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Superb fully restored 14th century château with stunning interiors

€1,399,000 BVI71413
Habitable space
612 m2
Plot size
17,500 m2

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Superb fully restored 14th century château with stunning interiors

  • Exquisite renovation
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens (1.75 ha)
  • Separate guest accommodation
  • 10 mins from TGV (2 hrs to paris), 2 motorways & full commerce
  • Easy access to international airports at Potiers and La Rochelle
This exquisitely restored Chateau sits in beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland, boasting majestic 200 year old cedar trees and uninterrupted views across the rolling countryside of the Gâtine. The original chateau, with its round (western) tower has 14th century origins with substantial subsequent alterations, most notably; the addition of a second (eastern) wing in the late C16th, and two square towers in the C17th, only one of which, the eastern tower, remains today. The round C14th tower would have originally had crenelated fortifications but these were later replaced with an elegant carved stone balustrade, and further enhancements were made during the C18th “the century of light’. These included the enlargement of many of the windows including those in the splendid Louis XIII grand salon, where two pairs of large, dual-aspect windows allow light to flood the room in the “salons traversants” style. The addition of the Mansard roof in the early C18th also increased the height of the second floor rooms, allowing larger windows, and these rooms were subsequently converted into servants quarters in the C19th. The neo-classical stable block, and the barn with it's chapel-like facade, were designed to be pleasing to the eye rather than purely functional.

Over the last three years the current owners have undertaken extensive structural renovations and re-imagined, refitted and redecorated the entire chateau, combining authenticity and tasteful attention to detail to create a truly stunning home. Although there is over 600m2 of living accommodation the owners have skilfully created an ambiance of comfortable elegance with a choice of either cosy and intimate receptions rooms or the grand scale of the Louis XIII salon. Briefly, the accommodation comprises on the lower floors; a large kitchen with beautiful flagstone stone floor and huge original fireplace, a utility room, a laundry room, a sitting room, a dining room, the grand Louis XIII salon, and a second sitting room, then on the first floor a huge master bedroom suite comprising bedroom, ensuite, dressing room and private living room/study plus a further bedroom with ensuite bathroom. On the second floor you will find a further bedroom suite comprising; bedroom (with access to roof terrace), dressing room and ensuite bathroom, plus two further bedrooms, shower room, separate WC and an attic room. The eastern square tower is currently used as a guest suite with separate entrance, a small living/dining room, a small kitchenette, two bedrooms and two shower rooms. There are also substantial vaulted cellars.

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

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£ 1,202,737
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Property type
House , Castle
Habitable space
612 m2
Plot size
17,500 m2

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Rooms and Areas

1 Land - (17500 M2)

1 Barn - (102 M2)

1 112 - (110 M2)

1 Outbuilding - (82 M2)

1 Barn - (45.56 M2)

Main house - Basement

1 Maintenance room - (17.7 M2)

1 Cellar - (37.3 M2)

1 Cellar - (20.16 M2)

Main house - Ground floor

1 Kitchen - (49.5 M2)

1 Living-room - (32.5 M2)

1 Hall - (4.6 M2)

1 Laundry room - (6.5 M2)

1 Lavatory - (1.8 M2)

1 Dining room - (31.2 M2)

1 Entrance - (21.6 M2)

Main house - 1st floor

1 Landing - (22.3 M2)

1 Lavatory - (1.7 M2)

1 Study - (36 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (34 M2)

1 Bathroom / Lavatory - (7.2 M2)

1 Master bedroom - (42.6 M2)

1 Bathroom / Lavatory - (13.4 M2)

1 Walk-in closet - (13.5 M2)

1 Dining room - (68.25 M2)

1 Living-room - (37 M2)

1 Entrance - (9.6 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (16.5 M2)

1 Kitchenette - (5 M2)

1 Shower room / Lavatory - (4 M2)

1 Living room/dining area - (13.6 M2)

1 Shower room / Lavatory - (4.3 M2)

Main house - 2nd floor

1 Bedroom(s) - (13.5 M2)

1 Landing - (13.5 M2)

1 Shower room - (16.5 M2)

1 Lavatory - (3.2 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (15.75 M2)

1 Hallway - (7.8 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (17.9 M2)

1 Attic - (46.8 M2)

1 Bedroom(s) - (44.2 M2)

1 Walk-in closet - (4.2 M2)

1 Bathroom / Lavatory - (19.2 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

Estimated annual energy expenditure for typical use between €8940 and €12140.


N° rooms
Habitable space
612 m2
Plot size
17,500 m2
Septic tank
Central, Fuel oil
Income potential
Tax fonciere

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