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(47) Lot et Garonne

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


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

Reference: E9-KP1041
£ 3,520,794
$ 4,542,275

Exceptional 17/19th Century Chateau for sale. Elegant and spacious, it 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 an automatic watering system that covers the park.

The Château offers a total of 1,400m2 living space including 10 bedrooms, 7 baths, 2 dining rooms, 2 reception rooms, a library, two studies, two kitchens and a butler's pantry. There is also potential to expand the acommodation in the main chateau.

Ground Floor:
A classic example of carefully preserved restored 19th century architecture, with the most ancient parts dating back to the 17th century, access is through the sweeping 'Cour d'Honneur' (courtyard) up steps opening onto the elegant reception hall that leads in to the entrance lobby. This opens onto the park in front of the chateau. To the left is the formal Salon with a marble fireplace and floor to ceiling French doors giving on to the park. This leads into a study. Across the hall is an elegant library with wood panelling and a marble fireplace, the family dining room and living room, a service kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the 17th century section with two towers. In the right wing is an 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.

First Floor: 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.

Outbuildings and Grounds.
A charming 'Cour d'honneur' or inner courtyard features a porch with an original 20th 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, 1 hr to Agen (daily flights to Paris) 4.5 kms from the nearest town with basic amenities, cinema etc. and two hour's respectively from the international airports at Bordeaux and Toulouse.
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