Dordogne 24 French Chateau For Sale

 


€5,300,000

£4,611,000

$7,526,000

PRICE REDUCED – Spectacular medieval castle, in very good condition, overlooking the Dordogne Valley, with formal terraces with statues and topiaries overlooking a superb landscape. Charming guest house and outbuildings and wooded park of 20 hectares with ruins of a roman chapel.

14th and 19th century castle with about 1,000m2 of living space, featuring on the ground floor: 24m2 entrance hall with medieval doors; superb vaulted 50m2 kitchen/family-room, with monumental fireplace; back kitchen and utilities, boiler room and staff staircase; reception area with high ceilings with decorated beams; 40m2 landing with big staircase, monumental fireplace; 10m2 study in the tower; large 52m2 dining room with monumental fireplace, walnut paneling and stained glass; 24m2 central entrance hall with access to the terraces, vaulted ceiling and attractive stone floor; 55m2 great drawing room with monumental fireplace featuring the family coat of arms; corridor and guests WC; main en-vis staircase. (Wine cellar in the courtyard).

First floor, corridor leading to:

  1. Master bedroom with fireplace and bathroom (32m2)
  2. Blue bedroom with bathroom (31m2)
  3. Bedroom with fireplace and walnut overmantel and bathroom (24m2)
  4. Bedroom with fireplace (27m2) and a boudoir in the tower (10m2)

Secondary staircase leading to: breathtaking 70m2 library of Pierre-Paul Grassé (Aadémie des Sciences), huge volume with fireplace; staff accommodation with bedroom/laundry, bathrooms and WC, secondary staircase descending to the back kitchen.

Second floor: 25m2 former chapel (situated above the main en-vis staircase (spiral staircase), converted into a safe, walnut paneling.

  1. ‘Eagles bedroom’, monumental fireplace (35m2) + WC
  2. Bedroom (20m2) Bathroom
  3. Bedroom (18m2) Access to a very big attic above the whole
  4. Bedroom (23m2) Bathroom.
  5. Bedroom (25m2) and boudoir in the tower (10m2). Attractive views on the Dordogne Valley, protected ‘Natura 2000’.

Park: Gorgeous terraces with topiaries. Wooded park of 20 hectares. Very long driveway. Meadows available for horses and for helicopter landing.

Outbuildings:
Guests house: renovated in 2004, featuring: living room, kitchen, sitting room, WC, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Les communs:

  • Manager’s office
  • Caretaker house with living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC.
  • 2 boxes for horses, Garage and wood storage with large studio or ‘party room’ upstairs.
  • Artists workshop.
  • 3 garages.
  • Swimming pool with pool house.
  • Ruins of a roman chapel.

(Possibility to acquire a house along the road, near the entrance gates, to use as a gatehouse.)

Income: The chateau is regularly rented-out as a prestigious holiday residence on a weekly basis.
2007 : 14 to 15 weeks rented (yearly income: 85,000€)
2008 : 12 weeks rented
2009 : 9 weeks rented

Accesses:
Motorway A20 to Paris, exit 13km
Limoges Airport (RyianAir) 140km by motorway
Bergerac Airport (Ryan Air) 90km
Brive-la-Gaillarde Airport (project for 2010) 50km by motorway

Furniture available.

 

Please note: USD and GBP values are approximate, based on 1.42 and 0.87 of EUR price respectively.