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(87) Haute Vienne

Stunning Medieval Chateau for sale- Exceptional.

Reception Rooms: 18
Bedrooms: 29
Bathrooms: 14
Land: 168 ha

Reference: E6-4363
Price: P.O.A

Unique feudal Chateau for sale, steeped in history and rumoured to be the last resting place of Richard Coeur de Lion after he was injured fatally at the siege of Chalus. The fortress dates from the 12th – 15th centuries and has been entirely restored by the present owner. Situated in the heart of the regional park of the Périgord and Limousin, the castle is approximately 40 kms from Limoges. In front of the Chateau is a moat dating from the 16th century on the site of the original wooden fort with its granite foundations. How this granite base came into existence is still a mystery.  The chateau which has around 30 rooms has a lift in the keep, a spiral stone staircase, a wooden spiral staircase and various other secondary staircases.
The Chateau has been restored and furnished in the spirit of the period with all modern comforts. All windows are double glazed. All the wood panelling, decorative work, doors windows and wood work have been made by hand. The ground floor has under floor heating and the upper floors, radiators. Central Siemens PBX, cordless telephone system with 7 lines.  High speed internet connectivity of 2 megabits by satellite and 10 networked Macintosh computers. Electronic key cards with chips that can be programmed . Burglar alarm. Remote controlled gate.The castle, built around a small courtyard accessible through the entrance gate with a portcullis, is surmounted by a keep of 47m2 called ‘the Grand Jacques’ and flanked by four round towers of an average height of 20-25 metres. Beside the entrance gate is a small round tower in which you find on the ground floor a small guard room with a pretty stone fireplace and an ‘oubliette’ or ancient prison in the basement.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall with stone spiral staircase and rough marble floor. Hall 4.7 x 7m with wood panelling, wardrobe, W.C. and raw marble floor. Salon of 7 x 7.8m with marble floors and plain wood concealing the Hi-fi system. Superb carved fireplace. Cinema in one of the large round towers 6.1 m diameter. Barco professional projector and surround sound system.Office 7.2 x 8.4 m with fireplace, stone sink, granite floor, Office with flat screen computer integrated Apple Cinema. In a tower, vaulted music room, 6m in diameter with ground granite slabs. Semi-professional kitchen, 5.7 x 9.5m fully equipped with range cooker, Arco new burners and terracotta floor.Cold room. Laundry room. Terracotta tiles and storage.
First Floor: Library, 7.5 x 8.8m with monumental fireplace. W.C. Vast Salon 7.25 x 14.5 m with fireplace and walls plated with gold leaf. Chapel, 3.1 x 4.6m. Office 6.3m diameter with fireplace and W.C. in one of the round towers. Dining room, 5.6 x 9.7 metres with fireplace and clad walling. Utility room/pantry.W.C. Smoking room. Storage area.
Second Floor:Master bedroom, 7.6 x 8.4 m. with fireplace and large canopy bed. Built in flat screen TV. Dressing room ensuite and bathroom with Jacuzzi and sauna. Terracotta floor Sep.W.C. Bedroom 3.8 x 4.4m with many built in wardrobes. Bedroom 4.6 x 5.4m with many built in wardrobes. Large bathroom & sep. W.C. Bedroom, 20m2 with dressing room & ensuite bathroom. W.C.Two bedrooms 5x 6m and 4.6 x 6m each with bathroom en suite, Bedroom, 3.1 x 4.6, Bedroom 6.7 diameter with fireplace in tower and independent W.C.
Third Floor: Breakfast room. 6.2 diameter in tower with access to roof terrace. Room 6.8 diameter only accessible via roof.
Basement: Service entrance. Boiler with two oil fired boiler and hot water generating system. Wine cellar.
Keep: On the second floor is a small room with fitted wardrobes 2.9 x 3.9 metres and sink and the same on the 34d, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors, all accessible by lift.
Separate Part in one of the round towers. Ground Floor: Small entrance hall with wooden spiral staircase. 6.2m diameter conference room with stone floor tiles, W.C., Great round table of 3.5m diameter in 13 different kinds of polished granite, three secretaries offices, each with a computer and interactive screen hidden behind a painting.
First Floor; Bedroom. 6.2 m diameter with fireplace, shower and sink. Second Floor: Bedroom 6.7m diameter with shower and sink, Third Floor: Bedroom 6.7 m diameter with shower and sink.

Outbuildings;
Tavern with licences and several other outbuildings around a courtyard including a caretaker’s lodge, large apartment, a boutique and a large barn and parking area. Two separate old houses, a house to convert with a barn used as offices. a further house with barn and yet another vast barn in an ‘L’ shape.

Grounds
The land extends to 168 Hectares with 4 lakes, half the land being woodland and the remainder, meadowland with a ‘medieval  style’ 9 hole golf course and park around the Chateau.  Permission has been obtained to create a campsite.

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