A Piece of Gascon Heritage
Advert Reference: IP1223
For Sale By AgentAgency: Purslows Gascony View Agency Find more properties from this Agent
|€639,000 is approximately:|
- Type: Residential (Château, Country House, Maison de Maître, Manoir / Manor House), Maison Ancienne, Maison Bourgeoise, Detached
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bath/ Shower Rooms: 2
- Habitable Size: 520 m²
- Land Size: 13.5 ha
- A fascinating château of medieval origins with later developments and additions. Packed with period details, the building has an eccentric charm with lofty and light-filled rooms and features an impressive Grand Salon of 90sqm. Set above a peaceful hamlet in a dominating position with panoramic view
- Character / Period Features
- Off-Street Parking
- Rental / Gîte Potential
- Woodland / Wooded
While the property has long been lived in on a near-permanent basis, it is likely that a new owner will invest a considerable sum to remodel and refurbish most of the accommodation. All installations are old-fashioned and will need be redone in the near future - electricity, bathrooms, septic tank, heating and insulation.The ground floor has an entry hall, dining room, sitting room, study and former chapel, plus a rustic kitchen linking and large utility room.
On the first floor, the Grand Salon, is a terrific space with a 4.5-metre high ceiling and French windows. A corridor serves 5 spacious bedrooms, with old fashioned showers and basins and an antique bathroom. The first floor gives onto a covered terrace and lawned garden, a delightful area for al fresco entertaining at any time of year. Small Victorian conservatory as a potential 'summer kitchen'.
The immediate grounds have a great variety of bushes and deciduous trees and the outbuildings provide storage and have potential for further development. A dozen hectares of organic pasture and oak woods extend south along a ridge for over 500 metres.
Entrance hall, 2x6m, which crosses with the main corridor, 12x2m, by the stairwell.
Dining room, 6x4.6m, with broad fireplace, wall of cupboards concealing a door to secret room.
Sitting room, 4.4x4.8m, with wood burning stove in marble fireplace and decorative plasterwork. Study, 3.8x2.5m.
Kitchen, 5.3x6m, with heavily beamed ceiling, stainless sinks & various storage cupboards.
Utility room, 4.8x5.6m, with double sink and connections for laundry appliances. Separate WC.
Former chapel, 2.9x2.3m. Wine cellar at the bottom of medieval tower. Workshop/store, 7x12m, with CH boiler.
The ground floor has period terra cotta tiles throughout.
A turning timber staircase rises to a galleried landing.
Grand Salon, 7.7x12m, ceiling height 4.5m, with massive oak beams resting on corbels, imposing Renaissance-style fireplace, two broad French windows to terrace.
Stone steps up to tower, leading on to main roof attics.
Covered terrace, 3.5x8m, a delicious entertaining area with quaint glazed conservatory.
Walled and lawned garden of some 150sqm overlooking the treetops below.
4 bedrooms, of more than 25 sqm plus one smaller at 15sqm, with old-fashioned basins & showers.
One antique bathroom. Separate WC at far end of corridor.
A short tree-lined driveway leads in beside a substantial pond. A well stands beside a low pigeonnier tower and an ancient oval fishpond. From a guest parking area, a double flight of steps, rise to an elevated terrace garden with crossing pebbled pathways and luxuriantly planted beds. A handsome archway gives access to a rear courtyard with garage for garden machinery and various stores and former staff rooms on two levels. Septic tank drainage system in need of replacement.
13.5 hectares in all. Beyond a peaceful lawned area, organic pasture extends to the south in two adjoining blocks, flanked with strips of ancient oak woods. From the lawns, a track leads below the main building to the rear courtyard, surrounded by a great variety of bushes and deciduous trees.
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