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Renovated Castle For Sale in Sologne Area, France

15th Century Castle With Income, 90 Minutes From Paris

Asking Price: 4,500,000 €  (Negotiable)

Castle, Guesthouse, Cottage And More...

The Castle is an extremely rare and beautiful private residence with income, situated in a 50-acre park setting that includes 5 acres of gardens, in the Sologne area of France. The grand architecture, well-appointed outbuildings, large and comfortable guest house, elegant gardens, beautiful and densely wooded park with a river, are all in the proximity of a lively village. The Castle is an officially listed historical building (ISMH). The Castle was built in the 15th century, but has undergone constant modernization throughout the ages.

The Castle has a total of 8,100 square feet of floor area. The ground floor houses the library, 2 drawing rooms and 2 dining rooms, one of which still retains its original furnishings including very rare Flemish embossed leather panels from the sixteenth century and a large stone fireplace. The ceiling stands over 12 feet high with chevron parquet floors and the superb Regence paneling from the eighteenth century. The first and second floors offer comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. The Castle also boasts several wine cellars and a beautiful old ice house. The castle has been regularly maintained and renovated keeping the original ambiance of the estate. All the facades and the slate roof have been fully renovated with traditional fittings as well as the copper metal work which has been restored.

The old stables, set around a closed courtyard, have been carefully restored and refurbished as a beautiful guest house. This comfortable accommodation has 6 bedrooms, burgundy stone and old hexagonal tile floors, a vast sitting room (645 square feet) with a fire place and a large kitchen/dining room (370 square feet) with all modern conveniences. The caretakers cottage is a six-room house with its own garage and a beautiful steeply pitched roof in the style of Philibert Delorme. It is currently lived in by the caretakers.

In addition to being a private residence, the Castle also provides an income from commercial activities. The Castle offers entertaining and rentals for special events such as receptions, garden parties, cocktail parties, weddings, exhibitions, seminars, fashion shows and filming. Organization of day seminars are offered along with the services of the restaurant and catering. The Castle is open all year long for use. Rentals Include, the Castle's private parking, access to the park and gardens (approx. 37 acres), interior lighting of the reception rooms, kitchen for caterers, cloak room, babysitting room, and separate men, women, disabled heated restrooms. The Castle's main courtyard may be used for cocktail parties. It comprises,480 square meters accommodating from 20 to 70 persons, table and chair hire, parking attendants, torches for exterior lighting, umbrellas, tent and flooring; other requests such as horse rental, carriage rental, etc. are possible. Included in the Castle is a very innovative and decorative boutique Gift and Souvenir shop. The shop contains a selection of decorative objects in the theme of the countryside, in an "art de vivre" spirit at affordable prices: cache pots, boots scrapers, linen or framed prints all of exquisite taste.

A Tea Room is located in the Castle's former stables, at the entrance of the property. Three grand reception rooms of a total area of 250 sq. meters have been renovated by reopening large existing windows, walled during the 17th Century, and exposing a remarkable ceiling of apparent beams resembling an up side down ship. One of the outbuildings has been specially converted and appointed to cater for private functions with a total area of 2,700 square feet (including kitchens) and an additional 750- square foot building of garages, workshops and storage for maintenance equipment. A total 3,750 square feet of floor area with room for expansion.

There are French-style gardens with mixed-borders and a several hundred-year old park. The park is populated with cedars, oaks, poplars, maples, acacias and lime trees. A majestic drive lined with blue cedars leads up to the chateau. Based on the original plans from the sixteenth century, the French-style garden is refined and elegant with its clipped boxwoods and has a thoroughly modern 20 x 40 ft swimming pool. The park merges into a 42-acre wood, perfect for walking and horse backing riding.

The Castle is ideally located in an area reputed for sumptuous properties, amazing forests, lakes and wealth of historical buildings, hilly landscapes and delicious wines. The village nearby offers all conveniences including a boulangerie patisserie, grocery, doctor and post office. There is also an 18-hole golf course close by. At the crossroads of Sologne, Sancerrois and Burgundy the castle is 90 minutes from Paris in the Cher region.

***IMPORTANT NOTE TO BUYER*** This property is offered for sale directly by the owner; therefore, the buyer DOES NOT pay or incur any agent fees or commissions.

(In France it is often the buyer who pays the real estate agents commission. This is usually the rule, except within the Paris region where the seller pays the agents commission. Furthermore, agent's fees are not fixed so differences may exist depending on the region in France. Buyer's commissions/fees may be charged at rates anywhere between 4% and 15%, although 7% is more common.)

About This Property

Address:Sologne Area,
For Sale By:Agent
Construction Year:n/a
Parking Spaces:n/a

Features - Amenities

  • Guest Cottage
  • Caretaker Cottage
  • Renovated Barn For Event Hall
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exquisite French-Style Gardens

Pictures  (click to view a larger image)

Portion of landscaped gardens in front.. Courtyard in the rear of the castle.. Side view of the castle between the towers.. Aerial view showing Frence style landscaping and cottage.. Beautiful winter snow scene.. Aerial view of the castle showing French style gardens and courtyard..
Front of the castle up the walk.. Rear aerial view of the castle showing renovated event barn.. Blue spruce lined drive.. Renovated cottage.. Aerial view from rear of event barn.. Courtyard and private parking area..
Side view showing event tent in the grounds.. Dining room with fireplace and ancient wall covering.. Bedroom with marble fireplace.. Event hall set up for guests.. Salon with great marble fireplace.. Blue bedroom with canopy bed..
Picturesque view looking down a winding tile staircase in the tower.. Vaulted wooden ceiling and stone floor reception hall.. Staircase with antique tapestry.. Gallery hallway.. Lawn view of Castle.. Exquisite library..
Beautifully ornate lounge.. Rich wooden paneled walls and library shelves.. Massive vaulted and dramatic reception hall.. Reception set up for formal event.. Reception Hall.. Excellent setting for formal events..

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