Villlebois Chateau / Mansion For Sale
Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-76This enchanting, Gothic style Chateau, set in 14 acres of parkland. Renovated in 2007 to it's original and 'fairytale style' glory. Amazing views, beautiful park and close to the city of Angouleme. - Superb 19th Century Chateau set in faboulous parkland with views across the Charente countryside. The foundations and parts of the Chateau actually date back to the 16th Century, it was later an uncle, Rene Edmond, administer of the the railways gave his niece and her husband the funds which served to buy and re-build the chateau; The money was given to Jane (his neice) and her husband, Henri Blanc Fontenille, who on their arrival decided to completely renovate the building, it took ten years and was eventually finished in 1903. Henri Blanc -Fontenille called up the services of the Architect Paul Abadie and a Sculpteur Ernest Jordes. There are many scultpures throughout the building showing the passion Henri had for his wife, Jane. In each room, on nearly all the fireplaces, the facades and east facing gable end, you can distinguish the letters ' H J ' entwined together. The chateau embrases the love between Henri and Jane. The North facing gable has a statue of Joan of Arc in honour of his wife. This gesture of love spread throughout the region, hence the chateau's nickname, the "Chateau of Love".... The Chateau that also once played host to General Charles de Gaulle, is full of history, charm and character. Ther are amazing stone fireplaces, sweeping staircases, magnificent carvings and tiled floors. It has 460m2 of restored rooms on the ground floor and 440m2 on the first floor. Ground floor consists of:- Grand Salon Office Dining Room Vestibule Chapel Grand Entrance Hall Kitchen Grand Dining Room Library Billiard Room Scullery Boot Room ulitity Room First Floor 3 outdoor terraces 8 bedrooms Childrens Room 2 separate WC 3 bathrooms Loft space There are 6 hectares of land with the Chateau, two outbuildings/barns and a guest cottage in need of renovation. If you are looking at the Chateau as possible investment, it is currently rented for holiday/business lets at B#5000 per week. Although the Chateau is isolated, it is close to the pretty market town of Villebois Lavalette and only 25 minutes from the city of Angouleme, with easy access for TGV/Eurostar and new Angouleme airport opening in Spring this year.
- Phone: +39 0184 26.16.87
- Price: € 2.544.000
- Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-76
- Type: Villas