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Private Hunting Estate & Centrepiece Chateau, Charente, SW France


Property reference: R000109

Charente, SW France

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 Private Hunting Estate & Centrepiece Chateau for sale, Charente, SW France




29 hectares of land (73 acres), entirely fenced, that includes woods, meadows, and a lake as well as more formal garden, teaming with wildlife including deer and wild boar, make this property an extremely rare find. At the centrepiece is a chateau boasting 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, plus an adjoining self-contained guest cottage adding a further 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, itself perched on a ridgeline commanding a superb view over the park and long into the distance. The chateau has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners from top to bottom, to include a new roof and complete new facilities.  
The chateau is complemented by a barn, a large wood hangar, and an immaculate cellar that extends the entire footprint of the chateau. The south-facing pool measures 12m x 6m, and has a filtration that allows both massage and contra-flow swimming facilities. Moreover, an adjoining property - a 400 sqm barn sitting on a plot of 2.39 hectares, is also available as an option. It is located on the outskirts of a small village, just minutes from one of 'Plus Belles Villages de France' complete with lovely eateries.


Drawing Room from the Hunting Chateau


Sun Room with fabulous west-facing views over the lake and land


A bedroom from the Hunting Chateau & Estate for sale


In Detail…

MAIN CHATEAU - ENTRANCE HALL   6.13m (20'1") x 2.80m (9'2")
With panelled walls and oak parquet floor. STAIRWELL 4.50m (14'9") x 3.71m (12'2")
Window to rear, stairs to first floor.

DRAWING ROOM   6.13m (20'1") x 6.13m (20'1")
Two windows to front, grand ornate fireplace, oak parquet floor, double doors to Sun Room, door to side hallway.

SUN ROOM   5.12m (16'10") x 4.23m (13'11")
Three windows to the west overlooking the park, French doors to pool terrace, oak parquet floor.

DINING ROOM   6.13m (20'1") x 6.00m (19'8")
Two windows to front, ornate fireplace, oak parquet floor, built-in storage cupboard.

LIBRARY   5.17m (17') x 4.23m (13'11")
Window to rear, ornate fireplace. Interconnecting door to Guest Cottage.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM   5.01m (16'5") x 4.03m (13'3")
Built-in integrated dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, built-in oven, gas hob with the original wood-fired cast-iron oven, now decommissioned. Cast- iron stove with glass door set in chimney, window to front, window to side, tiled floor with , side door to pool terrace.

CHEF'S KITCHEN   3.76m (12'4") x 2.66m (8'9")
Fitted with a professional-grade range of stainless steel units and appliances including five-ring gas cooker with high-capacity extractor hood over. Window to side, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer.

SIDE HALLWAY   10.07m (33') max x 4.88m (16')
Second staircase to First Floor.
HIS & HERS SEPARATE WCs (pictured)
Each fitted with WC & handwash basin.
LAUNDRY ROOM 2.62m (8'7") x 2.61m (8'7")

MAIN LANDING - FIRST FLOOR   9.08m (29'9") x 2.43m (8')
Window to rear, double doors from Main Stairwell, door to:

BEDROOM 1   5.17m (17') x 4.23m (13'11")
Window to rear, fireplace, door to:  EN-SUITE BATHROOM 2.39m (7'10") x 1.40m (4'7") Shower, wash hand basin and WC.

BEDROOM 2   5.72m (18'9") x 4.60m (15'1")
Window to front, door to:  ENSUITE BATHROOM 4.63m (15'2") x 1.68m (5'6") Window to front, with bath with shower over and folding glass screen, wash hand basin and WC.

BEDROOM 3   5.77m (18'11") x 4.60m (15'1")
Window to front. ENSUITE BATHROOM 4.63m (15'2") x 1.68m (5'6") Window to front, with bath with shower over and folding glass screen, wash hand basin and WC.

BEDROOM 4   5.42m (17'9") x 3.76m (12'4")
Two windows to side, fireplace, door to: ENSUITE BATHROOM 2.44m (8') x 1.84m (6')
Bath with separate shower over and folding glass screen, wash hand basin and WC, window to side.

