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R199 Dominant Medieval Chateau with vineyard and views - Gironde, Aquitaine

Perched on the edge of a charming village with stunning views down the valley across amazing countryside it is easy to see why there has been a Chateau on this site since the early medieval times. Beside the Chateau runs the "Route Saint-Jacques de Compostelle", a well travelled route for pilgrims since the 8th century. The Chateau and outbuildings form a circle around the massive courtyard with a splendid water feature in the centre. It has been completely renovated by its current owners over the last 12 years and now has all modern conveniences. Bordeaux city is just 40 minutes by car and can also be reached by train from the local station. The restoration has been completed sympathetically and great care has been taken to recreate the medieval atmosphere. The stone spiral staircase is magnificent and leads to the 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is lots more space ready to convert to more living accommodation if required and there is also a separate guardians cottage, hangar, barns and the wine making chai. Behind the Chateau runs a terrace and dining platform that have the most amazing views to the South and West.



 
 R181 Impressive yet Romantic Chateau & Guest Cottage – Dordogne, Aquitaine  

R288 Impressive yet Romantic Chateau & Guest Cottage – Dordogne, Aquitaine

This wonderful chateau blends the masculine of towers, turrets, stone spiral staircase and Great Hall with the feminine of handmade Chalon kitchen, genteel and comfortable private quarters and wonderful ensuites bedrooms. Fully renovated by the current owner to an exceptionally high standard, it offers 5 bedrooms in the main chateau (with an additional one to renovate), a Guardian's apartment of one bedroom, and a separate self-contained Guest Cottage with two bedrooms. The reception rooms are numerous and varied - from the grand and impressive to the more intimate and homely. The original stable block and hayloft offers a bland canvas for numerous additional possibilities. The setting is magical, with the land bisected by a charming gurgling stream that also feeds a mill-pond replete with carp and trout. In addition to the formal gardens, the land includes meadow and woods and is awash with wildlife. Discreetly tucked away, it is only 5 minutes from a local town with all the usual facilities, including excellent restaurants. To be seen!


 


 

 
 R151 Elegant Moated Chateau – Bordeaux,  Gironde, Aquitaine  

R151 Elegant Moated Chateau – Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

Accessed through a private entrance, this chateau is located in a beautiful park. Standing proudly in the middle of a moat, riche in carp and pike, this elegant chateau of "l’Entre deux mers" represents the true art of living in the Bordeaux area. With feudal origins, this site, whose foundations date back to the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 17th and early 19th century, has a unique "neo-romantic" style. Former stronghold since its creation, this property has been transformed into an elegant residence in the 19th century and has retained its original features such as the double arched bridge, marble fireplaces with copper mantles, Italian marble floors from Carrara, and the Baronial staircase of white stone. All modern conveniences have been added, and each room has its own bathroom and private WC. The Chateau is ideally situated, it allows easy access to Bordeaux and Bergerac and also Paris and Spain via the TGV and motorway, and although it is located in a protected environment, it is near schools, all amenities and a golf course. The Chateau has significant revenue potential, but would also suit as a private residence or second home. A rare opportunity that is worth the trip!


 
 R149 Magical Medieval Chateau and extensive 300 hectare estate - Perigord Noir, Dordogne, Aquitaine  

R149 Magical Medieval Chateau and extensive 300 hectare estate for sale - Perigord Noir, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Set in the heart of 300 hectares of land and surrounded by sites of special historical interest, this enchanting chateau and estate of 10 additional cottages must be seen to be believed. The chateau itself is partially renovated - the stone structure and exterior have been fully restored, the roofs and turrets renewed. The interior has been stripped of all decoration and now presents a blank canvas for refurbishment to an owner’s requirements, for while classified by UNESCO as a ‘Monument Historic’, there are no material constraints to re-planning / designing the interior. It represents approximately 1,000 sqm (10,000 sq ft) of habitable space. The centrepiece is surrounded by a series of outbuildings, walls and gatehouse – some of which have been renovated, others presenting a similar blank canvas as the Chateau. Dotted around the extensive estate are ten independent cottages, each of which has been renovated and has its own swimming pool. This estate has not been hunted for over 20 years and is teeming with wildlife including deer and wild boar and would make a sensational hunting estate. Please enquire for further details.


