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(47) Lot et Garonne

Exceptional Listed Château for sale


Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 3.55 ha

Reference: R5-11506
£ 4,546,317
$ 5,854,263

Since the XIVth C this remarkable Château, a listed 'monument historique' was the seat of the powerful family of the Seigneurs de Caumont in Aquitaine, a family which played an important role in the history of France for over five centuries. The first Duke was renowned for his bravery in the XVIIth C and was a friend of Louis XIVth and the lover of Madame de Montespan, the king's cousin. The second Duke, in the XVIIIth C, is famous for having participated in the American War of Independence when he fought alongside Lafayette and led the famous legion bearing his name, contributing to independence. The border with the Dordogne is very nearby.

In a commanding position the Château benefits from beautiful views and overlooks the village. Set around a courtyard with a French formal garden of almost 4 hectares, this property comprises three separate dwellings built between the 13th and 17th Centuries a Medieval Château, a Renaissance Wing and a central section -the Dome.

The Medieval chateau(west wing ) is inhabited and consistutes the oldest part of the property. 500m2 floor space on three levels has been renovated using original old materials and with great attention to maintaining its authenticity. (Fireplaces, terracotta floors, stained glass windows, dormer windows, internal shutters, original wrought iron work and a tower and magnificent doorway dating from the XVth Century. The property benefits from modern day comforts however.
Ground Floor: Grand salon with XVth C. fireplace, reception rooms with vaulted ceiling, Dining room, fitted kitchen, small salon and study.
First Floor: Five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Basement. The cellar in the keep and various storage rooms.

The Renaissance Chateau: The west wing offers 500m2 of space on two levels.
Ground Floor: Exceptional ceremonial rooms, most notably the Guards Room of almost 200m2 with period tiles, French ceiling, stained glass windows, vast Renaissance listed MH Fireplace, Master Bedroom ( Henri IV and Catherine de Médicis would have stayed there), with its French-style ceiling, stained glass windows and the MH chimney offered by Catherine de Médicis and made in the style of the school of Fontainebleau, finally the Duke's room similar to that of the King. The two Renaissance fireplaces are among the most beautiful fireplaces in France.
First Floor: two apartments located at each end of the building and the attic of 500 m² convertible.

The Dome: built in the XVII and XVIII century between the two castles ,.
Ground Floor; large kitchen equipped with fireplaces, and washrooms and W.C.'s.
First Floor; :a library and a relaxation room.
Second Floor: staff quarters to renovate.

Substantial outbuildings:
- The Conciergerie of 300 m² on 2 levels.
- The 100 m² caretaker's house at the entrance to the castle.
- An old agricultural building of 300 m².
- A stone swimming pool of 14 x 7 m.

Gas condensing boiler. Underfloor heating and electric heating. Alarm system. Automatic watering. Mains Drains.

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