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(36) Indre

Magnificent XIXth C. Château in the Berry with park


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 17
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 19.6 ha

Reference: K4-45VM
£ 838,576
$ 1,103,253

This magnificent XIXth C. Château for sale, 20kms from Châteauroux and 15kms from Issoudun. The estate is situated in a magnificent landscaped park of 20 hectares,including a tennis court, and is located on the edge of a small hamlet. At the entrance of an enclosed park, it has views of the gardens and a wood with a river running through. Adjacent is a former presbytery converted into a guest house. Nearby is an old caretaker's house in need of renovation.
Main house over 540 m² of recently renovated living space is
Ground floor In the tower is an entrance hall with the main staircase. The three ground floor rooms are the billiard room with its beautiful stone fireplace, wooden floors and panelling, the large dining room (65 m²) and the blue living room featuring a wooden fireplace, along with a service staircase and the fitted kitchen. At the front a large terrace overlooks the grounds which are accessed by a fine stone staircase.
First floor there are 4 main bedrooms, two bathrooms and corridors.
Second floor has a dozen rooms used as bedrooms and storage rooms, some of which need to be modernized.
Basement there is a boiler room and a series of cellars, with what is thought to be the remains of the foundations of an old church.
Outbuildings a former XVIIIth C. presbytery has been converted into guest house. It also opens onto the park and the château terrace. On the ground floor is a reception room, a dining room, a kitchen (to renovate), laundry room and storage space. Upstairs, three ensuite bedrooms have been completely redecorated recently in a contemporary style.
Others include a group used as a garage and for storing garden equipment, along with a tower with the old water tank of the castle, a well and a tennis court.
On a plot of 680 m² outside the park is an old caretaker's house in need of renovation. On the ground floor are five rooms ( 90 m² ) and four rooms upstairs (80 m²), and cellars in the basement.
The English style gardens were designed in the late nineteenth century by the owner. A fish - filled river runs through them and they are divided into several areas: gardens, orchard, forest, poplars, two ponds (including one of 6000 m² with a small island). Included are lovely centenary specimens of exotic trees: sequoias, cedars, catalpas, sophoras and regional species, as well as hundreds of new types for decorative foliage,and an attractive forest undergrowth.
The towns of Chateauroux and Issoudun have all amenities. With easy access via the A20 motorway at 22km, Paris is just over two hours away.