Outstanding 16-18C Chateau with Guest Cottage set in 27 hectares...
Formerly a Bishop’s hunting estate dating from the 16-century immaculately presented with elegant light-filled rooms of fine proportions, independent guest accommodation and two collectors’ showrooms.
Condition: Very Good
Floor Area: 550 m²
Land Area: 28 ha
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Main entrance, with grand, partially glazed doors with fanlight above.
Reception hall, 45sqm, in black & white floor tiling.
Cloakroom area with WC at rear, below main stair.
Formal sitting & dining room, 50sqm, with 18C marble fireplace and dividing archway.
Kitchen/breakfast, 30sqm, a bespoke Mark Wilkinson design, with polished granite worktops with 6 hob, 4 oven Aga and central island with Scholtes drawer fridges.
Small salon, 30sqm, grey & white marble fireplace, wainscoting & two built-in cupboards.
Study, 24sqm, the former chapel, with exposed stone walls and French doors and 2 gothic windows.
Family room, 33sqm, the former 16C kitchen, with imposing Gascon fireplace, 4m high ceiling with massive beams, exposed stone walls, flagstone floor and stone archway to billiards room, 27sqm, rising full height to roof beams. Home Cinema mezzanine, 16sqm.
Utility room, 14sqm, with massive medieval stone sink, a splendid feature.
Boiler room, high-grade Viessman oil burner for under-floor heating at ground level. Mitsubishi air-conditioning.
An impressive, turning staircase rises to a galleried landing.
Master bedroom, 27sqm, with south-facing roof terrace, 36sqm.
Bathroom adjoining, with central bath, walk-in shower, double basins, bidet & WC.
Bedroom 2, 23sqm, with period poplar boarded floor, window east.
Bedroom 3, 23sqm, with north roof terrace. En suite Italian shower, basin & WC.
Bedroom 4, 20sqm, with timber fireplace. En suite Italian shower, basin & WC.
Family bathroom, with double ended bath, Italian shower, basin & WC.
Roof space in three bays, with cellular concrete floor, new felt and roof tiles.
Independent accommodation, 150sqm, with heating and double glazing.
Entrance hall, 8sqm, with glazed doors from courtyard.
Living-dining, 54sqm, in period terracotta tiles, with fireplace and equipped kitchen area.
Utility area, 19sqm. Downstairs shower and WC. Stairs to first floor landing.
Bedroom 1, with ensuite shower room. Bedrooms 2 & 3 sharing a further shower room.
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Approached via a pair of imposing pillars and gates and a 700 metre granite-paved and tree-lined driveway, the chateau sits centrally in its land guaranteeing complete privacy. The property has been recently refurbished to an impeccable standard and offers spacious accommodation with 4-metre high ceilings and generous double doorways. The entrance hall is an impressive central space linking with a double living-dining room and a sumptuous Mark Wilkinson kitchen. Off the hall is an informal family room with adjoining billiards and home cinema, a smaller salon and a private study. An impressive staircase leads to a master suite with roof terrace, three further bedrooms and bathrooms.
Within the rear courtyard is a well-appointed Guest Cottage with large living area, kitchen and 3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms at first floor level. Extensive outbuildings have garaging, workshops and showroom space. A swimming pool is ideally positioned with sun decks and summer kitchen inside a pigeonnier. To the front of the main building, a raised terrace, with covered entertaining area, has fine views across the parkland with two flights of stone steps leading down. The property is flanked by its own woodland with cedars, oaks and ashes among the many fine centenarian trees.
Two parallel wings of stone outbuildings form a courtyard to the rear, paved in granite block, with guest parking area beside a water fountain feature.
Workshop, 64sqm with 3x2,500L heating oil tanks.
Lock up garage, 56sqm, with mezzanine storage.
Open barn with five bays for farm vehicles and machinery. Dog kennels.
Two showrooms, 100 & 70sqm, highly finished areas ready for many uses.
Former small dwelling as further storage area or with potential for development.
Swimming pool, 12x5m, with integral cover, stone copings, timber decking and covered terrace.
Pigeonnier, with summer kitchen, changing room & WC. Heating system and saltwater filtration.
Approx. 28 hectares in all.
A raised terrace, with a covered entertaining area of 40sqm, has fine views across the parkland with two flights of stone steps leading down. Feature trees include cedars, oaks and ashes and the tree-lined driveway. To the south is a block of six hectares of deciduous woods including oak, beech, hornbeam and a chestnut grove, with a number of delightful walkways. As many as four wells have been found on the property, one providing garden irrigation. At the western limit of the property a 10-hectare field is managed on an annual basis by a neighbouring farmer. Beyond this field the former railway line is now a walking, cycling and equestrian path leading 3.5kms into the town.
Distance to nearest airport: 115 Km
Distance to nearest train station: 45 Km
Distance to nearest commerces: 3.5 Km