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(16) Charente

Idyllic 12th C. Fairy Tale Castle for sale near Chalais.


Reception Rooms: 8
Bedrooms: 20
Bathrooms: 12
Land: 15.5 ha

Reference: E9-DA1020
£ 880,419
$ 1,135,853

This superb 12th Century Chateau for sale, steeped in history, with its estate includes four cottages and 15.5 hectares (37 acres) of woodland, meadows and gardens. The chateau is surrounded by a dry moat. The accommodation is versatile and could accommodate the hospitality business or be equally suitable as a marvellous private home.

Overlooking the town of Chalais, the property sits amongst the rolling countryside of the Charente. Originally dating back to around 1150, the principal Chateau (646m2) consists of three wings around a sunny courtyard, all surrounded by a dry moat.

The ground floor has a private chapel, three kitchens and several reception rooms. The first floor has 12 bedrooms - with two master suites. With connecting doors and several entrances, the Chateau can be divided into apartments if required.

The first floor features much original parquet flooring and the ground floor is attractively tiled.

Outbuildings: Four cottages surround the attractive pool and terrace. With three, two, two and one bedrooms respectively they offer huge potential for a commercial activity or for a large family.

A further unconverted barn could create further accommodation - or would be suitable as stables. Great as a luxurious equestrian centre!

Nicely decorated and beautifully presented, this property would benefit from some minor redecoration/refurbishment and a modern central heating system. A new septic tank for the Chateau is also required.

Local shops are just 1km away, and the town of Chalais has a train station and larger supermarkets. Bordeaux airport and TGV is 1 hour 15 minutes away by car, and Bergerac airport 1 hour 20 minutes.