8 bedroom French chateau for sale with 2.12 hectares of land, Le Lindois, Charente , Poitou-Charentes
583,000 EUR 501,380 GBP 641,300 USD
REF: 210380 Show Map
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 6
- Floor Size: 465 m2
- Plot Size: 2.12 hectares / 5.23 acres
- Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
A beautifully renovated and historic property dating back to the Fifteenth Century, now with five bedrooms and a three bedroom gite, swimming pool and annexes set in 2 hectares of land.
Set in a small hamlet, this charming property has been created by totally renovating with absolute quality what remains of the 15th century chateau. It consists of a main house with gite, swimming pool, outbuildings and a former mairie.
The hamlet lies in the area of the leisure lakes of the Charente, with their beaches, restaurants, bathing and sailing. Close to an international golf course.
Angouleme is only 42km away, with its direct TGV rail links to the UK (via Lille) and Paris. Limoges airport is 62km away and Poitiers, Bordeaux and Bergerac airports are all within striking distance.
Originally built at the end of the 15th century on the old chateau foundations by Guy de Chastaigner, baron of Lindois. This important and powerful character belonged to an old noble and chivalrous family and became chamber master of two French kings: Louis XI and Charles VIII.
Restored to a very high standard this property has been renovated internally and externally keeping the original features of exposed beams, exposed stone walls and hand cut oak floorboards.
Oil fired central heating, double glazing, wall and roof insulation have been installed throughout.
A gravelled driveway with trees on both sides gives access to the 20,000m2 terrain which overlooks the village and the surrounding countryside, giving a totally authentic atmosphere of days gone by.
Entrance through large oak double doors to the 15m2 Hall with tiled floor, stone sink and arched window. This leads past the staircase and to the 34m2 Kitchen and 17m2 Kitchen seating area. The quality fitted kitchen has a tiled floor, large stone fireplace with Godin range cooker, new wall and base units with integrated high level ovens, induction hob, dishwasher and butler sink. The Kitchen seating area has an oak window seat and double doors leading to a large paved patio area, perfect for al fresco dining and the gardens. The 46m2 Dining room / Living room has a stone fireplace with wood-burner, built-in storage space and a satellite point. Going back to the Hallway, discreetly to the right is a 18m2 Laundry room with terracotta tiled floor, 4m2 Bathroom with walk-in shower, hand basin, wc and heated towel rail. 3m2 Boiler room with plumbing for washing machines, work surfaces and hot water tank.
The oak staircase leads to a 25m2 Landing with old oak floor. There is a large 20m2 Bathroom with a deep bath, basin and vanity unit, shower and wc. The first Bedroom is 31m2 with exposed beams and a very large window giving a view of one of the gardens. Crossing the landing to the second Bedroom which is 24m2 and has a 4m2, high quality, tiled, en-suite shower, hand basin and wc. A corridor leads to the 3rd Bedroom, 19m2 with a large oak door and views to the courtyard. The 19m2 Bedroom 4 has views to the gardens. The 5th Bedroom is 17m2 with a 3m2 en-suite shower, hand basin, vanity unit, wc and heated towel rail.
Walking to the courtyard from the kitchen there is a 30m2 Cellar/Garage/Store with concrete floor beneath the first bedroom.
This store houses the oil tank and new central heating boiler. Double doors lead to a Barn/Store which has a concrete floor.
The old stone built 30m2 Mairie is next door and has been restored, including central heating to become a games room.
The Mairie connects through to a large stone barn with concrete floor, from which there is a side door into the Gite. This means that guests in the gite can come through to the chateau or live independently from the chateau, using their own entrance and gardens. The newly renovated three bedroom Gite has been re-wired and re-plumbed and has its own gas fired central heating. The 18m2 Entrance hall has radiator and chestnut floor. There is a tiled 36m2 Kitchen/Diner with radiators, stone fireplace, 2 double sinks, hot water boiler, fitted wall and base units and pantry. The 15m2 Living room also has a chestnut floor and there is a 16m2 Dining room with corner fireplace and built-in cupboard. A wooden staircase, with cupboard below, leads to a landing and family Bathroom with shower, bath, basin, heated towel rail and wc. Bedroom 1 is 20m2 with built-in wardrobe and 5m2 tiled en-suite shower, basin and wc. Bedroom 2 is 10m2 with radiator and view to garden, Bedroom 3 is 15m2 with large built-in wardrobe.
The property is surrounded by a large mature garden covering well over 2 hectares, mostly laid to lawn and pasture with fruit trees.
The Gite has its own gardens.
The heated swimming pool is on the site of the former moat, the remains of which have been restored and can still be seen.
The pool is protected by an automatic shutter, has a solar shower to the side and features a beautiful paved area in Indian stone of more than 150m2. The plant (salt based) for the pool is conveniently housed in the 46m2 converted cellar underneath the chateau dining room / living room. The cellar has a door off the swimming pool side and houses a wc and hand basin. It is also shelved out to accommodate pool equipment, toys, cushions etc.
A marvellous opportunity to buy a chateau with genuine history.
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