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Impressive chateau for sale in the southern Charente

Reference: C5-4015

French Castle For Sale - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Charente (16) - France

Magnificent listed 11th century castle for sale with two-storey restaurant in one wing, a caretaker's lodge, a workshop, horse boxes, outbuildings and studios. Chapel. Two independent flats. Nearest shops and station 5 mins. Bordeaux 85kms

Reception Rooms: 0
Bedrooms: 18
Bathrooms: 0
Land: 2.66 ha
Ref: C5-4015
Price € 3,165,000
Price £ 2,895,026
Price $ 3,591,009

Nearest shops and station 5 mins.
Bordeaux 85kms

This magnificent 11th-century castle is nestled behind a châtelet that houses an ancient drawbridge. Having been shaped by various episodes of the Hundred Years' War that affected the region, the fortress experienced partial destruction and later reconstruction during the 16th century. The castle is classified as a historical monument, encompassing all of its structures and the entrance gatehouse.

The imposing castle comprises a châtelet, a main U-shaped building with a two-story restaurant occupying one wing, a caretaker's lodge, two-story residences, cellars, a workshop, horse boxes, outbuildings, and studios. The entire castle, spanning approximately 2,000 square meters, is connected by three staircases, including a magnificent wide stone stairway. The castle's facades are adorned with large windows, primarily the result of 17th-century renovations, allowing an abundance of natural light inside.

The ground floor, covering around 800 square meters, features a splendid reception area with several grand rooms including a sitting room, dining room, treasure room, king's bedroom, study, pantry, kitchen, library, ceremonial room, and a chapel. The rooms exhibit remarkable architectural details such as fireplaces in the main chambers, paintings, woodwork, alcoves, and beamed ceilings.

The rooms are graced with magnificent parquet floors and beautiful Regency woodwork. The dining room walls are adorned with 16th-century Cordovan leather, which is entirely authentic and well-preserved.

The first floor, encompassing about 820 square meters, consists of a gallery, ten rooms, including five bedrooms (two of them with duplex rooms), and a splendid 145-square-meter dining room.

The second floor features a gallery, with four sets of two rooms, each having cloakrooms and latrines. Additionally, there's the magnificent framework of the tower.

To the north lies the restaurant area. On the ground floor, covering approximately 220 square meters, there's a pantry, sitting room, dining room, and restrooms. The first floor accommodates spaces of about 65 m2 for living and a large 200m2 dining area. Connected to the restaurant area is the châtelet, which comprises two rooms and an attic.

The caretaker's lodge features a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and a shower room.

To the south is the private accommodation, all on one floor with convertible attic space. It includes two 50-square-meter flats, each equipped with a kitchen, living room, bedroom, and shower room.

An adjacent cellar, workshop, and horse box are also part of the property.

At the bottom of the courtyard, there's a large building covering around 580 square meters, which includes a stable and a barn with a high wooden floor. Additionally, there's a central building of about 180 square meters with a studio, laundry room, and garages.

The property sits on a land area of approximately 4.94 acres and offers breathtaking views of the plains and woods.

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