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Property to buy in Champagne-et-Fontaine

5 bedroom flat, Champagne-et-Fontaine

Originally built in 1130, this large house is steeped in history. It was first a priory and the church crypt, which now serves as the buildings foundations, forms a vast cellar complex. Richard the Lion Heart was imprisoned here for 2 years, on return from the 3rd Crusade, but would he recognise it? It has been a priory, a convent, some of it pillaged in the French revolution. It finally ended up as a derelict farm house in our current era until it was recently restored and renovated with full attention to detail and no expenses spared; fully double glazed and insulated throughout, it is comfortably heated with 2 communicating central heating systems, (oil and wood) and individual wood stoves, mechanical ventilation, high quality fixtures and fittings and more, yet keeping all the original architectural features. In short, it offers brand new accommodation to the very highest spec within its ancient frame. Offering 5 large bedrooms all with luxury double showers, en-suite accommodation, featuring the original oak roof rafters and beams, original chestnut and oak flooring, 2 lounges, drawing room and a modern luxury kitchen. A wonderful south facing balcony overlooking the rear garden down to the bordering stream, salt water heated pool, astro-turf sun-bathing area and sun terrace. The current living space measures 360m², the cellars another 180m². There are secret passage ways and tunnels, a big barn of some 200m², and a smaller house of another 150m² accommodating an ancient bread oven and forge which could be renovated. Completely ready to move in to make it your dream home with the option of continuing the successful BnB and gite business, this beautiful house is really versatile.

  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 5
  • sqft 3,880ft2
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Price between 770000 & 770000
Bedrooms between 5 & 5
Sqft between 3880 & 3880


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