Superb 15th century chateau completely restored in the 19th century
Beautiful castle for sale in the Centre-Val de Loire.
A true vestige of the past, this magnificent castle was built in the Cher department, 30 km from Bourges and 4 hours from Geneva.
Dominating the village and the surrounding countryside, the castle is located on the site of an old fortress.
A former seigniory, this magnificent 11th century castle, rebuilt in the 15th century, was marked by illustrious names such as Richard the Lionheart and the Sirs of Bourbons.
It was remodeled and enlarged in the 19th century by the Marquis de Nicolaï and his wife, whose coats of arms adorn the entrance doors.
The entrance to the property is through a beautiful wrought iron gate.
The castle offers an area of approximately 2300 m² spread over 5 levels.
On the ground floor: entrance hall with its main stone staircase, on the left: fitted kitchen, dining room, scullery, storage room, laundry room, room (former linen room), fruit store, boiler room, toilet.
On the right: old accommodation made up of 3 rooms, old bathroom, wc.
On the first floor: main landing with stone floor and cabochons, dining room, small kitchen in the tower, main lounge with fireplace, oak parquet and wall paneling from the Château de Bercy, of which the Marquis de Nicolaï was the last owner, small living room with fireplace with herringbone oak parquet flooring, library, office, small room in the tower used as an office, small chapel nestled in the heart of one of the towers, former smoking room, wc.
The reception rooms and the library open onto a large outdoor terrace overlooking the park.
On the second floor: 9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bathroom, wc.
On the third floor: 1 bedroom with bathroom and wc, series of unrenovated bedrooms.
On the fourth floor: 2 rooms and outbuilding in 2 separate towers.
The outbuildings of the castle are divided into several sets and include:
- Paved barns over 200 m²
- Former stud farm (stables) made up of 3 U-shaped buildings
- A house restored and converted into a gite located in the park, comprising on the ground floor: a kitchen, a living room, 1 bedroom, shower room, wc, and on the 1st floor: 2 bedrooms, one with open bathroom.
Magnificent English-style park of approximately 18 ha composed of local tree species (oaks, hornbeams, chestnut trees, ashes, maples), punctuated by large exotic trees (cypresses, bald, ginkgo, cedars, etc.), woods and meadows, vegetable garden , water channel of 80x4 m.