LIMOUSIN - Creuse - Benevent L'Abbaye
Situated in the heart of the Creuse countryside in the Limousin region of France is this fabulous and very imposing chÃ¢teau for renovation which started life in 1209 with its 6.5 hectare of parkland, caretaker's cottage, and barn.
This property is not for the fainthearted, due to a very large fire 7 years ago 2 of the wings of the chateau have been completely gutted inside and the roof burnt off, structurally all the walls are still standing, since the fire the property has been cleared out and is now ready for someone to start work with full plans in place. The front wing although in need of attention could be made habitable fairly quickly, and the current owner does live in this section of the chateau, although I think the guardian's cottage could be renovated first to give a nice 3 bedroom property whilst work was carried out on the chateau. Estimated costs for restoration back to its former glory are between 800 000â‚¬ - 1 000 000â‚¬ this is by tradesman obviously anyone brave enough to take on the project themselves the costs would be less than half. A fantastic investment opportunity as the finished product would have an estimated value of between 2 and 2.5 million Euros.
The chateau comprises of over 1000m2 of habitable surface over 4 levels and in current existence are 4 bedrooms, kitchen, back kitchen, in its original format it consisted of kitchen, reading room, large lounge, dinning room, library lounge and 6 family bedrooms, office and servant bedrooms, but because this would be a blank canvas internally the purchaser would be able to choose how many bedrooms were required.
Outside is all attached parkland of 6.5 hectares and fantastic views with some very rare trees dating back over 350 years, a barn stable block roof has collapsed and a guardians cottage in need of renovation with a very historic granite stone fireplace.
This really is a magical location that photos serve no justice, perfect location for small boutique hotel, luxury bed and breakfast.
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