€459 600 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 4 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€440 000 without fees)
ST CHRISTOPHE LE CHAUDRY
|Surface||420 M2*||Plot Size||35180 M2|
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The chateau is just 5 minutes drive from the small town of Culan with it's shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants and 25minutes to the larger town of Saint Amand-Montrond where you can catch the TGV to Paris. Alternatively, Limoges is just 2 hours away with regular flights to 7 UK cities.
The local area boasts lots to do with leisure lakes (swimming, canoeing, sailing and walking, water skiing, and zip-lining). You can even bungy jump off the viaduct at Culan on a Sunday!
There are also chateaux and gardens to visit and fairs, brocants and music festivals in the nearby towns and villages. Read more ...
Designed on 3 floors this private gem in it's own grounds is ready to move straight into and has the potential to be developed to include 4 or 5 extra bedrooms.
The ground floor is absolutely stunning with elegant vaulted ceilings high above a guards room, dining hall and Roman ballroom. The kitchen, office and cloakroom are also on the ground floor.
Up a fabulous sweeping staircase to the first floor and you find 3 spacious bedrooms, each with dressing room and en-suite bathroom/shower room. This floor has the main lounge, library, billiards room and a further smaller lounge.
The second floor has great potential; currently used as a dressing room and office space plus a huge attic area with an arched oak beamed ceiling.
Externally there are 8 acres of woodland and lawns with a fishing lake, well, spring and several outbuildings currently used as garages and workshops which could also be converted into apartments.
The chateau has been in the current family since 1946 and prior to that has always been privately owned. Construction began in the 14th century with the beautiful “Roman hall”
The design of the vaulted attic roof is known as “coque de bateau” due to it's ships hull shape and is made of chesnut wood rather than the more traditional French oak.
The chateau is in the forest of Grailly, named after one of it's previous owners and was built as a military outpost to protect the larger and nearby chateau of Culan. It also serves to protect the ford of the river Arnon which provided water to the surrounding area.
The cross on the ground on the north side of the chateau symbolises the very centre of France. However this is a claim raised by many a village and building in the area!
DPE : Energy test not required.