Medieval castle - listed Historical Monument - for sale on 11 ha in Deux Sèvres

Poitou-Charentes, Deux-Sèvres

€1,500,000 ID: 147580

Medieval castle for sale near Niort in Deux Sèvres 50 minutes from La Rochelle, Historical listed Monument to acquire in France, exceptional heritage.

At the edge of a small village, on the heights overlooking the surrounding plains, stands a magnificent masterpiece of military architecture.
In an arched courtyard of spacious outbuilding housing horse boxes, large rooms and other barns, the owner is protected from prying eyes.

The castle is accessed by a stone bridge overhanging the surrounding moat. Past a small porch, we arrive in a second, much smaller courtyard which is the real courtyard of the castle. The tufa stone reigns supreme in the wide and high walls. It is easy to distinguish the dungeon of the house by its majesty.

Crenellated at the top and with many architectural details on the outside, it has no floor in its interior. The two floors of the two floors having disappeared there remains only the locations of the beams, the openings and the monumental chimneys hanging on the walls like recumbent. Despite this empty interior, the tower is arched by a walkway of amazing authenticity.

The house was partly finished for the comfort of its occupants but the spirit of the house remained entirely intact. In addition to the kitchen the small living room and the few bedrooms with bathroom that have been scrupulously designed, it remains a very large room with monumental fireplace, French ceiling and openings mullions.

The room above is all the more impressive as it was once the guard room. It is under the roof whose frame is a hull overturned boats and it also has a beautiful fireplace. Such a castle can not be imagined without a treasure room. A small cross vaulted room  exalting the coat of arms of the Lord carefully houses the treasures.

At the time, the castle was certainly still bigger. What remains and what surrounds for the rest the small courtyard, is divided into a majestic dovecote, a small outbuilding with two bedrooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, and a beautiful paved room with beams on the ceiling.

The castle grounds stretch over approximately 11 hectares of meadows. Additional land is available for sale.

Lovers of old stones will not resist and will remain speechless in the face of the uniqueness and authenticity of this fortress that can be defined as a true masterpiece.

This property is a Classified Historical Monument and benefits of an advantageous taxation.

The historic monument status allows the owner under certain conditions to obtain subsidies for repair and maintenance work on registered and protected parties of the property and to deduct the taxable income in France from the property tax, the work done, some loans, security etc. Openness to the public is one of the conditions that influences the amount of subsidies.

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  • Details

    Property type
    Chateau
    Status
    Good/some renovation
    Plot size
    Grounds 10-20 HA
    Total living area
    700 m²
    Plot size
    110,000 m²
  • Special features

    • Grade listed building