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Chateau Bellingham Estate in Aix les Bains, France

£8,300,000
  • ID ­frcbe140710
  • Status: For Sale
  • Property type:
  • Listing type: Intl Prestige

Property Description

11 bedroom Chateau Bellingham Estate in Aix les Bains, France

ITS HISTORY
Historically famous personalities have lived at the Chateau, or in Tresserve or Aix Les Bains. Lord Bellingham became owner in 1897 and asked Gertrude Jekyll, the most famous British garden designer to trace out the garden. In the vast reception room is a raised throne where Bellingham received Queen Victoria.

Chateau Bellingham was acquired by a Savoyard, passionate about decoration, who after 7 years of outstanding renovation work has created a dream property, unique and unrivalled in France and all the Alps. Decorative paints, floors prestigious marble, wooden floors, the wooden gilded with gold leaf trim, antique tapestries, wrought iron …

THE GROUNDS
The parkland of 3 hectares is entirely enclosed. Three double gates, allowing access to this property and the outbuildings, (main and service entrance). The main entrance gate is on its own; a work of art made from worked cast iron, surrounded by stones and sculpted lions. Numerous stone statues and sumptuous works of art decorate the parks and gardens. The immense park of 3 hectares contains numerous century old rare essence trees. More than 270 trees and bushes have been planted recently to continue to embellish the park and gardens. All the roofs are new and are in grey slate from Angers, are hand cut and include decorative friezes. All the facades of the main buildings have been completely renovated.

CHATEAU …
Grand entrance hall and guests restroom, an office, reception area, a large reception area (7 metres high), monumental marble staircase in cast iron. Large dining room, office, dining rooms. Large, fully equipped modern kitchen/ equipped with a breakfast room, large store room / kitchen office, large games room, office or smoking room, large guests restroom, home cinema. Area with reinforced lift door. Chapel, secretaries office, laundry, sanitary block for the staff, stone staircase which leads to two floors of private rooms/ bedrooms and attics. Inside courtyard, access for deliveries. First floor:
Landing, lift access, dressing room, master bedroom number 1, bathroom with bath, shower, WC. Guest bedroom, with bathroom and WC or living room for the master bedroom. Bedroom number 3, with bathroom and WC and open area, hall, bedroom number 4 with bathroom and WC.

2ND HOUSE ATTACHED …
On the first floor with direct access to the main building, an open area, bedrooms 5 and 6, bathroom with bath, shower and WC. Bedroom 7 and 8. On the second floor: an open space, bedroom 9,10 and 11. A spacious attic which could be converted, with Jacobean windows.

ORANGERIE …
About 120m², with hall, large room and a storeroom with a generator, roof terrace over a vaulted cellar. A magnificent chalet or “Mazot Savoyard” from the 17th century of about 15m² for summer use. Pool House 45m². a second outhouse, lounge, music, Jacuzzi, kitchen with barbecue and dining area.

A heated swimming pool 13m by 6m, with views of Bourget Lake, palm trees, olive trees and an outside music system. Greenhouse, pump room and store room. Car port and closed garage about 150m². Cellars, boiler rooms etc. Botanical garden for renovation. Aviary of 80m2 for renovation.

LOCATION …
Incredible at the heart of the Alps at Tresserve, next to Aix les Bains, Chateau Bellingham is close to everything (shops, schools, golf course, racecourse … ) and located in a unique and exceptional location overlooking the Lac du Bourget , the largest natural lake in France. In a unique location near Annecy (40 km) or Courchevel (110 km). Located 3 km from AIX LES BAINS, 10 km from Chambery, 40 km from Annecy (20 minutes). 4 km from AIRPORT to Chambery / AIX LES BAINS , 3 km from the motorway and the TGV station in Aix les Bains.

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Gavin Tokely

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