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Dream Home – French Castle Built in 1179 (23 Photos)

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This castle 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 40 acres 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 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.
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 meters of living space.

source – Prestige Property Group

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