This superb estate includes four cottages and 15.5 hectares (37 acres) of woodland, meadows and gardens. Overlooking the town of Chalais, this property sits amongst the rolling countryside of the Charente.The principal Chateau (646m2) consists of three wings surrounding a sun-trap courtyard, all surrounded by a dry moat.Originally dating back to around 1150, this fabulous property is steeped in history. The accommodation is versatile and would suit a hospitality business - but is equally ideal as a private home.The ground floor has a private chapel, three kitchens and several reception rooms. The first floor has 12 bedrooms - with two master suites. With connecting doors and several entrances, the Chateau can be divided into apartments if required.The first floor features much original parquet flooring and the ground floor is attractively tiled. Four cottages surround the attractive pool and terrace. With three, two, two and one bedrooms respectively they offer huge potential for a commercial activity.A further unconverted barn could create further accommodation - or would be suitable as stables. Great as a luxurious equestrian centre!Nicely decorated and beautifully presented, this property would benefit from a light refresh and a modern central heating system. A new septic tank for the Chateau is also required.Local shops are just 1km away, and the town of Chalais has a train station and larger supermarkets. Bordeaux airport is 1 hour 15 minutes away by car, and Bergerac airport 1 hour 20 minutes.