Chateau 13 Rooms • 620 m² Limoges
6 bedrooms Land 12587 m²
This property offers large stunning living space all renovated; impressive mix of modern and traditional, and all rich and luxurious. Your search for a prestige property must stop here - Price reduced and offers welcomed - this is a rare oortunity to own a chateau and superb home or business for a price not ot be beaten. A 12th Century Chateau has an evocative history and since its departure from the De Montcourt family in 1987 it has been painstakingly renovated to the highest standards and with the highest quality fittings retaining original features whilst some modern aspects further enhance the character of the property. Catchpole & Rye; Provence & Fils; Farrow and Ball; Little Green Paint Company and Chalon products are largely featured throughout the properties. The residences are accessed via the gated entrance leading to the original cobbled stone courtyard, giving access to the Chateau to one side and second house, Boutique Hotel, and barn to the other side. Chateau: via the entrance hall, with its flagstone floor and impressive central granite staircase, we access the chateau. To the right the large 60m² kitchen/breakfast room has beautiful Spanish fired earth flagstone tiles, exposed beams, a bespoke Chalon island unit, electric Aga with 4 ovens and granite fireplace housing a floral finish Godin wood burner. With sink, waste disposal, plenty of storage space, large dining table and ensuite laundry; separate cloakroom and WC and double doors to the splendid terrace which reaches the length of the chateau. There is a cellar under the kitchen. To the left we find the expansive drawing room of 60m2 with large original granite fireplace with 2 original bread ovens. The room has period patterned tiled floor, exposed beams and double doors to the rear terrace and park. We proceed to the dining room of 65m2 which boasts many original features and a clever wine cellar is housed at the base of the second tower. We return to the entrance and take the original granite staircase to the first floor where we find a master bedroom of 60m2 again original features maintained and a further large granite fireplace. Windows to 3 sides give a light airy feel to this grand suite and we find a splendid ensuite with roll top bath housed in the tower. In the middle we find a smaller 25m2 bedroom with separate dressing and shower room. And then we find a further master bedroom of 55m2 with original terracotta tommette tiled floor, 3 double windows and large granite fireplace. Again a doorway leads to the tower housing the ensuite shower room. The staircase leads to an entire 200m2 2nd floor which is habitable but is not renovated. The roof; walls and openings are all correct, the 2nd floor needs insulation; plastering; electrics etc to increase the living space exponentially. To the opposite side of the courtyard we have the Boutique Hotel. Every aspect of this property is of the highest quality. Featuring a funky and modern breakfast / dining room; professional kitchen; library; gym / social space; 3 suites and some beautiful outdoor seating options this property can be equally well utilised as a going concern or guest space. Suite 1 with sitting room with wood flooring and panelled walls, glazed doors to bedroom with built in wardrobe and ensuite shower room with walk in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail. Suite 2 with tiled floor exposed stone walls and ambient lighting; antique mirrored wardrobe doors conceal the entrance to the ensuite shower room with large walk in shower, WC and original 1920's hand basin with nickel taps. Suite 3 with tiled floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beams, built in wardrobe, sitting area and door to ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Within the grounds we find a barn which is approx. 100m² with an earth floor, there are large double doors opening onto the main courtyard and a further single door out to the rear Lavender garden. In the barn is the gas central heating boiler providing heating and hot water for the Boutique Hotel part of the property and there is a separate boiler room with the oil central heating boiler for the heating and hot water for the Chateau. Opposite the main entrance to the Chateau is a further detached barn set in a half acre paddock, currently a wild flower garden. The barn was built on the site of the original chapel which stood until 1646. The Chateau is surrounded by its own walled park with gravelled driveway leading through huge iron gates and out onto the village lane. The park is lawn which is decorated with mature specimen trees and borders of Rhododendrons and Hydrangeas and there are several terraces. This property is nestled in a quiet corner of a large village and is within easy reach of 4 towns; 35 minutes to the entertaining City of Limoges and its airport.