Stunning, early 19th century Manor house, Chateau style, luminous, 9 bedrooms, impeccable condition with lots of character and many original features, charming courtyard, separate 2 bedroom caretakers house, large stone outbuildings with tower, set in magnificent park, meadows and forest of 5.8 ha with pool, private driveway, ideal for horses, very quiet with lovely countryside views, walking distance to all amenities
This lovely property is very quietly situated at the edge of a lively village with all amenities in a beautiful region near Castres, Midi-Pyrenees, Occitanie, South of France. The Manor house was built in 1810 by a well known noble family on the foundations of an old building. From the entrance gate the property breathes a spirit of grandeur and well-being. The interior of the Chateau keeps its promises also. The restoration works have been carried out with great care to preserve the authenticity and charm of the property. A beautiful park with bicentenary trees, a large, heated swimming pool with vast terraces, overlooking the Chateau and the unspoiled countryside – all this contributes to the feeling of being in a little paradise. The appropriate place for a luxurious private home or a high class business with B&B, gites and conference rooms.
Description of the buildings
The Manor house offers about 500 m2 living space on three levels.
Ground floor, 200 m2:
A large gate opens to the courtyard, 200 m2 with a fountain in the middle a stylish stone staircase leads to the front door of the Manor house and its entrance hall, 21 m2 with cloakroom and WC. The entrance hall is connected with a reception room, 18 m2, to the left of this room is the lounge, 39 m2 with a fireplace and wooden cupboards, at the right of the reception hall is the formal dining room, 30 m2 with another open fire place, the dining room leads to a superb kitchen, 27 m2 fully equipped (Poggenpohl) with newly tiled floor and original fireplace.
All these rooms are South facing and have a park view; the kitchen opens to a West facing terrace with wide views overlooking the park and the swimming pool. Every room still has its original, beautiful and unique, nicely shaped marble floors, marble fire places, wood paneling and doors with original sculptured door frames.
The kitchen of the main house is connected to a few steps lower large room, 33 m2 with a large open fire place and a wine and storage cellar; in the past this was the main kitchen for the property, actually used as a billiard room.
next to the billiard room an office and a second entrance hall with a utility room. A wooden staircase in this second entrance hall leads to a first floor attic, about 100 m2 used for storage which could be transformed into another living area or apartment.
A beautiful stone staircase leads to the first floor
First floor, 150 m2:
Spacious, beautiful hall, 35 m2 , separate toilet, bedroom 1, 38 m2 with en suite bathroom, shower, washbasin, toilet, bedroom 2, 15 m2 with open fire place, bedroom 3, 21 m2 with open fire place, bedroom 4, 20 m2 with en-suite bathroom 16m2 – shower, bath, 2 washbasins, toilet which is also being used as family bathroom as the bathroom opens as well to the hall, dressing. All floors still have their original oak parquet.
A wooden staircase leads to the second floor.
Second floor, 150 m2:
Hall, 24 m2, Bedroom with large bathroom and separate toilet, Apartment with lounge, bedroom and large bathroom + WC, Apartment with lounge, bedroom and large bathroom + WC. All second floor has spacious bathrooms with a shower, one washbasin and toilet.
Caretakers house, 108 m2 habitable space, situated opposite the Manor house.
Ground floor: lounge, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and pantry.
First floor: about the same size as the ground floor, is being used for storage but could be easily added to the caretakers house or make another apartment.
Beautiful stone tower, 100 m2 on two levels, recently renovated,
Ground flloor with lounge and kitchen
First floor : berdoom and bathroom
2nd floor: staircase leads to beautiful roof terrace 40 m2 overlooking the property and its grounds.
Large stone barns, about 400 m2 of floor space, actually used as storage of garden material as garage and as playroom. All barns newly roofed.
Carport for three cars. Small shed, actually used for a pony together with his best friend, a goat.
Large swimming pool, 12 x 6.6 m, heated by solar panels, with spacious terraces.
The total size of 5.8 ha is composed of a slightly sloping beautiful park with bicentenary trees and many varieties, a large part of forest and meadows as well as a vegetable garden and an orchard with many fruit trees. A well is providing free water for the garden.
Both the Manor house and the caretakers home are in very good condition. Central oil fired heating in the Chateau combined with solar heating for hot water. Windows and doors in the Chateau are all double glazed PVC on the South side, those on the North side and on the second floor are original, in wood simple glazed.
Simply a stunning property, ideal as a family home or for a high quality business venture.
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