For sale, 20km from Chateauroux, this former estate of Ferdinand de Lesseps is located on a magnificent landscaped park of 20 hectares, and develops over 540 m² of living space recently renovated, with outbuildings and tennis court.
The castle, built by a historical figure of the late nineteenth century, is located on the edge of a small hamlet. At the entrance of a closed park, it overlooks the gardens and a wood crossed by a river. Next to, a former presbytery has been converted into guest's house. Nearby, an old caretaker's house is to be rehabilitated.
The gardens were designed in the late nineteenth century by the owner of the castle. English style, it is crossed by a river full of fish and is divided into many elements: gardens, orchard, forest, poplar, two ponds (including one of 6000 m² with a small island). We can find superb century old specimens of exotic trees: sequoias, cedars, catalpas, sophoras and essences of our regions. The current owners have continued the work of decoration bringing over a hundred new species for decorative foliage. The undergrowth to many walks are a delight for all the senses with varieties of wildlife, birds and flowers change with the seasons.
The castle comprises on the ground floor, in the tower, an entrance hall that serves the main staircase. Three rooms: the billiard room with its beautiful stone fireplace, wooden floors and paneling, the large dining room (65 m²) and the blue living room with its remarkable wooden fireplace. A service staircase and the fitted kitchen. Before the castle, a large terrace overlooking the park which is accessed by a majestic stone staircase.
On the first floor there are 4 main bedrooms, two bathrooms and corridors.
The second floor has a dozen rooms used as bedrooms and storage rooms, some of which are to be modernized.
On the basement there are a boiler room and a set of caves, with probably the remains of the foundations of an old church.
Regarding outbuildings, former presbytery of the XVIIIth has been converted into guest house. It also opens onto the park and the castle terrace. On the ground floor, a reception room, a dining room, a kitchen (to renovate), laundry room and storage space. Upstairs, three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, have been completely redone recently with contemporary decor, soft and luminous.
In the park there is a group of buildings used as a garage and storage garden equipment.
Also, a tower with the old water tank of the castle, a well and a tennis court.
A plot of 680 m² outside the park, with a former caretaker's house to renovate completely. It comprises on the ground floor five rooms for 90 m² and upstairs four rooms for 80 m². Cellar underneath.
Possibility to buy extra, on the other side of the street:
· A plot of 5,220 m² outside the park, with an old house of 170 m² on two levels to restore completely. It comprises on the ground floor two rooms, kitchen, dining-living room, two bedrooms and storage room. Upstairs: two bedrooms with bathroom and toilet on one side. On the other side: living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, shower room and toilet. Cellar underneath. Former stables and separate garage.
This property intended for enthusiasts and nature lovers, is exceptional and is located in the heart of the Berry countryside, at the entrance of a small hamlet. The environment is very quiet, without any harmful. The cities of Chateauroux and Issoudun offer all shops and services. Easy access via the A20 motorway at 22km, Paris is just over two hours.