Castle for sale with pool on 8 ha Ariège, Midi Pyrenees, France
Luxury Fully Restored 18th Century Chateau With Pool in 8 Ha Parkland
A magnificent restored Château surrounded by 8 Ha of beautiful park with lawns and mature trees all bordered by a small river. With heated pool, caretaker’s cottage, stables with 2 bedroom apartment, games room, tennis court, only 3 km to closest village, 90 Km Toulouse - 13 Km Golf course - 60 Km to ski resort
The original part of this beautiful building dates back to 1797 with a much larger extension (the front of the property) created in 1861.
A splendid family home, the Château equally lends itself to a commercial enterprise – a Chambres d’hôte, boutique hotel, gite business, wedding venue or indeed, a combination.
To further entice guests, the Château offers a heated swimming pool, hard tennis court, an exercise room and a huge games room.
In an area very popular with tourists, the Château is only 3 Km to a bustling village with a very wide variety of shops, medical centre, etc. An added bonus is the proximity of an excellent eco-golf course, the first in France offering a stunning and challenging course with amazing views of the Pyrénées and lots of natural obstacles to test the best of golfers
Completely private and unseen from the road, one enters the property through a splendid automatic wrought iron gateway leading to the tree and shrub lined driveway which sweeps through the grounds to the house. With much of the ground covered by small flowering plants, this is a lovely sight in any season.
A magnificent double stone staircase leads up to the terrace and main entrance. Beautiful original doors, high ornate ceilings, glowing wood floors and magnificent fireplaces are evident throughout.
Enter into the large very light entrance hall. From here the discovery starts:
Salon with an inter communicating Dining room both with high windows and huge marble fireplaces.
2 En-suite bedrooms
A wonderful sweeping staircase from the internal hall accesses the second floor
9 Large en-suite bedrooms
Stairs to the attic and old servants quarters
Back to the ground floor
Fully equipped professional kitchen (a former owner ran a restaurant here)
Boiler room (complete with cell for locking up difficult servants in previous eras)
The kitchen leads to a spacious 80 m² conservatory and outside terraces with a garden room and exercise room.
Internally the Château is fascinating – the 2 building eras merge seamlessly into each other and yet one is aware that they come from different periods. It is very atmospheric experience.
Oil central heating throughout.
In addition to the main house is a stable block which has a 2 bedroom apartment and large games room above.
A large workshop and garage behind the stables have a very cosy apartment with 2 en-suite bedrooms and large American kitchen. The apartment also benefits from central heating.
A truly beautiful piece of French history in a magical location and yet within easy reach of airports and cultural centres
- Special class
- Extra info
- Grounds 5-10 HA
- 78,270 m²
- 2,000 m²
- Stories / levels
- All bathrooms
- Garage car spaces
- Caretaker cottage