• CHATEAU in CHARENTE €2,449,000 €1,990,000 (HAI)**
  • 6
  • 7
  • 500 m2
  • 63302 m2


Exquisite 15th Century Logis and Equestrian Estate near Cognac

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A great opportunity to acquire this unique fortified and renovated ‘logis’, nestled in the beautiful Charentaise countryside, surrounded by cognac vines and away from the intrusions of everyday life. Other than as a sumptuous family home, the property presents itself as an ideal wedding/seminar venue, boutique hotel (with further development possible). Location of the Logis could not be better: just South of Angouleme with its ideal climate and famous LGV train connection with Paris 1h40 and Bordeaux 35mins making international travel incredibly easy. The architecture is a blend of Medieval and Renaissance craftsmanship and detail. For over 300 years the property was home to the de Lâge family some of whom were advisors to Kings of France including Louis XIII. 

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Renovated in 2007 bringing it up to a high level of comfort and ease of living; new plumbing, electrics and roofs, all windows and doors (both exterior and interior) have been reconstructed in oak and limed to replicate the ancient patinas. Exterior electrical lines have been discreetly buried, dimmer lighting installed throughout. Satellite television and broadband internet available throughout the property.

The estate has featured in many of the world’s finest interior design magazines and several celebrated European television programs. It has been described as one of the top Chambre d’Hôtes venues in France.

The estate is currently composed of the sumptuous main house 320m2 ; entrance hall, guest cloakroom, petit salon leading to main large reception room and onto the exceptionally well equipped kitchen; Cornue stove, Gaggenau electric hob, 2 Miele dishwashers, wine-cooler, ice maker etc., walk-in pantry. French windows out to the dining terrace. 

A 14C stone spiral staircase takes you to the first floor; 2 large bedrooms suites, principle suite; large stone chimney, views and a mezzanine area ideal for a private library or office, ample storage space, bathroom with a second bath. Guest room is spacious and light also with views and ample storage, bathroom. 

The guest wing with 3 independent guest suites is located on the east side of the courtyard. There is also a one bedroom guest house. 

To the left as you enter the inner courtyard is a professionally equipped reception room with large bar and catering facilities, this is a stunning building, with heating and air conditioning making it ideal for large-scale entertainment; wedding or corporate. 

The stables could be enjoyed as they are or converted for further 2 bedroom suites.The boxes have direct access to 1.5 hectares of grazing pasture and a 40x20m arena ideal for dressage and jumping. 

The guest house is simply gorgeous; sitting room 28m2, kitchen 15m2 Bedroom/shower room 18m2. The guest house is attached to a barn 85m2 with an intercommunicating door making it easy for an enlargement project. 

Beyond the courtyard lies the farm ready for restoration; electricity, water and septic system already in place, and then beyond this is a further barn which could also be developed. 

The grounds are mainly pasture, enclosed by local dry stone walls with some post and rail fencing. A discrete heated pool facing south. The land is flat and has ample space for a helipad. Further fields with sheep and a duck pond.

* €1 990 000 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 4 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€1 910 000 without fees)
This property has ...
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Garage
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Private parking
  • Suitable for horses
  • Swimming Pool
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
Property Type
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Country House
  • Equestrian
  • Hotel
  • Maison de Maitre
  • Manoir
Location
  • Isolated