Chateau 20 Rooms • 800 m² Limoges
Nestled away in nineteen hectares of private land with prairie, forest and lake this authentic 15th century fortified chateau is reputed to have been visited regularly by King Henri IV. The chateau boasts a salle de garde used, so history tells us, by troops of the French King, better known as the “Musketeers”. In pristine condition, the chateau has been passionately restored with enormous sympathy by the owners. The charming natural elements of oak, granite, chalk and slate were all utilised to enhance, not alter, the original character and natural energy of the Chateau, untouched during two world wars, its provenance again preserved for many more years to come. Arriving at the Chateau via private road we enter through the grand carriage way or via the woods to a secluded parking area. We enter the Chateau through the main tower arriving, via the long corridor, at a large, open living space of 55m2. The ceiling, 'à la française', is typical of the period; as are the oak floors, fireplace. Two sets of tall wooden doors with large glass windows illuminate this evocative space and open onto a beautiful terraced garden with two rows of Linden Blossom Trees which create a romantic, shaded area perfect for al fresco dining while overlooking the open fields and surrounding woodland. The 42m2 kitchen has been entirely refurbished whilst maintaining its original character and atmosphere and incorporates a grand fireplace and ceiling à la française, tomettes floor covering, made to measure cupboards and modern cooking equipment. Large double doors open directly onto the al fresco dining area whilst, on the opposite side, we access the utility room, the courtyard and the living space. Staying on the ground floor we pass the entrance and follow the corridor to the 25m2 library, originally the kitchen. A further grand fireplace, books lining the walls from floor to ceiling and large, comfortable sofas provide the perfect place to relax. Here we access a “hidden room”, neither ground nor first floor, this area offers a comfortable entertainment room of 30m2 with TV; movies; games and books. Also accessible from the corridor we find the first two of our eight bedroom suites, all of which are unique and an authentic salute to the castles past and fitted with new but period style bathrooms. Many of these suites include made to measure furniture. The two ground floor bedrooms, 24m2 and 27m2 benefit from high ceilings and tall, partially glazed, double doors leading onto the grassed terrace and providing the rooms with plenty of natural light. The rooms are further complimented by oak floors, fireplaces and wood panelling. The corner suite provides access to the ground floor of the chateau's second square tower with its stunning bathroom equipped with roll top bath; built-in shower; sink stand; fireplace and grand window. We return to the main tower to take the wide granite stairs to the first floor where we find the master suite to the right and a further two bedrooms to the left, all upstairs bedrooms providing you or your guests with stunning views of the formal gardens, green fields and forests that surround the property. The master suite of 56m2 boasts a stunning feature fireplace; large windows; tomettes and wooden floor with an equally beautiful and completely indulgent en-suite of 24m2. To the right we have two more beautifully unique bedrooms of 26m2, large windows, great views; small fireplaces; many natural wood and exposed stone elements, the corner suite with an elaborate surprise, opening a cupboard to find a hidden doorway through to the elaborate en-suite, on the first floor of the second tower. The second floor offers three more bedrooms, more contemporary in their décor but equally characterful. To the opposite side of the walled courtyard lies another magnificent building. To the ground floor we find a chapel to the right with the 3rd, this time round, tower to the corner. Also the bakery with bread and patisserie ovens in situ, a cave and a large open space 60m2 fitted as a medieval bar. We move from here into a large round tower to the left with its wide, angled roof. An impressive structure, this building was likely used as the dungeon in days of old. On the ground floor we have two cleverly created toilets and a vanity room. A spiral staircase leads us to the first floor landing and on into the Salle de Garde. At 104m2 and with its medieval chandeliers, grand fireplace and authentic character this area is currently used as an elaborate function room for weddings and celebrations generating income. At the far end we access a modern, fully equipped catering kitchen – equipment; crockery etc. The spiral staircase again leads us to a second floor which is currently unused but easily convertible, offering a further 104m2 of living space - roof; carpentry all in pristine condition. Moving outside of the courtyard walls we find a large array of dependences, one of which has been converted into a modern gîte. With its large, open lounge; dining room and kitchen of 60m2, underfloor heating and wood burner, the gîte offers a further four additional bedrooms including, in the converted attic, an enchanting space for the children plus two bathrooms. The gîte accommodates 8 easily and is a regular source of income. The numerous other dependencies, all dry and secure with good roofs, include five spacious stables, a tack room; 2 barns of 72m2 and 155m2; a workshop; equipment store; carriage barn and a craft room of 43m2. To enhance the opulence of the surroundings there is also a swimming pool of 50m2. It is surrounded by large decking and a vast pool house-cum-saloon, built in the style of the Wild West and equipped with everything one may want for entertainment from a barbecue and pizza oven to a sauna, providing you and your guests with the opportunity to pamper yourselves amidst the luxurious environment.. It overlooks the chateau and the surrounding fields. Floor plans are available for all buildings and visits are available via appointment. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a viewing, contact our experts immediately.