This superb estate includes four cottages and 13.5 hectares (37 acres) of woodland, meadows and gardens. Overlooking the town and shops of Chalais, this property sits amidst the rolling countryside of the Charente. Some road noise is inevitable, but trees screen the property from traffic. The principal Chateau (646m2) consists of three wings surrounding a sun-trap courtyard, all surrounded by a dry moat. Though structurally sound, the Chateau needs a heating system, new wiring and a new drainage system. Originally dating back to around 1150, this fabulous property is steeped in history. The accommodation is versatile and would suit a hospitality business - but is equally ideal as a private home. The ground floor has a private chapel, three kitchens and several reception rooms. The first floor has 12 bedrooms - with two master suites. With connecting doors and several entrances, the Chateau can be divided into apartments if required. The first floor features much original parquet flooring and the ground floor is attractively tiled. Four cottages surround the attractive pool and terrace. With three, two, two and one bedrooms respectively they offer huge potential for a commercial activity. A further unconverted barn could create further accommodation - or would be suitable as stables. Great as a luxurious equestrian centre!Local shops are just 1km away, and the town of Chalais has a train station and larger supermarkets. Bordeaux airport is 1 hour 15 minutes away by car, and Bergerac airport 1 hour 20 minutes.