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(17) Charente Maritime

Fine Renaissance Château. & Sporting Estate


Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 8
Land: 47 ha

Reference: E9-2748308
£ 3,219,222
$ 4,210,977

A magnificent tree lined driveway crosses an ancient moat and gives access to one of the finest French estates on the market today. Surrounded by the gently rolling agricultural countryside of Western France, surrounded by 47 hectares of verdant,
grounds and flanked by crystal clean rivers, this beautifully updated Renaissance estate, with part dating back to medieval times, retains its original character and a wealth of historic features. The buildings are presented in excellent condition with a plethora of modern amenities. The current owners have restored the Chateau meticulously and very sensitively with no expense spared to achieve comfort and luxury; with double glazing, excellent insulation, heating system and high-end fittings throughout. Light spacious rooms form the core of the floor plan with 4 metre heigh ceilings, interconnecting formal rooms, magnificent fireplaces and stunning original flooring. There is extensive space that would allow for further development both in the main chateau and the outbuildings. The chateau is notable for its water features and formal gardens while the wider estate offers fishing and hunting. Sold furnished.

This fine fully restored Renaissance Château is surrounded by a park with a moat, lake, river and a private islet. Outbuildings include an annexe with a Medieval Tower, a large barn, a hangar and a caretaker’s cottage. The estate has villages and amenities close by. La Rochelle airport and Bordeaux are both within in 1 hr. In excellent condition, the property has been renovated to high standards (double glazing, excellent insulation, heating system and high-end fittings) and retains many period features - fireplaces, original flooring, exposed beams.
Fully restored Renaissance Château (600 m2 + 300 m2 for further development);
Ground floor: imposing entrance hall opening on the right side onto an empire salon with original oak floors, decorative ceiling and fabric covering walls, official dining room with XVIIIth C. original fabric covering walls, small boudoir which could be converted into a kitchen. On the left side of the hallway, there is a XVIth C. Louis room with Versailles style floorboards. A corridor leads to a large library. The kitchen and dining room have been designed for modern day use.
First floor: 4-bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. 
Second floor: space for further development which was recently insulated and is ready to convert according to the new owners' taste.
Large Cellars.

Annexe of 1,200 m2 with a medieval tower includes a modern kitchen, 4-bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large entertainment / dining room with a spectacular fireplace which is a copy of Chateau Roche Courbon’s fireplace. Vaulted room where distillation used to take place with a small office / billiard room. Hunters / gamekeepers room and a further room with a bar and a billiard table.

Large barn for horses and carriages. Hangar to store the tractor and machinery used on the estate.

Full refurbished Caretaker’s Cottage with 2 bedrooms and a shower room.

Near the entrance of the property, a former stable has been converted into a magnificent reception hall or a showroom.

The estate is set in 47 ha of verdant grounds, including 3 ha of gardens “à la Française”, a moat, a lake, a river and a private islet. The estate is ideal for fishing and hunting. Swimming-pool.

further jpgs available upon request.