Chateau in LE PONT CHRETIEN CHABENET, Indre, Centre

€7,000,000 (HAI) £5,943,210**
Ref: 58805CS36
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*Exclusive to Leggett* 15th Century Château with operating 23 bedroom hotel and fine dining restaurant in the Indre.

Price €7 000 000 (HAI)**
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 58805CS36
Surface 2650 M2* Plot Size155224 M2
Bathroom 23 Bedrooms 23
  • Village property
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • Chateau
  • Hotel
  • Country House
  • Bar-Restaurant
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Well
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Sauna
  • Riverside
  • Private parking
  • Mains Drains
  • Lake
  • High speed internet
  • Double glazing
  • Character property
  • Business potential
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Excellent condition
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Grade 1 listed Château currently operating as a 23 bedroom hotel with restaurant near the town of Châteauroux. A development project providing a further 10 apartments and 17 en-suite bedrooms has been drawn up and costed. Spa facilities, pool and tennis court. 330km (3hr) south of Paris Airport CDG

Located in the unspoilt region of Berry, south of Paris, set amongst ancient forests, lakes and rolling countryside, this spectacular and beautifully restored Château is operating as an exceptional Boutique Hotel, however, it would suit also being a european corporate headquarters, or the ultimate dream wedding venue.

Built in the reign of King Louis XI around 1470, the Château was created as a fortress, with fourteen towers and two drawbridges to protect its inhabitant; the King's adviser at that time. The Chateau is of course 'Classified' (ISMH) as a monument of historical interest and its fascinating history through the ages has been carefully document (additional information on request)

Today, the Hotel features a reception area with a lounge bar and a classic, fine dining style restaurant. The Chapel with its vaulted ceiling would serve perfectly for ceremonies and a spacious 'Knight's Hall' seats 100 people. The Chateau is comfortably heated by a fuel oil heating system. There is a treatment room, sauna and hamam in the spa centre. Wifi in the bedrooms and apartments, reception and restaurant. Staff accommodation and conference facilities are housed in the Orangerie.

Total gross floor area 2,650m2.

Outside in the 37 acre private park, is a 12m x 6m heated swimming pool and tennis court.


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The Indre is a beautiful region sculptured by its picturesque scenery, tranquil villages and of course the gently flowing River Indre, after which the region is named. Claude Monet (1840-1926) was inspired by the vistas, depicting their beauty in a number of his paintings. Situated just South of the Loire valley and its ‘famous’ Châteaux, the Indre is of course also home to a number of beautiful Châteaux, with the 16th century Château de Valencay and its spectacular gardens being just one fine example. Itself a fascinating, medieval department the Indre forms part of what used to be called the province of Berry. Together with the department of Cher, the Indre is indeed considered to be the most attractive part of the Loire Valley, benefitting from a milder, drier climate than the north of the region. Enjoy discovering its historic towns such as Châteauroux, situated half way between Orleans and Limoges, with many of the buildings and monuments dating back to the 16th century when Châteauroux became famed for its textile production. To the South West of the region is the Brenne Natural Regional Park, which surrounds the town of Le Blanc – its diverse environment includes rare flora, fauna and birds, sometimes referred to as the ‘country of a thousand lakes’ –even though there are actually over 3000 of them! Second in terms of wildlife, only to the Camargue, this is a true haven for fishing enthusiasts, ramblers and of course bird watchers … In the 14th century, during the reign of Louis XIV, the town of Issoudun, was spoken of as “a town of charm, fine language and good society” and that feeling continues today with its elegant wide streets and stylish architecture. Issoudun is of course a major wine producing area for both excellent whites and reds: AOC Reuilly for example is where the rich clay soils produce a full and weighty sauvignon blanc. This really is the perfect region in which to enjoy living ‘the dream’; fresh produce from the markets, the local wines and friendly locals! With nearest airports accessible from the UK being Tours, Poitiers and Limoges, getting to the Indre is easy and very inexpensive thanks to the numerous low cost airlines operating internationally throughout the year. UK holiday-home owners can simply take the Channel Tunnel to Calais and then enjoy the easy 5 hour drive on quiet motorways down through Rouen to Tours. From Paris, the region is just a 2 hour drive. Whether you’re considering a permanent family home, a second holiday-home or looking to offer holiday accommodation, the Indre ticks all the boxes for enjoying that all important feeling of ‘joie de vivre’!