(600+ m2) All buildings on this amazing estate have been fully restored to their original glory and are equipped with modern amenities throughout.
Ground Floor: Enter this chateau to find yourself in an elegant, intimate setting, with twelve foot ceilings, long windows, and walls covered with stretched silk tissue tondu. Large mirrors compliment fireplaces, and chandeliers add an extra touch of grace. Floors are limestone or slate, some with oak inlay. Full central heating warms the chateau, and tapestries ornament the flagstone hallway and main staircase. To the left of the entrance hall is the salon, with comfortable seating and a working fireplace. To the right of the fireplace a set of doors leads into the card room/library, which has access to the eastern terrace and garden. To the left of the fireplace is another matching set of doors which lead into a cozy TV room, which includes a long L-shaped sofa, a satellite TV, and VCR (accepts US, British, and French formats). The TV room grants access to the study, which includes a large desk, fax machines, printer, telephone answering machine, and internet connection. The study also contains a queen-size bed. Adjacent is a small hall, off of which there is a bathroom with a sink, shower, and separate WC. Going back to the main entrance hall, turning right will bring you into an elegant formal dining hall. The long mahogany table with seating from 12 to 16 guests is illuminated by a brass chandelier. An enormous gilded mirror rests above a fireplace mantle carved from blue Belgian marble. In summer, the French doors can be left open to admit fresh breezes from the courtyard. The next room to the right is the breakfast room. Along with glass doors opening onto a pretty terrace and a massive stone fireplace, an aged-pine farm table is the centerpiece of the room, seating up to 14. The final room on the right side of the house is the kitchen, large enough to host cooking classes. A 4' x 8' granite slab dominates the center of the room, and can be used as either work or dining space. An open fireplace with a rotating spit satisfies all your barbequing needs, and next to it sits a professional grade La Cornue stove with gas burners, a griddle, and two ovens, one of which is electric. Other appliances include two dishwashers, a microwave, and a television. In the pantry there are two extra refrigerators, one for wine. There is also another sink with granite counter tops for prep work, a washing machine, and a WC.
First Floor: Two staircases lead up to the first floor: the grand staircase from the entry hall (small children are requested not to use this route), and another circular staircase of sturdy wood, with wide steps and a railing, accessed from the hallway near the kitchen. On the landing halfway up the main staircase, there is a guest WC. At the top of the stairs there are four first-floor bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a canopied king-size bed (200 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, a bathtub with a handheld shower-head, and a toilet. The room has an ante-chamber which is ideal for a baby bed. Bedroom 2 has a 180 cm king-size bed and a separate dressing room. The bathroom has a striking slate tub in the center of the room, two sinks, a toilet, and a bidet. Bedroom 3 has a queen-size (160 cm) sleigh bed and French doors leading to a small balcony overlooking the rose garden. The ensuite bathroom is equipped with a fireplace, a dressing room, a marble shower, a toilet, and a bidet. Bedroom 4 is located at the end of the hall and is very private. It has a canopied 200 cm king-size bed, a carved marble fireplace, and an ornate ceiling. French doors open onto a small balcony overlooking the rose garden. The ensuite bathroom has a tub with fixed shower-head, a sink, and a bidet, plus a separate WC.
Second Floor: The second floor, which can be closed off from the lower floors, can function as a self-contained apartment. Here there are four more rooms. Bedroom 5 is the "honeymoon suite," as it is situated in the tower between the first and second floors and is quite private. It has a canopied 200 cm king-size four-poster bed, deep wall-to-wall carpeting, and a large fireplace. Steps lead up into an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and a separated WC and bidet. This room enjoys far-reaching views of the countryside in two directions. Bedroom 6 has a California king size bed. Bedrooms 7 and 8 each contain two twin-beds. These three bedrooms share one bathroom with sink, toilet, and large walk-in shower. At the end of the hall there is a huge carpeted multipurpose room (approx. 90 m2) with vaulted open beam ceilings resembling the inverted hull of a ship. At the far end there is a fully equipped kitchenette (dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave) while the rest of the room contains a large sofa, armchairs, a coffee table, satellite TV, and VCR. Games include snooker/billiards, darts, table soccer, and a selection of board games. There is also a stereo/CD player and a telephone that can be used to call other rooms within the property.
Chapel: With vaulted wood ceilings and stone walls, all illuminated by concealed lights, this chapel is an impeccably renovated jewel of Gothic architecture. Located 40 meters from the chateau, it seats anywhere from 50 to 70 guests on rows of wooden pews and chairs facing the altar. It has excellent acoustics and is suitable for a concert or a private wedding.
Orangery: This handsome stone building has a southward orientation, receiving light all day long. Located along one side of the pool, it is 90 m2 with high ceilings, limestone floors, and exposed stone walls. Here you have everything you need to spend an entire day at the pool without having to return to the chateau. Amenities include a shower, WC, exercise equipment, table tennis, and a kitchen with granite counters, a two-burner stove, microwave oven, and dishwasher. The orangery can be utilized for cocktails, meetings, or even a dance floor.
Laundry Room: Adjacent to the orangery there is a large laundry room with two heavy-duty American washing machines, two dryers, a large refrigerator (with ice-maker), ironing facilities, and another refrigerator for drinks. The laundry room also has stainless steel tables, sinks, and a collection of vases for anyone who wants to arrange flowers from the garden.