BEDROOM 5 / PRIVATE LIVING ROOM   5.01m (16'5") x 4.26m (14')
Window to front, with two small rooms set in the round towers in the corners. This room is equally suited to be roled as a bedroom as it is a private living room, thereby forming a suite with Bedroom 4.

SECOND FLOOR - SIDE LANDING   3.16m (10'5") x 3.06m (10'1")
The entire second floor is accessed from the side stairwell and side landing. Door to: 
KITCHENETTE 3.01m (9'10") x 1.13m (3'8") Window to rear, currently equipped for making hot drinks and snacks.

BEDROOM 6   8.11m (26'7") x 4.52m (14'10")
Window to front, velux window to side, door to:  ENSUITE BATHROOM  WIth bath, washhand basin and WC.

MAIN LANDING - SECOND FLOOR   13.01m (42'8") x 2.44m (8')
Window to rear, door to:

BEDROOM 7   7 6.00m (19'8") x 3.50m (11'6")
Door to:  ENSUITE BATHROOM 3.50m (11'6") x 2.90m (9'6")
With corner bath with separate shower over and folding glass screen, wash hand basin and WC, window to front.

BEDROOM 8   8.11m (26'7") x 4.52m (14'10")
Window to front.

FAMILY BATHROOM   2.44m (8') x 1.96m (6'5")
Bath with separate shower over and glass screen, wash hand basin and WC.

BEDROOM 9   5.20m (17'1") x 4.20m (13'9")
Cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, Window to rear overlooking the lake, window to side.

BEDROOM 10 / GYM   4.53m (14'10") x 3.71m (12'2")
Two windows to rear, stairs to the tower.

The cottage is attached to the north facade of the chateau, and connects internally through the Library.

GUEST KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM   4.95m (16'3") x 3.75m (12'4")
Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, window to rear, fireplace with cast-iron wood-burning stove.

GUEST BEDROOM 1   4.72m (15'6") x 3.59m (11'9")
Window to front, door to:  ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 3.36m (11') x 1.15m (3'9") Shower, wash hand basin and WC.

GUEST BEDROOM 2   4.00m (13'1") x 3.30m (10'10")
Window to rear.

GUEST FAMILY BATHROOM   3.60m (11'10") x 2.50m (8'2")
Window to front with corner bath with shower over and glass screen, wash hand basin and WC.

FIRST FLOOR - BEDROOM 3   3.83m (12'7") x 3.75m (12'4")
Sloping ceiling with exposed beams, and a Velux roof light
BEDROOM 4 5.10m (16'9") x 3.75m (12'4")
Sloping ceiling with exposed beams, and a Velux roof light

POOL   12m x 6m
The swimming pool is located on the south-facing facade, and has a filtration system that has a massage function and contra-flow swimming facility. It is surrounded by a stone-slabbed terrace.

LAND & LAKE   29 hectares / 73 acres
The property is set in 29 hectares of land that is fully fenced around its entire perimeter (we are lead to believe), and includes a 13.5 hectare plantation of specimen trees. Wild boar and deer abound, making this the ideal private hunting estate. The lake is teaming with fish for budding fisherman, and is beautifully located to the west of the chateau.

The property opposite, a barn to renovate sitting on 2.39 hectares, belongs to the owner's brother and is available as an option. Moreover, it is likely that a large amount of neighbouring land could also be bought. Please enquire for details.

SETTING   Edge of Village
THe property is located on the outskirts of a village, and enjoys a high degree of privacy and tranquility. It is only five minutes from a town with restaurants and facilities.


Proximity to key towns

Bordeaux 1hr 15mins, Bergerac International Airport 1hr 30min, Angouleme 50 mins


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In Brief:

14 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
4 receptions

Habitable space in total:
728 m²

Land area in total:

9 Bedroom chateau, 7 bathrooms

Plus 4 bedroom guest cottage adjoining

Fully renovated throughout

29 hectares of stunning shooting land

Lake, woods, meadow, plantation

12m x 6m pool (massage & contraflow)

Option on adjoining barn & land



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