Magnificent 7Bed Castle for Sale in Centre, Chinon, France

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Rue John Kennedy, Chinon (France)

7 Bedrooms · 5 Bathrooms · 410Floor area




7 Bedrooms

5 Bathrooms




Not furnished


This stunning 7-bedroom castle is situated in the tranquil setting of Centre, Indre-et-Loire, Chinon, France. Boasting character and charm, it's just 35km from Tours and Blois. Dating back to the 13th century, the main body of the building, the tower and postern were adorned with a Renaissance elevation inspired by Amboise in around 1830, earning it an ISMH monument status.

From the small car park, one passes through the imposing postern to discover the elegance of the west facade, flanked by two turrets. At the south facade lies a pretty flower bed and swimming pool. To the north-west, the tithing tower closes the enclosure, with a triple garage and very large cellar under the rock to the north and east. The south western tower welcomes visitors with a superb Renaissance-style structure sculpted in the tufa that leads to different levels via a stone spiral staircase. The rear of the manor house gives access, depending on the level, to terraces, cellars and troglodytic underground passages, the outlet of which can be traced to Montrichard.

On the first floor, a grand entrance hall opens onto a 33m2 living room with double exposure and chequered floor tiles. A restored bread oven lies within the large kitchen, which once housed a chapel whose arches can be seen beyond a false ceiling. Its south facing terrace overlooks the swimming pool and allows enjoyable meals with child supervision. The dining room to the west is decorated with fresh panoramas of the Rhone courtesy of the Zuber workshops. Next is a 30m2 bedroom with its own bathroom fitted in a turret, ideal for guests.

The second floor is accessible via an anteroom and leads to a study of the same size as the living room below, as well as two vast bedrooms with parquet flooring and their own bathrooms, offering remarkable views to the west over the dimiere tower, river and trees in the parkland.

The top floor, of approximately 70m2, is more dilapidated and comprises of an entrance hall, two bedrooms and a living room with a kitchen in the northwest turret - independently accessible via the terrace on the hillside. Above this lies a vast attic of the same dimensions, ready to be converted.

The manor house has a living space of 170m2 on the first two floors and 70m2 on the top floor, totalling approximately 410m2. The entrance postern has been recently renovated into a duplex of 62m2, divided into two vast rooms with fireplaces and a kitchen and shower room in the small tower - perfect for seasonal or year-round rentals. A pleasant brick shed of 15m2 closes the kitchen terrace.

The 8.09-acre (3-hectare) land is made up of parkland and woods. Beautiful cedar trees surround the parklands, along with a mysterious sow house, a purposely dug fish tank used to house the alvins coming back to the source through a pipe.

All in all, this property offers a unique opportunity to create a picturesque home or holiday retreat in a beautiful French location.


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