Ref.3548 : Beautiful chateau for sale in the Cher department.
A veritable vestige of the past, this magnificent chateau is built in the department of Cher, 30 km from Bourges and 2h30 from Paris. Dominating the village and the surrounding countryside, the chateau is located on the site of an ancient fortress.
Former fiefdom, this magnificent chateau of the 11th-century, rebuilt in the 15th-century, was marked by famous names such as Richard the Lionheart and Bourbon Sirs. It was remodeled and enlarged in the 19th-century by the Marquis of Nicolai and his wife whose coat of arms adorn the front doors.
The entrance to the property is through a beautifully wrought iron gate.
The chateau offers a surface area of about 2300sqm spread over 5 levels.
-On the ground floor: entrance hall with its stone staircase, on the left: fitted kitchen, dining room, utility room, storage room, laundry, room (old linen room), fruit cellar, boiler room, wc.
On the right: old housing composed of 3 rooms, old bathroom, wc.
-On the first floor: landing with stone and cabochons floor, dining room, small kitchen in the tower, formal reception room with fireplace, oak parquet floor and wood paneling from the chateau of Bercy whose Marquis of Nicolai was the last owner, small living room with fireplace and point of Hungary oak parquet floor, library, office, small room in the tower used as an office, small chapel nestled in the heart of one of the towers, former smoking room, wc.
The reception rooms and the library overlook a large outdoor terrace overlooking the park.
-On the second floor: 9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, wc.
-On the third floor: 1 bedroom with bathroom and toilet, a succession of bedrooms not renovated.
-On the fourth floor: 2 rooms and outbuilding in 2 distinct towers.
The outbuildings of the chateau are divided into several ensembles and include:
- Paved barns on more than 200 sqm.
- Former stud farm (stables) consisting of 3 U-shaped buildings.
- A house restored and converted into a cottage located in the park, comprising on the ground floor: a kitchen, a living room, 1 bedroom, bathroom, wc. On the 1st floor: 2 bedrooms, one with an open bathroom.
Magnificent English park of 44 acres (18ha) composed of local arborescent species (oak, hornbeam, chestnut, ash, maples), punctuated with large exotic trees (cypress, bald, ginkgo, cedar...), wood and meadow, vegetable garden, water canal of 80x4 m.