€7,420,000 | Built c.1800-99 | 25,000 Sq. Ft. | 580 Acres
You’ll need extremely deep pockets and a small army to respectfully restore this 19th century château set on 580 acres outside Macon, France. The vast property includes parks, meadows and two golf courses including a compact 9-hole course that runs along the park and a second 18-hole course with clubhouse and shop, restaurant, offices, men’s and women’s changing rooms, kitchens and a large terrace overlooking the course. These amenities are impressive on their own but the real prize with this property is the 25,000 square foot château known as Castle Mâcon. The château originated in the 11th century but was in ruins by 1781, only the keep has been preserved from this period. The current structure was built in the 19th century and according to the listing will need to be completely restored, however, much of the structure has remained intact, thanks to the high quality of the materials. The ground floor includes numerous lounges adorned with woodwork, French ceilings and fireplaces, a majestic dining room, magnificent library and a very large entrance gallery with ribbed ceiling leading to the multi-storey spiralling stone staircase. Upstairs there are thirteen bedrooms and three bathrooms. An ogival chapel, still furnished and accessed from within the château, is considered a historical monument as are the substantial entry towers. The property also includes a 10,700 square foot clock tower building, a 5,000 square foot orangery, an equestrian centre, large barn, four small cascading ponds and much more! Castle Mâcon is on the market for €7,420,000 ($8,188,452 USD) with Christie’s International Real Estate.