HAUTE VIENNE

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Stunning 12th century Chateau with separate detached property currently run as an up market chambres d’hôtes/Boutique Hotel
This stunning Chateau has been renovated using quality materials throughout such as ‘Farrow and Ball’ and ‘Little Green Paint Company’ paints, ‘Catchpole and Rye’ sanitary ware and ‘Chalon’ bespoke oak furniture. The renovations have been completed to a very high standard with great care and attention taken to retain its original features and character, the result is a beautiful and charming family home with extremely comfortable accommodation along with the addition of an onsite Boutique Hotel business.
The property would also be an ideal setting for wedding receptions or other formal functions with large impressive dining room opening onto the Chateau’s terrace, walled park and lots of accommodation for guests.
The property is situated in the Haute Vienne approx 25/30 mins North of Limoges and approx 30 mins from Limoges International airport.
The property is accessed by an impressive gated entrance leading into the original cobbled stone courtyard, giving access to the Chateau to one side and second house (B&B) and barn to the other side

 

 

The Chateau comprises:

  •  Entrance hall with flagstone floor, granite door and window surrounds and original granite staircase.
  • The very large 56m² kitchen/breakfast room has beautiful Spanish fired earth flagstone tiles, exposed beams, a bespoke hand painted ‘Chalon’ island unit with sink with ‘Catchpole and Rye’ nikel taps and waste disposal as well as plenty of storage space.

There is a cream electric Aga with 4 ovens and granite fireplace housing a floral finish Godin wood burner.


There are double doors from the kitchen to the rear terrace area and park.
A door leads from the kitchen to:

  • Utility room located in the tower with a further double French Catchpole and Rye sink with Nikel taps. Cloak room with double doors off the kitchen/breakfast room.

The cloak room has French flagstone floor and exposed stone walls.

  • Lounge/drawing room with very large original granite fireplace with 2 original bread ovens. The room has the original patterned tiled floor, exposed beams and double doors to the rear terrace and park.

 

  • Dining room with original patterned tiled floor, large exposed beams and double doors out to the rear terrace and park. There is a doorway from the dining room to the 2nd tower which has been converted into a wine cellar.

 

  • From the cloak room there is a door to WC with exposed stone walls, tiled floor, Deluge high level cistern and oak toilet seat, double ‘Catchpole and Rye sink with C&R nikel taps.

 

The original granite staircase leads up to the first floor with:

  • Landing with granite stone floor
  • Bedroom 1 (approx 58m²) with exposed beams, parquet flooring, a very large granite fireplace and windows to 3 sides. A doorway leads through to the ensuite bathroom housed in the tower.

 

  • The ensuite has exposed stone walls with triple aspect windows, Old Italian stone floor, an original free standing bath with rainbow shower over, WC with high level Deluge cistern and oak toilet seat.
  • From the landing there is a doorway to an inner landing with original Limousin oak floor.
  • Bedroom 2 with original oak flooring and large window overlooking the parked gardens. A door leads from the bedroom to:

Dressing room fitted with draws, shelves and hanging space.

Further door to:

The ensuite shower room with exposed stone walls, high ceiling with spot lighting, large walk-in shower, vanity sink and WC

Bedroom 3 (approx 53m²) with original terracotta tommette tiled floor, triple aspect windows and very large granite fireplace.

A doorway leads from the bedroom into the tower which houses:

  • The ensuite shower room with exposed stone walls and tommette tiled floor, Catchpole and Rye fittings, oak toilet seat with high level Deluge cistern and walk-in rainbow shower.

 

 

The granite staircase continues on up to the 3rd floor which is currently attic space totaling approx 240m², the attic, is full height and already has windows to front and rear and would be ideal for conversion for anyone wanting to extent the existing living accommodation.
There is a cellar under part of the kitchen with trap door access.

Gate Keepers lodge/Boutique Hotel
The original gatekeepers lodge has been transformed by the current owners into a luxury Chambres d’hôtes/Boutique Hotel with high quality fixtures and fittings such as fired Earth hand thrown terracotta floor tiles.
Both the guest accommodation and public area have been designed to provide maximum charm and character with modern day comfort.
The property could continue to be used as a B&B or would also be suitable as a small restaurant or cookery school and the layout is such that it could also be enjoyed as a family home.

 

Boutique Hotel comprises:

  • Dining room (approx 40m²) with double glazed front overlooking courtyard and chateau. The dining room currently accommodates 12 diners but this could be increased. The room has exposed beams and roof structure, tiled floor and paneled walls with recess lighting. There is a Godin wood burner for added warmth and ambiance in cooler months
  • Commercial style kitchen with stainless steel food preparation surfaces, stainless steel shelving and sink, heated towel rail and fitted storage units
  • Reading room (23m²) with some paneled walls, the rest in wall to wall book casing; there is a fireplace with wood burning stove and a glazed door out to the terrace area.

Within one of the paneled walls is a hidden door leading through to:

  • Laundry room (If the property was to be reused as a private house this would make an ideal kitchen). The laundry room has a tiled floor, exposed beams, wooden worktops over storage units with hand crafted doors, a butler sink, plumbing for washing machine and plumbing for an ice machine.

A door leads from the kitchen to a small store room, (currently used to store logs) with double doors out to the rear garden.

  • From the reading room a door leads to:
  • Hall with door to:
  • Cloak room with double ‘Provence & fils’ hand painted sink unit with marble top and ‘Catch Pole and Rye’ nikel taps, WC and door to walk in linen cupboard

Oak doors lead from the hall to:

‘The Old Potting Shed’, this is a room used for pre and post diner drinks, it has a tiled floor, exposed beams, glazed doors out to the terrace and separate door to the main courtyard

Stairs lead up from the hall to:

  • Landing with polished wood flooring and paneled walls
  • Bedroom 1, a suite with sitting room with wood flooring and paneled walls, glazed doors to sleeping area with built in wardrobe and recessed drawer unit, further door to:

nsuite shower room with walk in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.

  • Bedroom 2 with tiled floor exposed stone walls and ambient lighting,
  • Antique mirrored doors conceal the entrance to:

Ensuite shower room with large walk in shower, WC and original 1920’s hand basin with nikel taps.

Stairs continue on up to second floor with:

  • Landing with wood flooring and paneled walls
  • Bedroom 3 (approx 30m²) with tiled floor, exposed stone walls, exposed beams, built in wardrobe, sitting area and door to:

Ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outbuildings
Attached the Boutique Hotel is the barn which is approx 100m² with an earth floor, there are large double doors opening onto the main courtyard and a further single door out to the rear Lavender garden.
In the barn is the gas central heating boiler providing heating and hot water for the Boutique Hotel part of the property and there is a separate boiler room with the oil central heating boiler for the heating and hot water for the Chateau.

Opposite the main entrance to the Chateau is a further detached barn set in a half acre paddock, currently a wild flower garden.
The barn was built on the site of the original chapel which stood until 1646.

The Grounds
The Chateau is surrounded by its own walled park with graveled driveway leading through huge iron gates and out onto the village lane.
Along the garden side of the Chateau is a very large terrace area ideal for entertaining and outdoor eating.
The park is lawn which is decorated with mature specimen trees; the main one in the centre of the park being a magnificent cedar said to be over 200 years old.
Bordering the park are established Rhododendrons and Hydrangeas.

There is an attractive Lavender garden and covered wrought iron arched eating area covered with honey suckle.

The Gate Keepers lodge has its own private gardens with terrace area for eating out doors.

 

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