This beautiful property formed in part from a tower, originally part of Richelieu's chateau, which was moved here brick by brick!
The chateau is in excellent condition and has a state of the art heating system which uses automatically fed wood pellets.
The property has a large entrance hall with wooden staircase and original floor tiles believed to be from Richelieu's chateau and having been taken by him from another chateau beforehand!
This leads into a beautiful sitting room with hand-painted arches, wall and ceiling decoration and a feature marble fireplace. Then there is a magnificent reception room with wooden fire surround and floor and again hand-painted wall and ceiling decoration with exposed beams.
Then there is a through entrance hall with staircase and this leads into the elegant dining room with tiled floor and original stone fireplace. Naturally the fitted kitchen comes next and a utility room make up the rest of the ground floor.
Lovely proportioned rooms all immaculate. In total there are 12 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms on the upper floors.
Beautiful heated pool, stable block and terrace area and there are numerous outbuildings including guardian's longere.
In the Richelieu tower on the first floor there is a single bedroom with sink and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk-in shower. Then on the second floor there is a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a double again with an ensuite bathroom and beautiful old wooden staircase with a cherub feature carving. On the top floor is the belfry and attic space. The staircase from the through entrance divides the rest of the chateau into two sides. To the right of the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms one ensuite, the other has a separate wc, ensuite shower room and open plan bathroom. To the left are four bedrooms, the first is a large double with wooden fireplace though this one is capped off. The next is a large double with marble fireplace, then a twin with ensuite shower, and the fourth is a large double again with a marble fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with his and hers sinks. A separate shower room completes this level. On the second floor to the right is huge double bedroom with large bathroom and shower. And to the right is a suite with living room, large double bedroom with exposed beams and a large bathroom also with a shower.
Situated 25km from the TGV station at Châtellerault, and only 35km from Poitiers airport as well as under 4hrs drive from 3 different Channel ferry ports. It is also close to all of the spectacular Loire Valley Chateaux and you can be in Paris in under 1 1/2hrs or on the coast at La Rochelle. There is a lake and beach at St Cyr which is only about 25km away, Futuroscope is less than 30km with its 3d themed rides making it the 2nd most popular theme park in France.
There are many things to do and explore in this charming and elegant region of France, medieval villages of the area, Loches where Joan of Arc met with the King of France or Amboise, the resting place of Leonardo da Vinci to name but a few. Or any of the many local vineyards such as Chinon, Vouvray, Saumur and Haut-Poitou
- Property type
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Grounds 10-20 HA
- Total living area
- 800 m²
- Plot size
- 120,250 m²
- All bathrooms
- Caretaker cottage
- Swimming pool