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(39) Jura

Charming 18/19th Century Château. Walled grounds. - SOLD


Reference: AR123
Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 2.25 ha

£ 656,010
$ 915,975

This beautiful Chteau offers approximately 700 m2 of restored living space on two floors. With 15th / 16th Century origins on the site of a earlier monastery, its current appearance is typical of 18th /19th Century architecture.

Situated in the Arbois wine producing region of the Jura, this beautiful Chteau offers approximately 700 m2 of restored living space on two floors with 15 main rooms, (9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms + W.C. plumbed to become sixth bathroom with a bath or shower.

The property comprises 2.25 hectares. Grounds of 1.58 hectares plus two additional parcels which protect aspects from development. Located 40km from Besancon, 100 km from Dijon/Lausanne and Geneva. 40 km from skiing.Two star Michelin restaurant 6 km, Casino and Thermal baths 8 km away in world heritage site of Salins-les-Bains. Numerous shops, restaurants and supermarkets in close proximity. 1 hour 40mins from Lyon or Geneva airports and 2 hours from Basel Mulhouse airport. TGV Station at Mouchard is 3 km away with nearest motorway access point (A39) within 15 mins.

Currently laid out as a family home, suitable also for entertaining large numbers of guests. but with significant potential to expand the accommodation if required, the Chteau retains many period features such as parquet flooring, mouldings, wood panelling and marble fireplaces. In the form of a "U" the Chteau comprises two principle floors in the west wing , a first floor north wing building, bridging the gateway and leading to the East wing.

West WIng;
Basement: boiler room, linen room, wine cellars, huge full length high vaulted cellar opening into the north side of the park. Previously used for events.

Ground floor
Entrance hall with parquet flooring and tower cloakroom. Petit salon with a wooden fireplace and parquet, equipped kitchen, and bathroom with W.C. The 3 rooms could be converted into a self-contained apartment. Grand salon with classical herringbone parquet flooring and marble fireplace. Intercommunicating petit salon with classical herringbone parquet flooring and fireplace, dining room with parquet flooring, marble fireplace, wood panelling, trumeaux and paintings. Secondary entrance hall with mosaic floor. Bedroom in alcove with wood panelling, marble fireplace & wc washroom. Large equipped kitchen with limestone heated flooring and study/larder.
Stone staircase leading to the first floor.
First floor: Six bedrooms, off a central corridor, all with parquet flooring and marble fireplaces throughout. 3 bedrooms to one side with ensuite walk in showers. One bedroom with ensuite W.C and washbasin. A further bedroom with shared ensuite large family bathroom with W.C. and limestone bath, which can also be accessed from the corridor. .
North Wing:
First Floor A gallery spanning the arched gateway that gives access to the 'U' of the Chteau layout, is on the first floor of the North wing of the Chteau. There is a small bedroom with parquet floor and an adjoining turret space as well as a sizeable W.C. with marble floor and plumbed to receive either a bath or shower and create the sixth bathroom. There is a substantial bedroom with parquet floor and pink marble fireplace and an ensuite shower room walk in Italian shower with W.C. To the north side of the buildings a turreted staircase leads to the other floors. At the end of the first floor corridor is a door and some steps to go down in order to access the first floor of the East wing currently used as outbuildings. There are two rooms.

Second floor: West and North wings a number of lofts and attics

East wing
Former XVIth C kitchens with fireplace and bread oven.
Former stables with 4 stalls and tack room. Carriage house opening into the interior courtyard and the rear courtyard.
Orangerie, previously used for events. Scope for further expansion if required.
On the east side of the building, a second house (20m2), on 2 floors, to restore.

Grounds: 2.25 ha of land in total. The Chteau stands in walled grounds of 1.58 ha with lovely wrought-iron entrance gates and swimming pool (10m x 5m) to renovate. In addition, there are 2 parcels of land totalling 0.67 ha. These two pieces of land comprise an orchard of 0.22 ha situated on the other side of the road, directly opposite the Chteau, and a meadow of 0.44 ha situated to the west of the Chteau. Private access to the village church.

Additional information;
Plumbing/electrics and heating are largely modernised. De Dietrich boiler installed in 1998.
Oil fired central heating with underfloor electric heating in kitchen and bathroom areas.
Mains drainage. Mains water supply. Well and cistern in grounds.

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