A Renaissance chateau, its outstanding 155 ha estate and its private river in the midst of the Sologne region.
2 hours from Paris and an hour from Orléans, in the area known as Sologne-des-Etangs, just a stones throw from Romorantin-Lanthenay, capital of the Sologne region, a town with all amenities, shops and schools.
The main gates to this estate, surrounded by brick walls, appear just a few hundred metres outside of a little market town in the Sologne region. Along the property driveway, between paddocks, copses and lawns, one of the estates farms comes into view on the right-hand side, followed by a vast building used for storage purposes, on the left-hand side. The driveway continues on its way between lime trees, with a lake on the right-hand side. Concealed by tall hornbeam trees, the orangery and the garage can be furtively glimpsed before one of the four brick pavilions that encircle the vast vegetable garden. And lastly, in the distance, stands the silhouette of the chateau, surrounded by its water-filled moat and its parklands. The private river is further down on a lower level.
The chateauThis chateau is accessed via a bridge spanning the water-filled moat. Wrought iron gates are set in an impressive sculpted stone archway. The partially paved, quadrangular courtyard is flanked by two wings of the chateau with the moat on the other two sides.
Mentioned in archives since the 10th century, this chateau comprises an 18th century building, spanning two levels, a ground floor and a floor under the roof. Its lime-rendered facades have openings surrounded by freestone framing. Its slate, gable roofs feature regularly spaced dressed stone, roof dormers, with moulded framing and scrolled jambs. At the end of one of the wings, dominating the moat, an impressive, square, Henri II style pavilion is slightly raised in relation to the rest of the chateau. It is topped with a slate, hip roof, topped with two finials. A horseshoe-shaped stairway provides access to this Renaissance pavilion. Mullioned windows, made of freestone, have oak wood frames and diamond-shaped leaded lights. A watch-turret, on the north-west corner of the pavilion, is topped with a candlesnuffer roof and its finial.
The entire chateau has been meticulously renovated in accordance with good trade practices over recent years.
The horseshoe-shaped stairway leads to a first lounge, in the Henri II style pavilion, which opens into a large lounge, with oak wood bookshelf units covering almost all of the walls. It features terracotta and Gien ceramic floor tiles as well as a French painted ceiling. Two impressive stone fireplaces take pride of place in each of the lounges. The ground floor continues into the 18th century buildings, adjoining the Renaissance pavilion. A few steps lead to a last lounge, facing north over the moat and the parklands, on the south side of the courtyard. Parquet flooring is laid in a Versailles pattern and the ceiling, with exposed beams and joists, is painted. Double doors provide access to a dining room, with walls covered in painted panelling and terracotta floor tiles. A vestibule, a secondary entrance hall, housing one of the stairways going upstairs, provides access to a boiler room and a toilet as well as leading to a wooden gallery crossing the moat.
The second section of the building is set at right angles as of this hall area. It comprises a fitted kitchen, enhanced with a freestone fireplace, terracotta floor tiles and a ceiling with exposed, painted joists. A hall area then leads to a vast bedroom and its private bathroom.
This level is reached via three stairways, one at each end of the wings and a third main one in the centre of the L formed by the buildings. This main stairway goes up to a landing with a laundry room as well as a ...
Wohnfläche: 580,00 m², Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 5, Anzahl der Badezimmer: 5, Bundesland: Centre-Val de Loire