In the land of Kings of France, 16th-19th Chateau set on 223 acres
Bourges, Cher, France
Superb chateau of the XVI-XIXth centuries on 223 acres of land for sale, one hour from Bourges and three hours from Paris, in Cher.
The chateau is located in a dominant position in 44,79 acres of a fenced park with a large pond of 8,000 sq.ft and bordering a canal.The main building of the nineteenth century, with a wing (formerly the castle dating from the XVIth century), surrounded by a garret listed historical monument, a chapel, a large farmyard with caretaker house and outbuildings.The rest of the property is a total of 178 acres including 84 acres of woodland and 93 acres of land. It includes a farmhouse and other outbuildings.
The château, with a living space of 7319 sq. fton 3 levels and a basement, consists of 26 main rooms including 15 bedrooms.
On the ground-floor : an entrance with a large hall of 21sq.m with the main staircase. The building of the main body consists of a hall with a nice mosaic, it serves the large living room of 50sq.m with beautiful decorative elements (coffered ceiling, wooden floors and fireplace), its small living room in the corner tower, the superb library of 30sq.m(parquet floor) and arrives at the large terrace, facing south and overlooking the pond and the canal.From the entrance hall, a corridor serves a second living room of 47sq. m, a music room (15sq.m) and a large billiard room (17sq.m).In the wing of the XVIth with its large terrace, facing west, the dining room of 32sq.m communicating with the office with a serving hatch. There is also an office, a kitchen and pantry in the north tower. A service staircase goes upstairs.
Upstairs : the main body is composed of five bedrooms (40, 34, 25, 21 and 17sq.m), two bathrooms, two shower rooms, toilets, a linen room and several storage spaces. The west wing has four bedrooms (27, 19, 14 and 11 sq.m), a bathroom and toilet.
The second floor of the main body has 7 bedrooms and storage spaces.
The basement (under a part of the main body) includes a boiler room (fuel oil heating) and many cellars including one wine-cellar and a fruit tree.
The structural works of the chateau is in good condition and its coverage is regularly revised. Uninhabited for about fifteen years, the interior is to renovate. The modernization of the electrical system is required (still functional) for heating, kitchen and sanitation. The whole decoration is to renovate.
The outbuildings around the courtyard of the château include the remarkable garret (12m of diameter), listed historical monument, with three levels, its inner ladder serving the nests and a magnificent framing. There is also a chapel, a caretaker house (rented) with its farmyard, barns and stables. At the main entrance of the park, the old caretaker house is rented. At another entrance to the property, at the edge of the canal, a former lock house, houses the current steward.
The two rented houses are both in good condition and have standards septic tank.
On the property, the park is fully enclosed with a large part of walls. It is partially wooded (some beautiful decorative trees) and partially in meadows. A large forest path leads to the castle across the commons. Another entrance leads to outbuildings. Outside the park and in the middle of the land, there is an unoccupied former farm with a house of 90 sq.m (to renovate) in six rooms and barn, shed, stable and barn. At the edge of the property, the former caretaker house has five rooms for 80sq.m (to renovate), it also has a barn.
The property is in one-piece but crossed by a small vicinal road.The woods, mainly composed of conifers, are subject to a management plan. The land are leased (except the park of the chateau).
This property is located in a quiet environment without nuisance, at 15 km of all amenities. The station is at 30 km. Easy access by motorway A71 ou A77/N7.