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Plantagenet Manor is a beautiful eight bedroom ‘petit’ chateau with an in-ground Roman style pool that has just gone through a complete renovation with five new bathrooms, new gourmet commercial size kitchen, new modern four poster beds and

luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, duck down quilts and pillows, new fluffy towels, and a great mix of new and antique furniture sourced from all over France by the renown Australian Interior Designer, Liane Lancaster and her husband Robert.

The chateau is located in the centre of historic Chalus on over half an acre of grounds, and is within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and a lovely new Health Spa.

The town was made famous by being the place where Richard the Lionheart met his death while storming a castle. The chateau sits below the castle which dominates the town from it's high rocky location on top of a hill. A second smaller castle now in ruins is located a short distance from the chateau.

The town is on the Richard the Lionheart route and is close to many castles, chateau, abbeys, medieval towns and villages and is located in a National Park, renown all over France for it's beautiful natural scenery, woodlands and lakes.

The city of Limoges with its international airport and high speed rail links is only 35 kilometres away and Paris is only four hours away.

The grounds

The grounds of Plantagenet Manor are very private, raised from street level with high walls and hedges, with over half an acre of gardens, pool, gazebo and full size pétanque court.

Plantagenet Manor pool area

The rear of the property houses the pool, pool area with new modern sun loungers, entertainment area, raised gazebo on decking with outside seating and table for the whole family. A gas BBQ and plenty of play areas for children.

The rear of the property has two large wrought iron gates leading to the rear lane and old church. Parking is available for numerous vehicles at the rear of the property or on the quite side street.

On the Richard the Lionheart route, walking distance to the Castles of Chalus-Maulmont, Chalus Chabrol and close to the castles of Montbrun, Les Cars, Rochebrune, Rochechouart, Brie, Nexon,Jumilac, Bonneval,Pompadour, the ancient Fortress of Lastours, the Abby's of Chalard, saint-Yrieix-La-Perche and the medieval city of Segur-Le-Chateau. 30 minutes from the chateau is the moving reminder of the horror of WW11 with the preserved town of Ordour Sur Glane, site of the SS massacre of the whole town which was then preserved how it was left after the massacre.

With the many local Bricontes (cheap second hand shops selling lovely French antiques and other items) the National park with its woodlands many lakes, perfect for the fishing and sailing, lovely villages and towns with the old way of life, makes Plantagenet Manor the perfect place to spend time with family and friends.

Large wrought iron gates leads up a stone pathway to the front entrance with two huge antique oak doors with wrought iron features and large lock. A video intercom is at the main entrance doors. Two very large urns are situated each side of the main entrance. Trees, hedges, bushes, grassed garden and a full size pétanque court that is overlooked by the castle. To one side is an ancient 'wishing' well with secure metal grill. A smaller side gate with stairs is situated to one side of the property.

Another entrance to the Chateau

From the front gates leads up a stone pathway to the front entrance with two huge antique oak doors with wrought iron features and large lock. A video intercom is at the main entrance doors. Two very large urns are situated each side of the main entrance doors. Trees, hedges, bushes, grassed garden and a full size pétanque court that is overlooked by the castle is at the front of the property. To one side is an ancient 'wishing' well with secure metal grill. A smaller side gate with stairs is situated to one side of the property

The chateau

The chateau

The pool area

The pool area

The pool area

The poolside BBQ deck

The pool area

The pool area and gazebo in the background

The garden

The garden

The gazebo

The gazebo

The gazebo

The gazebo

Petanque Court

Petanque Court overlooking the area where Richard the Lionheart was killed

Roof feature

Parking is available for numerous vehicles at the rear of the property or on the quiet side street

 

Ground floor

Enter into a large hallway through the two massive solid oak doors with wrought iron fixtures you find a beautiful circular stairway on the left that leads up to the upper levels. The brand new gourmet commercial sized kitchen with huge lovely old stone fire place is situated on the right through two antique 9 ft high oak doors.

