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(81) Tarn

Exceptional Chateau, circa 1900 for sale with stables

€890,000

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 0
Land: 7.2 ha

Reference: J2-2482
890,000
£ 784,357
$ 1,011,921

Exceptional chateau, built around 1900 with 9 bedrooms, 5 baths, a large independent former farmhouse with attached barns. With an iidyllic wooded park and pastures of about 7.1 ha which is ideal for horses. The property is quietly situated at the edge of a nice village with some amenities and near a large town. This chateau is ideal for high ens B&B
The property is situated in the greater Castres area, in the very south of the Tarn department, a beautiful part of the Occitanie region, South of France. The château, built around 1900 by a well- known family as their country residence, has been tastefully restored by keeping all its charm and authenticity such as wooden parquet floors, high ceilings, marble fireplaces, stylish wooden doors and staircases. A long driveway leads to the chateau through a romantic, secluded park with old trees and bushes. The property offers a tennis court to re-establish and about 2 hectares of meadows, on a decent distance of the chateau, ideal to keep horses. Near the regional Haut Languedoc Park, it has beautiful, unspoiled views towards the Montagnes Noires for enjoyable outdoor activities; nice golf courses  nearby in Castres and Mazamet.
Description of the building
The château offers 445 m² of living space over 3 floors.
Ground floor, 168 m² : granite stairs lead to a spacious, covered porch
Entry hall, 34 m² with its original tiled floor
Large sitting room, 48 m² with 2 fireplaces, the sitting room could easily be divided into two separate reception rooms
Dining room, 30 m² next to the 20 m² fully equipped kitchen
Office
Hallway ; pantry and WC.
Beautiful wooden staircase in the entry hall.

1st floor, 154 m² : hallway with 3 en-suite bedrooms, 31, 37 and 38 m² ; a 4th bedroom which could be connected to one of the en-suite bedrooms or could easily be converted into an en-suite bedroom ; WC. A second wooden staircase leads to the second floor.

2nd floor, 123 m² :  En-suite bedroom, 37 m² ; apartment, 48 m² with sitting room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, WC ; 2 other (bed)rooms. Thus a total of 5 bedrooms.

Attic, accessible via a wooden staircase. Currently used for storage.

Basement on garden level, about 150 m². Accessible from the château by the second wooden staircase but also by two separate entrances from the garden. The basement consists of a utility room, wine cellar, workshop, former spacious château kitchen with its original wood - cooker, several other rooms.

Outbuildings
The independent character outbuilding is a decent distance from the chateau and contains:
Former farmhouse on 2 floors, about 300 m², to be fully renovated.
It could be converted into a spacious house or into several gites and/or apartments.
Two attached barns, actually used as workshop and garage.
Independent driveway

Grounds
The château is accessible via a long private driveway leading to its romantic, secluded park , a tennis court and several small outbuildings.

General condition
The property is in a very good condition, ready to move into. Most rooms have parquet floors, wooden single glazed windows. Central oil fired heating on ground and first floors. Second floor heating by electric convectors. Slate roof in good condition.  Mains water. Septic tank should be replaced. Good internet connection.

Comment
Nicely situated, well-renovated château with many original features well suited as a main residence of grand standing with the possibility to rent it as a high quality B&B and-or apartments in the outbuildings. Possibility to have horses. Nearby the lively town of Castres with all amenities. A little over one hour from Toulouse and its international airport.