Chateau Bonté was built in 1838 and is set in 32 acres of parkland with magnificent mature trees.
Located on the edge of a village in the department of Cher in Central France, it offers holiday makers the unique opportunity to enjoy its comfort and serenity whilst knowing that they are ‘making a difference’ by contributing to two worthwhile charities - www.bridge2srilanka.com and www.bridge2haiti.com
This lovely chateau with it’s warm and friendly atmosphere provides guests modern comfort, combined with the elegance of a bygone era.
The Chateau has strong links with Guernsey where... the two benefiting charities are based, and some of it’s furnishings reflect the chateau’s commitment to Sri Lanka and Haiti, countries renowned for their sumptuous silks and exotic woods.
Chateau Bonté is entered via a curving stone staircase leading to a double front door and an impressive entrance hall with original, flagstone flooring.
Here there are doors leading to the dining room, living room, and the west corridor.
The living room allows relaxation and comfort, furnished with comfortable sofas, a large screen TV
(French and English channels) and music system. There is WiFi access provided in this room, should you need to stay in touch with the outside world.
The two windows provide lovely views onto the lawn and Coach house beyond.
The dining room overlooking the south lawn boasts a beautiful, handmade, wooden table seating 12 and has a large fireplace as a focal point.
A beautifully restored, curving, wooden staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor where the bedroom suites and Library are located.
The library is a delightful room at the west end of the corridor – it’s comfortable sofas and westerly aspect make it a wonderful viewing point to watch the changing colours of the sunsets – perhaps with a pre-dinner drink, or whilst playing one of the indoor games provided for your entertainment, such as Chess, Carom, Monopoly or Cards.
Alternatively you might want to simply catch
a quiet moment by sinking into one of the library’s comfy sofas with a book.
Bedroom 1 – This spacious airy double bedroom has a solid oak floor and an antique mirror hanging above the black marble fireplace.The spacious en-suite bathroom has a freestanding bath in the centre of the room where fantastic views of the south lawns can be enjoyed. It also has a large shower and double sinks. It is possible to book an adjoining bedroom, to this suite, which can accommodate 2 people (great for families)– this room is lit by beautiful arched doors onto a balcony overlooking the front of the house.
Bedroom 2 -
Conveniently situated on the ground floor with double aspect views of the south facing lawn and large field to the west allowing for beautiful sunsets.
This double bedroom is fitted with French walnut furniture this delightful room boast a focal point of a black marble fireplace. There is a very well appointed ensuite bathroom with large bath and walk in shower.
Bedroom 3 - Has an enormous kingsized bed, beamed ceiling, wooden floor and views towards the estate’s traditional French stone coach house and surrounding lawns. The room is fitted with oak furniture and it’s en-suite features a roll top bath twin sinks and a spacious double shower.
Bedroom 4 - This double bedroom is elegant and spacious with a blue and white theme running throughout. Views are towards the Coach house and the local village’s attractive Church spire.
Bedroom 5 -
This wonderful room boasts a King size four-poster bed. The view from the large windows overlooks the lawns to the front of the Chateau.The en-suite bathroom is a luxury experience with its twin sinks, freestanding roll-top bath and spacious double shower cubicle.
Set in 32 acres of gardens and parklands with impressive mature trees, Chateau Bonté also offers a beautiful private 10 metre heated swimming pool situated in the Orchard which is a stone walled area, with many fruit trees. This is a truly beautiful setting for lounging around the pool and enjoying the sunshine.
The Chateau’s aim is to be as green, self sustaining and environmentally friendly as possible and the orchard and vegetable gardens are totally organic. The Chateau and it’s swimming pool are heated using Geothermal and Aerothermal energy.
Additional amenities include: wine tasting nearby, village walking distance, no of bedrooms: 5, bicycles, chateaux & manoirs, ground floor bedroom: 1, saturday changeover, heated swiming pool, all rooms ensuite, 5 bathrooms: 1, close to village.Read more
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