10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Belleme, Orne, Lower Normandy
1,050,000 EUR 924,000 GBP 1,291,500 USD
Priced for a quick sale, this archetypal French Chateau dates back in part to the Sixteenth Century and has much to offer with beautiful classic interiors, a romantic setting and 29 hectares of estate with lovely views and the chance to provide a stately country home or excellent income generating opportunity.
This long- standing family residence certainly dominates the valley with some beautiful views. Originally the estate was considerably larger but as tfhe generations inherited it, the accompanying land was reduced and today offers a comfortable 29 hectares whilst still benefiting from views over the what was once estate land.
The current owner (descendants of the original family) have enjoyed this home and have made the heavy decision to sell it on due to personal circumstances. During their time as owners they have improved a wing with a new kitchen, dining areas, living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms all done with attention to detail and in keeping with the character of the chateau.
The second floor of this wing has had the main work completed and requires just some finishing to offer extra rooms. The main reception rooms in the chateau have plenty of original features such as the parquet floors, fireplaces, wooden panelling and mouldings and are true front-to-back double aspect rooms, just in need perhaps of some refreshing to bring them back to their former glory.
The first floor has a full length corridor enjoying great views over the valley and providing access to the numerous bedrooms and dressing rooms with views over the park to the rear.
The original prayer room with ornate stained glass window lies at the end of this corridor in the tower along with a second staircase.
The upper floor with the former staff accommodation is ripe for conversion into further guest rooms if required.
The moat surrounding the chateau has been dry for some years but we understand could be refilled if desired.
In addition to the chateau there are two separate houses with garages, an orangery, stables and a pigeonaire.
The land of circa 29 hectares is a mix of parkland, paddocks and arable land.
The attractive location benefits from commanding views over the valley and excellent access to the bustling market town of Belleme with all amenities. Autoroute access is circa 20 mins making Paris accessible in around 1h30 and Le Mans around 30 mins.
This is a charming family chateau requiring a small injection of funds to bring it back up to a more comfortable level and an ideal property to enjoy receiving guests (paying or otherwise) , certainly an excellent Boutique Hotel.
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