June 19, 2018 by Billionaire Addresses
Many of us fantasize about one day living in a castle high on a hill. Well now is your opportunity! We have gathered some of the current castles for sale. Unfortunately you will probably have to move to England or Austria, but that’s not so bad anyways. We have selected a few of the hundreds of castles currently available for sale on the market along with a quick rundown of it’s history and amenities.
#1 – 10 Bedroom Castle For Sale – Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany – $3,904,000
This superb historic estate which dates back to the 14th Century stands on its own private 7.5 hectares of land and there is a further 11 hectares located separate to the estate.
The castle requires complete restoration but would make a fabulous luxury boutique hotel in the province of Siena, with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside; in an ideal area for wine making.
The castle comes with approximately 3,800m2 distributed over 3 levels, plus a basement floor.
The estate is divided into two separate living units, connected by a central courtyard with an artistic, water water well.
A beautiful family chapel that dates back to the XVIth century completes this charming estate.
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#2 – 5 Bedroom French Chateau For Sale, Poitiers, Vienne , Poitou-Charentes – $2,135,000
PRICE REDUCED – This fabulous 21 hectare estate and chateau close to Poitiers, comes complete with a totally renovated ‘Logis’ a guest lodge, an office, stables and outbuildings. Previously owned by local lords of the manor, the chateau/settlement which dates back to the 13th Century was used as a fortified defence to protect against invasion; one of the main strategic defences south of Poitiers.
The same family who created the site lived and owned it up until the 17th Century when it was sold on to the last remaining lord of the area. With its own dungeon, fortified square tower (“keep”) complete with defensive archer emplacements and, we understand, it once had a moat surrounding this was truly an impenetrable stronghold and today the solidity of its construction is clear to see. The mound that the group of buildings is placed upon is also man made with various legends pointing to underground passageways and the key-stones visible in the now grassed courtyard indicate the structures that once stood here – an archeologist’s and historian’s delight.
The current owners have undertaken a sympathetic renovation of this historic estate and today it offers a comfortable home for owners and guests alike. Their attention to detail (paint shades and composition of the period for example) have recreated the splendour of ages past whilst incorporating the necessary luxuries of today’s lifestyles. The formal entrance into the “Logis” from the courtyard takes you into an impressive stone floored room with large open fireplace and exposed beams – the polished surface from decades of wear on the stone floor gives an instant appreciation for the age of the building.
Stairs lead up to the accommodation level with two elegant living rooms; one with quarry tiled flooring and the second double aspect with parquet flooring, fireplace and views over the formal gardens (this room also has access to the drawbridge.
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#3 – Spectacular French Chateau Estate in the Jura – $37,820,000
PRICE REDUCED – Only a 45 min drive from Geneva (90 km) or 10 mins by helicopter, circled by a mountain chain allowing the sun to shine over the property, an exceptional and historic chateau and its 6 outbuildings sitting in the heart of a walled park of 80 hectares/200 acres (+ 50 hectares/125 acres of woods). Award winning renovation work executed by the bests artists during the last 6 years. Unique.
The total living space is about 7000m2 on 5 floors plus a square tower.
Entrance hall of 110m2 with monumental gothic staircase, a Gallery / cloak-room and lavatories in the tower, lift, drawing room, smoking room in the tower, conservatory, dining room, summer dining room opening onto the courtyard, access to the tower (2 bedrooms, bathroom).
Suite comprising a drawing room, bedroom, bathroom in the tower, plus a master bedroom with bathroom, a bedroom with bathroom and library in the tower and a further bedroom with bathroom and terrace.
Napoleonic drawing room, Louis XVI apartment comprising a hall, 2 master bedrooms, bedroom in the tower with bathroom, and an aartment with 2 bedrooms and bathroom, a Master bedroom and a round bedroom with bathroom.
2 Louis XV bedrooms with bathrooms, a round Louis-Philippe styled room, 2 bedrooms Napoléon III styled with ensuite bathrooms, Napoléon III styled drawing room, Colonial styled bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a further bedroom with bathroom.
