Chateau in Torsac, Charente, Poitou Charentes

€2,310,000 (FAI) £2,000,345**
Ref: 24573RR16
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Country Estate set in 409 hectares with 17C Château, includes 200ha arable, Hunting Grounds, Equestrian, Charente.

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Price
€2 310 000 (FAI)**
Ref 24573RR16
Town Dept Charente
Surface 400 M2* Plot Size4093078 M2
Bathroom 2 Bedrooms 6
Location
  • Isolated
Type
  • Chateau
  • Working farm
Features
  • Lake
  • High speed internet
Condition
  • To be renovated
  • Habitable
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A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial investment farm in the Charente. An enchanting 17th Century, 6 bedroom Château and a working estate with farm, 3 bedroom stone farmhouse, are all part of this 409 hectare (1010-acre) country estate. The farm, presented as one complete block of land, sits in an attractive location, accessed via a private drive with views over the unspoiled countryside and medieval village beyond.

Part of the estate is currently tenanted: which includes 198 hectares of agricultural land, plus a further 11 hectares in which the Château, farm, a large number of farm buildings and unrestored workers cottages are situated. The well stocked/maintained private hunting grounds of approximately 200 hectares generate a further annual income.

The farm, is priced at €2,310,000 which includes an indemnity paid to the current tenant farmers to leave the farm with vacant possession. Leggett Agency fees are also included in this price.. It should be stressed that this presents an exceptional opportunity to purchase a substantial family estate. Within easy travel to Bordeaux, Paris and London.

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CHATEAU ...
This enchanting 17th Century Château with its castellated tower and number of beautiful stonework features is filled with character and sits within a gated ‘Cour d’Honneur’ surrounded by stables, barns, Caretaker's cottage and other small outbuildings. A sweeping drive provides access to all areas.

The Château’s majestic silhouette dominates the landscape.

Accommodation includes a delightful drawing room with doors leading out into a pretty courtyard garden area, a large dining room with triple aspect over looking the countryside and a light, sunny kitchen/breakfast room. Further large salon with doors to the garden and greenhouse plus a second kitchen, provide additional accommodation and ideally laid out to provide a separate apartment or incorporating into the principal house. 6 good sized bedrooms on the 1st floor, 2 bathrooms, separate WC, Large sweeping stone staircase and further spiral stone staircase leading off. Extensive cellars. Oil fired central heating.

Numerous outbuildings, barns etc, a number of which require renovation. Guardians house to restore.

FARMHOUSE ...
Stone Farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms.
Large country kitchen / dining room and further sitting room. Space to enlarge the accommodation.
Large cave with oil fired central heating boiler.

MOULIN / HUNTING LODGE ...
Separate chemin provides private access to the Moulin/Hunting Lodge alongside the lake.

SPORTS ...
The Château is perfectly suited to providing beautiful guest accommodation whilst enjoying no end of hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Clay Pigeon shoots and other country sports. Just 15 minutes drive to superb 18 hole golf course.

France is steeped in colourful tradition, culture and gourmet delights, providing the visitor with what many across the world would regards as an unrivaled overall experience.

LOCATION ...
15 minutes to Angouleme, with it's superb restaurants, shops and 1000 years of history, together with a TGV station to Bordeaux, Paris, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and London.
1h30 to Bordeaux Airport. 1h45 to Limoges airport.

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Location in France

The Charente department is home to over 340,000 inhabitants and is located in the south-east of Poitou-Charentes. The countryside offers a unique and varied environment for walkers and mountain bikers from rolling hills in the east to a flatter landscape in the west. The northern area is wild with deep forests and peaks reaching to over 1000ft. The Charente has long relied on agriculture to fuel its economy. In the 18th Century, however, the department started mass producing its infamous Cognac drink, which proved extremely popular with people from all over the world.
The department is very well situated for expatriates looking to purchase French property here, with great roads down to the Charente and the Channel ports just a short days drive away. The department has access to Poitiers, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bergerac and Limoges airports, all within 2 hours.
Angouleme is a small yet cosmopolitan city, with a fairly dynamic feel about the place when compared to the neighbouring Dordogne or Haute Vienne. It hosts a lot of events such its vintage car racing (the Circuit des Remparts) which takes place in September , the cartoon festival in January and a great music scene which just seems to get better every year . Both Cognac and Confolens have annual festivals which attract tourists to the area.
The Charente has an immensely varied countryside bordering 5 departments, famous for both its Cognac vineyards in the west, and its Limousin beef production in the east, which in terms of scenery are worlds apart. The valley of the Charente River meanders down from Ruffec in the north through Angouleme onto Jarnac and Cognac. Confolens in the East of the department is situated on the banks of the majestic River Vienne, this area being known as the Charente Limousine, and is extremely popular with expatriates because it looks and feels like the UK. The south of the county which borders the Charente Maritime has a much better climate but less undulating scenery.