Elegant chateau with history dating back to 12th Century with the Benaize river flowing through the grounds
- Reference: BVI66564
- Property Type: House
- Status: Available
- Location: 36300, Saint-Hilaire-Sur-Benaize, Indre, Centre-Val De Loire
- Land Space: 11 ha
- Sale Price: €2,100,000
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 4
- Agent Fees Included? Yes
This outstanding chateau, overlooking an idyllic river setting with stunning countryside views, is steeped in history and dates back to the 12th and 17th centuries.
Its secluded and peaceful location, nestled within the protected regional nature park of la Brenne, is a dream for lovers of nature and wildlife. Formerly an abbey, the chateau retains many original features of both the Medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as having an outdoor pool, sauna, 11 hectares of land on either side of the river and extensive outbuildings.
This rare combination of waterway and grounds provide the château with some incredibly views from different rooms, as well as a versatile range of possible activities. Meanwhile, the chateau's interior boasts, among other features, its own ancient crest, vaulted ceiling, Napoleonic wallpaper, wooden beams, carved stone fireplaces, arrowslit, and trap door. That is to say, both outside and in, this is a chateau that has the marks and trappings of a true castle. And it has a rich romantic history to match.
The chateau comprises a wonderful vaulted kitchen in the tower, sitting room, dining room, day room plus a study, large guest room with ensuite bathroom. The basement offers a sauna room and large boiler room plus further areas. The original marble fireplaces and original floors throughout the chateau are stunning.
On the first floor you will find a further 5 bedrooms which include a large master room of over 30m2 with large ensuite and dressing room. A family bathroom is also positioned on this floor.
Across the attic is a plethero of rooms to consider renovating to further accommodation so could comfortably provide 2-3 further bedrooms. There is further rooms for use or storage in the large basement.
The exterior of the chateau is enhanced beautifully by the river Benaize running through the rear of the grounds, dividing the property from the chateau owned large fields opposite.
The terraced pool sits at side of the front of the grounds from which here you can miander through the trees and across the meadow and in to various lawned areas and towards a further chateau gated entrance. The terrace off the drawing room gives the ultimate views across the river and beyond.
Saint'Hilaire sur Benaize offers a popular restaurant, the large town of Le Blanc is just 10 minutes away, here you will find all facilities required. Poitiers airport is the closest at just one hour away
NB: There is a further 3 bedroom detached mill house containing the original mill workings with woodland near the entrance to the chateau backing on to the river which can be purchased separately for 300,000 euro.