Chateau for sale Bourges 10 rooms - 600 m²
19TH CENTURY CHATEAU WITH OUTBUILDINGS, GROUNDS 40HA, IDEAL FOR HOSTING EVENTS
The château was originally an 8th century priory, built by monks in the days of Charlemagne, and later redesigned in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is located between Berry and Sologne. With approximately 600sqm of living space in the chateau itself, this figure rises to 1000sqm when taking into account its numerous outbuildings, and there is potential for even further development.
Currently used to host events, the chateau boasts large reception rooms (approx. 550sqm) and all the corresponding equipment.
The 40ha of grounds (of which 15ha is woods and 4ha a lake) is landscaped as an English garden and hosts century-old trees.
Several outbuildings have been adapted to offer accommodation for events and conferences, including a barn used as reception rooms, a residential house and five wooden leisure chalets.
1) The chateau:
The main building (and the oldest) makes up the southern wing. It has retained the majority of its original features, i.e.: wooden parquet or marble floors, fireplaces, wood panelling. The 3m high ceilings on the ground floor bring elegance, volume and light to the rooms. It is built over two floors and the loft could also be converted.
Adjoining this building, in the form of an L, is a later large wing built in the 19th century over three floors, and also with potentially convertible loft space.
The architecture is uniform, with crepied stone walls, plain facades and slate roofs. A tower, built in the interior angle of the L, reinforces the overall architectural look.
Entry from the south façade, via a symmetrical double staircase ending in a stoop, which gives access to the grand entrance hall with its marble mosaic floor.
To the left of the hall, a large reception room with natural stone floor (recently replaced)
To the right of the hall, another reception room with a herringbone parquet floor, wood panelling and a marble fireplace, leading to a library with a chequerboard tiled floor.
Beyond the library, another large reception room with marble floors and a wood stove.
An equipped kitchen requiring modernisation
Back service stairs
A landing leading to:
4 bedrooms with shower room, all with parquet flooring and fireplaces
Accessible via the back stairs, leading to:
The château benefits from:
Renovated slate roofs in good condition
Singled-glazed window frames
40m deep water well
Oil central heating and wood stove
Fuel boiler 10years
Wood boiler 10years
12000L Fuel tank
Septic tank sewage system (non-compliant)
2) Residential house (approx. 200sqm)
Situated to the north of the chateau, benefitting from a flat-tiled roof, oil & wood heating, comprising:
Ground floor: large living room (80sqm), equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms and shower room
First floor: 4 bedrooms with shower rooms
3) Outbuildings :
5 wooden chalets comprising 11 bedrooms with shower room
Converted barn with two reception rooms with a 250 person capacity and a professional kitchen
Building of approximately 200sqm, requiring full restoration but potentially offering a large additional reception area
Marquee in the grounds in front of the lake
Possibility to acquire the existing furniture (kitchen equipment, tables, chairs etc.)
4) The Grounds:
Linden tree-lined alley leading to the chateau
5 hectares, landscaped as an English garden, with century-old oak trees and Lebanese cedars.
4 hectares of gravel-lined lake dug by the original monks
15 hectares of forest (150 oak trees) requiring management
24 hectares of agricultural land (currently lying fallow, requiring 2 years to be able to sow new crops)
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) : 5000euros
The property has been used for the last 30 years for events and touristic activities with a 250 000€ annual turnover.
Local shops a 5min drive
All commerce and amenities 15km away
Motorway access less than 5kms away
200 km from Paris (less than 2hours drive via A71 / A20)
350 km from Lyon
30 km from Bourges
15 km from Vierzon
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