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(36) Indre

Impressive Moated Renovated Château for sale

property sold

Reception Rooms: 7
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 3
Land: 24 ha

Reference: K4-125VM
£ 1,043,010
$ 1,372,032

The Chateau.
Between Chateauroux and Valencay. 45 minutes from Loches and 2 hours 30 minutes from Paris. This XIII C. Chateau has been remodelled in the XIXth Century with 800m2 of habitable space,a guest house, farm and moats has been entirely restored with quality materials. It has a total of 15 rooms, 12 of which are bedrooms. A farm with its outbuildings of 1,500m2 and a longère complete the ensemble.  The park was designed by the celebrated landscape gardener, the Count of Choulot.

The central building is square with a high roof housing a square belvedere. Flanked by four large round towers on two floors with a pepper pot roof. Facing East//West. The Chateau has been entirely, painstakingly and tastefully restored over the past five years. It is now in very good condition. The wiring, heating, plumbing and window frames have all been the subject of renovation. Only the farm now requires restoration.

Ground Floor: Ceiling height of 3.50 metres. Entrance on the west façade into a hall of 32m2 with flagstone floor and oak wood panelling. An oak staircase with wrought iron banisters leads to the upper floors. At either end of the hall are: the south west tower still needing to be painted. The North West tower leading to the Cellars. The reception room, approximately 40m2 is reached from the Hall. Large bay windows opening onto the park. Fireplace. Oak parquet floor. Moulding.
Centre: A corridor leads to a kitchen of 38m2 converted in the old style with original terracotta tiles, exposed beans, scullery and access to the park.  Dining room of 48m2, very light with three large windows, flagstone floor, stone fireplace with a ‘trumeau’ and wood panelling. Back kitchen in the tower, hidden behind a mirrored door, circular room lit by arrow slits. Beautiful tiled floor. Servants staircase. W.C. With basin, Boot room with basin. 
Half Landing. A Salon of 28m2 with a monumental stone fireplace, oak parquet floor. 
First Floor. Originally the main residential part. A large landing leads to a study of 22m2 in the tower with fireplace, a master bedroom site with a salon of 36m2, a bedroom of 50m2 and a shower room in the tower. Salon of 50m2 with moulding and ornamentation giving access to the servants staircase. Bathroom. Bedroom converted in the original chapel.
The floors of this floor have herringbone parquet and original terracotta tiles in the old chapel. The rooms have fireplaces and are all very light. On the first floor five bedrooms/salons in all.
Half Landing. A bedroom of 28m2 ( in the tower) with oak parquet floor, marble fireplace and mouldings.
Second Floor: The servants bedrooms have been left and there is a nice apartment of 80m2. The beams have been conserved and there is a converted kitchen,  a salon and dining room in the south west tower the owners have created a cosier second salon.  Bedroom of 50m2, a shower room and dressing room, a bedroom of 17m2 and a games room/ study. Third bedroom of 18m2.  Total of bedrooms 3.
Half Landing. North west Tower.
Salon with oak parquet and a fireplace.

Amenities; Insulation of fibre glass. C.H. With a modern boiler that burns wood chippings and is 2 years old.
Oak frames with double glazing. ( 2 years old).
Recently rewired with movement detectors which can light the corridors. Internet plugs. Alarm. Smoke detectors
Water: Mains water. 
Drainage. Septic tanks which do not conform to the most recent EU regulations.

Taxe Fonciere 3,600 Euros.

Outbuildings: Guest House. Situated at the entrance to the property not far from the moats, this charming house built in the XIXth Century has been entirely restored. Stone built with flat tiled roof it is recovered with a coating.  Comfortable  house on one level comprising Hall leading into fitted kitchen, original bread oven, salon, flastone floor, fireplace with wood burning stove, Shower room and Bedroom.

This house is in very good condition. Electric heating and a wood burning stove.
Barn. To the right of the guest house, used for storage. 

To the East of the Chateau is the farmyard around a courtyard of 1177m2. The roofs need repairing or changing. Two dwellings to restore. Three barns of 250, 200 and 110m2 floor area. These consist of the original stables, cow stalls and boiler house.

The land of 24 hectares is partially enclosed by water filled moats and a canal as well as a river. There are rides through the woodland of this exceptional property. The Chateau stands at the foot of a pretty picturesque village in the Indre. The park extends to 3 hectares of meadowland, orchard and 13 hectares of woodland. There are shops and services 6 kms away. The village has a boulangerie.
Chateauroux is 30 minutes, Paris is 2 hours 30 minutes as is Orleans.   Belgium is 5 hours.  The nearest railway station is Chateauroux and an airport with flights to London.