Castle Fongrave (47)
EXCLUSIVE TO BEAUX VILLAGES! This fabulous Nineteenth Century Riverside Chateau is presented for sale in ‘turnkey’ condition. With its elegant archetypal ‘turrets’ it sets precedence on the banks of the River Lot, set within extensive private grounds and accessed through impressive 3m high wrought iron automated gates.
To the front of the property, a mature park and a tree lined driveway ensures a suitable impression upon arrival, and a gravelled turning circle and more formal gardens right outside the front of the Chateau creates the suspense of what lies beyond.......
The double doors lead into the Entrance Hall which doubles up to create an elegant dining hall and with the front and rear double doors open, offers stunning views down the front across the park and to the rear, across the river.
From the entrance hall, double doors lead off to 3 spacious reception rooms; a living room, drawing room and a library/billiard room, there is also a sumptuous guest cloakroom with an Italian shower. The well designed ‘heart of the house’ kitchen is voluminous and runs the length of the house from front to back. With a generous central island and marble tops and a huge range cooker, ample for large party catering and with double French doors out to both the front garden and the impressive rear terrace. To the rear of the kitchen, there is a secondary kitchen/laundry room, an attached garage/boiler room and doors to the ancient Chai, which has been transformed to provide a superb hall for parties, weddings or events! Stairs from here up to a large attic space. A stunning stone spiral staircase leads to the first floor accommodation.
In total there are 6 individually styled bedrooms, all ensuite, with a mixture of roll top baths and showers. Many of the toilets are tucked away in the chateau turrets. All of the bedrooms have large shuttered windows with picturesque views over the river or the garden. Each room is styled in its own exquisite way to show off the many period features.
The chateau is superbly presented throughout and is an eclectic mix of vintage and modern styles offering the combination of original features including beams, fireplaces, exposed brickwork and stone floors, yet still providing the comforts of modern life.
There are various ‘attic’ spaces in the Chateau with high ceilings and interesting beam structures, which could be used to increase the habitable size of the property if required; these being 180m2, 80m2 and 30m2 respectively.
In addition there is a guest house comprising of an open plan living room/kitchen/dining, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, a large stone barn of 150m2, a further garage and a spacious bike store. A Pigeonnier with an attached ancient house, would convert beautifully into a further guest cottage if required.
The main garden has over 100m of river frontage with direct access to the river and a private jetty, Adjacent is a separate field of 1 hectare also with river frontage and offering space for a pony or 2, if required.
Last but by no means least, the well positioned pool offers undoubtedly relaxing views out across the smooth waters of the River Lot and the summer kitchen behind it with its covered dining terrace makes this the most perfect spot for relaxing and al fresco wining and dining and is quite literally the icing on the cake!
The property with its many assets offers an excellent business and lifestyle opportunity and could suit many types of income generating projects such as receptions, weddings, Bed and Breakfast, Theme holidays etc.
Le Figaro Properties reference: 35591577