50 bedroom French chateau for sale, Rougnac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
1,890,000 EUR 1,701,000 GBP 2,192,400 USD
This stunning equestrian estate complete with XIX century chateau which was built in 1840 comes with numerous business opportunities.
The exceptionally well maintained, 14 bedroom chateau has formally served as a convalescent home with an independent wing of 50 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen, restaurant and a large highly flexible separate apartment. In the chateau grounds, there are 4 attractive and well maintained/furnished Gites, that are currently rented all summer, with guests enjoying the use of a 1.5 hectare well stocked lake, offering a great number of recreational facilities.
A large part of the a second independent wing has recently been converted into 22 top quality horse loose boxes - ideal for a professional equestrian centre set in over 57 hectares.
This unique property is approached along a quiet lane in the Charente countryside, lined by ancient woodlands, producing the pure, clean air for which this property is renowned.
Access is via one of two sets of large iron gates, ensuring peace and privacy. Up until 5 years ago, this property belonged to the Government Health Authority and was a popular country convalescent home, hence this Chateau has been extraordinarily well maintained in every way, by the Government - at which time 6 full-time staff were employed to ensure the property was kept in good repair at all times. All the expensive items have been renewed; the roofs are in excellent condition, wiring, plumbing, heating etc, this property even has its own ecological mini sewage station tucked away in the grounds, catering for up to 140 people.
These are just some of the reasons we feel that this property would make an ideal Boutique Hotel with Equestrian facilities, or maybe a health Clinic, much of the infrastructure is already in place and any such project we know, would be warmly welcomed by the local commune and planning authorities. This is not a listed building.
Sweeping steps lead up to the front door of the Chateau and a large entrance hall with its original tiled floor. Still with its reception desk, in keeping with the Chateau's character, this is an imposing entrance.
The entrance hall opens into a number of elegant reception rooms, each with their beautiful wood panel features, high elegant ceilings, still with their original ornate coving and ceiling roses. Currently there is also a master bedroom en-suite bathroom on the ground floor. A number of rooms still remain untouched, laundry, nurses rooms etc, but require no more than a light refurbishment to refresh them. Doors and windows from the rear of the Chateau look out across the rolling valley and down towards a small village.
Spectacular views are changing endlessly with the seasons. The front shutters were repainted only last summer. FIRST FLOOR. (416m2) Take either the left or the sweeping stairs, that lead up to the first floor where each of the bedrooms are equipped with sizeable en-suite facilities. Each is fitted with alarm buttons for attracting staff attention.
Service stairs lead up to a vast attic space, totally sprayed throughout against any wood bug only 5 years ago - this would be perfect for further accommodation if required. A number of the rooms have been refreshed, whilst again, others could do with a light refurbishment.
NORTH WING. From the ground floor of the Chateau an attractive glass hallway leads through to the North Wing - where the vendors have created two distinct areas - large and sunny contemporary living quarters with fabulous views, plus a large reception room for functions. Both of which lead through to the magnificent accommodation created for 22 horses, with tack room, farrier's stall and hay barns off.
SOUTH WING. Not visually joined to the Chateau but has underground service tunnels. It includes 50 bedrooms with en-suite facilities - meeting all current standards. Large flexible apartment for family or corporate events. Restaurant and reception areas. 4 GITES. Three of the Gites are located away from the Chateau, each with their own gardens and access to the woods and beautiful 1.5 hectares lake. All in excellent condition and fully booked for 2014.
EQUESTRIAN / FARM. All the facilities you could possible ask for are already on site, for running a successful equestrian centre/farm. Barns for machinery, feeds and of course 22 top quality loose boxes. Sand arena. Barns and atelier total 645m2. LAND. a total of 57 hectares, of which 50 are ancient woodlands and 7 hectares of excellent pastures. Exotic sequoia trees. Helipad on the property. Wonderful views, rides and water sports all available. Please ask for a brochure detailing in further detailing this fascinating property.