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(24) Dordogne

Gorgeous Medieval Listed Château & Estate.


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 73 ha

Reference: J4-1542
£ 2,588,920
$ 3,390,140

This utterly charming château, dating from the XII, XV and XVII Centuries is listed as a Monument Historique and has been tastefully restored being careful to retain its authenticity. Situated halfway between Perigueux ( 56kms) and Limoges ( 40 kms) the Château is in a peaceful rural setting, approached via a track through woodland, leading to the beautiful XII Century gateway into the courtyard. A small outside walkway to battlements tops the entrance; the inside is accessed by a timbered gallery sheltered by beautiful old roof tiles. Opposite, the stone facade of the Chateau is topped by a parapet with battlements, flanked by a square pavilion and a circular tower. In the middle, a stone bridge across the dry moat leads to an old door into the inner courtyard. To the left, another wing of the Castle is flanked by four smaller towers with pointed roofs with chestnut wood tiles and faces south onto a charming courtyard/terrace with footprint of original 2nd square tower, dry moat and retaining wall, with a magnificent view of the valley and the surrounding countryside.
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, with lime walls, original tiled floor and beautiful old wooden staircase. Central Gallery lit by a South West facing window with 'telephone' alcove. Cloakroom. Salon with central glass door and two south east facing windows. Stone fireplace. Gothic well and alcove. Beamed ceiling 'à la française', wooden floor. Dining room room with south west window to courtyard and north west window over the entrance gate beyond the dry moat; beautiful monumental stone fireplace, exposed beams, lime walls, exposed stone and old tiles. Small circular dining room in the north corner tower, exposed beams and access to the 'L-shaped Kitchen with modern units made from old beams. Cloakroom and boiler room ( De Dietrich boiler )also used as laundry and tack room), Secondary entrance with servants staircase t
First Floor: Gallery with a stained glass window of Richard Coeur de Lion wounded by an arrow. There are two bedrooms one with a stone monumental fireplace, the other with a small brick fireplace, exposed beams and exposed stone walls. Wooden floor. Bathroom with bath, double basin, bidet and W.C. Exposed beams and stone walls. Carpet floor. Gallery. Master suite with antechamber, Bedroom with fabric walls, wooden ceiling and carpet on the floor. Two small adjoining rooms in the tower, bathroom with large white bath set in marble, two basins in marble and with Louis XV walnut doors, a W.C., bidet, shower and large hanging cupboard. Fabric on the walls. An apartment with antechamber, bedroom with large bed alcove, and bathroom in the east tower with bath, double basin, bidet, W.C. and large hanging cupboard.
Second Floor; Gallery, Antechamber, two bedrooms each with two small rooms in turrets one with washbasin and bidet and the other with washbasin. Gallery walkway with exposed joinery, battlements and arrow slits. Circular room with walkway and beautiful period joinery. Attic with mullioned window. Seventh bedroom with beautiful stone fireplace, exposed beams, tiled floor and walkway. Three bedrooms, shower room and a games room.
Basement: Beautiful cool wine cellar below the grand salon accessed via a corner turret.

Furniture: An inventory exists of all the beautiful antique furniture which is included in the sale.

There is a Caretaker's house and three further houses converted, one of which is a 'gite rural' and another which is done up for seasonal rental. There are other outbuildings, garaging, a farm and its outbuildings including a very large double barn ideal for creating an indoor riding school/stable block.

Grounds:Immediately surrounding the Chateau are about 5 hectares of very pretty gardens and terraces, including a walled garden with pond and fountains, as well as a tennis court. To the south is a deer park of about 20 hectares (with about 16 deer), enclosed by a two metre high fence. The remaining land amounts to about 48 hectares of woodland,(10 Ha) pasture and a lake(4,320m2) where there are wild deer, boar and other small game. The agricultural part of the estate comprises a further dwelling, two large operating buildings including modern stables and the unencumbered land is exploited by an S.C.E.A. Overall the estate extends to 73 hectares 05 a30ca in a totally preserved and unblighted situation.

Comments: The Château is in exceptionally good condition and offers an authentic and original home on a human scale.

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