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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 habitable rooms
  • 167 square meters of living space
Property description
In Châtellerault, in a listed, 16th century mansion house, a flat awaiting renovation with a small garden - ref 251868
Châtellerault’s rich past can be read in its architectural history, from its Henri-IV bridge, constructed by Jacques-Androuet-du-Cerceau, to its 15th, 16th and 19th century mansion houses as well as its old “Manufacture d'Armes” or weapons factory, now transformed into a museum. René- Descartes’ town is now home to numerous high-tech companies, specialised notably in aeronautics and automobiles.
This flat is set in the town centre of Châtellerault, just a stone’s throw from the covered markets held on Thursdays and Saturdays, from the banks of the river Vienne, having undergone ambitious development works, as well as from two cinemas, one an art cinema, and from an Italian theatre with an extensive programme. The “Jazzelrault” and “Automne” festivals provide jazz and classical music enthusiasts with first-rate concerts.
A TGV train station with 100-minute links to Paris is just 7 minutes’ walk away, Poitiers is 40 minutes away and Tours is 50 minutes away via the A10 motorway.
The mansion house is composed of a central building, with two wings set at right angles. The main facade is adorned with pediment roof dormers and features wide, moulded, horizontal string courses, in which finely wrought sculptures are recessed, all supported on engaged pilasters. These high-relief sculptures represent sibyls and prophets, which appear to appeal to visitors. The windows were enlarged in the 18th century. The white stone, the refined lines of the facades and the garden could form a backdrop for a belated courtly love scene. The private, 78 m² garden is part of larger terraced parklands.

The flat

In a building co-owned by two proprietors, this flat awaiting renovation is not affected by the French Historic Monument listing which applies but to the exteriors.

The pavilion

Completely separate from the flat, this recently renovated pavilion has the benefit of the garden.
It is offered for sale for the sum of €100,000 over and above the asking price of the flat.

Our opinion
Unassuming and with unquestionable elegance, this mansion house appears to welcome its visitors with open arms, ready for the writing of a new page of its history. The fact that the ground floor faces the garden is a real advantage and, should a large family require more space, the attic could be converted. The additional pavilion makes it possible to receive guests with no loss of privacy. A bed & breakfast activity could also be developed. This property will easily lend itself to the various desires of its future owners.
Châtellerault, France
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