The kitchen has a very large commercial gas and electric cooker with double oven, 6 gas burners and hotplate situated within the huge 'chateau' style fireplace. There is a large double door fridge with icemaker, separate wine fridge, stunning three meter marble centre island with six Tolix chairs, professional coffee machine, extensive premium glassware, tableware and cutlery and an extensive array of pots and pans. Everything you could wish for to make a gourmand meal for the family and friends.

Off the kitchen is the laundry and utility room with new washing machine and large dryer, with extensive cupboards housing the iron and ironing board and other useful household items. To the left of the entrance is a bedroom with a double bed and en-suite with shower, sink and WC. Off this room are utility rooms. A separate WC is located in the hallway.

From the hallway, through two beautiful Oak doors leads to the huge lounge area which houses two aged leather five person comfortable sofas, large coffee table with parquetry top, huge American Oak entertainment unit which contains a 127 cm (50') flat screen LG Plasma TV, DVD, Sat channel box with hundreds of English and French channels, a laptop with WiFi internet connection, books on the local area, chateaus and interior design, and DVD library.

A lovely Napoleonic Black Marble open fireplace sits in the centre of one wall. High ceilings, dark wooden floor, pillows, throws, and other items make this room the perfect place to relax over a bottle of red. There are electric shutters on all windows and the windows face out onto the rear grounds where the pool, entertainment area and raised gazebo are situated. A lovely old church can be seen from all windows and dominates the local area.

The rear grounds can be reached through double French doors from the lounge room. To the left of the lounge area is the very large dining room that is entered by two solid oak doors. This room houses a three meter wooden table with inlaid wood top, huge round oak legs, ten black velvet French dining chairs and two antique carvers that have been recovered with beautiful English fabrics.

Lovely panelling surrounds the room which also houses a very large lime washed hand carved cabinet. There are many glass fronted cupboards and a selection of the owner's black and white photos on the wall. Two large double windows open up the view onto the rear grounds, pool area and the old church.

View of kitchen

Enter from the large hallway into the brand new large commercial sized gourmet kitchen. It has a huge old stone 'chateau' fire place with a very large commercial gas and electric cooker with double oven, six gas burners and hotplate situated within the fireplace.

View of kitchen

There is a large double door fridge with icemaker, separate wine fridge, coffee machine, extensive premium glassware, tableware and cutlery and an extensive array of pots and pans. Everything you could wish for to make a gourmand meal for family and friends.

View of kitchen

The kitchen.

Professional coffee machine

The kitchen includes a commercial coffee machine.

Kitchen

The kitchen.

Kitchen

The kitchen

Grab a fresh bagett from the local bakery

Grab a fresh bagett from the local bakery

The entrance hallway

The entrance hallway with large chandelier and antique grandfather clock. Note the 3 m oak doors.

Lounge area

The hallway leads to the huge lounge area which houses two aged leather five person comfortable sofas, large coffee table with parquetry top, huge American Oak entertainment unit which contains a 127 cm (50') flat screen LG Plasma TV, DVD, Sat channel box with hundreds of English and French channels, a laptop with WiFi internet connection, books on the local area, chateaus and interior design and DVD library.

Lounge area

There are electric shutters on all windows and the windows face out into the rear grounds where the pool, entertainment area and raised gazebo are situated. The rear grounds can be reached by the double French doors from the lounge. A lovely old church can be seen from all windows and dominates the local area.

A view of the lounge area on the ground floor.

Dining room

Napoleonic black marble open fireplace sits in the centre of the lounge area wall

Close up of aged leather sofa

Close up of aged leather sofa

 Large wooden lounge table with parqetry top

Large wooden lounge table with parqetry top

Lounge area

Another view of the lounge area.

To the left of the lounge area is the very large dining room that is entered by two antique 3 meter solid oak doors with wrought iron fixtures and an antique crystal door knobs. This room houses a three meter wooden table with inlaid wood top, huge round oak legs, ten velvet French dining chairs and two antique carvers that have been recovered with beautiful English fabrics.

Lovely panelling surrounds the room which also houses a very large lime washed hand carved cabinet. There area many glass fronted cupboards and a selection of the owner's black and white photos hang on the wall. Two large double windows open up the view onto the rear grounds, pool area and the old church.

