The outlook over the countryside is very pleasing and this is an immaculate property in turnkey condition.
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