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(18) Cher

Exceptional XV/XVII/XVIII C. ISMH Château - Potential.

property reduced

Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 17 ha

Reference: C5-2313
£ 3,481,135
$ 4,491,111

Situated 90 minutes south of Paris, in lovely undulating and wooded countryside, bordering on the Sologne, to the west, an extensive region of forests and ponds famous for its magnificent hunting, the Sancerrois and Burgundy, and set between the towns of Orleans, Auxerre and Bourges, close to Gien, this rare property benefits from sumptuous architecture and manageable interior proportions. It is in good condition throughout. Lovely outbuildings with caretaker's lodge and guest house. Set in grounds of 17 hectares in total bordered by a river and with an ornamental lake / pond and elegant formal French gardens. The property is on the edge of a small village with basic amenities such as bakery, patisserie, tobacconist and newsagent, doctor, post office, mini mart and hardware shop and even a garage!

The Château was built in the XVth Century on the base of a medieval fortress dating from the XIth Century.The property was refurbished in the XVIIth and XVIIIth Cs and was modernised by the present owners in the 1960s. Although imposing, it has a manageable 300 m2 of living space on each floor with a total of 1,000m2 of living space overall. Potential for further development.
Main living accommodation:
Ground floor:
- Lovely entrance hall
- Large reception room with double aspect,
- Small reception room with double aspect
- Dining room
- Library
- Smoking room
- Kitchen
- Pantry
- WC
All the above rooms have beautiful parquet flooring, wood panelling, fireplaces and ceilings 'a la francaise'. as well as most impressive Leather of 'Cordoue' in the dining room.

First floor:
- Guard room
- 9 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- WCs
- Small kitchen
Second floor:
- Further bedrooms and bathrooms

- Guest house: Spacious (350 m2) and comfortable
This was created in the old stables and is set around a courtyard. There are 7 bedrooms, Burgundy stone floors and tiles, a large reception room of 60m2 with a fireplace, a large kitchen/dining room 35m2 with modern comforts. Scope for further development if required (400 m2). There is a 6 x 12 metre swimming pool in the garden.
- Caretaker's lodge
- House for staff
- Huge reception room (250 m2) with kitchen, WCs
- Garage, workshop, various store rooms.

Grounds: 17 ha bordered by a river. Ornamental lake / pond. Beautiful formal terraced gardens around the château. Informal gardens with mature trees and woods with lovely avenues suitable for riding or walking.

This property is, without a doubt, the most beautiful in its region.