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(47) Lot et Garonne

Elegant 19th C Chateau for sale - Chapel, Receptions,Gite.

€1,500,000

Reception Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 15
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 5.8 ha

Reference: J4-1611
1,500,000
£ 1,321,950
$ 1,705,485

Early 19th C. Chateau built on the foundations of a fortified castle destroyed during the religious wars and an ancient Gallo-Roman site. Restored over the past twenty years by the present owners, although some parts remain to be refurbished, the roofs have all been redone and the property is now a fine family home with a flourishing commercial business including a Gite/Chambres d’hotes, seminars and also as a well established wedding venue with a splendid 19th Century Chapel, pool and dovecote. The house is now a beautiful symmetrical Chateau with considerable charm.

Ground Floor: Two stone steps to an impressive old oak door opening into a spacious entrance hall with a glazed door at the other end to the park to the North. Large square tomette tiles and panelled dado. To the right is an attractive rounded wooden staircase. Grand Salon, oak parquet floor and panelled dado. Double doors to the dining room, exposed stone walls and modern floor tiles. Double doors to second hall, exposed stone walls and stone paving. Wooden staircase with wrought iron railing to first floor. Family Kitchen/living room. Old stone fireplace. Flagstone floor and plaster ceiling. American kitchen in one corner with an island and sink beside an old well. Dining area in one corner. A corridor links the dining room to the main entrance hall and on the left to a Laundry/workshop, Bedroom 1 with marble fireplace, Bedroom 2 or study, Shower room with W.C. To the right of the Hall the original Ground Floor Bedroom is an estate office with ensuite bathroom. 2 further bedrooms to refurbish.
First Floor: Both staircases serve the first floor. Only the bedrooms in the West Wing and one bathroom have so far been restored. In the central part of the Chateau a gallery runs between the two facades with windows at each end. This is served by the main staircase and gives access to four bedrooms with room for future bathrooms.
Second Floor: The principle staircase leads to a similar gallery between the two facades which gives access to the unused attic rooms over the central block.
Basement: Below the laundry is a small vaulted wine cellar and a series of cellars with the Central Heating boiler linking to a series of vast vaulted cellars under the outbuildings with access for vehicles, tractors etc from the East end of the Chateau.


The West Pavilion.
Cleverly arranged to be either a five bedroomed Gite with exclusive use of the reception area and the kitchen or the bedrooms can be let individually as Chambres d’hotes with access also from the main house. In either case, these rooms are often used in conjunction with receptions, weddings and seminars.
Accessible from either the secondary Chateau entrance hall or from the courtyard on the West.
Entrance hall with a modern wooden staircase on the left, leading to a vast double reception room with Dining area and down a step, an open sitting room with two wide south facing Orangery windows. Open fireplace in stone and brick and both rooms have large square tomette floor tiles and plastered ceilings and walls.
In the north east corner is a well-designed American style kitchen .

First Floor:
Accessed from the main house or by the staircase. Light spacious landing. Three double bedrooms with bathroom and shower room.

Second Floor:
Accessed by a separate modern wooden staircase are two bedrooms each with a shower room and with a separate W.C.

Outbuildings;
Reception/Seminar area in the East Wing. Rebuilt for the second time twenty years ago the interior comprises an L shaped Reception room, approximately 250m2, perfect for weddings and other events. Cloakroom with W.C.s . Professional catering kitchen. Access by stairs to garages under the building.
Two additional reception rooms of 80 and 90m2 complete the suite of rooms on the north and east sides of the courtyard with wide glass openings.

19th C. Chapel.
This impressive neo gothic chapel faces the Chateau on the south side with certain interior features recuperated from the middle ages. Six splendid stained glass windows have been recently restored and the roof is presently being renovated. Further restoration is required on the interior.

Dovecote
An elegant building at the Western end of the park which, once restored, could become a useful pool house for the swimming pool which is alongside.

Grounds;
A splendid wrought iron gateway between stone pillars gives access to the driveway leading to the Chateau which stands in beautiful grounds with splendid mature trees including cedars and a magnificent Magnolia. To the North West a band of woodland surrounds a vast open meadow directly behind the Chateau and to the West, the swimming pool by the Dovecote benefits from beautiful open views towards the Pyrenees. The land extends to approximately 5.82 hectares in all.

Location
Situated at the summit of a hill it benefits from beautiful views of the park, the surrounding woodland and countryside and to the south the landscape of the Lot et Garonne as far as the Pyrenees. The property is 2.8 kms from the a historic village and 12 kms to the north west of the lovely town of Nerac. Agen with the TGV to Paris is 18kms away and the Autoroute A62 takes you to either Bordeaux, 120 kms or Toulouse, 130kms – both with international airports.