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(18) Cher

16th C petit Chateau for sale with large estate & river


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 153 ha

Reference: C5-3670
£ 3,066,924
$ 3,956,725

Fabulous estate for sale in the Sologne area perfect for hunting, shooting and fishing, as well as for forestry. The estate is crossed by a river spanned by a footbridge, and comprises a petit chateau, once a 16th C hunting lodge as well as a Guest house, caretaker's house, 3 bed house and stables in the outbuildings.

Petit chateau/ 16th century Pavilion
Used as a hunting lodge, built on flat ground and surrounded by moats to protect and service it, its wing added in the 18th century, the property is well constructed, the décor greatly enhanced with wood panelling, monumental carved fireplaces, Gien style fayence tiling & leaded lights. Total living space of around 640 m2 which includes:

Ground Floor
Large office/ library, an entrance hall, a large living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom with bathroom and shower.
A second entrance has a cloakroom and a boiler room.
Upper floor
4 bedrooms with their own bathroom, dressing rooms. Laundry room. Amazing
wooden roof structure, wood panelling and fireplaces in the master bedroom.
Completely restored in 1987 and all well maintained since.
Slate roof with hooks.
C.H and hot water is all by mains supply and Buderus 1986 boiler.
Mains sewerage
Reinforced window/ door frames.
Garden Guest House
On one side of the vegetable garden opposite the heated pool is a red brick orangery-style house with wonderful white oak wood panelling. A central room with fire, a kitchen, two bedrooms with bathrooms. Upstairs is the potential to create two further bedrooms.

Other outbuildings A group of buildings form a courtyard with a house with a living room, kitchen , 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a
cellar. The three buildings around have been converted into stables with boxes, a saddlery, a hunting and preparation room with cold stores, a large barn 13 x 13 metres, a manager’s office, sheds, hen house and other sheds. The Fermette:This is a simple, small farmhouse, currently occupied by a couple of former caretakers with its original outbuildings and shed.
The equipment courtyard: This fine U shaped oak and brick built building with small, flat tiled roof, stores equipment, material, wood, and houses the property workshop.
Equestrian facilities: Adapted for equestrian pursuits, there are stables with boxes and a saddlery in the outbuildings, enclosed paddocks and a large sand riding ring in which to work the horses.
Garages: close to the chateau and guest house with space for 4 cars.
The house in the woods: On the other side of the river is a house from the 1970s with a kitchen, a living room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 WCs. Gas central heating and mains water.
The Estate
With a total of 153 hectares the park is partly walled and comprises:
87 hectares of woodland,
51 hectares of fields, mainly paddocks
14 hectares of courtyards, gardens, park moats and ponds.
The grounds are crossed by 2 kms of river with a footbridge.
Around the chateau are fabulous gardens, with a lovely variety of trees.
In addition there is a big kitchen garden with 24 cultivation beds, as well as the labyrinth built on hard standing, surrounded by the moats, an orchard, a small vegetable garden a restored greenhouse and a tennis court.
A heated swimming pool 17x7m
The different pursuits of hunting, raising horses and just pleasure co-exist easily the way the land is divided. This really is a remarkably attractive estate and in autumn there are the most glorious colours from the different trees planted there.
Shops and other amenities are nearby. 9 kms from a motorway &195 km from Paris.