 
 R116 Medieval Riverside Chateau for sale – Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

R116 Medieval Riverside Chateau for sale – Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Standing proudly on the banks of the River Lot, this magnificent medieval chateau was built to command its stretch of waterway and was, at one time, responsible for levying waterway tolls. Rooms are large and impressive and retain all of the character that you would expect of such a fortification - stone spiral staircases, impressive fireplace, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings to name a few. Whilst the chateau is authentic and bold, the gardens are more refined and genteel - elegant paths flanked with formal flower beds, symmetry, colour and variety - providing a contrasting and yet complementary setting. 'La piece de résistance' is undoubtedly the river itself which passes below the chateau along a river frontage of some 200m - perfect to enjoy from the terraces that line it. The six bedrooms in the chateau are complemented by a self-contained but connected Guardian's cottage, adding a further three bedrooms. SOLD

 


R084 - Fairytale Medieval Chateau, country setting for sale   

R084 - Fairytale Medieval Chateau, country setting for sale - Lot-et-Garonne

Situated in the midst of idyllic countryside, this fairytale chateau is magical from top to bottom. It retains a tremendous depth of character - magnificent fireplaces, chunky oak doors with wrought iron fittings, secret spiral staircases, turrets and towers - it is the very essence of stylish castle living. Renovated to an exceptionally high standard by its current owners, it now offers very modern conveniences that both contrast and complement its medieval character, with ensuites, modern kitchen and pool. The main body of the chateau accommodates seven large bedrooms, and conveniently located on the other side of the courtyard is an eighth with its own living room - ideal for guests or guardians. This property would make a super principle home, a second home or equally a commercial business. The Chateau is situated within easy reach of Agen (approximately 20 mins) Within short range there are equestrian centres, golf, boating, tennis, fishing and on the edge of Agen is Park Walibee, an amusement park for all ages.


 R078 A typical French Medieval chateau & AOC Bergerac Vineyard for sale Dordogne  

R078 A typical French Medieval chateau & AOC Bergerac Vineyard for sale Dordogne

Comes with its own vineyard with AOC Bergerac Red wine, rose and AOC Saussignac sweet white wines, 3 bedroomed guardians’ cottage, staff apartment and office, manege and paddocks. The heart of 5 bedroomed property is set within in own castle walls offering totally private walled garden and heated saltwater swimming pool (ideal for skinny dippers / nude sunbathers), complete with gatehouse and fortified towers with machiolations, stone-mullioned windows etc. With pigeonnier, banquet hall, barn to renovate, security alarm. It is located just a within commuting distance west of Bergerac International Airport and a within a few kilometres north of a world-class golf course, complete with spa, beauty therapy, gym open to the public. A rare opportunity to buy your very own French fortified castle with its own wine label! 40 hectares (100 acres) of land, of which 19 hectares (45 acres) of vines. The vineyard – a fully self contained and equipped working farm – is located around its own courtyard, complete with chai, chilled storage, bottling plant, wine tasting room, despatch hangar, vignerons cottage. Edge of a village, close to Bergerac, Dordogne, South West France. SOLD


 R045 A majestic fortified chateau for sale Ste Foy-la-Grande, Dordogne  

R045 A majestic fortified chateau for sale Ste Foy-la-Grande, Dordogne

With 200m of Dordogne river frontage, with a guardians’ apartment, two bedroomed guest cottage, five bedrooms all ensuite in the main chateau. English hand-made kitchen equipped with oil-fired Aga, American fridge with ice-making machine, wonderful formal reception rooms including panelled drawing room and panelled dining room, banquet hall. Wine cave (cellar) with stone vaulted ceilings – ideal for haloween parties or your very own medieval sex dungeon. Tunnel believed to pass under the River Dordogne dating back to the Wars of Religion. Rich in history – several members of French monarchy believed to have stayed at the property. Round tower with machiolations and witches-hat turrets. Mature garden with magnificent Cedars of Lebanon and estimated five hundred years old. Very private and tranquil heated swimming pool – ideal for nude sunbathing and skinny-dipping. Fenced tennis court, South-facing elevation and riverside terrace. Near Ste Foy-la-Grande, Dordogne, South West France. PROPERTY SOLD BY CLASSIC FRENCH HOMES