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(34) Herault

Renovated 11-14 th C village Chateau for sale

€2,350,000

Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Land: 0.06 ha

Reference: J2-2461
2,350,000
£ 2,071,055
$ 2,671,927

Medieval Castle for sale dating back to the 11th Century, completely renovated with 9 en-suite bedrooms, large reception rooms, beautiful Renaissance sitting room, 19th Century frescos. Full of charm and is bright and tastefully decorated. Heated Jacuzzi. Breath taking views, calm, shops walking-distance, ideal Bed and Breakfast, Gites, Restaurant, turnkey  

This magnificent castle built in the Middle Ages, founded on a Roman castrum and steeped in history, is ideally located on the heights of a charming medieval village in the greater region of Montpellier, Occitanie, South of France, not far from Mediterranean beaches and international airports. The castle, a wall of which, dates back to the 11th Century, has been enlarged and altered from the 14th Century during several periods. It offers exceptional panoramic views overlooking the village and all the surrounding countryside, villages and vineyards, and on occasion, the Pyrenees on the horizon.

This exceptional property will surprise you with bright rooms, large windows, beautiful volumes, high ceilings, exposed stone walls, monumental staircases, beautiful ornate fireplaces, a classical French ceiling, beautiful double doors and many more historical elements that remain to be discovered. The current owner has devoted a lot of time, energy and care to create an exquisite place. The chateau has been completely renovated from top to bottom and thanks to reversible air conditioning, new double-glazed windows and roof insulation, the DPE is extraordinarily graded 'AA" - unheard of for a medieval Castle. A large interior courtyard, very charming and a true haven of peace, is ideal for relaxation or for a commercial activity.

The property as a whole, with each bedroom having its own bathroom, is ideal for a Bed and Breakfast activity, a Gites business and/or a Restaurant. Although located in the centre of the village, the location is very peaceful and offers splendid views. The sea, towns and tourist sites are all nearby and easily accessible.

This luxury property proves that a medieval castle can retain all of its charm, character and authenticity and at the same time offer all modern comforts. With its large bright rooms, its high ceilings and its warm and welcoming atmosphere, this beautiful chateau is ready to move into straight away and is sold furnished.
With a living area of 700m² over 3 floors.

The main entrance is through a large porch which takes us into a beautiful interior courtyard of 210m², adorned with greenery, trees, shrubs and flowers, filling our senses with typical Mediterranean aromas and the soothing sound of a fountain.

Renaissance south wing
Ground Floor: The 36m² Entrance Hall with a marvellous semi-circular staircase leading to the first floor, accessed either from the courtyard or through a large double door from the outside. Storage room and laundry room.

First floor: Landing, dining room and living room, a large elegant room of 65m2 with a high classical French ceiling and a very beautiful monumental fireplace, adjoined there is an office with 19th century murals fresco, a 30m2 fitted kitchen with a large and very convivial table, WC, a large bedroom of 30m² with a beautiful ornate fireplace, its bathroom and dressing room, a small fitted kitchen of 7m².
The living room and the office benefit from the southern exposure and of a panoramic and distant view. The balcony running along the entire southern facade allows you to contemplate this fascinating view where there is always something new to be discovered.

Second floor: Landing leading to 2 large bedrooms, a first bedroom of 30m² with bathroom, a 2nd large bedroom with in addition a child's bedroom, the 2 are 40m² together with its bathroom, a 7m² dovecote, the 3rd bedroom of 30m² with its bathroom is accessible by a beautiful stone spiral staircase starting from the courtyard.

Medieval north wing
Ground floor: Large dining room and/or reception or conference room with very high ceilings, 82m², mezzanine with 2 WCs, fitted kitchen, utility room, storage room, room with heated Jacuzzi and shower room (lease 20 years free of charge), hall of 18m² with a grandiose monumental stone staircase leading to the first floor.

First floor: 3 very nice bedrooms with bathroom, 29m², 29m² and 26m², fitted kitchen with dining room of 17m², stairs leading to the second floor.

Second floor: Large playroom or dormitory of 62m² with sloping ceilings, 2 bedrooms with bathroom of 45m² and 30m².

Concierge apartment
Surface of 50m² on 2 floors with a bedroom, entrance from the porch.

Outbuildings
20m2 workshop
Former stable 20m2, lease for 20 years free of charge, there is a heated Jacuzzi and a shower room
Separate WCs with access from the courtyard

Grounds
The interior courtyard of 210m² is paved in travertine and many plants, shrubs and young trees lend tremendous charm. In addition there is an equipped kitchen and a fountain. An idyllic place to sit and relax outside.

General conditions
This Chateau is in excellent condition and has been completely renovated, the roof has been overhauled. There is reversible air conditioning everywhere and the Renaissance wing, in addition, has oil heating. All windows are renewed and double glazed in-keeping with the style, electric roof light windows, and French wooden shutters. The walls have been repointed. Lights and lamps with LED bulbs. Mains water and drains. There are no works to be expected!

Comments
A superb and magnificent medieval castle with many period features, which offers potential for commercial activity or a large and prestigious family home in a peaceful environment with incredible panoramic views and shops, bars and restaurants at walking distance. Live your dream in the South of France!
Everything remains fully furnished and equipped except for personal items, all paintings except for 3 very large paintings, and all statues with their supports.