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Magnificent château with lifestyle business

€821,500 BVI62119
Habitable space
720 m2
Plot size
15,441 m2

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Magnificent château with lifestyle business

  • Magnificent chateau with established business
  • Beautiful grounds with lake and views
  • Further development potential with planning permission
  • Lovingly restored with many original features
  • Stone staircases & vaulted wine cellars
Looking for an established lifestyle business with even greater potential? Here is the perfect opportunity to combine living-the-dream in a charming château, with an established income from chambres d'hôtes, gîtes, licensed vintage tearooms, and specialist retailing. You can also takeover plans already well under way for further gîtes and hospitality.

Lovingly and sympathetically restored by the current owners, the main château has a grand entrance hall with imposing fireplace, and a large kitchen with fabulous original stone floor. There are plenty of character features throughout, such as stone floors, lovely staircases, exposed stone walls, fireplaces and artisan plasterwork.

There are three reception rooms. Two are currently used as vintage tearooms and enjoy direct access onto a large terrace overlooking the grounds.

On the first floor are five sumptuously decorated bedrooms, including two suites of rooms. All have luxury ensuite facilities. The vast attic offers the opportunity to create further accommodation, and there are also magnificent vaulted cellars with yet more potential.

Extending from one side of the château is a courtyard surrounded by outbuildings, including a large stone barn of 150m2. The old stables have been converted into a lovely maison d’amis or gîte, and planning permission is in place to convert the other outbuildings into six further gîtes and a function room.

The current owners have done all the hard work of restoring the château, updating the basics to meet modern needs and regulations, and enhancing it to become the lifestyle business it is today. The new owners will reap the rewards of all that hard work and still have plenty scope to make their own enhancements – this is must-see opportunity!

Price including agency fees : 821.500€
Price excluding agency fees : 775.000€
Buyer commission included: 6%

Information on any natural risk, such as flooding, can be obtained via this government website

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Property type
House , Castle
Habitable space
720 m2
Plot size
15,441 m2

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Rooms and Areas

1 Land - (15441 M2)

Main house - Basement

1 Cellar - (43.61 M2)

1 Cellar - (45.57 M2)

1 Cellar - (45.24 M2)

Main house - Ground floor

1 Entrance - (28.8 M2)

1 Living-room - (36.6 M2)

1 Dining room - (22.04 M2)

1 Dining room - (31.9 M2)

1 Lavatory - (9 M2)

1 Kitchen - (32.14 M2)

1 Storage room - (15.9 M2)

1 Hallway - (13.9 M2)

1 Laundry room - (24 M2)

Main house - 1st floor

1 Landing - (19.92 M2)

1 Corridor - (13.5 M2)

1 Apartment - (49.6 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (14.4 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (17.29 M2)

1 Bathroom / Lavatory - (7.62 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (32.25 M2)

1 Shower room / Lavatory - (2.6 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (35.7 M2)

1 Bathroom / Lavatory - (4.68 M2)

1 Living-room - (17.55 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (33.5 M2)

1 Bathroom / Lavatory - (8 M2)

Main house - 2nd floor

1 Attic - (24 M2)

1 Attic - (76.8 M2)

1 Attic - (22.68 M2)

1 Attic - (49 M2)

1 Attic - (9.5 M2)

1 Attic - (21.4 M2)

Logement économe (kWH/m)
(<69) A
(70 à  109) B
(110 à  179) C
(180 à  249) D
(250 à  329) E
(330 à  419) F
(>420) G
Faible émission de GES (kg/m)
(<5) A
(6 à  10) B
(11 à  29) C
(30 à  49) D
(50 à  69) E
(70 à  99) F
(>100) G


N° rooms
Habitable space
720 m2
Plot size
15,441 m2
Septic tank
Central, Fuel oil
Income potential
Tax fonciere

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Ruffec 20971

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36 Chemin des Meuniers
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