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Châteaux & Belles Demeures

(87) Haute Vienne

Superb Medieval Chateau on Lake - Exceptional.

€16,800,000

Reception Rooms: 18
Bedrooms: 29
Bathrooms: 14
Land: 198 ha

Reference: E6-4363
16,800,000
£ 14,412,298
$ 18,012,222

Situated in the heart of the regional park of the Périgord and Limousin, approximately 40 kms from Limoges, this unique domaine comprises: a feudal Château dating from the XII - XVth Centuries, steeped in history and where Richard Coeur de Lion is said to have died, a tavern with a Licence IV and a large barn. A group of buildings around a courtyard with a caretaker’s lodge, large apartment, a boutique and a large barn and parking area. Two separate old houses, a house to convert with a barn used as offices. a further house with barn and yet another vast barn in an ‘L’ shape.

The land extends to 198 Hectares with 5 lakes, half the land being woodland and the remainder, meadowland with a park around the château.

The castle, built around a small courtyard accessible through the entrance gate with a portcullis, is surmounted by a keep of 47m2 called ‘the Grand Jacques’ and flanked by four round towers of an average height of 20-25 metres. Beside the entrance gate is a small round tower in which you find on the ground floor a small guard room with a pretty stone fireplace and an ‘oubliette’ or ancient prison in the basement.

The château has been restored and furnished in the spirit of the period with all modern comforts. All windows are double glazed. All the wood panelling, decorative work, doors windows and wood work have been made by hand. The ground floor has under floor heating and the upper floors, radiators. Central Siemens PBX, cordless telephone system with 7 lines. High speed internet connectivity of 2 megabits by satellite and 10 networked Macintosh computers. Electronic key cards with chips that can be programmed . Burglar alarm. Remote controlled gate.

In front of the Chateau is a moat dating from the VIth century on the site of the original wooden fort with its granite foundations. How this granite base came into existence is still a mystery. The chateau which has around 30 rooms has a lift in the keep, a spiral stone staircase, a wooden spiral staircase and various other secondary staircases.


The Tavern: Entirely restored, it has a Licence IV and enjoys a certain popularity with the locals of the region thanks to its jazz concerts on a Friday evening. It has a room with bar, large fireplace with small pastry oven and a large gallery/mezzanine where one can have receptions for 80 – 90 people, installed with light projectors for concerts. Professional kitchen. Rubbish area. Public W.C.s and washing facilities. Two external terraces for 100 and 150 people. Vast non adjoining barn, the roof of which needs renewing.


In the grounds of the chateau, the group of buildings are placed around a courtyard including a caretaker’s house, an apartment in one part of the barn, the large barn and a shop converted in a building on the side of the road.
Caretaker’s house; ground floor; Kitchen/dining room/salon, with fireplace, two bedrooms, bathroom with W.C.
Basement cellar with flagstones on the ground floor and oil fired c.h.
Apartment – ground floor; Kitchen/dining room/salon 6.2 x 7.8 metres with tiled floor. Master bedroom 5 x 5.7 metres. Bathroom with W.C.
First floor; bedroom 3.20 x 4.5 metres, bedroom, 2.70 x 4.5 metres, Bedroom 2.80 x 4.5 metres and bathroom with W.C.
Large mezzanine with corner living room. Oil fired C.H.
On the edge of the road are two old houses which have been entirely restored, one of which is more rustic inside. These two houses have mixed heating ( oil and wood) with a boiler for the two houses.
First House; Very old, restored as new with Ground Floor; kitchen/dining room 5.1 x 5.5 metres with vast fireplace, bread oven and stone sink,
Intercommunicating salon 3.5 x 5.5 metres, bathroom with W.C., laundry room. Tiling on the whole ground floor.
First Floor; Bedroom 4.2 x 5.9 metres, bedroom 5.3 x 6 metres.
Second House; more rustic with on the Ground Floor; kitchen/dining room/ salon, small cellar. Bathroom with W.C. First Floor; Large bedroom, Second floor loft converted into a bedroom.

On the other side of the road opposite these houses is a huge barn in an “L” shape with stables. Further, on a hilltop is another farm comprising: Kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms, bathroom with W.C., large adjoining barn.

The last group of buildings is formed by a small périgordine house to convert with an adjoining outbuilding and a barn, part of which has been converted into offices. The office includes a reception room, three offices, a kitchenette and a W.C. with basin. Lovely reconstituted stone floor. Four computers on a network with those of the chateau. Electric heating. The roof of the part of the barn which is not converted needs some attention.

The small Périgordine house comprises two rooms on the ground floor, one of which has a bread oven. In the basement is a cellar with a shower room.

The estate combines the authenticity of olden days with the comforts of the 21st century. Situated in the regional park of the Périgord Limousin, it offers a unique opportunity to acquire a rare property with the potential either to be used as a private residence or to be exploited commercially.