FP.004 Château de Razat - Ayen – Corrèze – 1.2 M €
​Very charming family sized castle in perfect condition. Recently fully restored and scoring highly on the scale of rich perception.
Beautiful mix of historical features and functional comfort. Plus outbuildings and about 10 acres of land of which 5 acres of walnut grove.
Strong points: perfect condition, nice location, family sized, complete with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, quiet spot with wonderful views. Plenty of space for pleasure and guests. And an income from the walnuts!

France has many castles and a lot them are for sale. Often they are in a deplorable state and after years of fighting with the French authorities and spending huge amounts of money, you then find yourself in an enormous building with too many rooms, plus real concerns about the cost of heating and maintenance, which spoil the quality of life. Not always the realisation of the dream!

But it can also be different!
Chateau de Razat is a very charming small castle in absolute perfect condition, in which you really do have the feeling of living the aristocratic life. The main castle dates from the fifteenth century and was completely restored in the years ’91 and ’92 with 100% respect for style and tradition. Only the best building materials were used and this has led to a luxurious and prestigious property. There are numerous outbuildings and a park. In all there are about 10 acres of land of which 5 comprise an AOP walnut grove in top condition, one acre of park/garden and 4 other acres of prairie.
All walls of natural stone, perfect roofs of the local ‘ardoise’ and in all - lots of peace, tranquillity and freedom.
Four outbuildings all in excellent condition:

double garage with equipment/workshop and heating room; large space above which could be perfect for a workshop or apartment. Completely new insulated roof!summer kitchen with old oven, BBQ and terrace.small barn for storage of small animals, wood or …..large barn for all equipment necessary for the walnut exploitation. 

The castle comprises over 500 m² habitable floor area distributed over 3 levels, of which the middle one is on the same level with garden and which has the functions of living, kitchen and dining and the master bedroom with a very royal bathroom.

Below, on the same level as the entry in the square tower, an office, 2 nice guest rooms, 2 bathrooms and a drawing room. Plus very charming wine cellar on the lowest level of the round tower. A very authentic and spacious spiral staircase of natural stone in the square tower nourish lovely dreams of former times.
In the extremely charming kitchen of 60 m² is a large open authentic fireplace and wonderful stone windows.  Plus cooking island scullery and toilet. The lounge of 90 m² also has a magnificent open fire place bought from a famous address for these building materials near Paris. Perhaps Napoleon once hatched up his evil plans in front of this beauty. On the other side of the lounge is the master bedroom with a very impressive ensuite bathroom. This is clad in Spanish marble, containing sunken bath with separate walk in shower with body jets. Plus a separate toilet.

On the top floor 2 large bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet and a large games room currently used for billiards / snooker. In the largest bedroom the bed is under magnificent authentic wooden beams which support the roof of the round tower!
Wherever you look in this building you will have the idea that you are looking at the story of a dream house in the most glossy magazine.
Very quiet location on the edge of a medieval hamlet near the village Ayen in the South-West of the Corrèze. In this hamlet there is another castle and several other nice characteristic buildings. In Ayen village, in close proximity to the hamlet,  there are basic facilities (baker, pharmacy, grocer, restaurants etc.) and much more in Objat at 10 min.
The large town of Brive and motorway network are 20 mins away and Limoges is 1 hr away. Brive and Limoges both have an airport with good connections with the UK.
Central heating throughout, with under floor heating and double glazing in most rooms. New septic tank. Three entry gates; perfect systems for telephone, heating and television. Monitored alarm system.
The walnut exploitation of 5 acres has 20 years old trees and is completely looked after by a neighbour. A part of the crop is yours.
And if you are looking for an extra income……..a small Bed & Breakfast on this spot would of course one be on the highest level !