7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Niort, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
657,200 EUR 591,480 GBP 762,352 USD
A strikingly beautiful and picturesque French chateau for sale, set in its own walled estate full of wonderful mature trees and parkland, and surrounded by its own river and a number of spring fed lakes.
The main house has a south facing and a north facing facade, which means that the spacious rooms stay light filled, yet cool in the hot summer sun. A wealth of amazing period features are discovered behind the two majestic front doors - original floors, both wooden and stone, magnificent ceiling roses, fabulous fireplaces in almost every room and a beautiful glazed orangerie which is currently used as a summer kitchen.
The peaceful grounds are an oasis of tranquility and rustic beauty - the water in the river and lakes is crystal clear, and well stocked with all sorts of fish.
This property is completely unspoiled, and would benefit from sensitive updating, but it boasts a new roof from just 3 years ago.
There are various outbuildings, including 3 small labourers' cottages, a working bread oven, the original cobbled stables, and 2 garages.
As well as the fully walled parkland, there is also a small wood included.
Just 10 minutes from a lively town with shops and schools, and a short drive from Niort, the property sits in a haven of peace and quite, without being isolated .
This property could make a beautiful boutique hotel.