two hours from Paris in the Sologne region with its lakes
Ideally located in the game-filled Sologne region, with its lakes and its vast woods, this property is some 12 km from Lamotte-Beuvron, its shops and its train station.
It can be reached from Paris by train in 1¾ hours or via the A10 and A71 motorways in 2 hours.
Motorway slip roads are 17 km from the estate. Shops and schools are nearby.
The densely wooded grounds are dotted with a few plains and two lakes.
The large, luxurious home
Constructed in the 19th century, this rectangular, brick house spans three levels under a hip, slate roof. A hexagonal turret, with its candlesnuffer roof, flanks each end of the building. Dressed stone has been used for the quoins and the surrounds framing the openings. It was extended last century, when a veranda was added and the terrace, overlooking the lake, was covered and converted into a large function room.
The main door, set in the centre of the facade, opens into a gallery, leading to all the various reception rooms, and on to the stairway, going upstairs. On one side, a vast kitchen is preceded by a vestibule, a small dining room and a pantry. Next to it is a staff bedroom. The centre of the house is taken up by two large, intercommunicating lounges, with fireplaces, exposed beams and stone floor tiles. One of the two has a view through wide picture windows, looking down on to the lake below. On the other side are a music room and a veranda.
This level provides access to four bedrooms, each with its own shower room. Three of them have toilets.
The main bedroom is to be found on this level. With a high, partially sloping ceiling, it is completed with a dressing room and a marble shower room, with a toilet.
The hunting lodge is a long, 2-storey, half-timbered building, topped with a roof covered with old tiles.
A wide entrance hall leads to two vast lounges, with fireplaces, a boot room, a bar, a small and a large dining room, with exposed beams, and a kitchen.
A spacious billiard room, a games room, three bedrooms and two shower rooms take up the first floor.
Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 80 m², this house comprises a large living room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.
This little building is constructed from brick under a tile roof. Spanning a floor surface area of almost 18 m², it still has its wheel.
Housing an armoury, it spans a floor surface area of approx. 80 m². It is constructed from brick under an old tile roof.
The orangery houses a large function room on the ground floor. An exercise room and an artist’s studio are laid out upstairs. This outbuilding, constructed from old bricks, is topped with a tile roof. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 280 m².
This brick building is topped with a tile roof. With a south-facing, predominantly glazed facade, it houses an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and changing rooms. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 130 m².
Miscellaneous alleyways lead from the gravel courtyard, delimited by the various buildings, going to a tennis court as well as an outdoor, 14x6 m swimming pool, with its summer kitchen, on one side and to the lake on the other. On the south side stand the mill and a walkway, making it possible to cross the river to the woods or the edge of the 21-ha fallow deer reserve. Upstream is a dam. Plains, woods and two lakes compose these hunting grounds, spanning approx. 86 ha, given over to big and small game.
This hunting, fishing and leisure property can but appeal to enthusiasts of outdoor sports, unspoilt natural surroundings and tranquillity. It reveals superb views and a vast range of activities, making it an ideal place for receiving and for relaxing, just two hours from the French capital, a fact which has not escaped the well-known Parisians that have owned it.
The possibility of purchasing an additional 1,650 ha of hunting grounds would make this one of the biggest hunting estates in France.
|Land registry surface area||86 ha 38 a 13 ca|
|Main building surface area||710 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||11|
|Outbuilding surface area||1214 m2|
Laurent Daussy +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.