A haven of peace and tranquility, this charming château is rumoured to have been built for Queen Victoria's favourite dressmaker at the end of the 19th century.
Fully renovated and in lovely condition, the chateau is currently rented as a luxury holiday venue with excellent revenue generation but would also make a wonderful private family home.
Entering through the electric gates and up the driveway, the gatekeepers lodge, a beautiful traditional residence comprising of large open plan living/dining/kitchen; 2 ensuite double bedrooms, laundry room and separate private courtyard garden is on your left. There are two additional outbuildings linked to the house which could be incorporated to increase the living space. The attached double garage has easy to convert loft space which would create a third ensuite double bedroom. Alternatively, it could be converted into separate living accommodation with its own private garden.
Continuing up the driveway, you are greeted by the pretty turrets of the tuffeau stone chateau. Ornate steps lead to the entrance of the chateau. Doors lead into a welcoming spacious hallway. To the left a very large sitting/reception room featuring parquet floor, open fireplace and fitted bar. To the right a delightful formal dining room with double French doors to the patio and a fireplace. Behind the sitting room is a modern, hi-spec kitchen featuring marble work surfaces, Miele integrated appliances, space for a kitchen table. Ground floor WC. Large storage area behind kitchen. Stairs lead down to the basement.
The bedroom accommodation is over two floors. On the first floor : office/single bedroom overlooking the pool. Double bedroom facing the front of the chateau with views over the park. Across the corridor, separate WC and large shower room with double basins. Double bedroom suite with windows to the front of the chateau, ensuite bathroom (shower bath double basins, WC) and ante-room with twin beds. On the second floor : Three further double bedrooms decorated in keeping with the style of the château, each with individual en-suite shower rooms with basin and WC. Storage room. The majority of the rooms have fabric walls.
Basement level : One very large room with parquet floor and fireplace which could be used as a games room, conference room or banqueting hall. Three small and 2 large storage rooms including the wood store, heating and pool equipment. Wine cellar.
A patio runs along the rear of the chateau. The lovely heated swimming pool is set to the side of the chateau and is a perfect sun trap. The beautiful parkland of approx. 3 hectares includes lawn, flower beds, mature trees, decorative planting around the pool and patio areas. There is a large outbuilding suitable for storage of maintenance material. There are a number of wells in the gardens.
Across a private road, there is a pretty fishing pond with little island and footbridges. To the right is a small cottage to renovate. There is a large piece of land behind the pond which could be used as a luxury camping site or could become a large vegetable garden. There is also approximately 2 hectares of arable land and woodland.
The house is on the doorstep of the lively market town of Lencloitre which hosts a popular monthly market. It is less than 30 minutes to Poitiers airport and 15 minutes from Châtellerault where the TGV takes you to Paris in an hour and a half.
- Property type
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Total living area
- 450 m²
- Plot size
- 32,300 m²
- All bathrooms
- Swimming pool