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(31) Haute Garonne

Superb 18th C. Chateau for sale nr Pyrenees . Views. Rare!


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 4.4 ha

Reference: F1-500
£ 1,718,535
$ 2,217,131

Gorgeous late 18th C. Chateau for sale, just 50 minutes south of Toulouse International airport, adjoining its original courtyard of 18th century barns within mature grounds of about 4 hectares ( 10 acres) with an ornamental pond providing complete seclusion. Built just before the French Revolution, the Chateau occupies a privileged hilltop position and benefits from exceptional panoramic views down the valley and towards the Pyrenean mountains. Situated on the edge of a small village, yet completely private with stone walls surrounding the property.

The chateau is within easy reach of all outdoor sporting and recreational activities. In the winter, the nearest skiing is a 40 minute drive away, and sophisticated ski resorts just 1 hour 30 minutes ( Baqueira, Béret and Andorra ). Sumptuous beaches at Biarritz are 2 hours away. There are also a number of regional restaurants and picturesque sites in the vicinity as well as all modern amenities.

The chateau offers over 700m2 of elegant and stylish accommodation lovingly restored and maintained. In addition there is a further 140m2 approx of undeveloped space and a large cellar. The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor Beautiful main entrance hall crossing to park terrace
The reception rooms all benefit from exquisite marble fireplaces and plasterwork.
Large drawing room with parquet flooring, Salon/library, Dining room
Large hand-built kitchen with hand painted floors with eating and sitting area, and fireplace, Small kitchen/laundry, Bathroom Shower WC ( half landing )

First Floor
Master suite with dressing room en-suite. Bathroom en-suite with bath, wc, bidet and separate shower, Main Guest Bedroom en-suite Double Shower , wc., 3 large Bedrooms, Large period bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet and wc, decorated with original hand painted stencils.
All the bedrooms have original parquet floors, marble fireplaces and plasterwork.

Second Floor
Large open plan family bedroom with dressing en-suite bathroom/shower wc. Mezzanine. Two further spacious bedrooms, Shower room wc, Large area to convert.
Oil fired central heating.

Many original architectural features and decorations throughout.
Lovely spacious proportions ideal for large family gatherings and receptions.

There is a large salt water swimming pool (12.5m X 6m) . ‘Gaudiesque’ mosaic seating area .
Neptune mosaic steam room & an indoor shower and toilet.

Attractive 18th century outbuildings over 2 floors, forming a large courtyard with the swimming pool area.
About 1,500m2 of usable space currently used as an artist's studio and for private receptions, garden storage and summer house.
Caretakers apartment 2 bedrooms with large family bathroom, fitted kitchen/living area, utility room and terrace. Private access. Individual gas C.H.
Orangerie/greenhouse 42m2. Pump house with private natural spring ( in addition to mains water).

Grounds: Beautiful mature parkland and landscaped rose garden, sunken herb garden, white wisteria clad pergola, exotic garden, bamboo walk and large ornamental pond.

Comments; Very good general repair. All the roofs over the chateau and outbuildings have been renovated. A rare opportunity to purchase a charming home with a unique character and atmosphere of conviviality encapsulating everything necessary to enjoy 'the good life' in a charming setting with stunning views.
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