There is not a huge amount of history about this place on the web. From what I could find, it would seem that there was a Château in this location for almost 1000 year, however the one that stands today is a much more recent rebuild on the same land at some point in the late 19th century. Abandoned since 2006 the impressive Château Rouge was once as a rehabilitation centre for children before becoming a hotel / Seminar venue. Now, it would appear, the Château is being used as an airsoft venue…
Visited with Matt Kriegaffe Hampshire, Scott Darby of Darbians Photography and Andy K of Behind Closed Doors, this place was rather impressive when we first pulled up, we had seen some photographs from an old report back in 2010 but had no idea what to expect now. Once inside it was clear that the place had taken a turn for the worst. Most of the contents were gone or destroyed, floorboards ripped up in some rooms, doors removed, graffiti. External observations revealed lots of airsoft pellets and hay bales piled up for cover so I would imagine this place may still function as an airsoft venue. Sad to see it in such a state compared to photos in this old report: Château Rouge. The staircase which had been painted a bright red to match the exterior post abandonment was probably one of the better features aside from the externals. Sadly it was raining when we left so my only exterior shot are from my phone.
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