This beautiful Chateau is offered at an exceptional price.
It is set in just over 5 hectares of well maintained gardens and land, all fully enclosed behind handsome gates, stone walls and elegant railings etc.
Included is a sizeable Guest house or Guardians accommodation, barn and garaging.
Situated 3 kms from one one of the most beautiful villages in the France.
Presented in extremely good condition throughout, the Château includes a total of 8 good sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 4 spacious reception rooms.
Within easy driving distance of Bordeaux 110 kms, Angouleme 45 kms, the Atlantic coast 70kms and Paris is just 1hr 35mins as from 2017 by LGV.
Built in the late 19th Century as a comfortable family home for Mr Raymond Troubat, who was the Maire of Aubeterre at that time. The Château is set amongst glorious rolling Charente countryside, extremely easy to maintain - and if you could bear to, it would be extremely easy to "Lock up and Leave"!
Arriving through the gates, a well maintained sweeping tarmac drive takes you up to the Château entrance, noting a pretty tower to the left side. Stone steps lead up to the front doors, under an elegant Portico, from where you can stand and take in the glorious pastoral views that surrounds the Château and which are typical of this region.
On arriving in the large, light entrance hall, to your left is a true spectacle of a staircase; which is hand crafted in local oak with ornate balustrading and leads up to the first and second floors. Leading off the entrance hall is a well equipped kitchen, laundry room and large television room. The reception rooms (salon and dining room) all have painted wood panelling of the period and large windows, emphasising the light spacious rooms. A further office gives access out into the garden. The ground floors totals approximately 300m².
FIRST FLOOR ...
On the first floor (200m²) a large landing leads to 4 bedrooms (2 north facing and 2 further south facing "Master" rooms), bathroom and gymnasium.
SECOND FLOOR ...
A further large landing from where there are again 4 flarge bedrooms (in need of refurbishment).
Special features include 15 magnificent and very individual fireplaces, superbly styled out of a rare marble and are a considered a rare collection.
VAULTED CELLARS / CAVES ...
There are around 200m² of cellars with exterior access for the delivery of wine barrels and a service entrance via the interior of the Château. These impressive cellars house the oil fired boiler with its 6000 litre fuel tank, together with a heat pump which is very economical to run. The Château enjoys a 'revolutionary' heating system, in that there are no unsightly radiators, but since its construction in 1880, it produces a flow of warm air, either from the boiler, or the heat pump (hot or cold!) that comes through into each room via a copper grill, ensuring the Château remains comfortable at all times of the year.
5.3 hectares of land that surround the property are enclosed with stone walls and wrought iron railings, which include woodlands where mushrooms are prolific and in which has been a small, well established hunting forest for over 50 years, with herds of deer and other wild animals in abundance.
CONCIERGE / GUEST HOUSE ...
This charming 'folie' was also built in 1890, with its roof designed by the renown Architect "Eiffel" and is set approximately 100m away from the Chateau. There are 2 further Caretaker's houses, barns, garages and stables within the Estate.
Just 3km from the pictureque medieval village of Aubeterre sur Drone, offering no end of social and family activities from golf, tennis, horseriding, river swimming, canoeing, a river beach etc. Up in the village itself, you'll find numerous small cafés, bars, assorted restaurants, boutique shops, magnificent butcher, baker, grocers and pharmacy. There is also an excellent medical centre and is a valued thriving, vibrant village throughout the year.
Aubeterre sur Drone is just xxxkm from Angoulême from where the TGV (high speed train) goes swiftly into London St Pancras via either Paris or Lille, or in the other direction takes you to the centre of Bordeaux in a little over one hour, a city with breathtakingly beautiful architecture at every turn, regarded as a mini Paris, set on the banks of the Garonne River.
As you can see this is not only a truely charming, self contained and well preserved Chateau from the 19th Century, with numerous original features, but it also serves as an excellent convivial family home or holiday home, with spacious, sunny and elegant rooms, ready to enjoy from the outset, the whole, set in a very easily maintained private estate - viewings are recommended as soon as possible to avoid missing the opportunity of owning this lovely home.
- Property type
- Special class
- Equestrian - horses
- Extra info
- Grounds 5-10 HA
- Total living area
- 604 m²
- Plot size
- 53,610 m²
- All bathrooms
- Broadband internet
- Caretaker cottage