Sensational Perigordine Chateau
€ 3.900.000 agency fees included
11 bedroom,4 bathroom, 4 reception Chateau Property Ref: R000268
Comprising 8 bedroomed chateau (687 sqms) - 3 bedroomed guest cottage (150 sqms) - Additional cottage for restoration - Indoor swimming pool complex with sauna - Immaculate throughout - Idyllic setting enjoying privacy, tranquility & security - 60 hectare estate (150 acres)
Plot size: 599807m2 - Habitable: 837m2
Offering a very rare blend masculinity and impressiveness on the outside, and yet delightful luxury and comfortably homeliness on the inside, this chateau represents the very best in French living. Renovated to every last detail with meticulous care and foresight, this is the chateau that has it all - wonderful reception rooms and bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna complex, extensive garaging, workshops and storage room, a 1km drive leading from the electric gates, separate 3 bedroom guest cottage, all set within a huge 60hectare estate of predominantly woodland save for the exquisite formal gardens that surround the chateau and associated buildings. But whilst all that is above ground may be elegant and refined, what lies beneath bears testament to its medieval roots and original purpose.....
Full Property Details
MAIN CHATEAU 8 Bedrooms, 687 sqms
The accommodation in the main chateau is configured traditionally - a wonderful and very livable kitchen/breakfast room is complemented by more formal dining, drawing and sitting rooms, whilst the majority of the bedrooms are located on the first floor. The second floor, in the roof space, has been partially renovated to provide a further bedroom whilst the remaining two bedrooms are to be finished off.
ENTRANCE HALL 11.17m max x 3.56m
The formal Entrance Hall conveys with the first impression all that is to come - elegance and luxury with a wonderful eye for detail. Stairs lead up to the first floor under which there is a Guest WC, with double doors off to the Drawing Rooms, Dining Room and Kitchen.
DRAWING ROOM 12.58m x 7.67m
Enjoying aspects to the east, south and west. Door to:
CHAPEL / SITTING ROOM 4.80m x 4.47m
Located at the base of the South Tower, this room was originally a chapel and retains the original theme, although now plays the part of an intimate and comfortable sitting room.
DINING ROOM 7.13m x 5.06m
Conveniently located just off the kitchen, the Dining Room continues with the elegant and luxury feel of the Entrance Hall and Drawing Room, with windows facing east and north.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 7.33m x 5.61m
Somewhat less formal, but strikingly stylish and functional, the kitchen is very much the heart of the house - with a wonderful large open fire, and fully equipped with exquisite kitchen units that provide all you could wish for in a kitchen. The cooking area is open plan to the breakfast area, whilst a food preparation area extends around the corner to the pantry.
LANDING - FIRST FLOOR 12.55m x 12.36m
Accessed from a dramatic staricase that I supsect is built of elm, the landing is essentially a cross in shape and offers communications with all five bedrooms located on this floor whilst windows offers views to the east and west.
MASTER BEDROOM 7.02m x 5.12m
With windows to the east and south.
DRESSING ROOM (BED1) 6.11m x 5.41m
Enroute to the ensuite Bathroom, with fitted cupboards along the length of one side.
ENSUITE BATHROOM (BED1) 5m x 5m approx
With double-ended roll-top bath, large shower with panoramic window offers stunning views down the length of the valley to the south, his and hers wash basins, WC and bidet.
BEDROOM 3 6.11m x 5.41m max
Windows to the west, fitted wardrobes, door to:
SHOWER ROOM (BED3) 3.15m x 1.59m
With large walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
BEDROOM 4 5m x 5m approx
Set in the North Tower, with windows to the North and East. This room is currently set up as Study, but has washing machines set in fitted cupboards. It has been designed in such a way that it could be converted to a Bedroom with ablution facilities.
With windows facing east and north, fitted wardrobes, door to
SHOWER ROOM (BED5)
Large walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Compared to the other 5 bedrooms, 6 is more modest in size but has been finished to a similar high standard. With window to the rear, it currently has doors to Beds 7 & 8 with the ultimate intention of being more of a lobby for these potentially huge bedroom suites.
Bedrooms 7 and 8 have been partially converted - reinforced concrete floors are ready take all manner of floor finishes, windows are in as is electricity and water etc. Each room has a tower off, and they could be finished off as one large suite each, or subdivided further.
In stark contrast to the elegance, comfort and formality of the habitable space, two vaulted tunnels descend downards that stand as charming reminder to the castle's medieval fortified past. One is accessed from the Entrance Hall - the other from what apears to be a folly in the front garden. Both lead to the:
VAUTLED BANQUET ROOM
This room offers a range of possibilities - from cool dining room as the name suggests, to large wine cellar
Accessed off the Vaulted Banquet Room, the Summer Room combines the cool of a dungeon (as you would expect, being underground) but breaks out through a parapet wall onto a terrace to face south down the valley. With kitchen facilities already in it acts as a lovely informal for a light bite - but would equally make an excellent artist's studio, for example.
SUMMER ROOM TERRACE
Out of the kitchen, across the bridge over the moat and you reach the summer kitchen - a good range of kitchen facilities located under a covered terrace with a glass roof with retractable blinds make this a wonderful outside sitting and dining spot irrespective of weather.
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX
The swimming pool complex fills two roles - a full suite of leisure facilities based around the indoor pool to the facade facing the chateau, and to the rear, amazing garaging and workshop facilities.
South-east facing along one side, with the other catching the evening sun towards the west. Both are completely private whilst enjoying lovely long views over the very beautiful countryside around.
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL 10 x 5.5M avg
The swimming pool itself has a salt-water purification system and is heated. To the side is a small plunge-pool for use in conjunction with the sauna. It also has a large wood-burning stove that acts as great focal point whilst extending its use into cooler evenings.
POOL COMPLEX BAR
Separated by a glass wall and door, the pool complex bar has kitchenette facilities and bar reclaimed from a French cafe. A sauna is located to the flank, as well as a separate WC
The workshop and storage facilities are exceptional - a fitting and lasting testament to the inventor and engineer responsible for the loving renovation of the entire property. At one end is kitchen and dining facilities for staff, for whom no corners have been cut.
Whilst day-to-day garaging may be provided for in the separate car port opposite the chateau, this garage would play handsome home to the finest automobiles around.
MAIN GATES AND DRIVEWAY 1 km
Arrivals at the chateau are greeted at the main gates by an impressive 'Welcome' to those who have been invited, but polite 'Keep Out' to those who have not. Setting the tone of what is to come, they combine tradition and style with more modern security and functionality. Those that get through are guided along a drive that extends 1km - admirers of the famed gardens of Marqueyssac will instantly spot the inspiration behind the approach to the chateau.
GUEST COTTAGE 3 bedrooms, 150 sqms
Subject of the first wave of renovations, the Guest Cottage is now a very comfortable three bedroom cottage with one family bathroom. In addition to the dwelling, it offers a good sized barn, a covered BBQ terrace and is set within a very charming enclosed garden. It is located contigous with the main estate but to the flank and outside the main gates.
Inhabited up to a decade ago, the ruins are located discreetly in a separate part of the estate. Whilst now in need of entire renovation (if so required), they would never-the-less convert into a very charming cottage complex for staff or guests.
LAND 60 Hectares / 150 acres
Whilst the approach to the chateau and gardens that surround it are the best I have every seen, much of the land is best described as well-managed forest. Crossed with tracks for access, it lends itself perfectly to all manner of outdoor pursuits - walking, running, riding, mountain-biking, hunting and shooting. Moreover, it provides the chateau with an unrivalled degree of privacy, security and tranquility.
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