castle for sale
|Address:||79110 CHEF BOUTONNE, France|
|Price:||850 000 €|
This lovely chateau is set in an elegant village and currently run as a luxury chambres d'hôtes with separate gite. The walled grounds (approx. 1.8ha) give full privacy, yet the chateau is only a few minutes drive from the historic Chef Boutonne. From its' gated entrance a circular drive leads past a magnificent avenue of mature chestnut trees to the main chateau entrance. Principle ground floor rooms include a grand sitting room, a wood-paneled 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 Dependence' (annex) 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 hay barn, also includes the beautifully converted 2-bed gite. To the rear of these you will find a huge 720 m2 fully-enclosed arena with 9 open stalls. Charming Chateau with exciting development potential.