Stair case

Ascending the magnificent oak circular stairway with sisal runner and iron railings you arrive on to a large landing and hallway. Off the landing you will find four beautifully renovated bedrooms, three with modern four poster beds, all with new mattress, luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, duck down quilts and pillows and new en-suite bathrooms.

Stair case

Chandalier night illumination of stairway.

Stair case

Chandalier and stairway.

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1 with double bed, luxury bedding and ensuite.

Laundry / Utility room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board

 

 

 

First floor

Bedroom 2

Very large room with high ceilings, new modern four poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, duck down quilt and pillows, two side tables with lamps, mirrored built in robe, white marble fireplace with large mirror above and lovely comfortable chaise. Large window with shutters. Large private en-suite with floor to ceiling tiles, shower with large rain showerhead, sink, heated towel rail and WC. Lots of natural light through the large double frosted windows.

Bedroom 3

Very large room with high ceilings, new modern four poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, duck down quilt and pillows, two side tables with lamps, mirrored built in robe. Comfortable chaise. Chest of drawers. Two windows overlooking the rear with shutters. Large Private en-suite with floor to ceiling tiles, shower with large rain showerhead, sink, heated towel rack, and WC. Lots of natural light through the large double frosted windows.

Bedroom

Large room with high ceilings, new modern four poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, duck down quilt and pillows, two side tables with lamps, extensive built in cupboards. Comfortable chaise. Marble top chest of drawers with Flat screen LCD TV, DVD, and sat box with hundreds of channels. Very large master bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles, beautiful 'egg' bath and stunning chrome tap ware, double sized shower with large rain showerhead, two single sinks and WC. Chrome heated towel rack. Lots of natural light through three sets of double frosted windows.

Bedroom

Bedroom 5 with double bed, luxury bedding, side tables and lamps, cupboards and separate entrance to the main bathroom with a separate lockable interconnecting door to Master bedroom. Making both bedrooms perfect as a family suite.

Master bathroom

Master bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles, beautiful 'egg' bath and stunning chrome tapware, double sized shower with large rain showerhead, two single sinks and WC. Chrome heated towel rack. Lots of natural light through three sets of double frosted windows.

Bathroom

Master bedroom bathroom

Bathroom

Main bathroom with double size shower, rain shower head and two sinks

Bathroom

Ensuite to bedroom 2

Bathroom

Ensuite to bedroom 3

Bathroom

Modern double shower head with main as an extra large rain shower head

First floor landing

Ascending the magnificent oak and iron circular stairway you arrive on to a large landing and hallway. Off the landing you will find four beautifully renovated bedrooms, three with modern four poster beds, new mattress, luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, duck down quilts and pillows and new en-suite bathrooms.

First floor landing

 

 

Second floor

Ascending the beautiful oak staircase leads to the top level with open landing with antique table and chair. To the left is a door leading to a large open hallway leading to two bedrooms and open plan entertainment/games room. A further separate bedroom and bathroom is located on this level.

Upper level landing

Ascending the beautiful oak staircase leads to the top level with open landing with antique table and chair. To the left is a door leading to a large open hallway leading to two bedrooms and open plan entertainment/games room. A further separate bedroom and bathroom is located on this level.

Entertainment area

Games/entertainment large open room with 2 two seater sofas, amazing antique river rowing boat attached to the huge roof beams, TV counsel with large 106 cm/42' flat screen TV, DVD, Sat box with hundreds of channels, DVD Library, other seating, table football/babyfoot game, books, games. Perfect as an children and teenagers entertainment area out of the way.

Games room

Games/entertainment room with table football game.

Bedroom

Bedroom 6 is a smaller bedroom ideal as a nanny's bedroom with double bed and luxury bedding, side table and lamp. Separate entrance to a large shared bathroom with shower, sink and WC.

Bedroom

Bedroom 7 with two single beds, wardrobe, desk, chairs, side table and lamp

Bedroom

Bedroom 8 with two single beds, wardrobe, desk, chairs, side table and lamp.

Bathroom second level

Second floor bathroom

Stairway as seen from top level

Stairway looking down from the second level

 Enjoy the ambience of the chateau

Have a nice bottle of red with family and friends and enjoy the ambiance of the chateau

 

 

 

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