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(47) Lot et Garonne

Unique Medieval & Renaissance Chateau for sale


Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 3.55 ha

Reference: R5-11506VM
£ 2,635,087
$ 3,399,600

A unique 14th C. Chateau for sale, listed 'monument historique', once the seat of the powerful family of the Seigneurs de Caumont in Aquitaine who played an important role in the history of France for over five centuries. The Dordogne border is nearby.

In a commanding position the Chateau benefits from beautiful views and overlooks the village. Set around a courtyard with a French formal garden of almost 4 hectares, this property comprises three separate dwellings built between the 13th and 17th Centuries a Medieval Chateau, a Renaissance Wing and a central section - the Dome.

The Medieval chateau
This is inhabited and constitutes the oldest part of the property. 500m2 floor space on three levels has been renovated using original old materials and with great attention to maintaining its authenticity. (Fireplaces, terracotta floors, stained glass windows, dormer windows, internal shutters, original wrought iron work and a tower and magnificent doorway dating from the 15th Century. The property does, however, benefit from modern day comforts.

Ground Floor: Grand salon with 15th C. fireplace, reception rooms with vaulted ceilings, Dining room, fitted kitchen, small salon, study.
First Floor: Five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Basement. The cellar in the keep and various storage rooms.

The Renaissance Chateau: To the right, offers 500m2 of space on two levels.

Ground Floor: Exceptional ceremonial rooms, most notably the Guards Room of almost 200m2 with period tiles, French ceiling, stained glass windows, vast Renaissance listed MH Fireplace, Master Bedroom (Henri 4th & Catherine de Médicis would have stayed there), French-style ceiling, stained glass windows and the MH chimney offered by Catherine de Médicis and made in the style of the school of Fontainebleau, finally the Duke's room similar to that of the King. The two Renaissance fireplaces are among the most beautiful fireplaces in France.
First Floor: 2 apartments at each end of the building. An attic of 500 m² to convert.

The Dome: Built in the 17 and 18th centuries between the two castles ,.

Ground Floor Large kitchen equipped with fireplaces, and washrooms and W.C.'s.
First Floor; : Library and a relaxation room.
Second Floor: staff quarters to renovate.

Substantial outbuildings:
The Conciergerie - 300 m² on 2 levels.
Caretaker's house - 100m2 - at the entrance to the castle.
Old agricultural building - 300 m².

Gas condensing boiler. Underfloor heating and electric heating. Alarm system. Automatic watering. Mains Drains.
Taxes Fonciere 5,500 Euros. p.a.

Formal garden 'a la Francaise', a sizeable courtyard and a lovely stone swimming pool of 14 x 7 m.

N.B. Serious References required.