Situated near Arnac-Pompadour, headquarters of the French National Stud, this beautifully-presented stone château is offered for sale in excellent order. Caretaker's cottage. Private grounds of 2.8 hectares.
This property offers the best of both worlds: a serene rural setting with ample privacy, yet conveniently located just a 10-minute drive away from essential amenities, the racetrack, and the magnificent 11th-century Château at Pompadour..
The château has a rich history with a possible medieval origin, originally serving as a wolf-hunting lodge. It is rumored to have been a gift from Louis XV to his favorite mistress, Madame de Pompadour, in 1745. The documented history of the château dates back to the Sanzillon family around 1600, whose emblem can still be seen on various parts of the property.
The château comprises 30 beautifully decorated rooms spread across three levels, including 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. A grand hall with an impressive stone fireplace and pisé floor serves as the centerpiece of the ground floor. The master bedroom features elegant decor and rare enamel glass panels created by the renowned 19th-century artist Amédée de Caranza. Throughout the château, you can find numerous historic features, such as ancient brickwork with inscriptions and a carved wooden mantlepiece.
Approximately 25 years ago, the current owners initiated an extensive restoration project, enlisting the expertise of master craftsmen and using high-quality local materials to meticulously restore the property to its original grandeur.
In addition to the château, there is a spacious two-story annexe located across the courtyard, which can be utilized for various functions, including weddings and conferences. Furthermore, there is a well-maintained 3-bedroomed cottage on the property, along with a standalone traditional bread oven.
The property features a securely fenced, salt-water heated swimming pool with a spacious changing room/summer kitchen area, nestled discreetly between the château and the cottage. The well-maintained grounds are adorned with mature trees and shrubs, a large decorative pond, and a freshwater spring. There is also a triple garage/toolstore for securely housing garden equipment.
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