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(18) Cher

Gorgeous moated 19th C. Chateau for sale & Estate

€1,790,000

Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 33 ha

Reference: C5-3455
1,790,000
£ 1,577,527
$ 2,035,212

Superb 19th century moated Chateau for sale in the countryside of the Cher, bordering the Berry and the Sologne, 220 kms south of Paris. The landscape consists of alternate agricultural land and forest. Within a few kilometers is an active town with a rich past offering all services and shops. The property is easily accessible by both train and autoroute and it was built on the foundations of an older chateau dating mainly from the 14/15th centuries of which some vestiges still remain, including the spiral staircase in the tower, stone walls, cellars and the water filled moats.

The Chateau occupies a terrace which is large enough to have a garden in front of it and some terraces behind so it is possible to enjoy walking all round the Chateau within the confines of the moat. A large gateway with wrought iron gate gives access to the property.

With a habitable surface area of 600m2, the chateau comprises;

Garden Level:  An original kitchen used as a hunting room, a caretaker's apartment with two rooms, a linen room, boiler house and wine cellars. In the wing is a kitchen, living room and bedroom or study.

Raised Ground Floor:  Stone steps on either side lead up to the entrance hall from which a beautiful stone staircase with a superb wrought iron hand rail leads to the upper floor. Large and small Salons, dining room, music room, boudoir, kitchen, scullery, library and billiard room. 

First Floor; Master suite consisting of a living room, bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and W.C. Four further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a T.V. room, Boudoir and dressing room.

Second Floor: Above the lofts have not been converted.

The main rooms have kept beautiful decorative features and original architectural features, oak parquet, marble fireplaces, wooden door surrounds, moulded ceilings 

Outbuildings:

Caretaker's House with a large living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom, W.C. with an overall surface area of 75m2. Electric heating. Double glazing. Recent equipment.
Two older 19th C. buildings in an L shape with tiled roofs.
These are not currently in use but which were originally stables and could be used as garaging or storage or some other use.
Two Buildings built of cement breeze block are used as an enclosed garage, workshop, equipment and storage shed.
Dovecote, kennel and aviary.  There is also a well.

Grounds; A long drive leads to the Chateau which is set in the middle of beautiful grounds amounting to 33 hectares. The park immediately around the Chateau is planted with mature ornamental trees, (cedar, oak, sequoias) and there is a large lake, a fishpond, some meadows and woods. The lake is fed by spring water. A pontoon has been installed to facilitate enjoyment of this place.

This is a rare and exceptional property in a peaceful and preserved setting yet close to amenities. The Chateau is elegant and has been well maintained. Rooms are bright and of pleasing dimensions and have beautiful architectural features.

N.B. It could be possible to buy a large part of the furniture and equipment in addition by separate negotiation.
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