Châteauroux Country Home For Sale
Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-134This is your opportunity to acquire a piece of French history. Built in the 16th Century it was seized during the Revolution, its owner fleeing abroad. It was then sold on, changing hands several times during the 19th Century. Now it is a magnificent dwelling awaiting a new owner. - After entering through the main gates, you proceed down the drive e enter into the main reception room of 42m. With its brick tiled floor, solid beams e fireplace it truly is impressive. Just off this room is the study, housed in the turret.
Through the oak doors into the second reception room (36m) similarly impressive, again tiled floor, beams but this time a large carved stone Charentaise fireplace which houses a woodburner. The library (30m) differs insofar as it has wooden floorboards, its alcoves stuffed with books. Each of these rooms offer impressive views over the grounds. From the library, you enter the utility room (12m) before finally moving on to the fitted kitchen of 15m. There is also a large downstairs cloakroom.
The wide stone staircase takes you upstairs through curved stone archways to the four impressive bedrooms. The first one is a massive 40m with sculpted stone Charentaise fireplace e equally impressive 14m en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is a 'mere' 28m, again with sculpted Charentaise fireplace e en-suite facilities. Bedrooms 3 e 4 (10m e 16m) share a "Jack e Jill" bathroom suite. Above the bedrooms is a large loft area currently used for storage, with a space of approximately 70m that could easily be converted into additional living space.
From the courtyard on the lower level is the games room (30m) situated, alongside the boiler room. There is also a "secret tunnel" which has been blocked off; who knows what secrets this may hide The second property is reputed to be the old tannery in days gone by e has been used as a gite rental. The main room downstairs is one big kitchen/diner/living room of 60m overlooking the river. At one end of this room is a door to a corridor, which leads in turn to two separate shower rooms, pool pump room e w.c. Upstairs are three bedrooms, the master bedroom of 15m plus en-suite facilities e views over the river, and another two bedrooms of 12m each, one of which has a dressing room. There is a large family bathroom also. You get magnificent views over the river from this floor. There is a small open courtyard between the chateau e gite. The third house is the old gate house( ) which again could be utilised as a gite, e just like the other buildings has plenty of character inside with old beams etc. There is a large entrance lobby (14m) leading to the main kitchen/lounge/diner of 45m. At the back is the family bathroom.
There is a fantastic old wooden staircase leading to the first floor where you will find the master bedroom of 36m plus en-suite, e two other bedrooms of 18m e 12m respectively. Attached to the gatehouse are various barns, hangars etc which again would lend themselves to gite conversion or perhaps on-site facilities (games rooms etc). There is a small cottage at the end of these buildings which could be renovated into another one or two bedroomed accommodation. The gardens are a joy to behold, with a potager, a well, a watering system for the whole lawns e gardens fed from the river, a 12m x 6m heated pool (2.7m deep) e "secret gardens" hidden away (naturally).You could even moor your boat here. This whole wonderful complex offers you the best of both world - situated in a quiet locality but only a short walk away from the vibrant town of Confolens, steeped in history e famed for its festivals e fetes, with its restaurants e vibrant cafe culture.
- Phone: +39 0184 26.16.87
- Price: € 722.800
- Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-134
- Type: Villas