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Orléans
€1,970,000
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  • 10 bedrooms
  • 15 habitable rooms
  • 700 square meters of living space
Property description
A chateau and its chapel in 10 hectares of parklands between the Sologne and Val-de-Loire regions - ref 209930
This property, in the Loire chateaux region, on the edge of the Sologne area, is 150 km from Paris and 15 minutes from the centre of Orleans by car. This historic town has all the infrastructures and amenities of a city. Its train station has links, amongst others, to Paris taking an hour.
It takes less than 5 minutes by car from the property to reach the nearest market town, with its little shops and amenities.
This chateau stands in the Val-de-Loire region, with its various vineyards, its natural surroundings and its history, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
The estate, reached via wrought iron gates, extends over some ten or so hectares, consisting of lawned and wooded areas. In front of the steps leading to the chateau are a main courtyard, the parklands and their alleyways as well as a verdant view. Outbuildings backing on to the chateau delimit the main courtyard on one side; on the other, a secondary courtyard features various other outbuildings, including an old kennel.
A little lane leads through the parklands to an elegant orangery combining modernity and classic lines.
Within the property, a perimeter wall shelters a large orchard, a vegetable garden and a swimming pool, out of sight of onlookers.
According to certain historical documents, in the 18th century the lords of the chateau were responsible for justice in one of the two parishes that formed this land in bygone times.

The chateau

This property is composed of several buildings: a chateau and its outbuildings. The latter adjoin the rectangular chateau at right angles. The main building spans five levels including a cellar, a ground floor, two upper floors and an attic floor. The south-east facing facade is divided into three bays comprising a central section marked by steps and, two slightly protruding end sections, featuring triangular pediments. Dressed freestone, the region’s emblematic stone, has been used here to provide discreet lower sections, quoins, a cornice as well as string courses, separating the various levels. The openings and their wooden shutters are horizontally and vertically aligned on the chateau’s sober, harmonious facade. The long-sloped roof is made of slate and topped with several zinc finials. The rear, north-west facing facade is similar to the main façade, the only difference being the presence of two, end absidioles, one of which houses the estate’s chapel.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings, adjoining the north-east side of the chateau, are constructed at right angles. At one of the ends, overlooking the main courtyard, is a tower topped with a lantern. The latter houses the mechanism of an outstanding ironwork clock, the face of which is shown on the facade.
The building comprising the outbuildings houses various areas: a self-contained flat, a studio flat, a function room and toilets, a boiler room and a utility area as well as extensive attic space which could be converted.

The other outhouses and the orangery

The other outhouses are shared between two buildings used for garage, storage and workshop purposes. The estate’s old kennel and henhouse still have their original layouts.
The large orangery, between modernity and classical lines, is constructed from steel and glass. With parquet flooring, its elegance makes for a wonderful function room, complete with a panoramic view of the parklands.

The parklands

The parklands consist of lawned and wooded areas. They are planted with several species, including some majestic trees. Wildlife is often to be found close to the chateau in these verdant surroundings.
The orchard, the vegetable garden and the swimming pool are laid out in a protected, completely walled area.



Our opinion
The combination of the simplicity of the place and the noble elegance of the architecture is responsible for a balance which all visitors can feel even if they do not understand it. It is a magical place. The outside areas and the layout of the buildings and their proportions are equally exciting.
In addition, the excellent state of the property can but incite ideas as regards its future use, opening the way for a family residence, a holiday home or the development of a commercial activity. The possibility of accommodating guests for weddings or functions constitutes an asset that cannot be ignored.
Orléans, France
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