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(41) Loir et Cher

Beautiful classic moated chateau for sale


Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 27 ha

Reference: C5-3830
£ 1,542,275
$ 1,989,733

Beautiful classic French moated chateau for sale located in a charming rural commune of the Perche Vendômois. The chateau was mainly built at the end of the 15th century on the site of a medieval fortress from the 13th century.
The entrance is through an elegant postern built in 1510, a brick and stone pavilion flanked by two towers topped by machicolations. The high roof contains a beautiful dormer window with a sculpted pediment and ends with a lantern.

The castle, arranged in a square, is surrounded by a wonderful moat.
The chateau has a floor surface area of around 900sqm composed of:
Ground floor:
Entrance hall, large and small sitting rooms, library, dining room, kitchen, pantry and WC.
There are 3 spiral staircases lead to the upper floors.

First floor: 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Second floor: 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a shower room

Basement: boiler room, cellar, old kitchen.

This property is the current owner's second home.
The roof is made of hooked slates. The last renovations were carried out in 1986, 1993 and 2010.
Some masonry/repair work was undertaken in the 1970s.
Window frames: These are mostly single glazed and some are double glazed.
Electricity: most of the electrical panels have been re- done since the 1990s.
Modernisation and decoration work will be required.
Oil-fired heating, 10,000 litre underground tank, 2013 Chappe´e brand of Boiler
Water supply by the water utility
Individual sanitation for the castle.

The outbuildings include:
- An annex house, known as the Basse-Cour with 140m² of living space which is made up of: Living room with open plan kitchen, sitting room, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 shower room.
The house was renovated in 2010 and has mains drainage and electric heating
This property is currently rented out for 450€/month.

- Another house which has been renovated in 2015/2016 and comprises: living room, kitchen, shower room and 2 bedrooms.
This property also has mains drainage, electric heating and is currently rented out at 330€/month.

- The orangery of 140m² which has a kitchen, sitting room, 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 shower room.
The orangery was completely redone in 2014.
Individual sanitation, heating with wood pellet boiler
Currently rented as a second home for 690€/month.
There are also

- 3 garages
- 5 stables
- A barn
- A former wash house
- Another barn
- Various sheds

The castle is nestled in the heart of a lovely rural green setting of approximately 27 hectares. The park was designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart who was the first architect to King Louis XIV and was transformed into an English-style park in 1872.
It is bordered by ancient lime trees
A pond of about 1 ha, woods and meadows complete the property.

A small resourceful town with the first shops is 4.5km from the property. Vendôme (with TGV station) is 28 km away

Taxes foncie`res : de l’ordre de 7.000 €. Taxe d’habitation : de l’ordre de 7.000 €.

This property benefits from the advantageous taxation of Historic Monuments.
This property is registered on the additional inventory of historic monuments (allowing fiscal tax cuts if you pay taxes in France).
The chateau in its entirely is registered on the Additional Inventory of Historic Monuments.
This status of historic monument allows, under certain conditions
- to obtain subsidies to carry out the necessary repair and maintenance work on the protected parts.
- to deduct various expenses from taxable income: caretaker's fees, interest on loans taken out for the purchase or the work, property tax on the building, etc. as well as the amount of work carried out.
These deductions are made:
- 100% if the work has been subsidised on a registered part (after deduction of the amount of the subsidy received) whether or not it is open to the public
- 100% for non-subsidised work, if it is open to the public
- 50% for non-subsidised work, if the public is not open.
It should be noted that the first paragraph of III of Article 156 bis of the CGI provides that in the event of non-compliance with the commitment to conserve the buildings (15 years), the overall income or the net property income for the year during which the commitment to conserve was not complied with and for the two following years is increased by one third of the amount of the unduly imputed charges.