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(85) Vendee

Superb XIXth C. Château- coast nearby

property sold

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 25
Bathrooms: 2
Land: 15.51 ha

Reference: C5-3350
£ 1,069,132
$ 1,397,369

In a tranquil and unblighted spot, this chateau is midway between the Poitou, Charente Maritime and Vendee departments, in a village, the main facilities and shops being 8 km away. The  A85 motorway  is a few minutes away and and the ocean is 45 minutes’ drive from the village.
The chateau is surrounded by water filled moats. It benefits from  an orientation providing  morning freshness and evening sunsets. The Renaissance style main façade is built in a L-shape. In the corner, a gallery makes up the entrance hall and on the first floor, a grand bow-window. Abandoned during the French Revolution, the chateau was fully rebuilt in 1863.
Over about 900m2 living space, the château comprises :
Ground floor : an entrance in the tower leading to the hall and WC.
On the right, a series of two reception rooms : a living-room, adjoining room with parquet floor and fireplace.
On the left, a kitchen with its large fireplace, the scullery and the staircase which leads to the cellar.
In a series of two rooms, a room used as a cloakroom and a study and a pleasant living room with parquet floor and fireplace.
On the 1st floor : landing, room in the tower.
In the right wing : 7 bedrooms, and at the end of the corridor there is a small tower with its staircase.
In the left wing : the main bedroom and its shower room and WC, 3 other bedrooms and a bathroom and WCs, with parquet on entire floor.

On the second floor : 15 bedrooms and bathroom installations.

The outbuildings comprise four holiday cottages , a caretaker’s house at the entrance of the property and an orangery.

Holiday cottage 1: 195 m2 kitchen, dining-room,  living-room, 5 bedrooms,3 bathrooms and WCs.
Holiday cottage 2 :230 m2: large kitchen with a dining-room, living room a second kitchen opening into another living-room, a bedroom with adjoining bathroom,
2 WCs. On the 1st floor : 3 bedrooms with each an adjoining bathroom, 2 attic rooms and a dressing room.
Holiday cottage 3 270m2 : ground-floor, a living-room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, 2 WCs. On the 1st floor : 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, WCs.
Holiday cottage 4  255 m2: a large living/dining-room, a kitchen, a study, another living-room, a bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and WC. On the 1st floor : 5
Bedrooms, 2 with adjoining bathrooms,WC and shower-room.
All cottages have their own private garden and their own swimming-pool.

The inside of caretaker’s house at the property entrance  needs to be renovated. The windows and the roof are new.
The grounds include  a park, fields, woods, complemented by the water filled moat surrounding the Château.

There are different purchase options available as well:

Option 1: château + meadows + woods + orangery (approx.15ha) : €695,000
Option 2: 4 gîtes : €585,000
Option 3: caretaker's lodge to renovate : €53,000