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Income Producing 14 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Uzerche, Limousin

2,940,000 EUR
2,528,400 GBP 3,145,800 USD
Sumptous, elegant 3 storey, 14 bedroom French Chateau with three gites, nestling in over 12 hectares of glorious land with mature gardens, woods, orchard and lake, enjoying countryside views from its peaceful location near Uzerche.

This wonderful and romantic Chateau is situated in the middle of 12 hectares of woodland and pastures. The entrance is everything one would expect: a monumental gate and a drive up to a covered area to unpack and get out of your 'carriage'.

The garden has got old trees and meadows to wander around in. The orchard is a little bit further away and has got a view over the lake on the other side of the castle.

The woodlands around make the property very private. Inside the castle a large part of the floor is in pise: the traditional (and sustainable. ) stones for creating a long lasting floor. This is in the hall, the dining room and the kitchen, all to the left of the entrance. The rest of the floors are made of wooden floorboards.

To the right of the entrance is the library (with French doors), the music room and the office in the tower. Also downstairs is a bedroom with en suite, a utility room (ironing, washing, storage of bed linen), a second utility with professional dishwashers and storage, a staircase and toilets for the guests.

There are seven generous bedrooms on the first floor of which six have en suite bathrooms and one with a bathroom on the corridor. There is also a family bathroom.

The second floor can be used but will need an update: some painting and minor improvements. This floor is used to house more guests if the Chateau is rented for weddings or larger groups (conferences, team meetings etc).

Two of the three gites can accommodate families and there is a gite for a couple.


Price2,940,000 EUR
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