Reference248151
Price448,000 EUR
Bedrooms9
Bathrooms2
Floor Space450.0m2
Land Area3.3 Ha

Character 9 bedroom Chateau for sale with lake or river view in Thouars, Nouvelle Aquitaine

448,000 EUR
385,280 GBP479,360 USD
Impressive 9 bedroom manor house, situated in a quiet setting by the river Thouet.

In need of renovating, yet currently habitable, this fantastic project is situated just 30 minutes from beautiful Saumur on the Loire river.

The main house dominates a large walled courtyard with adjoining outbuildings, a grand arched entry gate and corner towers.

Sitting 4m above the river it has a raised front garden (pool could be installed - subject to necessary permissions) and overlooks 3.2 hectares of private meadows bordering the river.

There is a 200m2 loft for possible conversion (subject to necessary permissions).

450m2 of habitable space is spread over two spa...
Impressive 9 bedroom manor house, situated in a quiet setting by the river Thouet.

In need of renovating, yet currently habitable, this fantastic project is situated just 30 minutes from beautiful Saumur on the Loire river.

The main house dominates a large walled courtyard with adjoining outbuildings, a grand arched entry gate and corner towers.

Sitting 4m above the river it has a raised front garden (pool could be installed - subject to necessary permissions) and overlooks 3.2 hectares of private meadows bordering the river.

There is a 200m2 loft for possible conversion (subject to necessary permissions).

450m2 of habitable space is spread over two spacious floors - one half of the manor was modernised in the 70s, the other half is original with period wallpapers and plaster mouldings and ceiling roses.

There is potential for hospitality business with large outbuildings to convert (subject to necessary permissions) and river access.

Early foundations date to the 12th Century. The oldest standing outbuildings are from the 14th and 15th Centuries. The manor house was constructed on old foundations around 1890. There are new double glazed windows in PVC on the main building.

Set in tranquil surroundings 15 minutes from Thouars market town with chateau and weekly market. 30 minutes from Saumur on the Loire river. 1h45 to the coast, La Rochelle and beaches.
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