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Castle from fifteenth century and its outbuildings – 17 hectares Sologne, France

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09/10/2019

 

This beautiful property seduced by all its assets: majestic architecture, human size, good general condition, noble and original materials, outbuildings, large and refined guest house, elegant gardens, beautiful wooded park, river...all being close to a small charming and quite alive village.

180 kms away from Paris (less than 2 hours driving), this property is situated between the region of Sologne (very well-known for its woods ans hunting facilities), the region of Sancerre and Burgundy (fulfilled of fine wines, vineyards, castles, etc.).

In the heart of these varied and pretty places, on the banks of the Sauldre river, surrounded by a wood, a park and a sumptuous French garden, the pink brick castle rises with, at its feet, many outbuildings:
• former stables restored to create a wonderful guest house with swimming pool,
• a caretakers’s house,
• reception halls,
• numerous garages, workshops and spaces for servicing equipment,

This site, on a total surface of about 17 hectares, is classified on the French supplementary historic monument list since 1926.

The origins of the site date back to the 11th century... An old wooden house stood on these lands. In the 15th century, on the existing foundations, a castle rises, surrounded by dry ditches.

The current configuration of the prestigious building is the result of developments in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Since 1960, many restoration works have been executed. The castle and its outbuildings are regularly maintained, with the permanent concern of preserving the historical character of the place.

Each of the facades of this castle is different. The West facade, which was once the main entrance to the castle, overlooks sumptuous French gardens. Built with visible bricks, this facade has a corner tower in the South. In the North, we discover an imposing donjon in pink bricks, striped with black. The South facade has the shape of a rectangular dwelling offering a corner tower on each side. A large terrace with a double staircase allows to enjoy the view of the park. Finally, in the North, since the 17th century, the main entrance opens onto the main courtyard after crossing a fixed bridge.

Prestigious castle and its beautiful French gardens

The castle

The castle offers today 2000 sqm of living area on several levels, with cellars. It is distributed by 3 stairs including a beautiful spiral staircase made of chestnut wood and which leads to four floors.

On the ground floor :
• a large dining room upholstered in polychrome Flanders leather, in very good condition, from the 16th century,
• a gorgeous library covered with regency wood carvings,
• the old guard room and its monumental fireplace, transformed into a Louis XIII living room,
• a large bedroom and its bathroom.

The 3.50 meters (and even more) of high ceilings highlight the oak parquet flooring, the indoor wooden shutters, the French ceilings, the fireplaces and the beautiful Regency woodwork from the eighteenth century.

On the ground floor, the dual-aspect cellars are well maintened. Wine cellar, boiler room and beautiful former cooler perfectly maintained.

The park

The castle and its outbuildings are located on a territory of about 17 hectares, including beautiful French gardens restored as they were during the Renaissance, an English park, a meadow, a kitchen garden and a large wood of about 15 hectares, very appreciated by horse riders.

At the heart of the park, cedars, maples, lime trees, oaks, poplars and acacias come one after the other. A small pond, bordered by a river, completes the territory. The park is enclosed. Only a dedicated passage has been kept for the game.

Prestigious castle and its outbuildings

 

The guest house

The former stables have been carefully restored to create a guest house. It is organized around a private courtyard and offers approximatively 350 m² of living space.
Large reception / living room , large kitchen / dining room. Upstairs: 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 shower room and a large attic.

A swimming pool of 6 x 12 meters is completing this property.

The caretake's house and outbuildings

The caretaker’s house is located near the castle. This charming 6-room outbuilding with garage is topped with a “Philibert Delorme” roof, in the shape of an overturned boat hull. There are also numerous barns, garages, workshops and an apartment.

The reception halls

The former stables have also been carefully restored to create reception halls. Superb inverted hull shaped roofing framework. Fully equipped and furnished, it is separate from the main château and offers a remarkable 250 m² of reception space.

Entrance, cloakrooms, catering and sanitary facilities makes it an ideal configuration for the organization of events.

Interested in this property? Contact Arthur CHALUFOUR, the real estate agent selling this luxury property!