Happy Thursday, Escapists! Today I bring you a two-bedroom apartment for sale within the Chateau d’Avaray! Live in a real castle in the Loire Valley!
This would be such a great place to own for vacations and could easily be rented out to visitors (other apartments within the chateau are currently listed on popular rental websites, with great reviews). The idea of owning a piece of royal history is quite wonderful! Plus, the elegant French gardens and the moat!! What an elegant property!
Magnificent apartment of 93 m2 in a castle close to the town of Mer in the Loir et Cher département. It consists of two entrances by a beautiful staircase on the first floor of this castle built in the XVIth century.
A first large living room with a separate kitchenette, a second living room with a mezzanine converted into a bedroom with access by a spiral staircase. You can also access a second bedroom (currently used as a library) with a shower and a toilet. You have access to all the park of the castle on a surface of 15 hectares and its orangery as an outbuilding.
The origin of this castle dates back to 1150, and around 1473, Jehan de Mineray raised it from its ruins, preserving the 4 corner towers of an old medieval building from the 13th century. Later, the castle was owned by the Montgomery family of Scotland. Claude Théophile (1655-1745) had it rebuilt in 1737. Between the 4 medieval towers, buildings of XVIIIth century style are built. The history of Avaray castle is also that of the De Béziade family who lived there for 300 years. At the end of the 1950s, the furniture, collections and souvenirs were sold and dispersed. The buildings were affected by a subdivision into about thirty apartments.