For Sale! L’Epinay Castel, former estate of Marquis de Lafayette

Domaine de l’Epinay in Loire Valley (France-37310)
Beautiful property with large outbuildings in a 10 acres wooded park.

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The property

This estate belonged to the Marquis de Lafayette who sold it to finance his campaign in America.

It extends over a four-hectare (10 acres) of magnificent  grounds including formal garden.

The castle

To the west, the majestic classical facade was built in the 18th century, while the magnificent Renaissance brick and stone gallery was built in the 19th century on the east facade facing the park.

At the beginning of the 20th century a wing was added as an extension to the north.

On the ground floor on either side of the entrance are the large reception rooms with imposing fireplaces, high panelling and exposed beams, as well as the kitchen and a very large independent two-room apartment with bathroom and kitchen.

A monumental stone staircase leads to the large renaissance gallery, flooded with light, on the first floor. It serves four master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two offices and service rooms.

On the second floor, in the attic, there is a cathedral structure with a vast area to be converted, featuring fireplaces and stone gable dormers.

Large cellars complete the property.

The east wing

This is the oldest part of the property. It is built on the remains of a 13th century chapel that has been transformed into a dwelling over the years. Adjacent to the main building, it is nevertheless independent and has its own access to the road.

The ground floor consists of a dining room, a lounge whose fireplaces bear the Lafayette coat of arms on their lintel and a large kitchen. Three beautiful bedrooms are located on the first floor and a bathroom.

The outbuildings

The Orangery is a detached house with a surface area of 3230 sqf (300 m2) on three levels, including on the ground floor, an entrance hall, a kitchen, a dining room and a living room. The floors contain 7 bedrooms with five bathrooms. The orangery has its own garden and access to the road.

There is also a very beautiful dovecote, a woodshed, garages, an old cannery and a barn used as a stable.

Price 

€ 1,600,000

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Location

Dolus-le-Sec 37310 France
10 mn from the Château de Loches
30 mn from the  Château de Chenonceau
35 mn from the Château d’Amboise
40 mn from the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau
10 km from Loches
35 km from Tours
250 km from Paris

layout

Main wing
Surface 550 m2
17 rooms
including 6 bedrooms
2 kitchens
5 bathrooms, 3 separate toilets

East wing
Surface 2153 sqf (200 m2)
5 rooms
including 3 bedrooms
1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 separate toilet

Orangery
surface 3230 sqf (300 m2) 
10 rooms
including 7 bedrooms
1 kitchen, 5 bathrooms, 1 separate toilet

Château de l’Epinay (Dolus-le-Sec)