Ref.3023 : French castle for sale in Poitou-Charentes.
This beautiful chateau for sale was built in a haven of greenery, in the middle of its park crossed by a river. A long wooded alley leads to the village with shops and services. The city of Niort is only 20minutes away by car, it benefits from all shops, services and transports.
Built back on the 15th century on the site of a feudal chateau, the property was at the beginning the hunting lodge od an aristocratic family that sued to hunt lynx and wild boars. In the middle of the 18th century, it was built a wing on the backside.
It has kept its original look and offers today, as well on the outside as on the inside, several decorative and architectural features carefully kept and highlighted by the current Owner that has restored the property with passion.
The chateau comprises on the ground floor: 3 rooms used as vestibule and sitting rooms lit by some large mullioned windows, decorated with French style ceilings and impressive monumental fireplaces. Terracotta tiles on floor, stone or covered in coloured cement tiles. In the tower, small vaulted room with cross vaults.
On the wing: dining room, kitchen, study, toilet with hand wash basin. The dining room opens to a terrace protected an iron wrought railing.
A large spiral stairway leads to the first floor with 4 bedrooms, laundry, 2 bathrooms, dressing and some storages space.
On the second floor: attic space (a large' part of it can be converted) under a beautiful roof structure.
Above, a small spiral stairway leads to a small room with a monumental fireplace.
Under part of the property: wine cellar, boiler room ...
Living space on 2 levels is about 400 sqm.
The outbuildings are well laid out around the property. They are all built with quality and contribute to this charming property.
A large building covered with tiles, built in the middle of the 18th century, with garages, stables, tackle room, horse loose boxes, workshop and wood shed. The first floor used to be the staff house and the hayloft.
Further away, a modest building used as laundry with its stones tubs, and bake house.
Important 17th century round dovecote.
In the back of the chateau, a modest building, next to the retaining wall, with the boiler room.
The caretaker' s house, independent, with a room, kitchen, another room and toilet. On the first floor: a big bedrooms and bathroom.
Orangery under the terrace.
The park of about 14 acres, is crossed by a small river and offers beautiful perspectives from the chateau. A garden in terrace, a bridge over water, some moats and a spring renowned for its beneficial virtues for the lactation of young mothers, a watercress bed, a fishpond, some channels, copses, vegetable garden ... a very complete territory.