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(47) Lot et Garonne

Outstanding 17/19th C. Château for sale - idyllic setting.

Reception Rooms: 7
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 26 ha

Reference: E9-4217351
Price: P.O.A

A rare opportunity to acquire an elegant and spacious 17/19th Century Castle which has been beautifully maintained, decorated and tastefully furnished in keeping with the period, retaining many authentic original features. The property enjoys a bucolic setting, benefitting from a lovely outlook over glorious countryside and the 26 hectares of grounds surrounding the Château include a park of 3 hectares that has been attractively landscaped in the mid 19th Century by a German countess. Carefully tended, it contains a remarkable quantify of different species and varieties including cedars, horse chestnut, quercus (oaks), Italian cypresses, yew, elm, maple, catalpas, and a large number of ancient boxwood balls, and a palm grove. The park contains over 300 roses, many of which are ancient varieties, millipertus, ivy, blue and white periwinkles in the woods, and there are even black truffles under the oaks. The park also features a boxwood labyrinth, an orchard with plum, apple, cherry and fig trees, a formal vegetable and herb garden, an orangery and a walnut grove. There are three wells that can be linked to a automatic watering system that cover the park.

The Château offers a total of 1,400m2 of living space including 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 dining rooms, 2 receptions rooms, a library, two studies, two kitchens and a butler's pantry. The furniture could be acquired by separate negotiation and there is also the potential to expand the current accommodation in the main chateau.

This chateau is a classic example of carefully preserved and restored 19th century architecture, with the most ancient parts dating back to the 17th century. Access is through the sweeping 'Cour d'Honneur' (courtyard) and the welcoming steps that open on to the wide reception hall that leads in to the entrance lobby opening on to the park at the front of the chateau. In the left wing you have the formal Salon with a marble fireplace and floor to ceiling French doors giving on to the park. This leads in to a study, then across the hall to the elegant library with wood panelling and a marble fireplace, the family dining room and living room, a service kitchen, and three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the 17th century section with two towers. In the right wing one finds the elegant formal dining room with a marble fireplace, butler's pantry, laundry room and office. In the basement is the kitchen and scullery, as well as cellars and the boiler room.

On the first floor there is a master suite with a dressing room with 18th century panelling (Directoire period), and a full bathroom, as well as 7 further bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with the possibility to create 7 more bedrooms.
The Chateau has oil fired central heating and drainage is by septic tanks.

A charming 'Cour d'honneur' or inner courtyard features a porch with an original XIXth Century Clock, complete with its original mechanisms. Through the arch we reach an inner courtyard with a salt water swimming pool , 12 x 6 metres in the centre as well as various outbuildings amounting to some 200m2 overall and including four elegant stables, two stalls and a tack room and workshop. By the garage is a two bedroom caretaker's cottage and a three bedroom guest cottage , 180m2, with garage. There are bridle paths throughout the park and woodland and two paddocks with water points and a wooden shelter. There is great scope for riding in the surrounding unspoilt countryside with a network of bridle ways.

The property is conveniently located 25 minutes from Bergerac airport and only 4.5 kms from the nearest town with basic amenities, cinema etc. The international airports at Toulouse and Bordeaux are two hours respectively. 1 hour to Agen with daily flights to Paris.
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