Originally built at the end of the 15th Century on the old Château foundations by Guy de Chastaigner, baron of Lindois. This important and powerful character belonged to an old noble and chivalrous family and became chamber master of two French kings: Louis XI and Charles VIII. Restored to a very high standard this property has been renovated internally and externally keeping the original features of exposed beams, pierre apparent walls and hand cut oak floorboards. Oil fired central heating, double glazing, wall and roof insulation have been installed throughout.
A gravelled driveway with trees on both sides gives access to the 20,000m² terrain which overlooks the village and the surrounding countryside, giving a totally authentic atmosphere of days gone by.
On entering through large oak double doors to the 15m² Hall with tiled floor, stone sink and arched window. This leads past the staircase and to the 34m² Kitchen and 17m² Kitchen seating area. The quality fitted kitchen has a tiled floor, large stone fireplace with Godin range cooker, new wall & base units with integrated high level ovens, induction hob, dishwasher and butler sink. The Kitchen seating area has an oak window seat and double doors leading to a large paved patio area, perfect for al fresco dining and the gardens. The 46m² Dining room / Lounge has a stone fireplace with wood-burner, built-in storage space and a satellite point. Going back to the Hallway, discreetly to the right is a 18m² Laundry room with terracotta tiled floor, 4m² Bathroom with walk-in shower, hand basin, wc & heated towel rail. 3m² Boiler room with plumbing for washing machines, work surfaces and hot water tank.
The oak staircase leads to a 25m² Landing with old oak floor. There is a large 20m² Bathroom with a deep bath, basin & vanity unit, shower & wc. The first Bedroom is 31m² with exposed beams and a very large window giving a view of one of the gardens. Crossing the landing to the second Bedroom which is 24m² and has a 4m², high quality, tiled, en-suite shower, hand basin & wc. A corridor leads to the 3rd Bedroom, 19m² with a large oak door and views to the courtyard. The 19m² Bedroom 4 has views to the gardens. The 5th Bedroom is 17m² with a 3m² en-suite shower, hand basin, vanity unit, wc & heated towel rail. Walking to the courtyard from the kitchen there is a 30m² Cellar/Garage/Store with concrete floor beneath the first bedroom. This store houses the oil tank and new central heating boiler. Double doors lead to a Barn/Store which has a concrete floor. The old stone built 30m² Mairie is next door and has been restored, including central heating to become a games room. The Mairie connects through to a large stone barn with concrete floor, from which there is a side door into the Gite. This means that guests in the gite can come through to the château or live independently from the château, using their own entrance and gardens.
The newly renovated three bedroom Gîte has been re-wired and re-plumbed and has its own gas fired central heating. The 18m² Entrance hall has radiator and chestnut floor. There is a tiled 36m² Kitchen/Diner with radiators, stone fireplace, 2 double sinks, hot water boiler, fitted wall & base units & pantry. The 15m² Lounge also has a chestnut floor and there is a 16m² Dining room with corner fireplace and built-in cupboard. A wooden staircase, with cupboard below, leads to a landing and family Bathroom with shower, bath, basin, heated towel rail & wc. Bedroom 1 is 20m² with built-in wardrobe and 5m² tiled en-suite shower, basin & wc. Bedroom 2 is 10m² with radiator and view to garden, Bedroom 3 is 15m² with large built-in wardrobe.
The property is surrounded by a large mature garden covering well over 2 hectares, mostly laid to lawn and pasture with fruit trees. The Gite has its own gardens. The heated swimming pool is on the site of the former moat, the remains of which have been restored and can still be seen. The pool is protected by an automatic shutter, has a solar shower to the side and features a beautiful paved area in Indian stone of more than 150m² for sun loungers, tables & chairs etc. The plant (salt based) for the pool is conveniently housed in the 46m² converted cellar underneath the château dining room / lounge. The cellar has a door off the swimming pool side and houses a wc and hand basin. It is also shelved out to accommodate pool equipment, toys, cushions etc.
A marvellous opportunity to buy a Château with genuine history.