Secluded manor house: 5 Chateau for € 1 million
The general's house with an attic, the manor in the royal hunting grounds, the house near the river - as a place of escapism and finding new pedigree.
Forbes Life ran a gallop across Europe, selecting the five most interesting chateau for € 1 million and more.
Gervill, € 1.06 million
XVII stone house in the center of a small town in Ile de France, separated from the world authentic gate of the XVII century. The Chateau is a 15-minute drive from the town of Thoiry and only 45 minutes from Paris. The house stands on a plot of 7 acres, living area - 380 square meters. On the ground floor - living room with stone fireplace and kitchen, overlooking the site. 6 rooms located on the floor above. Renovated attic. A spiral staircase leads from the house to a private jetty.
Bordeaux, € 1,378,000
XVIII century chateau 40 km south of Bordeaux on the national highway. Park of century-old trees in 11 hectares. On the territory of - five buildings, including the main manor house, gardener's house, the house servants, guest house, wine store, garage. A swimming pool with a separate annexe, an artesian well, a pond and fountain. 11 rooms and 6 bedrooms.
Fontainebleau, € 1,484,000
Château XVIII century on the banks of the Seine, near Paris (less than an hour by car), near Fontainebleau. Nearby - all the joys of civilization to shops, schools, restaurants. The house is steeped in history built in the late XVIII century, two generals of the empire. The main building and two wings topped with slate roof in the style of the architect François Mansart. Attic adapted for housing. In the XIX century facade, overlooking the Seine, it was expanded to an extension of the central staircase and a covered terrace with wrought iron railings. The same fence adorns the front yard. Exterior stone walls are whitewashed. The living area of the house - 800 sq m, three floors. On the ground floor: entrance hall, staircase, 8 guest rooms, 4 toilets. On the second floor landing and corridors leading to the living room, dining room, kitchen, library, games room, utility room, laundry room, toilets. On the third floor attic room with kitchen, with 7 bedrooms, two bathrooms, shower room, three toilets. In the basement: wine cellar, utility and technical rooms. Before the house is a garden with a lawn area of 2, 6 hectares.
Lion-la-Forêt, € 1.67 million
XIX century chateau 25 km from Rouen, near the river on the outskirts of a small town in Normandy. The nearest shop 3 km. Living -. 250 square meters Perfectly preserved oak parquet, large bright space. On the first floor - a small and a large living room of 60 square meters, large and small dining rooms, a spacious kitchen. Upstairs - 8 bedrooms and three bathrooms. On the next floor - 9 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. On the fourth floor - small room maids. In the basement - cellar. By the chateau attach two garages, a large building maintenance services and barn. Park area of 2, 5 ha.
Poitiers, € 1.93 million
Chateau 17 km from the city of Poitiers, in New Aquitaine, in the hunting grounds of Charles VII. Vendors claim that the neighborhood has changed little since the XV century, since the time is here hunting horns sounded Valois. House XV-XVII centuries with a living area of 380 square meters. Ancient stone staircase at the entrance. On the ground floor: dining room of 60 square meters with a stone floor, fireplace and wall of the XVII century oak paneling. Kitchen room with fireplace, office. On the floor: five bedrooms and three bathrooms and a toilet. Attic area of 73 square meters restructured converted and adapted to the housing. The guest house - living room with kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a mezzanine. In the annexe - a living room, kitchen and bathroom. Also in the manor built stables, barn, garage and a pool of 12x6 m in the valley -. Park of 19 hectares, including 7 hectares - the forest, and 12 - meadows and pond.