This fantastic property is located in a village that offers primary school, butcher, baker, village shop, doctor, chemist, post office, and garage. It takes 10 min by car to the nearest small town with a picturesque Friday market, supermarkets, railway station etc…Rodez airport (1 hr) offers flights to London Stanstead, Toulouse airport 1hr 20 min. The motorway is 7 km from the Château.
The château, dating as far back as the 13th century, has been carefully restored by its interior designer owner ensuring that all the original features have been restored, but at the same time adding modern comforts such as insulation, ensuring that the running cost of this splendid property is not out of control. The chateau offers around 500m2 of very comfortable living space.
Ground floor: large entrance hall, drawing room with working fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining room with working fireplace, Laundry room, Small tower with wc. The larger tower’s ground floor has been converted into a larder.
1st floor: Guest room with bathroom-WC en suite, “Grand Salon” with extraordinary octagonal fruitwood parquet, restored to its original state, working fireplace. There is also a study come library a master bedroom bathroom, dressing room, wc en suite. The landing has a magnificent 17century oak floor with all doors original 16th to 19th century.
2nd floor: Two large suites, consisting each of drawing room, bedroom, bathroom/WC. The drawing rooms could be used as additional bedrooms. There is also a drawing room with working fireplace, a large landing with wide 17th cent oak flooring.
3rd floor: Large attic, roof structure of solid oak beams. Plumbing, electricity and central heating were installed in 2000. The oil fired boiler feeds 24 radiators with thermostats and produces domestic hot water for the entire house. The building has been insulated.
The secluded park of around 2200m2 has old chestnut, linden, elm and persimmon trees. There is an abundance of English and French roses, perennials, etc. Form part of the informal garden. Roses and clematis cover the iron arcade leading to the 17th century pavilion. The pavilion has a roof of stone tiles and one of the last existing oak beam “umbrella” roof structures of the region. There are 2 wells, providing water for the park. The former coach house and stables can be converted into a “maison d’amis” or Gîte. All mains have been installed.
A long stone shed at the bottom of the park houses logs and garden tools. There is the possibility for a future walled vegetable garden or swimming pool and garage. This area is accessible via a small back lane.
Great care and thought went into the restoration of the building. Plaster and lime walls were done in the old way, old bricks, stone floors, oak floors – all have been saved and restored. The entire façade of the château has been re-pointed and joined with lime and special sand, leaving the original stones apparent. Old “fish scales” slates cover the well preserved roof.
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