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(31) Haute Garonne

Elegant 19th C. Château for sale, pool & outbuildings.


Reception Rooms:
Bedrooms: 16
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 7 ha

Reference: C8-152
£ 791,187
$ 1,020,733

Elegant 19th C. Chateau for sale. The traditional ‘U’ shaped design is unaltered with classical proportions, exterior stonework embellished with carving; stone balconies on the lower floors & wrought iron balconies on upper floors. Even rainwater pipes are fluted & decorated with cartouches. The restoration has been undertaken with great attention to detail. The innovations of the modern world are seamlessly incorporated to provide standards of comfort that would have required an army of staff! The pool is heated using 3kms of geothermal feed & period antique radiators. Double glazed windows raise the efficiency level to 'C''. Internet and telephone coverage is excellent.

Wrought iron double gates framed by a stone wall lead into the gravelled drive. Huge double doors to the hallway; original tiles, panelled walls, gilded mouldings & an imperial wooden staircase with carved wooden doors on either side.Tall wooden doors to left & right to reception rooms. Left is a gracious salon overlooking the front lawn, fireplace, coffered ceilings delicate plaster moulding, herringbone parquet, lit by tall windows. Double doors into the second salon overlooking formal gardens to the rear; French doors to exterior. The two rooms can be joined for entertaining. High ceilings. Opposite, double doors lead into the kitchen with a huge fireplace, an island unit with workspace & informal dining space, professional quality ovens, tiled floor & tommette tiles round the work area. Doors either side of the cooking wall into the dining room facing the front lawn and looking out over the stable block. Original fireplace. Very tall windows. Room to seat twelve. Two W.C.’s and a smaller door off the corridor to an independent apartment with one bedroom and a generous living room/kitchen/dining room with access to gardens. views of the Pyrenees from almost every window.

First Floor: At the top of the stairs is the library with oak parquet floor, mouldings, fireplace. (The first floor rooms could all become bedrooms if someone wanted to create a boutique hotel.) Next is the games room /TV/CInema room and beyond that, a billiard room with full sized billiard table, a marble fireplace and balcony overlooking the park. Five bedrooms off the landing, two with ensuite bathrooms, and two sharing a shower room with W.C. Laundry room. Hoover points on all floors.

Second floor: Originally the staff quarters the ceilings, the windows and the parquet is more standard but the fireplaces are still marble. Currently set out as 2 independent apartments of three and four rooms respectively. Plumbing & heating infrastructure is all in place. The walls need to be plastered and the fittings chosen. Two public spaces are planned - a purpose cinema room in mid construction and lovely sitting room at the top of the stairs. At the end of the hall with four rooms are stairs to the tower apartment with steep pitched ceilings and a ‘chalet’ feel to it. A second spiral staircase leads to walkway round the roof - great views. The roof has been carefully maintained, some beams have been replaced and tiling apparently in good condition.

Cellars:These house the geothermal input, the back oil fired C.H., the freezer section, the wine cellar, the pool equipment room and the original heating boiler - an antique!

Grounds and outbuildings: The pool which is heated geothermically has a six person spa next to it in a wooden building. A long low property to the left has two pigeonnier towers at the far end. Shutter clad windows. 3 bedrooms, a sizeable kitchen and a bathroom but needs updating
Oil fired C.H.Beneath it is a huge amount of space which could either be continuing s storage space or could create a further apartment plus private garage. It all looks out on the wood and meadowland.

With your back to the gates you see the original wellhead with pulley and ropes and then the stables/barn building, 800m2 on two floors. Ground Floor: A huge workshop with an inspection pit fitted. Upstairs a hay barn. Carriage arch links the gardens to the stabling area. 5 big loose boxes. tack room and additional barn which could provide an indoor menage. Above is a 400 x 10 metre hay barn . The land is all fenced and secure. There is a spring fed water point at the perimeter of the land. The owner feels that there is good grazing for 5 horses. There are no neighbours but a tiny village with a restaurant is nearby and a large village about 10 minutes away by car, very pretty and with shops and facilities. Toulouse airport is 1 hour away. Winter sports are under an hour. The Mediterranean is 3 hours drive away.

There are many opportunities for income generation with three entirely independent buildings allowing flexibility of choice and usage. The possibilities for both private and corporate hospitality are endless.