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(40) Landes

Authentic 17th C. Chateau for sale, Guest cottage, Pool.

€1,100,000

Reception Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 3.02 ha

Reference: E5-747
1,100,000
£ 969,430
$ 1,250,689

Charming 17th C Chateau for sale with 550 m2 of beautifully restored habitable space and a delightful 2 bedroom converted Pigeonnier as a Guest cottage. Attractive grounds with pool, covered outdoor dining area and a large barn. Nestled within its private grounds in an enclave of ancient oaks and parklands, this Chateau was built and owned by the same French Aristocratic family from 1680 to 2002. After years of gentle decline, restorations gradually started. The chateau was ‘rescued’ in 2004 by a renowned antiques expert who returned this lovely period building to a habitable state, whilst retaining its character. The owners have further improved the property which is now a very comfortable eight bedroom family home with a two bedroom guest cottage in the old Pigeonnier. The chateau has its own special magic being built in direct alignment with the equinox, allowing the sun to rise in direct alignment through the hall and set in the centre of the back entrance. Each room tells a story with markings and period features including chestnut wood panelling, original feature fireplaces, stunning“Cube Moyen”(illusionary) flooring and period built-in cupboards and original painted doors. 

The Chateau with 550m2 of habitable space now serves as a family home and has a wonderful homely feel, from the country style kitchen to the several formal and informal living rooms and individually styled bedrooms. The château is suitable for Chambres d’Hôtes activity with its eight bedrooms and six bathrooms or for a large family. In 2006, the chateau was entirely re-wired & re-plumbed with a new central heating boiler to complement the wood burning fireplaces & provide effective heating

Ground floor
Hall 17.7 m2
Sitting room-28m2
Kitchen 26m2
Office 8.4 m2
Drawing room 28 m2
Library 31 m2
Utility room

First floor
Three bedrooms and an office/ bedroom with 3 bathrooms
A corridor leads to the Tower where there are 4 more bedrooms with 3 bathrooms

ADSL
Single glazed
Septic tank

Outbuildings
Old Pigeonnier converted into a pretty, self-contained guest cottage fronted with a wisteria clad, galleried balcony. The cottage has dining room/kitchen, sitting room and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom
Large barn- 29x 11.73 m
Garage in the barn

Grounds:
Attractive grounds with ancient mature trees, lawns and shrubs and a pretty gravelled courtyard.
Covered dining area with terrace 19.44 m2
Pool 10 x 5 m

Comments;
This quintessentially French Chateau would make a perfect retreat for an International owner, with its private and secure location at the end of its long driveway.   The area of the Chalosse is ideally situated approximately 1 hour from the unspoilt beaches of Les Landes and 90 minutes from the ski slopes of the Pyrenees. This area is rich in culture and history and provides plenty of attractions for holidaymakers. The local Medieval market town of Saint Sever, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site Abbey, is just 10 minutes away. As is Hagetmau with its Cité Vert, an amazing sports complex with Olympic size swimming pool, as well as several cafés, boutiques, restaurants and supermarkets. Eugenie les Bains with its Michelin star restaurant, spa and golf is just 30 minutes away.
The historic city of Pau with its airport offering 9 daily flights to Paris is 40 minutes away. Biarritz and Bordeaux airports 1 hour and 1 hr 50 mins respectively.