Beautiful chateau within a pretty market town, plus guest cottage
An impressive chateau built within a historic small market town in the national parkland area of Southern Orne. The property is located in La Ferté Macé , holding a weekly market in its main square, and having a large leisure lake with wind surfing, riding and a beach.
A chateau constructed for a prominent family and having luxury features throughout. At present the French owners use the property as a large family home and rent out the old servants quarters as an independent cottage. These quarters have communicating doors on two levels with the chateau, the doors are currently hidden but remain. The chateau itself has large dry cellars with windows and open areas for storage. They also house the central heating boilers and oil tanks.
The first floor has a magnificent entrance hall with the ornate original flooring leading into an open space within which is a large stone wood burning stove. The lounge is a large bright room with a fireplace, and parquet flooring. The dining room also has a fireplace and wood panel walls. The kitchen has newly fitted units and appliances, leading from which is the old butlers area with an original washbasin. An amazing conservatory style summer room leads from the main hall, having a private terrace overlooking the gardens to the rear of the property. Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom with washbasin.
Four bedrooms, a WC and stunning bathroom are located on the first floor as well as an external terrace overlooking the gardens. The other bedrooms and bathroom are on the second floor. The staircase is original and leads to all upper floors.
The guest cottage has two bedrooms, an open plan living area with an original fireplace, a bathroom, WC and a cellar as well as an independent garage.
The current French owners have carefully updated the whole property whilst retaining the style and charm of the chateau.
All local facilities are within walking distance and the property certainly lends itself to an amazing bed and breakfast business with the additional cottage being used as a holiday let.
Prix hors honoraires 305 000€, honoraires à la charge de l’acquéreur à 5%TTC,