Charming Château with exciting development potential, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle Aquitaine
This lovely château is set in an elegant village and currently run as a luxury chambres d'hôtes with separate gîte. The walled grounds (approx. 1.8ha) give full privacy, yet the château is only a few minutes drive from historic Chef Boutonne. From its' gated entrance a circular drive leads past a magnificent avenue of mature chestnut trees to the main château entrance. Principle ground floor rooms include a grand sitting room, a wood-panelled dining room with stained glass windows, a large kitchen, a gym with sauna and the stunning indoor swimming pool. Upstairs you will find 5 en-suite bedrooms plus a 2-bed owners apartment with lounge and luxury bathroom. The third floor has 5 full-height attic rooms. A covered courtyard connects the imposing 3-storey 12th century ‘Grande Dépendance’ which benefits from a major structural restoration in 2007 (new roof, timbers and stonework). This inspiring building offers exciting potential for further development with its’ vast vaulted cellars (purportedly with a secret tunnel running all the way to Chef Boutonne) and original Orangery. A further range of 2-storey outbuildings which as well as 2 garages, stores and a haybarn, also includes the beautifully converted 2-bed gîte. To the rear of these you will find a huge 720 sqm fully-enclosed arena with 9 open stalls.