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(18) Cher

Elegant Moated XIX C. Château & Estate for sale


Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 33 ha

Reference: C5-3455
£ 2,198,900
$ 2,796,283

This remarkable property is on the borders of the Berry and the Sologne, 220 kms south of Paris in beautiful countryside where agricultural land alternates with forests. The Château is a few kilometers from an active town with a rich past which offers all services and shops. The property is easily acceptable by train and autoroute. Built in the XIXth Century on the foundations of an older Château of which certain vestiges remain ( the spiral staircase in the tower, certain large walls, cellars and water filled moats), these original parts date mainly from the XIVth and XVth Centuries.

The terrace on which the Château is built is large enough to have a garden in front of it and some terraces behind so that it is possible to enjoy walking all around the Château. A large gateway with a metal gate gives access to the property.

With a habitable surface area of 600m2, the chateau comprises;
Garden Level: An original kitchen used as a hunting room, a caretaker's flat with two rooms, a linen room, boiler house and wine cellars. In the wing is a kitchen, living room and bedroom or study.
Raised Ground Floor: Stone steps on either side lead up to the entrance hall from which a beautiful stone staircase with a superb wrought iron hand rail leads to the upper floor. Large and small Salons, dining room, music room, boudoir, kitchen, scullery, library and billiard room.
First Floor; Master apartment including a living room, bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and W.C. Four further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a T.V. room, Boudoir and dressing room. Above the lofts have not been converted.

The main rooms have kept beautiful decorative features and original architectural features, oak parquet, marble fireplaces, wooden door surrounds, moulded ceilings

The outbuildings comprises a Caretaker's House with a large living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom, W.C. with an overall surface area of 75m2. Electric heating. Double glazing. Recent equipment.Two older XIX C. buildings in an L with tiled roofs are not currently in use but were originally stables and could be used as garaging or storage or some other use.

Two Buildings in cement breeze blocks are used as an enclosed garage, workshop, equipment and storage shed.
In addition there is a dovecote, kennel and aviary. There is also a well.

Grounds; A long drive leads to the Château which is set in the middle of beautiful land amounting to 33 hectares. The park immediately around the Château is planted with mature ornamental trees, ( cedar, oak, sequoias) and there is a lake, a fishpond, some meadows and woods. The pond is fed by springs and run-off water. A pontoon has been installed to facilitate enjoyment of the place.

This is indeed an exceptional and rare property. Elegant, well maintained, the Château is in a marvellous location and in a preserved environment yet close to amenities. The Château benefits from light rooms of pleasing dimensions with beautiful architectural features.

N.B. It could be possible to buy a large part of the furniture and equipment in addition by separate negotiation.
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