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Chateau lifestyle without acres of grass cutting. A traditional chateau, with a chambre dhte business on the edge of an affluent village between Niort and Melle. Turrets and spires has influenced the renovation of this chateau, carried out over the last decade to offer owners accommodation, 4 guest suites, a guest lounge and breakfast room set out over three floors, plus a further large room to restore. It is currently open for bed and breakfast all year but for an entrepreneurial chef here is the opportunity to develop a restaurant for local customers. The village has good schools, a bar, shops but as yet no restaurant. Original architectural features have been restored, so fireplaces, cornices and beautiful ceiling roses are to be found throughout the building. The chateau consists of Entrance hall and original staircase, sweeping up to the next two floors and the guest suites. To the left of the hall is the private accommodation, all on the ground floor consisting of spacious lounge/dining room 5x6m with an original fireplace and windows looking out onto the rear garden. Circular kitchen (12.5m) with hand-made, curved fitted units and granite work surfaces that enhance this unique room. Bedroom 4.2x3m with fitted cupboards En suite shower room 2.75 x 2.75m To the right of the hall is the Guest lounge, (5x6m) with a log burner, fantastic ceiling rose, wood paneling, original wooden floors and large windows overlooking the garden. A door leads into the rotunda breakfast room, with wall paneling and a circular table to compliment the room. Passing through a curved original, wood door you enter the breakfast kitchen, quite basic, but handy for the preparation and serving of breakfast. From the other side of the kitchen is access to a small conservatory, and a room to restore, (could be the area to develop a restaurant) First floor accommodation To the left of the stairwell is suite number 1. A double bedroom traditionally furnished 4.8 x4m and a circular bathroom 12.5m, vibrant and opulent with a centrally positioned roll topped bath. Each suite has its own linen store. To the right of the stairwell is suite 2, and the opulence continues with the velvet bedroom, 5x5m and blue ensuite bathroom 2.8x 2.7m Bedroom 2, is a circular room (in the tower) 12.5m (Second floor) Suite 3, with views over the countryside has a more modern style with a large bedroom of 5x 4, 75 m and a circular shower room. Suite 4, bedroom 5x 4.4m with en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2, 12.5m a further circular room with a double bed. Outside. You enter the garden via double gates; with a tree lined garden that during the summer months masks the old distilling shed belonging to the original owner but which does also offer welcome shaded parking during the summer months. The rear of the property features the fairy castle spires, a terrace and lawned garden that comes together in a circle of mature trees. For someone aiming to develop a restaurant this offers a picturesque backdrop for al- fresco eating. To the side of the garden is a single track railway line, on which runs a two carriage shuttle train from Niort which serves to transport local people back and forth to school and work. (About 4 routes per day) This is a very popular region for both French and international tourists the area offers a diverse range of activities, cultural, sportive, historic and some just fun. There are local airports at La Rochelle and Poitiers and TGV links at Poitiers. Although the chateau is in a rural village, Niort is very close, and offers all the buzz and facilities of a French town.
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