Stunning Chateau and country estate of 116 hectares with a large fishing lake

€1,890,000  £1,619,276
Region: Poitou - Charentes
Department: Vienne
Location: Thollet
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Plot Size (m2): 1160000
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Ref No: 191479
Type: Chateau
Date Added: 12/05/2022
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Situated in the centre of France close to the famous agricultural market of Les Herrolles is this stunning chateau and country estate of 116 hectares, with no neighbours and completely isolated. This is not a fairy tale castle or one of glitz and glam, this is a working organic arable farm and equestrian property, that has huge potential and offers many possibilities, from equestrian to camping, luxurious bed and breakfast or to continue as a working farm.       
The main chateau comprises the ground floor, large entrance hallway, reception room - dining room, lounge, tower room, office, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, hallway and access to the vaulted cellars, kitchen and a conservatory, 1st-floor bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom, bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom, the bath was purchased and was once the appointed bath of the Earl of Sandwich made in extra large size because of how tall he was, another two-bedroom with the possibility to ad en-suites. From the stunning hallway, you have access to the servant's staircase leading to another 3 small servant bedrooms. Most of the chateau has remained original to its era, with a few changes over the years where parts of the chateau have been lost. Under the chateau is a series of vaulted cellars including a boiler room with a large wood-burning boiler for the central heating, all wood is cut on the estate so heating costs are very minimal.
The estate also has further accommodation a 3 bedroom cottage, this does require fishing works to make it fully habitable, also in the old coach house is a further 3 bedroom house, habitable immediately, which to the rear and side has stables and a field shelter for horses. The estate comes with an abundance of buildings including machinery barns, storage barns a large grain silo, all the buildings are in a good state of repair.
Outside to the estate itself, the estate is reached via a long country lane arriving at the main entrance with a large front lawn and turning a circle round to the coach house, to the rea of the chateau is an incredible large walled garden the wall in perfect condition, leading to the farm courtyard beyond. All of the lands is fully attached and over the years the owners have maintained all the tracks and restored them so they are raised and on gravel and very well-drained, the estate has no rights of way through any of its lands, private hunting, the land has had many years of cultivation and is completely organic, all arable fields are drained offering perfect arable farming land, the estate offers some woodland of oak, has many hedgerows with a large 2-hectare lake which is fully stocked with large carp, next to the lake is an old stone fisherman's cabin.   
It is very hard to explain in words the natural beauty this property has, the hard work over the years to create this nearly perfect farmland, but for the next owner sure it has so much potential to create a business that suits the purchaser, for anyone looking at equestrian in particular cross country this is just a perfect location, to create a tourist resort with glamping, or wooden cabins, or an upmarket bed and breakfast and to continue farming the lands, the possibilities are endless.   
It is also possible to purchase all the farming materials, ie tractors, trailers, combine harvester everything needed to continue the farming exploitation, this has been valued at approx 150 000 although in real terms the value is a lot higher, the working farm generates a good yearly revenue with certain subsidies from the government as well.       
Home Features: Agency fees included

Energy consumption: 335 kWh/m2/yr

Greenhouse Gas: 10 kg CO2/m2/yr

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