15 bedroom French chateau for sale with 66,000m2 of land, Loches, Indre-et-Loire , Loire Valley
1,050,000 EUR 913,500 GBP 1,281,000 USD
A classic and newly restored Nineteenth Century Loire Chateau, well situated south-east of the popular market town and tourist destination of Loches and an hours drive from Tours, with panoramic views over the village and countryside and set in 6.6 hectares of of parkland and gardens with a heated swimming pool.
This elegant 15 bedroom chateau provides ample accommodation in the chateau itself with additional self contained habitation in numerous outbuildings. This property offers a private lifestyle whilst still retaining excellent access to local amenities.
Entrance to the property is via double steps into a formal hall featuring elabourate plaster work bordering the ceiling, wooden panelling and polished "travertin" floor tiles. From here a gallery style corridor with oak parquet flooring provides access to the reception rooms and an original 19th century oak staircase to the upper floors. The fully equipped large kitchen/breakfast room of 37m2 allows the functionality of modern life to integrate with period living. The dining hall of 34m2 with herring bone parquet in oak, wood paneling, ornate plaster work and a marble fireplace adjoins the reception living room of the same size as the dining hall with the same features. The billiard room is slightly larger with parquet flooring and leads to a library. An office, wc, cloakroom and store rooms complete the ground floor.
The first floor is home to a large landing with oak flooring leading to a corridor providing access to 7 large double bedrooms, the majority with parquet flooring and all with en-suite facilities (1 bathroom & 3 shower rooms) and a family bathroom (bath and shower).
On the top floor, the former staff quarters are ripe for restoring and converting with a total of 7 rooms and 2 attic rooms.
The "garden floor" (underneath the main floor but not "underground") covers the whole area of the chateau and has 2 large vaulted rooms and various others including the boiler room and storerooms.
The roof is in excellent condition and this chateau has mains drainage.
The chateau sits in 6.6 hectares of land and includes:
- heated pool (12m x 6m),
- Annex house that has been restored and now has open plan kitchen/living room, bathroom, wc, hallway, 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and 1 bedroom (to be finished) upstairs.
- Pavillons of which 2 have been completely restored (offering 4 bedrooms in each), the remaining 2 pavillons require differing amounts of work to finish them off.
- 2 square buildings,
- the original "glass house" to restore,
- large summer room with direct access to the pool,
- a 50m2 garage and various other outbuildings.
The grounds overlook the countryside and local village and are a mix of formal gardens, wooded parkland and a paddock.
This chateau is an excellent and versatile property which would make a spacious family home as well as Boutiique Hotel or gite/chambres d'hotes .