8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Niort, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
899,940 EUR 791,947.20 GBP 998,933.40 USD
Quite magical Fifteenth Century Chateau and estate - complete with moat, a lake, beautiful mature gardens, guest accommodation and swimming pool.
Approached by its own private winding drive of over a kilometre, this fabulous historic property sits surrounded by a spring fed moat within 20 acres of beautiful grounds including a lake, a spring, woods and a mature landscaped garden.
The chateau has been carefully and tastefully renovated by its current owners to provide 6 large, light-filled bedrooms each with its own en-suite bath or shower room.
This spacious family home retains so many stunning period features from its past - including a wonderful flagstone floor in the comfortable and cosy kitchen, some truly extraordinary fireplaces and a wealth of beams, wooden floors and mullioned windows.
The beautiful spiral staircase in one of the two towers even still has its arrow slits - an echo of a less peaceful past.
In the grounds is a newly renovated pretty 2 bedroom guest cottage plus a lovely swimming pool with summer kitchen.
The original stables have been partially renovated and are currently used for storage, but could very easily be converted, subject to the usual permissions, to provide further accommodation on two floors.
Although the chateau guarantees peace and quiet and birdsong - just a couple of minutes away is a village with a baker, and 10 minutes drive is a town with shops, supermarkets and a train station.
The motorway network is within 10 minutes drive.