Welcome to Château Du Chêne, an exquisite19th Century Château and Estate in the south-west Burgundy region of France, situated in Beaumont-Sardolles, 25 minutes from Nevers and three hours south of Paris. Château Du Chêne and its impressive estate is nestled on nearly 12 acres of stunning woodland, with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, ponds and the Morvan Natural Park range. This property is rich in history and has been maintained, renovated and restored to preserve its original atmosphere, authenticity and integrity. The splendid Estate and Castle, which once was the hunting lodge of the Dukes of Nevers and a vacation resort for the famous French painter Rosa Bonheur inspires the imagination and provides tranquility in the most stunning natural setting.
The rarity of this property is evident from the moment one arrives at the ancient gate and catches a glimpse of the Chateau at the end of its long driveway. Behind the gate, life at the Chateau is private and peaceful. The Estate includes the Chateau and seven outbuildings, some of which have been restored and renovated and others partially renovated. Possibilities are endless in this striking Estate and Castle.
As you step into the entry hall you will be greeted by a majestic tuffeau stone staircase with wrought iron railing, expansive windows and a rear entry glass door offering spectacular views of the countryside and the Morvan range. The 3 storey 21 bedrooms Castle offers 12,916 SF of renovated living space with beautifully preserved architectural and decorative elements, such as, exposed wood beams, exposed stone walls, intricate carved stone cornice, wood paneling and carved boiserie elements, as well as, period fireplaces. All major rooms are connected via a traditional enfilade of doors and natural light pours in every corner of the Castle thanks to its extensive windows and east and west exposure.
The ground floor offers two reception rooms, a large dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, two living rooms, one with a library, an office, a seminar room with a terrace, as well as a guest room with an ensuite bathroom, one powder room and access to the 4,305 SF vaulted cellar, which houses two boiler rooms and a well.
The second and third floors offer 20 beautifully appointed bedrooms, 16 of which have ensuite bathrooms. All bedrooms enjoy stunning views with traditional details. On the south wing of the château you find a gorgeous chapel with original carved stone cornice details, lancet style windows, stone walls, and vaulted ceilings.
THE COACH HOUSE ‘LA MAISON DES CARROSSES’ Which housed the farrier, served as a horse carriage storage and accommodated four stables. It is a magnificent 4305 SF building, planned renovations included three separate and independent apartment units. Restoration and structural work have been completed. A slate roof, and most windows have been installed. The first apartment unit was completed in 2013 on the ground floor. This one-bedroom 1 ½ bathroom unit is wheelchair accessible, it has a lovely layout, with beautiful finishes and large windows throughout. The upper level is ready for interior design and customization. An elevator was planned in the renovation, the elevator shaft is ready for the elevator cab installation. This building is full of charm and character, its vaulted wood ceiling, gorgeous stone walls, floor to ceiling windows, superb views of the vegetable garden and the south-west grounds, make this a dreamy location for a residence within the Estate.
THE SADDLERY ‘LA SALLERIE’ This beautiful building is located next to the couch house; it can be renovated into a cottage. A new slate roof has been installed, interior finishing, windows and doors need to be completed.
THE CARETAKER’S COTTAGE ‘LA MAISON MANSARDÉE’ is a stunning structure with a mansard roof sitting at the entrance of the property, it is full of character, and can be renovated into three separate units. Needs renovation and restoration.
THE GAMES KEEPER HOUSE ‘LA MAISON DU PIQUEUX’ Located at the south-west end of the property needs restoration and renovation, drawings and plans are available for what could be transformed into a two-bedroom cottage.
THE STABLES ‘LES ÉCURIE, contains four double stables and can be used as they are or renovated to accommodate other uses.
THE SHED ‘LE HANGAR’ located between the stables and the caretaker's cottage needs a new roof and it is used for storage.
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN ‘LE JARDIN POTAGER’ It’s an impressive 2.5-acre bio-dynamic, fully enclosed and welled garden.
THE BREAD OVEN ‘LE FOUR À PAIN’ In 2011 the bread oven was discovered and excavated. It is in working condition and has been covered to protect from the elements.
Other features of the Estate include
• An Orchard
• An Orangery
• A Chicken coop
• A Sheep pen
• A Pigs den
• A Kennel, It needs restoration and currently houses bee hives
• A Violon or Pond at the rear of the Chateau
• A Pediluve or footbath, was a pool used to bath horses. It is currently sealed to serve as a water reserve in the event of a fire. It’s home to a large variety of amphibians.
Possibilities are endless in this striking property, which would appeal to someone looking for a substantial family home or a large venue for commercial or hospitality use. Over the years the stunning Estate has hosted family events, professional meetings, conferences, seminars, it has operated as a chambre d’hôtel (bed & breakfast), and it has a liquor licence. A blend of tradition, elegance, history and charm awaits!
Land Size 12.355 Acres |46322 m2
Chateau Size 12,916 SF | 1200 m2
Cellar 4,305 SF
Price: $2,175 000.00 CND or 1.6 M Euros
Municipal water service
Central Gas heat by heat pumps and boilers
1M Euros spent on renovations and restoration