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18th C Château and Estate nr Carcassonne for sale

property reduced

Reception Rooms: 7
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 10
Land: 107 ha

Reference: J2-1896
£ 1,982,925
$ 2,558,228

Exceptional 18th C estate with Château for sale with beautiful gardens, 3 gîtes, stables, outbuildings, swimming pool, an olive grove and paddocks on 107 ha of contiguous land crossed by a river. The property is set in a wonderfully peaceful location in a valley with views over its own fields and woodland, yet is not far from Carcassonne and within a short drive of amenities. Ideal for horses, tourism and farming, The Château was entirely restored in 2007 using an architect and preserving its authenticity.

Château from 1750 and 19th C, with 480 m2 living area
Ground floor: Entrance hall with sitting area and wooden staircase; Sitting room 40 m2 with original floor tiles, fireplace and wooden service staircase, opening on the lovely terrace; Sitting room 22 m2 with original floor tiles and marble fireplace; corridor; fitted kitchen 27 m2 with barbecue and dining area; cloakroom 7 m2 with WC; Dining room 55 m2 with fireplace, high ceilings and windows, with second access through the tower; pantry, laundry room, small room with fireplace, large cellar.
First floor: Landing with corridor; Bedroom 22 m2 with fireplace and Bathroom 7.7 m2; WC; Bedroom 15.5 m2 with Shower room 4 m2; WC; Suite with Sitting room 22 m2 with wooden staircase leading to Bedroom 25 m2 with Bathroom 8 m2; WC; Bedroom 19 m2 with Shower room 5 m2; WC; Bedroom 25 m2 with Bathroom 11 m2; WC; tower Bedroom 24 m2 with fireplace; Shower room; WC; staircase up to small Sitting room at top of tower.

Gîte 1 attached to the Château - 92 m2 single storey: One large room 32 m2 with Kitchen, Dining and Living area, with fireplace and exposed beams; WC 2 m2; Bedroom 17 m2 with en-suite Bathroom 3.5 m2; Bedroom 13 m2 with en-suite Shower room 3 m2.
Gîte 2 part of the farm building complex - 90 m2 single storey: Entrance, large room 46 m2 with Kitchen, Dining and Living area, with fireplace, high ceiling; 3 Bedrooms; Shower room; WC. An extension of about 100 m2 would be possible or creation of a separate Gîte.
Gîte 3 part of the farm building complex - 77 m2: Needs full renovation: Kitchen, Dining and lounge, 2 Bedrooms, Shower room, WC.

Greenhouse 25 m2; Kennels; Reservoir with capacity of more then 200 m3
The farm buildings have their own entrance behind the Château and are built in a U-shape around a large courtyard:
200 m2 wine cellar with concrete tanks and 4 grain silos on the ground floor, 200m² in one large room on the first floor; Stables 150 m2;
Building with garage 36 m2 and stables 150 m2; first floor formerly employees' living quarters; stables 100 m2. 26 boxes in total. They all have automatic waterers and security doors.
Lovely swimming pool 10m x 5m with wide surround, solar shower.
107 ha in one piece,composed as follows:
2 ha of park and garden with a wide variety of trees including an 800 year old oak tree.
36 ha of land – 23 ha of meadows, f6 ha of arable land and 7 pastures with access to the river. Over 12 kms of tracks, with gallops for 2 kms. Hunting by invitation. Olive grove 7 ha with about 1,000 trees, at the moment under rehabilitation having been been neglected for 50 years. Each year more oil with the label ‘vierge extra qualité supérieure’ is produced. 38 ha forest; 3 ha coniferous trees. 28 ha garrigue. A river with constant water crosses the property for about 2 kms. Rich soil and vegetation for the area and altitude; sand pockets with sea shells.
Services and comforts
2 inexhaustible springs, one in a beautiful grotto. The reservoir, fed by the spring, provides water for the horses and for irrigation. A well is fed by the river.
Mains water to the buildings. There are 3 septic tanks, which are in need of work.
All bedrooms have TV, phone and wifi connection. Wooden joinery to single-glazed windows with wooden shutters. Electric heating.
Gîtes 2 and 3 have wood-fired central heating which can be switched to oil. There are solar panels for hot water.
General condition
The property, including the farm buildings, is in very good condition, with all original features still in place including lovely floor tiles, fireplaces, wooden panelling etc. The bedrooms have oak floors and some have marble fireplaces.
Gîte 1 has the same oak floors and the bedrooms are of the same standard as those in the Château. Gîte 2 is in good condition, but would benefit from some refurbishment. Gîte 3 is just about habitable but needs total renovation.