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(81) Tarn

Beautifully restored XIX C Château/Hunting Lodge.

Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 32 ha

Reference: F1-467
Price: P.O.A

Constructed around 1840 as a hunting pavilion, nestled in the midst of the Montagne Noir and set in extensive private and peaceful grounds. The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors each containing approximately 220 m2 (Total 660 m2). Restoration of the property has taken place over the past several years, resulting in a large but very comfortable and practical country home. The restoration and decoration has been completed to an exceptionally high standard while fully respecting the period of the property, incorporating many of the original features seamlessly alongside some more contemporary elements.

Ground Floor: Entrance Hall (6.2m x 2.0m) Library (4.4m x 6.0m) Dining Room (4.4m x 6.0m) with parquet and marble fireplace, Salon (8.4m x 7.2m) Triple aspect, balcony with views, open fireplace. Oak semicircular staircase leading to Breakfast/Dining Room;
door to Gallery (2.8m x 10.8m) parquet floor. Doors to Salon, Dining room, Library.
Middle Landing (4.1m x 3.7m) Parquet flooring; secret door to Library; stairs leading to garden level and first floor. Small WC and hand basin; marble floor; (0.9m x 0.9m)
Master Bedroom Suite: Bedroom: (4.3m x 5.0m) Dressing Room: (4.3m x 2.7m)
En Suite: (3.6m x 4.0m) Sep. W.C. Roll top bath, Double Basins. Shower. Cupboard.

Garden Level:
Breakfast/Dining Room (4.0m x 7.2m) Oak stairs to Salon, marble flooring,
double doors to rear patio; doorway into Kitchen (3.9m x 7.2m) and TV/Games Room.
Exceptionally well equipped Kitchen ( list of appliances available – Miele, Lacanche: hand built and painted kitchen unit, solid oak cenral unit, 4 door stainless steel fridge freezer, marble sink and worktops. Ceiling speakers and lighting dimmers etc. large double doors opening onto rear patio and doorway to Breakfast/Dining Room.
TV/Games Room (4.0m x 8.5m) Rear Entrance Hall (5.0m x 1.7m).
Cloakroom/WC (2.5m x 1.7mLiving room/Bar/Wine Store:
Living room Area: (5.0m x 4.2m) Large open fireplace with stone surround.
Bar Area: (3.7m x 4.2) Wine store: (2.2m x 1.2m)

Main Stairwell (3.8m x 4.7m)
Original spiral wooden staircase with cast iron posts and wooden handrail; marble flooring;
Relaxation Room and Steam Shower (2.5m x 3.8m).
Utility Room (3.7 x 4.7m) Boiler Room (2.6m x 3.8m)
Housing Diesel powered boiler; hot and cold water tanks and all plumbing and heating connections/controls; large sink; Washing Machine; Sheila Maid (drying racks) fitted to ceiling; cupboards and shelving for storage and marble floor.


First Floor
Top Landing (4.8m x 1.6m) door way to Guest West and to Central Living Area.
Guest West (Bedroom, Sitting Area, En Suite):
Bedroom/Sitting Area: (5.2m x 3.6m / 3.0m x 3.2m) En Suite: (3.0m x 3.2m)
Central Living Area (8.5m x 2.5m)
Bed NE (2.7m x 4.1m)
Bed NW (2.7m x 4.1m)
Shower Room 1 (2.9m x 1.5m).
Bed SW (2.9m x 4.1m)
Bed SE (2.9m x 4.1m)
Shower Room 2 (2.9m x 1.5m)

Guest East (Bedroom, Sitting Area, En Suite):
Bedroom/Sitting Area: (4.8m x 4.8m / 7.1m x 3.4m)
En Suite: (2.2m x 3.1m) WC: Separate WC with wash hand basin
Attic (10.8m x 8.5m) Access via a loft ladder in Bed NE.

Outside: Stone patio, lawns with cast iron edging, gravel paths, a granite ‘bassin’ with fountain with salt water filter to make plunge pool To the east stonestaircase with central water feature.

Front (North Side) Steps to front door. Gravelled turning circle. Granite steps away from house to a grassed area with an old basin 8 x 12m., not currently in use. Stone pillars and iron gates to the north east of the house. Kitchen garden to the north east of the house. Driveway of 800 metres in length. Small stone bridge over stream half way along. Approx 20 metres from public road are second set of iron gates with stone pillars. Intercom entryphone and electrically operated gates.


Additional buildings:
Pigeonnier Attractive brick and rendered with a slate roof featuring a tower. Partially renovated 200 +m2 of space offering a variety of potential uses. 2 Kennels (3.6m x 1.9m) Built in a matching style to the Pigeonnier and on two floors. Possible multiple uses
including a tool/potting shed, or with the addition of a small rear extension it could be used as guardian accommodation.
Garage/Workshop (8.5m x 8.2m) Electric garage bag.

Land
In total there are 80 acres, (32 ha) of land. Largely wooded with several open areas and a stream providing the water supply to the property. This includes two large fields bordering the road away from the house, utilised and fully maintained by a local sheep farmer. Huge potential exists (subject to the necessary planning permissions) to add additional accommodation a significant distance from the main house.
Location The property is located in the heart of the Montagne Noir. Carcassonne and its airport are around 45 minutes by car. Toulouse and its airport around 65 minutes by car. The nearest towns are Revel and Castres. There is also a regional airport at Castres-Mazamet approximately a 20 minute drive away with daily flights to Paris and Lyon.