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#4 – 8 Bedroom Castle For Sale – Cannes, French Riviera – $18,178,000
Full of history, character and charm, this spacious 8 bedroom castle is located just a few minutes from the La Croisette area of Cannes and close to beaches.
The castle was totally restored in 1981. It has century-old trees and a 14 x 7m swimming pool.
With a total living area of around 1,000m2, the castle extends over a surface of 700m2 which are set out over 3 floors with a ceiling height of more than 4m.
There are numerous renovation possibilities available for future owners. Among other options, the creation of a wellness area with spa, hammam, fitness and a splendid pool house.
This splendid and unique mansion, with its origins dating from 1872, was built by the Earl of Fayeres and was previously owned by the Duke of Chartres.
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#5 – One of many French Chateaux for sale in the Limousin – Inquire for price.
This chateau was built in 1179 and is one of only 4 castles from that epoque in France with a special history relating to the Crusades and King Richard the Lionheart. It is situated in Limousin region of France in the Haute-Vienne.
Richard the Lionheart was mortally wounded at nearby Chalus and it has been reported that he died here and part of his body is buried in the grounds.
The property is being sold fully furnished and equipped.
This estate of 165 hectares of land has several houses, barns and a tavern, it has 4 lakes, a river and various wells. The tavern is fully functional and open to the public. It serves tourists as well as the locals in the surrounding area for food and drink. The restaurant has a capacity for more than 100 people inside for dinner or lunch. Outside there are two terraces with a capacity for over 200 people. It has a parking area and a large barn for multifunctional use.
The kitchen is fully modern, equipped with the potential to serve more than 100 people. It has been designed with a cozy atmosphere so it can equally host an intimate family dinner too. It also has a cool-room.
The castle itself has been completely renovated to the standard of modern living without damaging the authenticity of its history; it has satellite services, a central heating system and electricity, computer facilities, a modern kitchen in a rustic style, and most of the rooms have their own hot shower rooms.
Next to the great hall there is a dining room which is designed to seat 26 for dinner and is served with a side kitchen (connected to the main kitchen downstairs) next to it facilitating the personnel to serve and to clear the table.
The living space contains a great hall, a chapel, offices, music room, master bedroom, 15 guest bedrooms, dining room, large salon, cinema , library, billiard room, conference room, office, jacuzzi, sauna, staff rooms and more. A total of approximately 3500 square metres of living space.
From the kitchen there is a lift going up to the side kitchen and the main dining room. The castle also contains office areas.
There is a great hall, which can be used for many occasions. It can, for example, serve approximately 100 persons for a gala-dinner or as many as 200 as an audience for recitals or house concerts.
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#6 – 19 Bedroom Castle For Sale In Chianti, Florence, Italy – Inquire for price.
For over a millenium, this majestic castle with a rich history has sat atop a hillside in the heart of the Chianti countryside between Florence and Siena.
The two towers of the castle have dominated the surrounding countryside and views from the external rooms of the castle, and indeed from the towers themselves, are quite breathtaking.
In total there is a floor area of 5000 sqm and land which covers 94 hectares which includes established 18 hectares of vineyards, as well as olive groves, arable land and extensive woodland.
This property is centered around a charming courtyard and the grounds include a swimming pool of 13m by 7m.
The main body of the castle has been fully restored with 19 ensuite bedrooms, grand state rooms, extensive cellars, staff accommodation, offices and 300sqm of un-restored rooms.
The property lends itself for use as a hotel, events venue or indeed as a working wine estate with private residence for corporate and/or private entertaining.
The restored areas of the property provide a high level finish typical of Tuscan residences. Terracotta floors and beamed ceilings are found alongside newly restored bathrooms.
The 94 hectares of land encircle the castle; effectively the whole hill is the property of the castle as the centerpiece. This allows absolute privacy and security. The land is divided as follows: 12 hectares of vines with a further 6 hectares recently planted with vines, 15 hectares of olive groves, 30 hectares of arable land (of which 6 hectares could be planted with vines), the remaining land is woodland.