- 450 m2
- 11 rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- land 4 875 m2
On the banks of the Canal d'Orleans, an eclectic-style 19th century chateau.
The property is located on the territory of a dynamic municipality, between the Orléans canal and forest. The municipality is part of the Loire Valley region and includes a group of terroirs, natural and cultural sites that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The property is one hour forty minutes from Paris and fifteen minutes by car form the centre of Orléans. This historic town has all the infrastructures and amenities of a French metropole. Its train station links it with Paris in an hour. It takes ten minutes from the chateau by bicycle or by car to reach the town centre, shops and amenities.
The property, accessed via a wrought iron gate with geometric motifs, features fully enclosed wooded parklands of 5000 m2. The chateau is situated at the top end of the parklands, flanked by its round tower, outbuildings, shelter and its semi-covered pool. At a lower level of the parklands where an outstanding cedar tree stands, one reaches the Canal d’Orleans where it is possible to navigate from a small pier located on the property. The various different outbuildings including a brick hen house and rabbit hutch, garage, workshops and stalls offer a wide range of possibilities. The chateau, built in 1889, spans six levels and comprises a dozen or so rooms for a floor surface area of 450 m2.
The chateauThe chateau was built in 1989 by a Jewish businessman who was forced to abandon it when he was deported. The chateau was then requisitioned and occupied by the Germans. After the liberation a Parisian antique dealer took it over. Fortunately, the architectural features and decorations were preserved.
The chateau is a single-depth rectangular shape and flanked to the west by a round tower. The north-facing road side facade is marked by a square front building incorporating the interior staircase. This front building features tall narrow windows with dressed stone framings. Ironwork anchors decorate the north wall. It has a double hipped overhanging roof and is supported by numerous wooden angle braces. The slate roof is decorated with an elaborate, sleek zinc ridge and finials. The double wooden entrance door with glazed imposts, is accessed via a few steps protected by a wooden porch. This unique facade features a four-part basket-handle arched window, three-part French windows opening on to a balcony with balusters then a shed dormer with exposed truss. Dressed stone was used for all the window framings.
The south-facing facade, on the parkland side, is presented in three identical sections comprising French windows opening on to a terrace, a rectangular window then a shed dormer. A fourth section has a slight projection crowned with a double pediment and features two double bay windows as well as two meurtrieres. The terrace overhanging the garden is accessed via a stone staircase and rosette decorated balustrade.
The round tower features several bay windows. Those on the second floor are crowned by a drop-arch floral ceramic decoration. The shed dormers on the top floor are decorated with an elaborate moulded pediment. And just like the northern front building, the tower is topped by an overhanging conical roof supported by wooden angle braces.
The chateau’s walls are decorated with channelled brickwork and modillion cornice of dressed limestone, a symbolic building material of this region. The slate roof features a zinc ridge decorated with fleurs de lys.
On the basement floor, a vaulted cave runs the length of the chateau and the temperature is steady and cool.
The boiler room is located under the chateau as is an open round room with direct access to the garden. This room is currently used as a creative workshop.
On the ground floor, the rooms are laid out …
Advertiser reference : 116310 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 25391983
- EPC : F (403)
- GHG : E (54)