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(24) Dordogne

Romantic River front Chateau for sale with Lake

€2,200,000

Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 11 ha

Reference: E9-KP1015
2,200,000
£ 1,940,180
$ 2,536,204

This beautiful stone chateau was built in the early 1500's and has many original features.  A tree lined driveway leads through the double arched stone gateway, over the bridge, crossing the river that runs through the grounds, and into the courtyard of honour. Facing East/West and with 1,000m2 of habitable space, the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Inside the entrance hall to the Château is the original stone staircase providing access to the first and second floors. On the Ground floor there is a large country kitchen with a terrace leading out for alfresco dining, a utility room and wine cellar, a morning salon with monumental stone fireplace, the main Salon/Dining room and a vaulted guard’s room with a pisé floor. 

The First Floor features a wide central corridor off which are all the rooms. There is a large comfortable light living room, a wood panelled master bedroom and ensuite bathroom and a study in the tower leading off it. There is a further wood panelled bedroom and a Great Hall and Ante chamber with two large stone fireplaces leading out to the first floor terrace overlooking the river and grounds. 

Second Floor: There are a further three bedroom suites, a room which could be renovated to provide a further bedroom and which includes the original chapel in the west tower leading off it.

Amenities: There is oil fired C.H.

Caretaker’s Apartment: This is also approached from the South Tower staircase with a bedroom, bathroom, living room, utility room and kitchen.

Outbuildings; Adjoining the Château are various outbuildings and a garage as well as an extensive two storey barn with the original vaulted stable on the ground floor.

Guest House: The charming gate house has been fully renovated to provide a guest house and has a living room with a large stone fireplace, a kitchen, two ensuite bedrooms and a terrace overlooking the lake and a secondary private terrace and Barbecue area next to the river.

Grounds; The property sits in grounds of 11 hectares including a truffle grove, meadows and woodland.
The property has a fairy tale romantic air with the dominant water features of the river and lake, complete with geese and a peacock wandering through the grounds to add to the magical setting.

The castle is 15 minutes from the charming town of Martel, 10 minutes from the pretty village of Beaulieu sur Dordogne. Brive airport is 25 minutes away and Toulouse and Bordeaux, both with their international airports and Bordeaux with its fast TGV connection to Paris are 2 hours away. Bergerac is 1 hour 30 minutes.