Secteur: Castres, Tarn

Near Mazamet, Tarn

DEPT
81
REF No.
MFP23481
PRICE
€ 1 732 500

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OVERVIEW

This stunning fairy tale castle offers 7 reception rooms, 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Set in 8 hectares of landscaped woodland, impressive fountains, water cascades, and formal gardens which create a truly magical setting. This unique chateau is sited on foundations dating back to the Roman Empire and significantly improved and fortified sections dating back to the 14th and 18th Century. After falling into disrepair during the late 1980's the chateau has been sympathetically and beautifully restored over many years by the current owner, a plethora of original features abound, sweeping stone staircases, baroque fresco's, medieval flooring to name but a few. Now completely equipped for modern living, the chateau with its professional kitchen, 17 x 4.5 m swimming pool, stables, 2 coach houses with extra accommodation potential and parking for 16 cars is offered for sale fully furnished. It could equally make a sumptuous home perfect for entertaining or a fabulous boutique hotel. Conveniently located for airports at Castres, Carcassonne, Albi and Toulouse.
Floor plans available on request.
Price including agency fees : 1,732,500 €
Price excluding agency fees :1,650,000 €
Buyer commission included: 5 %

KEY POINTS

Bedrooms 9  
Bathrooms 8  
Land Area 8 ha  
Surface 1080 m²  
Heating FIOUL / OIL  
Drainage TOUT A L EGOUT / MAINS  

DESCRIPTION

HALL / ENTRANCE HALL
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Hall d'entrée/
- Main entrance: The front door gives access to a superb imposing Entrance Hall, 48m² featuring an elegant double staircase with beautiful wrought iron banisters and original 18th century frescoes. Ceiling Height 6.74m.
REZ DE CHAUSSEE / GROUND FLOOR

Est et ouest ailes /
- EAST WING :
Double doors lead into the Reception area with black and white floor tiles and a plaster coat of arms surmounting Corinthian pillars, 42.55m. Double doors lead into the Main Salon, parquet floor, double french windows to the Jardin a la francaise. Plaster paneling and gilded plaster moldings. 56.12m.
Intercommunicating to the right is the Dining room, with carpet and marble fireplace, also overlooking the garden, 34.89m. Annex of 4.87m. Kitchen 35.66m. Cellar and store room, 16.20m. Laundry room-orangerie, 38.98m. A small stairwell leads to the first floor. Landing, 10.51m. Bedroom 18.7m Corridor 10.83m. Bedroom, 13.44m Kitchen. Shower room with bath, basin and W.C. 19.82.
Intercommunicating to the left is a small Salon of 30.44 m, a private kitchen of 26.6m, a private Bedroom of 23.05m overlooking the valley and a small room in the Tower and a bathroom of 13.69m2. Shower basin, bidet and W.C. 8.4m.
Beyond the Reception area a corridor of 3.03m leads to a Bedroom 22.3m², bathroom 20.2m² with shower, bath and private toilet.
Amenities : The East Wing has Central Heating whereas the West Wing has electrical heating.

- WEST WING :
Double doors into an attractive Salon with black and white floor tiles and a pretty fireplace with plaster mouldings and faux marble wall decoration of the 18th-century, 32.75m2. Beyond is a Bedroom, 34.10m², with ensuite bath, shower, basin & toilet. 8.05m². A corridor of 59.59 gives access to a walkway above the courtyard leading to the other wing. Further bedroom, 35.02m with bath, shower, two basins, 11.49m². 3rd bedroom, 24.45m² with shower, basin and W.C. 9.79m2. Living room in the 14th century tower of 20m2 with an old toilet.


PREMIER ETAGE / FIRST FLOOR

Chambres et salles de bains, séjour et grenier a aménager /UPPER FLOOR : Hall 5.01m² toilet 2.95m, Bath with shower 12.12m². Further bedroom 22.04m², Bathroom with bath, shower, 11.57m². Two store rooms off the corridor of 14.38m and 10.08m. Attractive Suite in the tower comprising Hall 4.95m, Living room, 12.43m, bedroom with exposed stone walls, 42m2 with a ceiling height of 4.5 m² with exposed beams. Bathroom, shower, basin and bidet with W.C. 10.22m². Bedrooms 28.20m² with exposed beams and four windows with spectacular view over the valley, park and woods of the National Park; and bathroom with bath and shower 11.2m and toilet 4m². Vast loft to develop.


TERRAIN /GROUNDS

Piscine, cascades, bois / GROUNDS : Double doors at the top of the hallway lead to the rear terrace with a swimming pool 20 x 5 metres with fountains. Stone Steps lead up to the English style garden with lawns and a 'Riviere Russe' featuring four descending pools with fountains ( inspired by the Palace in St Petersburg). At the summit a 'Rivière à l'Anglaise' consists of six pools and six waterfalls.
Beyond and around this spectacle are pretty woods with numerous paths and steps. To the East is a beautiful jardin à la Française by the famous André Le Notre whose work can also be seen at Versailles and Fontainebleau. There are numerous attractive paths and staircases through the woods.


DEPENDENCES / OUTBUILDINGS

2 maisons et garage /OUTBUILDINGS : There are two coach houses in the courtyard as well as a garage for 2 cars. Parking spaces for 16 cars. First House: 100m² on two floors with two bedrooms, a shower and W.C. Second House: 250m². Ground Floor; Bedroom, office, living room, kitchen, bathroom, basin and W.C. Big Garden. First Floor; With separate access, bedroom, bathroom and W.C.






SITUATION

EN PERIPHERIE / EDGE OF VILLAGE Fully restored chateau - 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 7 reception rooms Parts of the chateau date to 14th and 18th century Elegant and characterful features throughout 8 hectares of gardens with lawns, fountains, cascades, streams and woodland Stunning views in a peaceful countryside setting Less than an hour from Toulouse and Carcassonne airports Two courtyard coach houses, garage for 2 cars and parking space for 16 Perfect for spacious elegant living or a boutique hotel 18th century frescoes, marble fireplaces, gilded plaster mouldings Restored 9 bedroom chateau just one hour from Toulouse

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