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Beautifully Restored, Exceptional 3 Storey, 7 Bedroom 19th Century French Chateau with Dovecote and Outbuildings, Nestli…

7 Beds
6 Baths
Habitable Size: 580 m²
Land Size: 32 ha
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€2,450,000

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Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Department: Aude (11) Commune: Carcassonne (11000)

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€2,450,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £2,205,000
US Dollars: $2,376,500
Canadian Dollars: C$3,234,000
Australian Dollars: A$3,626,000
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Key Info

  • Type: Residential (Château, Country House, Maison de Maître, Manoir / Manor House), Maison Ancienne, Maison Bourgeoise, Detached
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 6
  • Habitable Size: 580 m²
  • Land Size: 32 ha

Features

  • Balcony
  • Character / Period Features
  • Countryside View
  • Driveway
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Outbuildings
  • Renovated / Restored
  • Rental / Gîte Potential
  • Stone
  • Swimming Pool

Property Description

Beautifully Restored, Exceptional 3 Storey, 7 Bedroom 19th Century French Chateau with Dovecote and Outbuildings, Nestling in 32 Hectares of Glorious Landscaped Gardens, Fields, Streams and Woodlands,…


Beautifully restored, exceptional 3 storey, 7 bedroom 19th Century French Chateau with Dovecote and outbuildings, nestling in 32 hectares of glorious landscaped gardens, fields, streams and woodlands, while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Carcassonne.

This majestic property was built around 1840 as a hunting lodge. Passing through a stately gate, a gorgeous private 800m long tree-lined driveway leads down to the buildings. The facade of this stately country home is very attractive, especially the impressive wooden entrance door with its arched skylight and carved stone surround. Restoration of the property has taken place over the past several years and has been completed to an exceptionally high standard.

With respect to the nobility and beauty of the place, this family sized Chateau has kept its charm and authenticity while offering all modern comforts. Everything has been done with great attention to detail using top quality materials and with perfect finishes. There are beautiful authentic parquet floors on the ground and first floor, marble floors with under floor heating on the garden level, wide double doors, high ornate ceilings, elegant fireplaces, cast iron radiators with stylish covers and parallel to all this authentic charm there are modern comforts such as the built in plasma screens, dimmable crystal chandeliers, programmable lights, TV and internet in all rooms, alarm with security cameras and much more.

On the ground floor the impressive main door leads to the entrance hall 12.4m2 with arched ornate plaster ceilings and a beautiful authentic parquet flooring. The hall opens onto an elegant Gallery 30m2 with another authentic parquet flooring, giving access to a landing with the second staircase. To the right of the entrance hall is the formal dining room 26m2 with a white marble fireplace and very beautiful and authentic parquet flooring. Further on right is the elegant formal living room of 60m2 with a stone balcony and views over fields and woodland, a large open stone fireplace, fully carpeted floor and an oak semicircular staircase leading down to the breakfast and family dining room.

Passing the Gallery towards the left, it opens onto a landing 15m2 with the original circular staircase connecting the 3 floors, authentic parquet flooring, and allows access to a guest WC, the Master bedroom suite and to the Library via a secret door.

From the main entrance hall to the left, there is the Library opposite the dining area. The Library 26m2 has fully panelled walls with built in cupboards and book shelves, a marble fire place and authentic parquet flooring as well as a built in plasma screen and internet.

The Master bedroom suite 47m2 has the bedroom in wooden panelling, carpeted flooring, plasma screen, fitted walk in wardrobe, and a very chic bathroom with a roll top cast iron bath, large shower, double basins, large cupboard with TV, floor and walls in marble.

Two beautiful staircases lead to the garden level. The oak semicircular staircase leads to the breakfast/family dining room of 29m2 with marble flooring, and large double doors lead to the terrace overlooking the beautifully kept garden with the granite fountain.

To the right is the fully fitted tailor made kitchen of 28m2 to highest standards, with marble sink and worktops, stainless steel appliances, plasma screen, marble flooring, and large double doors leading to the terrace.

From the breakfast room off to the left, there is a TV/games room of 34m2 with wall mounted LCD HD TV and audio/DVD system, and marble flooring. There is a rear entrance hall 8.5m2 with large cupboards, double doors leading to the terrace, marble flooring, a cloakroom with WC 4m2 and marble flooring, and a living room/bar area 39m2 with a stone fireplace in the living room area.

