Ref: 000427 - Le Chateau Du Berouse Stunning 7 To 9 Bedroom Property With Own Moat !
This amazing chateau dates back to the 17th Century and is seeped in history
The Chateau du Berouse is a fine, unique, restored 17th Century Chateau, which overlooks a park-like south facing garden, with water features, swimming pool, 3 terraces and stunning mountain backdrops. A few minutes walk to the centre of the village and easy access to the ski station for entry into the Grand Massif Ski Domaine.
There are two main floors each of 250m2 and full height vaulted cellars and a 3 storey Barn, The Entrance Hall from the front door, opens into a large tile and stone flagged room, with double stone arches, with a gas fired stove and a door way to the ktichen. Two ceiling height double pantry/storage cupboards with doors to stair leading to cellar and utility room with door to outside yard. In the kitchen there are stainless steel work surfaces, an Antique pine dresser and old pine Shaker style cupboards. Aga Rayburn oil-fired cooker adn two built in ovens. Quarry tiles. French ceiling. All modern equipment is included. IN the DIning Room there are also quarry tiles, with oaking banding, semi-divided from the kitchen, with shoulder height old pine panelled wall. French Ceiling. A set of original cupboards are built onto the wall space. In the Billiard Room, there is an option of a full sized billiard table. Old pine wide planked floor. French ceiling. In the Petit Salon, there is a fireplace, ceilingheight decorative cupboards and an oak floor. Ceiling height booked shelves, a panelled ceiling and option of connecting door to the billiard room. In the Grand Salon, you will find a large stone fireplace at one end and library shelves at the garden end, turn behind an armoire to create mini hallway to garden.
There is a vaulted stone staircase, which leads to first half landing, with original black and white tiled floor. There is also a Vaulted office/bedroom with the same original tiling and windows to north and east. Cloakroom with vaulted slop ceiling, decorative tiled flor and white fitting, plus two windows overlooking the garden. In the Bathroom, there is an antique washbasin, white wc and bath with shower, plus double, painted storage cupbaords.The Dressing Room is shelved on each side, with various height hanging and storage space. The Ivy Bedroom is south facing over the garden, with an antique pine wardrobe. The Bathroom here, overlooks the kitchen garden, with white fittings and shelving. The Rose Bedroom is a corner room (west and south ), with two windows overlooking the kitchen and main garden. In this bedroom there is a painted french ceiling and an Antique pine wardrobe. The Dormitory Room, overlooks the kitchen garden to the west and old chapel to the north. Currently with 2 single beds and 1 double bunk bed. There is also an antique pine wardrobe and a painted french ceiling. The bathroom is spacious with a washer/dryer, and steam cabinet/shower, plus white fittings. In the Salon/Dining Room, there is a chimney alcove with gas burning iron stove, a built in old pine kitchen along end wall, wall shelves. Double, painted storage cupboards, view to the chapel on north side.In the corridor can be found two double linen storage cupboards, built into the wall and doors leading the the Day Room. In here are full sized single day beds, with ample play space for children and/or extra beds. In the Laundry Room, there is a fully fitted washing machine and dryer under a worktop, a sink and an electric overhead airing/drying rack. A Stone stairway continues to the attic, which is a huge 10m high and floored. Stunning original oak beams and roof structure. Could be converted to bedrooms, bathrooms, grand studio.
Outside can be found 3 terraces for eating/barbeques/entertaining, one outside the back door, one under the 350 year old dogwood tree and one on the south facing terrace at the front of the house. There is a well, which pumps water through an antique stone trough into moat where trout breed. The water then follows through to the wild life pond, planted with water lillies and is well stocked with carp, goldfish, trout, tench and frogs. Next to the pond is the swimming pool ( 10m by 4m ) with cream tiled surround, underwater lighting and electic heating when necessary. The three storey garage/barn could be converted into extra or staff accommodation, subject to approval. The garden has a second access gate on the west corner and there is an old mazot that houses summer furniture. The kitchen garden outside the back door is laid out in a traditional potager style and is well stocked with a mixture of vegetables and flowers, including a mature herb garden. The grounds are stocked with fruit trees, masses of roses and on the front terrace wisteria, magnolia and a productive chasselas grape vine. The garden is fenced all round and stone walled on the north and west sides. Should the new owners wish to increase the letting potential of the property, this can be achieved, by closing a hallway door, part of the 1st floor, comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a two bedded day room and a salon/kitchen becomes a self contained apartment, which can be reached by its own door, off the stone staircase. For more information on this truly magnificent property and to arrange a viewing, please contact us
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