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(32) Gers

Fine SMH XVIII Château - edge Village. Pyreneen Views.


Reception Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 5.68 ha

Reference: F1-392
£ 1,721,421
$ 2,216,663

A beautiful elegant XVIIIth century Château for sale (listed ISMH), situated on the edge of a quiet hill top village in the perennially popular and sought--after department of the Gers. The property is unique in that it combines the major advantages of accessibility, architectural details of considerable merit, modern day comforts and an enviable environment, with views over rolling countryside towards the Pyrenees. This property truly epitomises the spirit of gracious living of yesteryear with its generous proportions, fine period details, high ceilings and spacious well lit rooms.

Within 5 kms of all shopping facilities, and a railway station. Toulouse and its international airport of Blagnac are within easy reach - only 35 minutes away by dual carriageway.

Built in 1770 on the foundations of a medieval fortress, reputed from local historical records to date from the XVth Century, recently refurbished in the style of the period, the Château offers approximately 1000m2 of habitable modernised space comprising the following accommodation:

Ground Floor: Magnificent main entrance hall of 112,20m2 which takes its inspiration from the Palladian period. Columns, plaster moulding and cornices, monumental vases and a beautiful elegant double staircaseon either side of the hall. With a ceiling height of five metres, the reception rooms are symmetrically arranged, each one having a marble fireplace and remarkable parquet floors. The principal Salon, 70.80m2 (9.50 metres in diameter), is round with impressive plaster Stucco work and parquet floor with 177 panels of rare hexagonal marquetry all in the spirit of Louis XVI. Specialists claim to recognise the work of the great Toulousain architect Jean-Arnaud Raymond, very active in the region at that time. Study (41,2 m2); Library (41.2 m2); Elegant Dining room (41.2 m2); fully equipped contemporary kitchen (29.95 m2); Living room (41,2 m2); Second living room (29.95 m2) Two Bedrooms (of 29,95m2 each); Shower room with W.C.; Half Landing: Workshop and Laundry room (18.50m2 and 29.25m2 respectively.)

First floor: Three very comfortable suites (80 m2, 74.55 m2, 71.4 m2) each with its own fully equipped bathroom, and two of the suites have a second bedroom/living room. A further suite with en suite shower room. There are two additional bedrooms and two, 2-bedroom suites to fit out - both already plumbed to provide each suite with a fully equipped bathroom.

Basement: Wonderful spacious vaulted cellars that can be used for entertaining with original fireplaces and flagstone floors. Two music
rooms of 61m2 each. A magnificent rotonde of 70m2. Boiler room with a new 230 kw de Dietrich oil fired boiler (central heating and hot

Grounds: An entirely enclosed park of 5.68 hectares planted with numerous different mature trees (cedar, sequoia, oak, lime trees). Two entrances with electric gates and long private drive. In the grounds, away from the house is a raised jacuzzi pool for 5 people.

Outbuilding: An agricultural building of 250m2 floor area to be restored offers potential for further expansion.

The view to the south of the Pyrenees on a clear day is panoramic. Beautiful property, both a charming private home whilst also ideal for
receptions or for boutique style tourist / commercial activity. Early viewing recommended. Additional jpg images available upon request.