7 bedroom French chateau for sale with 23.43 hectares of land, Angouleme, Charente , Poitou-Charentes
3,900,000 EUR 3,354,000 GBP 4,290,000 USD
REF: 221107 Show Map
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 2
- Plot Size: 23.43 hectares / 57.9 acres
- Work Required: None
- Equestrian / horse ownership facilities
- Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
- Income Potential
Superb and tastefully renovated French Chateau dating back in parts to the Fifteenth Century, set in the rolling hills of the Charente countryside and set in an estate approaching 60 acres.
This delightful 'Fairy-Tale' style Medieval Chateau, has a fascinating history and is regarded as one of the oldest in the region and comes with over 23 hectares of land. Building dates largely from the XV, XVI and XVIIth Centuries and is now a beautifully restored and maintained family home, conveniently situated just 20 minutes from Angouleme.
The historically important and picturesque property is adorned with elegant turreted watchtowers looking out over the now peaceful landscape, the property retains beautiful architectural features.
Principal accommodation is set out over 4 floors, with 4 large reception rooms, 7 bedrooms, modern bathrooms, large kitchen, family room, library, guard room and more.
Included is a notable Chapel, a square Pigeonnier, Caretaker's cottage, stable block/garaging, further large cottage with barn attached and separate access.
The Chateau sits back behind a magnificent gateway, with fortified embattlements, with its coat of arms displayed, accessed via a small ancient village hamlet. The Chateau is classified by a Monument Historique status. A sweeping drive and immaculately presented gardens lead to the principle entrance of the Chateau which illustrates the quality of the architectural features - with vaulted ceiling and magnificent spiral stone staircase leading up through the Chateau.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR. Entering through the medieval entrance, stairs lead down into the Guard Room with its spectacular stone fireplace. Further rooms, include central heating boiler room and caves suitable for wine collections. From the entrance hall, door into the upper ground floor and magnificent stone spiral staircase to upper floors.
UPPER GROUND FLOOR. Here there are a number of spacious reception rooms on this floor, all with a very open feel and enjoying magnificent views from all the windows on all sides. The reception rooms (large salon, dining room and library) are extremely light and spacious, featuring wooden ceilings, polished wood floors and working fireplaces and interior shutters, in all, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the Chateau. There is wooden 'Boiserie' around the walls and interior shutters have interesting features.
The large, well-equipped kitchen is an important part of this comfortable home, its medieval origins blend effortlessly with the modern-day appliances and double aspect/access into the gardens is ideal for easy outdoor dining with its large fireplace as well as central heating radiators.
FIRST FLOOR. The spiral stone staircase leads to the first floor where there is an extremely spacious Master bedroom with bathroom, large fireplace and polished wooden floors. There are two further spacious bedrooms on this floor, plus currently, a kitchenette/laundry room or could be a further separate bathroom.
SECOND FLOOR. A spiral staircase to 3 further bedrooms and bathroom. Polish wooden floors in all rooms, which are filled with light from the large double aspect windows, with glorious views across the countryside. A substantial wooden staircase leads up to the top floor.
THIRD (TOP) FLOOR. A section of this floor has been converted to create a light spacious TV/relaxation area and access into one of the round turrets/towers, off which is a large bedroom with wooden floors, very light and airy. In addition, there are two further rooms that could also be used as bedrooms, but they have not been developed at this time. There is currently no bathroom/WC on this floor.
EXTERIOR. The chapel in the grounds dates back to Roman times and is in extremely good order. it is of great architectural and historic interest as well as the archaeological importance surrounding it.
On the Southside of the Chateau, alongside the drive is a beautiful square dovecote (Pigeonnier), a most unusual design and maintained in excellent condition, both inside and out.
Just inside the fortified gateway is a Caretaker's cottage.
To the east is a large attractive building, formerly used for housing animals. There are a number of rooms inside which would be highly suitable for conversion to a dwelling.
An open barn is attached.
There is separate access into this area from the lane.
There is a large garage block (formerly for the coaches).
The land around the Chateau is laid to beautifully maintained gardens, and beyond there are light woodlands - in total a little over 23 hectares of land.
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