5 bedrooms (3 en suite) – bathroom/wet room - kitchen – walk-in pantry – dining room – sitting room/play room – library– music room – home cinema room – terrace with heated saltwater pool, outdoor furniture and bbq – games room and gym in separate coach house – 23 acres of private grounds – ample parking.
Modernised to a very high standard, stylishly furnished and with all the modern day conveniences you could need, Chateau La Chutelière is arranged over three floors, each very different, with its own ambience and lots of interesting artefacts collected from the owner’s extensive travels.
The front door is across a footbridge over a dry moat; go into the commodious first floor hallway which leads off to a playroom/sitting room, a music room, a library and three en suite bedrooms. Chestnut parquet flooring and heritage furnishings reflect a gorgeous 19th century feel on this floor.
Two of the bedrooms - India and Art Deco, have a gorgeous outlook over the front garden, en suite bathrooms and superking beds, with room for additonal single beds/cots. China Bedroom faces the poplar grove at the back of the house, has a double bed and en suite facilities in the tower.
The ground floor is all charming French rustic; white limestone flags on the floor and thick rough rendered stone walls; it keeps the interior cool in the blazing heat of summer and warm and cosy in the colder times of the year. A hallway leads out to the terrace at the side of the house, and to a huge well-equipped kitchen where a huge stone fireplace houses an AGA. Those who enjoy cooking will appreciate the space and facilities when it comes to creating a scrumptious feast for your large group; if you're celebrating something special book professional caterers to come in and cook for you. There’s a big dining room, a utility/walk in pantry, and two bedrooms; Bunk Room sleeps 6 in two bunk beds and two singles and has a wonderful outlook over the gardens at the front of the house. Persia bedroom faces the poplar grove and has a kingsize bed and a single, so snooze space for 3. Both of these rooms share a big bathroom with a wet shower area and a huge bath tub.
The top floor is a more modern, vast open plan space with exposed roof timbers, a wooden parquet floor and heaps of natural daylight pouring in from the double aspect floor level windows and Velux ceiling windows. Big comfy sofas await you in this beautiful home cinema space; a leather armchair next to the wood-burner is ideally placed for a quiet read. Tucked away in one of the towers you’ll find a small but well equipped kitchen.
A side door on the ground floor takes you out to the walled terrace where there’s a BBQ and an amazing 5m x 12m saltwater pool. To the front of the house is a charming coach house with a games room and a gym; a private road continues past it to the woodland. The grounds are breath taking; wisteria drapes over the railings on the drawbridge and climbs the walls; magnificent trees stand proudly on the front lawns, sun dapples the glades in the poplar grove, the sky and trees are reflected in the canal. A stone bridge takes you over the lavoir, there’s a walk along the river bank and fruit terraces. In short, it's a dream.
2 oven electric Aga + 2 further electric ovens and 4 ring gas hob - fridge - dishwasher - commercial sized fridge - commercial sized freezer - wine cooler - 2 washing machines - table tennis, pool table and table football - TV and DVD player - entertainment system - log fire – woodburner – rural wifi - duvet/linen/towels provided - 1 x high chair, cot & toddler bed available - BBQ (kindling and wood provided but not charcoal) - logs provided for woodburners/open fires - short drive to shops - 2 dogs by arrangement (extra charge) – babysitting available - owners live on site - no smoking - no noise after midnight - no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones. NB: This property has an unfenced river and canal so toddlers and younger children must be supervised at all times.