2 steps lead up to a fully fitted bar originally from a French Restaurant with a marble counter top and bar stools, a door leads to a fully equipped wine store with a sink and black marble top, and marble flooring throughout.

The landing 17m2 with the original spiral wooden staircase leads up to the top floor with marble flooring, large double doors leading to the terrace, a relaxation room 9.5m2 and steam shower, marble flooring, utility room 17m2 with double doors leading to the terrace, and at the back is the boiler room of 10m2.

Access to the first floor is via the beautiful original spiral wooden staircase with a landing of 8m2 with oak flooring. Towards the west side is the guest suite of 37m2 with living room area, wall TV, walk in wardrobe, refreshment area (fridge, kettle etc), oak flooring, en-suite bathroom with cast iron roll top bath, twin pedestal wash basins, shower, WC, and marble flooring.

In the middle is a large family area of 76m2 with a central living area, 2 double bedrooms to the North side sharing a shower room, 2 double bedrooms to the South side sharing a shower room. The living area features a glass ceiling which allows light to flood into the open living space and to see the large and impressive roof timbers, a kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the beautiful countryside.

The shower rooms feature a large walk in shower with glass door, pedestal wash basin, WC, marble mosaic tiled floor and shower.

Towards the East side is another guest suite of 54m2 with a living area and bedroom, wall mounted TV, refreshment area with fridge, coffee machine etc., high sloping ceiling with beautiful exposed timber work, en-suite
bathroom with cast iron roll top bath, twin pedestal wash basins, glass shower, and separate WC with hand wash basin.

The attic of 90m2 is accessed via a loft ladder.

A granite fountain 8m x 6m x 1m, heated and filtered, can be used as a plunge pool. A large terrace of 35m x 5m overlooks the formal garden and Dovecote, a stone staircase with a central water feature crossing the property and an ancient stone pond of 12m x 8m which needs to be restored, are in the grounds.

A very attractive Dovecote with a tower and 2 floors, offers about 200m2 of living space in total. Some plumbing and wiring is already in place, various development possibilities are available subject to planning permission.

Also within the grounds is a garage of 65m2 with electric door, small building matching the Dovecote, on 2 levels each 13m.

The Chateau with its 32ha of grounds is set in a beautiful countryside area with no neighbours in sight. Entering the property by a stately wrought iron gate with remote control, the prestigious 800m tree-lined driveway guarantees quietness and privacy.

The land comprises of 12ha of arable land, 8ha of pasture and about 10ha of woods, the remaining part is the well tended grounds that surround the buildings. A stream with running water all year round crosses the property and provides free water for the estate. There is a stone-built deviation channel which takes water from the natural stream and forms waterfalls, pools and a unique water feature staircase.

Arriving at the property there is a large gravelled area with a turning circle around a bronze sculpture, combined with box hedges and ancient stone walls, the impressive main door and facade lead into a different world. The area around the buildings is flat or slightly sloping.

The surroundings of the buildings have been beautifully landscaped and LED lighting allows full enjoyment in the dark. Subterranean tanks provide water for an automatic sprinkler system. Between the Chateau and the Dovecote, the granite fountain decorates the formal garden and is heated and filtered so that it can also be enjoyed as a plunge pool.

The Chateau has been totally restored over the past few years and has a heavenly atmosphere. There is a new roof with copper guttering, significant restoration has been undertaken to the external stone elevations and facade. Under floor heating on the garden level, cast iron radiators or radiators with covers on the ground and first floor powered by oil, room thermostats controlled at distance, new plumbing and electricity with dimmable and programmable lights, internet with wireless connection throughout and TV by audio video distribution system.

There is floor and ceiling insulation, reconstructed chimney linings, water tank with UV-treatment, double glazed wooden windows, original parquet flooring in several rooms in top condition, high quality bathroom fixtures and fittings throughout, music system, alarm system with outdoor cameras viewable through AV system, and intruder alarm connected to remote monitoring.

A truly prestige residence with plenty of charm, exceptional by its architecture, restoration and location, in a peaceful countryside environment. .

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€2,450,000

Currency Conversion provided by Lumon an FCA authorised Electronic Money Institution and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
€2,450,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £2,205,000
US Dollars: $2,376,500
Canadian Dollars: C$3,234,000
Australian Dollars: A$3,626,000
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only and do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.

Location Information

Aude (11), Languedoc-Roussillon
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Department: Aude (11) Commune: Carcassonne (11000) View Large Map

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