Reception Rooms: 4
Land: 68 ha
Utterly charming Chateau for sale, in an idyllic secluded setting in the sought after Gers, within easy reach of the charming towns of Fleurance, Lectoure and St Clar, yet protected by its domaine of 68 hectares and a 1.5 km private driveway, ensuring peace and privacy.
This elegant and comfortable country home has been carefully restored and maintained and has retained numerous period features which add to its unique character and appeal.
Steps lead up to the main entrance hall which is a spacious area with double doors to the front and the rear, a lovely period tiled floor and ornate cornicing and panelled walls. To the left is the Salon with attractive parquet floor in three colours, a large fireplace and panelling, overlooking the lawns to the front of the Chateau. On the right of the hall is the Dining room with beautiful parquet flooring, wood panelling and and stained glass panels in the windows. To the rear is a large fitted kitchen with an Aga built into the fireplace and a dining area. There is also a cloakroom. The fourth door off the hallway leads to an inner vestibule with a beautiful oak turning staircase with ornate metal balustrade, leading to the upper floor. There is also a snug/ library with views to the rear. Stairs from a half landing lead down to a large office and adjacent room with ensuite shower which could form another 1 bedroomed apartment. Next to the kitchen a door gives access to the basement which runs the length of the property and as well as the services, has a laundry room, a cellar and a small 1 bedroomed apartment at one end with doors out onto the courtyard.
First Floor: Oak floors and double doors give access to each of the six double bedrooms most of which are ensuite and all of which have been recently decorated. All the bedrooms benefit from open views. Some have fireplaces and some have built in wardrobes. At one end doors open onto a roof terrace with balustrading and extensive views over the park. At the other end, a door leads to a small wooden staircase to a substantial attic space which could be developed.
The chateau itself is double glazed and has an oil fired central heating system with steel radiators as well as feature fireplaces in most rooms. Overall the ambience is light and airy and lends itself beautifully to entertaining. Gatsby would have been at home here!
To the rear there are two extensive outbuildings to either side, one of which is used as a 7 bedroomed gite and part of the other as a 3 bedroomed apartment for the caretaker/ gardener with a huge workshop and 3 immaculate stables.
In the grounds there are 2 large fenced paddocks, a salt water swimming pool with terrace, a tennis court, a vegetable garden as well as more formal gardens and lawns. A tree lined drive, 1.5 kms long leads to the Chateau from the road and ensures privacy and tranquillity.
There is a lake on the property.
All furniture is included in the sale.
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It would be possible to acquire the estate with less land for a reduced amount or to acquire an extra 70 hectares of land for an additional sum.
This idyllic small estate offers everything you could possibly wish to find to enjoy life hidden away from the intrusions of the modern world, yet near enough to enjoy the numerous charming villages and towns in the region which is one of the most popular departments in South West France.