Luxury chateau with annexe providing a boutique hotel within a courtyard setting. Renovated to offer beautiful accommodation throughout. The annexe is currently set up as a successful Bed and Breakfast offering high quality throughout for the holiday maker searching for the ideal romantic location, whilst attracting the rich and famous from across France, London hoteliers, diplomats all seeking something special in the peace and beauty of the Limousin countryside.
Whilst the property offers the business aspect it could have further expansion, maybe as a wedding venue, the option to consider adding a leisure complex or convert back into a stunning family home with accommodation for family and friends.
Enter the chateau with its beautiful towers dating from the 12th century through huge white wooden gates into a 17th century granite cobbled courtyard, separating the chateau and the gatehouse.
The chateau has been sympathetically restored by its owners, having used material of amazing quality with no expense spared. All of the rooms have retained their exquisite features, beams, floors, fireplaces etc.. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and feeds the many cast iron radiators.
On entrancing the main entrance hall of the chateau there is a flagstone floor, granite door and window surrounds and original granite staircase. You enter into the 56msq kitchen which has French flagstone floor, exposed beams and a hand made painted Chalon island unit which houses a Catchpole and Rye sink and waste disposal, and wicker baskets. A cream four oven electric Aga with warming plate, plus an electric oven and gas hob. A huge original granite fireplace, where sits a hand painted Godin wood burner.
There are double doors leading from the kitchen to the terrace planted with boxus and parkland. The parkland is planted with hydrangea and Rhododendron bushes.
Utility room 7sqm located in the tower with a double French farmhouse Catchpole and Rye sink with Nikel taps. Plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine.
There are double doors leading to the cloak room laid with French flags and exposed stone walls.
From the cloak room there is a door to the WC 6sqm, with exposed stone walls, French flagstone floor. High level deluge cistern and oak toilet seat, double Catchpole and Rye sink with nickel taps.
In the stunning drawing room, 53sqm you will find a large granite fireplace with two bread ovens and plate warmer, with an original patterned tiled floor, and huge exposed beams with double doors to the terrace and parkland.
The large dining room 64sqm has an original stoned patterned tiled floor, large exposed beams and double doors our to the terrace and parkland, as well as double doors leading into the courtyard. There are oak internal shutters on all doors and windows. There is a doorway with a beautiful iron door from the dining room to the second tower which houses the wine cellar. The wine cellar has three window and a door to the courtyard.
The granite staircase continues up to the third floor which is currently attic space approximately 240sqm. The attic is full height and already has windows to front and rear.
Bedroom 1: 66sqm with exposed beams, parquet flooring, large granite fireplace and windows overlooking the parkland, courtyard and chapel. The ensuite is situated in the tower with an original freestanding bath with a rainbow shower and Catchpole and Rye high level deluge cistern. The floor is laid with Italian stone tiles.
Bedroom 2: has Limousin oak floors and windows overlooking the parkland. There is a dressing room 7sqm which is fitted with draws, shelves and hanging space.
This leads into an ensuite shower room with exposed stone walls 6sqm
Bedroom 3: 56sqm laid with original terracotta tommette tiled floor, triple aspect windows, large granite fireplace.
A door way leads inot the ensuite shower room 5sqm which is situated in the tower, the floor is laid with tommettes and walls are exposed granite. The ensuite has all Catchpole and Rye fittings, a deluge high level cistern and a rainbow shower.
The gatekeepers lodge sits in the granite courtyard, which is a sun trap most of the year. You enter the annex via bespoke oak doors.
The gatekeepers lodge has been transformed by the current owners into a luxury Chambre d’hotes/Boutique Hotel with high quality fixtures and fittings such as fired earth hand thrown terracotta floor tiles.
The property could continue to be used as a B&B but it has been designed that it can still be a family home, a granny annex or simply for the overflow of visitors.
Dining room: 40sqm approx, with double glazed front windows overlooking courtyard and chateau. The dining room/breakfast room has exposed beams and exposed stone walls, fired earth terracotta tiles and panelled walls with recess lighting. There is also a Godin wood burner for extra warmth in the colder months.
Doors leading to a commercial style kitchen 13sqm with stainless steel food preparation surfaces, stainless steel shelving and sink, heated rail and fitted storage units.
Step down into the reading room/library 24sqm.
The walls are panelled and shelved out to house the many books. There is a ceramic wood burner in the firecplace and a glazed door leading out to the sun terrace.
A door leads from the library to the laundry room, which is fitted out with up-cycled units and an antique butlers sink, all fitted with down-lighters.
From the library a door leads to the hallway where you will find glazed double doors into the cloakroom/WC 5sqm, there you will find a huge double Provence and Fils sink with a marble top. There is a door into the linen cupboard, which is shelved out and fitted with down-lighters.
Beautiful oak doors lead from the hall to the potting she, with its beamed ceiling and limed walls. At the moment it is used to house the treadmill but can easily be turned into another bedroom, fitted with down-lighters, it has fired earth terracotta tiles, a glazed door to the courtyard and a glazed door to the garden.
Oak stairs lead up to a landing with oak flooring and panelled walls
Bedroom 1: 15sqm this is a fantastic light room which consists of a sitting room with wood flooring and panelled walls, double doors to the bedroom 18sqm with a dressing area leading into an ensuite 6sqm with walk in shower, sink WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: 16sqm has fired earth terracotta tiled floor throughout, exposed stone walls, and a window overlooking the courtyard. It has beautifully fitted antique doors leading into the ensuite shower room 10sqm, with an extra large shower with rainbow shower head, basin, WC and a galvanised steel hanging wardrobe.
Oak stairs continue to the second floor
Bedroom 3: 32sqm with exposed granite walls throughout and masses of beams. There is a large sitting area and a window overlooking the sun terrace. There is a large bathroom 10sqm with a roll top bath, huge walk in shower and Provence and Fils unit with marbled top which houses the basin, and chrome heated towel rail.
All bedrooms and rooms are fitted with down-lighters.
There is a barn which is approx 100sqm within the courtyard with doors leading into the courtyard and also leading into the rear garden.
The barn houses the gas central heating boiler, which provides heating and hot water for the annex. There is a separate boiler room for the oil which provides the central heating and hot water for the chateau, but can heat and provide water for the annex if required.
Opposite the main entrance to the chateau sits a detached barn 150sqm. It was built on the site of the original chapel dating back to 1646. It is set in a half acre of a wild flower garden.
The chateau is located in a walled garden with huge iron gates. Laid to lawn with beautiful shrubs and mature trees. A wonderful iron arch covered with honeysuckle, lots of seating areas around the chateau and lodge, making it ideal for entertaining, or for just simply sitting quietly and reading.
There is a splash pool and pond in the garden to cool off in those hot summer months.
Roussac is a rural village, with a bar, boulangere, library and a sweet little church.
The property is located 30 kms from both Limoges city centre and airport, whilst access to the A20 motorway is 17kms.
In addition there is also the option to purchase 2.5 hectares of land adjoining the chateau land.
This is a private sale – 850,000€ ono
Fixtures and fittings – included in this price are various items such as a four oven cream aga and wood burners along with various other fittings which can be negotiated.
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