Happy Tuesday, Escapists! A tiny chateau for sale with origins in the 15th century on two acres, in Les Grands-Chézeaux, a countryside village in Limousin, France.
This mini-chateau is perfectly charming. Located 30 minutes from La Brenne Natural Park and 50 minutes’ drive from Limoges, this home is situated in tranquil countryside. The coach house has already been renovated into guest accommodations and architectural details like the winding staircases, tiled hearths, and a turret make this a total dream! A further plot – a 17 square acre fishing lake set on 5 acres of land, located 5 minutes away – is also for sale and would pair perfectly with this property.
From the listing on Leggett:
Stunning little Château in the middle of a picture-perfect historic village, on nearly one hectare of lawns and formal gardens, complete with a tower and stone spiral staircase, partially converted coach house and stables, two wells and a pond. This Chateau is looking for a loving new owner but comes with modern conveniences such as central heating.
We are pleased to be presenting this historic little gem of a Château.
This charming building oozes history from the servant’s quarters to corner turrets and its very own tower. The origins of this building are rumoured to date back to the 15th century and it is said to have possibly once hosted the kings of France on their way through the region.
This is one not to miss if you are looking to start a luxury accommodation business without an astronomical spend on renovations, or if you simply want to own your own little piece of history. The Château would also be suitable for weddings and events with a large gated private courtyard.
This is not a sprawling complex of 20 bedrooms but a compact beauty with further development potential. In other words great for that first Château project without being overwhelming. The Château is in good condition but needs a refresh for décor, kitchen and bathrooms. It has oil central heating and is on mains drains.
Entrance into a hallway and from there to an expansive panelled reception room to the left, and from there out into the courtyard garden behind the Château via a pretty “parlour” room with lovely wooden French doors.
To the right of the formal hall is the open plan kitchen and dining room.
Accessed by the original stone spiral staircase in the tower, the second floor hosts two large bedrooms, a bathroom and the main suite complete with its own bathroom and separate W/C. There is a former small servant’s room in the tower.
Continue up the spiral stone staircase to access the attic which could be converted to further living space and then on upwards into the tower which would make a lovely art studio.
What self-respecting Château would not contain a cellar perfect for storage of French wine?
The Coach House and Stables:
Most the hard work has been completed here to create additional accommodation. There is a large ground floor hall / living room, a bedroom on the first floor with a wash basin, a small kitchen, loads of storage and a WC. Further work could see the living space here significantly enlarged. The Coach House has its own private garden, which would be perfect for a bit of privacy if the new owner decided to make this their main residence and use the Château for luxury holiday accommodation or another type of hospitality business.
The buildings are set around a large courtyard to enjoy private secluded evenings. Flowing on from this are the formal gardens which flow out to two large grassed areas shaded in parts by lush greenery and trees. It would be possible to keep a couple of horses or other animals.
Situated approximately 50 minutes from Limoges International airport, this is your chance to be the cornerstone of a lovely village which prides itself on several buildings of historic significance.
We are also currently marketing a 7 hectare leisure or fishing lake set in 2 hectares of land less than 5 minutes from this property. They would make the perfect pair!
More information, pictures and video of the property available on request.