Chateau in Bavelincourt, Hauts-de-France, France
Superb 19C chateau in more than 14 acres of parkland with lake and guardian's house in the hear
93497TS80 - "Esbart" (the hamlet and the Chateau bear the same name) stands amongst the beautiful country-side of Bavelincourt in the Somme and is very well located outside Amiens, within a few hours (via train, car or plane) from London, Brussels (212kms), Paris (160kms), Beauvais (87kms) and Le Touquet (119kms) with its famous beaches and golf courses! - "Esbart" a charming two-story mini-chateau consisting of 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with a private office on the 1st floor and 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms on the 2nd floor. The interior layout is divided from right to left with 2 fireplaces and the master bedroom suite privately completing the left wing. The underground tunnel is perfect for wine collectors, spa addicts to enjoy the daily saunas and has a private room for some real fun parties to have! The lush grounds are perfect for riding horses or getting lost amongst the trees. Occupied by the British in WW1 and the Germans in WW2, Esbart is filled with history.
The chateau stands on its own in the quiet woodlands on the river Hallue and is reached through gates set into the original brick walls that form the boundary.
The whole property consists of the main house, built from brick with stone covering and slate roof. Inside, the grand entrance hall (33m2 / 355ft2) gives an immediate idea of what is to come! The main reception rooms are the lounge (79m2 / 850ft2) and dining room (67m2 / 721ft2) separated by an impressive stone "inglenook" fireplace. This whole area is bathed in light with large windows to both sides. From here a passageway passes the kitchen and on into the "grand salon" with its own magnificent stone fireplace, large windows to both sides and high, beautifully decorated ceiling. Through double doors to the entrance hall (a partition wall has been put in to provide an office but can be removed to re-create the original hall leading from front to back) and then another passageway leads off to three bedrooms (12m2, 14m2, 18m2 / 129ft2, 150ft2, 193ft2), a bathroom and shower room. Beyond this area is a separate apartment comprising a bedroom, lounge and bathroom.
Two separate staircases lead to the first floor offering six large bedrooms (24m2, 23m2, 23m2, 18m2, 29m2, 10m2 / 258ft2, 247ft2, 247ft2, 78ft2, 312ft2, 107ft2) with two shower rooms and two bathrooms. The top floor has two loft areas ready for conversion.
Below the chateau runs the brick vaulted cellarage comprising a superb "party room" with it's own entrance from the courtyard, sauna, shower room, boiler room and the service area for the heat pumps as well storage areas.
Across the courtyard from the chateau itself is the guardian's house. In two sections, there is the living space for the guardian comprising lounge; kitchen and WC on the ground floor with two bedrooms and shower room on the top floor. The second section consists of the stables and garage with loft areas above awaiting conversion.
Outside, the courtyard offers some covered parking, a small cottage garden area with the original kennels for the hunting hounds and a tennis court. Hidden away from view are the storage barns and workshops for the maintenance of the grounds. Between here and the main park is the covered pool, heated by air sourced heat pumps for economy. The park itself has large lawns, woodland, a paddock and a small fishing lake. The river creates a boundary to one side. This is a truly wonderful property and sensibly priced. Viewing is strictly by appointment only and with the agent.
Bavelincourt, Hauts-de-France, France