Venturing into the château property market allows you to see properties that have stood for centuries and witnessed the passage of history with a capital H. But some have a history of another kind – one of a family who has lived there for generations, passing down the property to a long line of descendants. Amazingly, this property near Coulonges-sur-l’autize was owned by the same family from the 14th century to the early 21st.
The current château was built in the early 20th century and it’s the third castle on the site. It sits in 5ha of land with a lake, woods and swimming pool. Far-reaching views of the nearby village and countryside can be enjoyed from the château’s terraced roof. The main house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms but there is a lot of space on the second floor to create further accommodation.
In the grounds, you’ll find a hunting lodge in need of restoration, a large orangerie with potential for conversion into guest accommodation, a pool house and a little separate tower. leggettfrance.com
000 445, €