Within the French countryside, one can go massive and go house — particularly to a 23-bedroom chateau in a small rural village within the middle of the republic.
Set within the township of Baugy, the 19th-century Neo-Classical mansion takes its inspiration from the grand castles of the Loire Valley and Sologne area.
The elegant red-brick construction, standing greater than 65 toes tall, is anchored on its corners by witch’s hat turrets. A broad stairway leads as much as the double-door entry of the ornate stone-accented façade, which has a symmetrical design.
Scrolled wrought-iron handrails add an ornamental impact, whereas sculptured figures flank the arched door. Dormer home windows draw the attention as much as the highest of the gambrel-style hip roof, the place a clock is perched.
At an identical stairway on the opposite facet of the manor home, one other pair of statues bid adieu. Views from this vantage level absorb a fountain, garden and a pond.
An abundance of home windows deliver gentle into the greater than 23,680 sq. toes of residing house containing six public rooms, a professional-grade kitchen and 23 en suite bedrooms. It is a home that has seen some opulent residing.
Hovering ceilings, French doorways and a herringbone-patterned inlaid flooring add a way of stateliness to the lounge. A fire with an ornate mantel and embellished woodwork occupies one wall of the room.
The tall ceilings and wood flooring proceed within the spacious eating corridor, which is wrapped in a band of wainscoting. Elegant fireplaces, banks of home windows and crown molding adorn the bedrooms.
The parklike grounds of 12 hectares, almost 30 acres, are harking back to English gardens with two ponds, mature bushes and expanses of garden.
An outbuilding comprises a 1,076-square-foot caretaker’s quarters and a barn with a five-stall secure.
The asking value for the lately restored chateau is greater than $2 million, nevertheless, European costs fluctuate primarily based on the change charge. Olivier de Chabot-Tramecourt of Groupe Mercure, a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, is representing the property.
Baugy may be reached by practice, taxicab or automobile. It’s about 250 kilometers or 155 miles from Paris and 30 kilometers, near 19 miles, from the medieval metropolis of Bourges.
Regional factors of curiosity embody wineries, a chocolatier, historic church buildings and villages. The encircling agricultural land gives an abundance of bucolic surroundings.
In spite of everything, that is France. Good meals, positive wine and tradition are by no means far-off.