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  • 10 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 13 habitable rooms
  • 650 square meters of living space
Property description
A 19th century chateau and presbytery in 20 ha of outstanding parklands, featuring statues and crossed by a river, in the centre of France - ref 143580
To the south of the Champagne-Berrichonne area, where the borders of the Berry region and the French department of Indre meet, in lively countryside with discreet charms marked by a maritime climate. It is reached via the A77 and A20 or “L’Occitane” motorways; a station 15 minutes away provides 2-hour TER train links to Paris-Austerlitz. An airport is 15 minutes away with charter flights to North Europe and other southern destinations. Near to a town with all shops and amenities. Belgium is five hours away by car via the A77 motorway.
This chateau is constructed on 13th century foundations which could be those of a church, hence the presence of a presbytery communicating with the building. This property is surrounded by 20 hectares of parklands, crossed by a river, as well as some 4 ha of woods and a poplar grove. It forms an unspoilt natural setting. The well laid out and immaculately kept parklands are planted with trees, some of which are over two hundred years old, and include an orchard. Stone statues adorn the alleyways that lead to the buildings and to some parts of the estate, notably two lakes with their little islands, a semi-underground greenhouse set in a corner of the property and the water tower standing right next to it.

The chateau

A narrow road leads to remote-controlled, wrought iron gates, fitted with a video camera security system. Said gates lead to the chateau and the presbytery, visitors passing under a half-timbered gallery, with red brick masonry filler and featuring windows on both sides, which connects the two buildings. The rectangular chateau spans two levels, built over a basement cellar, spanning a total floor surface area of approx. 650 m². Wrought iron scrolls beautifully adorn its facades featuring elegant mullioned, small-paned windows, all protected by indoor shutters. The floors are covered with strip pattern, oak wood parquet flooring.

The presbytery

This building, steeped in authenticity, comprises a living room, a lounge, a kitchen and three bedrooms with bathrooms, as well as a relaxation area fitted with a recent sauna and a bathroom. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 300 m². The sober decoration enhances the construction materials. This section is ideal for accommodating family and friends.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings include an old caretaker’s cottage, a barn, various sheds and a garage.

Our opinion
The chateau and the presbytery, lovingly preserved by the current owners, both feature great conversion potential, but attention should also be paid to the outbuildings standing at a short distance, several of which are worthy of renovation. It would also be possible to rent a plot of land spanning approx. 5,000 m² in the immediate surroundings of the property, which could represent a wise investment. The natural setting is, in fact, an essential ingredient of this delightful property with wild animals often to be seen on the estate, it surreptitiously encourages walkers to meditate and gives the property a somewhat timeless touch.
Châteauroux, France
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