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(34) Herault

Magnificent XII C. Château, 13 Apartments, Vines, Olives.


Reception Rooms: 19
Bedrooms: 31
Bathrooms: 20
Land: 64 ha

Reference: J2-1927
£ 4,218,250
$ 5,380,795

Unique 12th Medieval Castle with 64 ha of grounds, park ‘à la française’, vineyard ,meadows, garrigue scrubland, 1700m² restored divided into 13 apartments with a further 300m² to restore; 2 restored independent houses, all sold fully furnished. Outbuildings 1000m² with restored church and wine cave, panoramic views in beautiful landscape, tranquility, easy reach of city and international airports.

This exceptional Château is situated in the greater MagnificMontpellier area, in one of the most beautiful and naturally preserved areas of Southern France, in an area providing fantastic historic sightseeing opportunities. Built on Roman foundations in the 12th Century, every dwelling of the Chateau is a magnificent place to stay; full of history, charm and character. The buildings are divided into a South and North wing and in the middle is a lovely courtyard with a fountain, olive trees, plenty of Mediterranean flowers including oleander,roses, lavender etc. The ‘parc à la française’ with its box hedges is beautifully maintained. Both wings of the Chateau have been rebuilt to create 13 spacious and extravagant 1 to 3 bedroom apartments – each with open fireplace and separate terrace, some of them with roof-terrace and stunning views over beautiful gently rolling landscapes with cypress trees, pine, olives and vineyards. About 1000m² remains to be developed depending on the project of the future owner. This ensemble is unique in a beautiful and peaceful exceptional setting.

Vestiges still remain to this day of its Roman past including gothic vaults, arches, a Roman wash-room, well, greenhouses built under naturally formed rocks, a sun-temple dating from the Celtic area - and so forth. The Chapel, rebuilt in XVIII Century &used in the XXth C. to store wine, is now restored and used as a meeting place.
The accommodation comprises:
1) Château Southern wing: 9 Apartments from 59m² to 156m², in total 900m² space.
2) Separate small house to the east with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in total 90m².
3) Château Northern wing: 4 Apartments from 69m² to 145m², in total 450m² space.
Restaurant with vaulted ceiling, about 120m², two toilets
Fully equipped professional kitchen, with several ovens, fridges, sinks etc., appr.65m²
Office with Internet access, W-Lan 25m²
First and second floor levels are partially still to be restored. There are about 300m² left for further living space.

4) Charming detached Mas about 100m² including cellar, little garden and a small private swimming pool.

5) Hangar/Barn about 170m²

6) Church about 180m² restored, used as meeting place and for cultural events.

7) Poissonnerie 30m², extension is possible for a 1 bedroom apartment.

8) Cave/former winery about 570m².

9) There is a large heated infinity swimming pool with electric rolling shutter

10) Tennis court

11) Large parking area at short distance from the Castle but not in sight

The property includes a total of 64 ha of land. There are the surroundings of the Castle with the park with centuries old trees and a 'jardin à la française’ which is an area with box hedges, courtyards, the swimming pool with its terraces and many inspiring places to relax.
Further there are today two producing vineyards of about 2.5ha and the yearly production of about 8,000 bottles is elaborated on a winery in a neighboring village.
The remaining grounds are fields and meadows, a dirt track bordered with 150 olive trees, a fruit orchard, forest and plenty of 'garrigue’ scrubland which was in the past mostly vineyards.
Mains water; there are as well 2 springs, a watering system for the Castle grounds and private sewage purifying treatment.

General condition
The Southern and Northern wings of the Castle were rebuilt during 2002 and 2003 to the highest standards retaining authenticity and charm. Every unit has its independent electricity meter, hot water tank and electric heating. The two detached houses have been refurbished in 2010. In total today there is over 1700m² restored. In the Northern wing about 300m² is still to be restored as well as the numerous outbuildings offering scope for further developments.
For Sale Fully FurnishedThe property is sold fully furnished, from the Restaurant and the kitchen to all apartments and houses; just about 25 items are personnel and therefore not included.