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(86) Vienne

Splendid 18th C. Listed Castle & Estate for sale.


Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 22
Bathrooms: 22
Land: 112 ha

Reference: E9-CC1016
£ 3,269,623
$ 4,218,233

Located between Poitiers and Niort, this magnificent 18th century Chateau for sale consists of a beautiful listed castle with private chapel, two large independent houses, vast outbuildings set in grounds of 112 hectares including 40 ha of fenced meadows and 60 ha woodland, crossed by a river. It is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Built in 1710 by Marie Metayer, known as the Marquise de l'hôpital, the château, its south wing and some of the outbuildings are listed. The château has approx 1050 m² on 3 levels, mainly comprising : Entrance hall, Grand salon (80 m²), Drawing room, Snooker room, Formal dining room, two further dining/breakfast rooms, professional kitchen (120 m²), 14 bedrooms and suites. All rooms are light and airy with high ceilings and large windows. The château has gas C.H. (new boiler). Beautiful original features (parquet floors, fireplaces, moulding, wood panels, etc...). Overall the property appears to be in very good condition and perfectly maintained. Despite its size, the château has the feeling of a manageable family home (it was a private residence before).  South wing ( La Gentilhommière) approx. 485 m² of living space. : 8 bedrooms / suites and a large meeting room (100 m²). It is also in excellent condition. Electric heating in this part of the château. Next to the château (communicating if necessary) is the private home of the owner (approx. 350 m² living space). This character house (with a square tower) comprises : kitchen/dining room, laundry, living room, 6 large bedrooms (including one large suite) and 3 bathrooms. This house needs some interior/decorating work. New roof. Small private garden & terrace. Gas C.H. (same boiler château) This house could be used to create more Chateau bedrooms. Vast outbuildings offering scope for development.
Set apart from the château, the equestrian facilities include :
Maison de maître, approx.210 m² living space: Living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 large bedrooms (inc. a suite on the ground floor) & 2 bathrooms. Lovely private garden & terrace. Needing some interior/decorating work. Gas C.H. House for director of Stables: communicating with the "maison de maître", with approx.120 m² living space : living room, kitchen, laundry, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms. Needing some decorating. Electric heating. Private garden & terrace. - 3 staff studios.

Horse Boxes etc: 24 indoor boxes 3.50 x 3.50, 3 broodmare boxes, 4 foal boxes, 4 treatment rooms, Office- Saddlery, Shower room, Schooling yard Toubin Clement 65x35 with automatic watering system, indoor arena (manège) 40 m x 20 m with watering system,Many paddocks
Storage depot /vast outbuildings. Please note that some outbuildings around the schooling yard need roof work.
Additionally, the property includes :
- 2 heated swimming pools- an orchard and a vegetable garden
- an orangery
- 6 car garage
- a caretaker's cottage

Amenities; The Chateau, Gentilhommière and other dwellings are all connected to mains drains The staff accommodation has a septic tank which conforms to the current norms.

The property is only 20 mn from Poitiers TGV station, which offers direct services to Paris (1h15), Bordeaux (50 mn) and Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (Terminal 2). The property is also one hour drive to La Rochelle/Île de Ré and very close to the Marais Poitevin and Futuroscope. Poitiers airport is only a 25 mn drive.