Prestigious Medieval Castle 12th/13th C., 750m2 entirely restored with character…, Bouches-du-Rhône, Occitanie
This fully restored Medieval Castle has a prime location, it is ideally situated in the heart of Provence, South of France, with easy access to an international airport, train, motorway and to the Mediterranean Sea. Sitting majestically on a hilltop, the Castle overlooks a valley and its surrounding scenery. A 13th Century chapel, a priory and a former farm building as well as about 6.7ha of grounds are part of this exclusive estate. The distribution of the large and very bright rooms is just perfect; on every floor, the reception areas and the elevator are in the center, the elevator provides access to all floors from the wine cellar up to the top; in the East and West wings a large beautiful staircase giving independent access to the bedrooms mostly situated in the wings. In the Castle itself are 8 bedrooms of which 6 are en-suite and the advantageous distribution ensures perfect privacy for all. One of the many assets of this unique Medieval Castle is that it is incredibly easy to live in; all ground floor rooms offer access to the Cour d'honneur with its swimming pool and beautiful views.
This luxury estate proves that a medieval Castle can offer all modern comforts with an easy life style inter alia with the elevator, bright large rooms, high ceilings, French doors opening to the outside space, a cosy atmosphere full of history, charm and character - and a turn-key property to boot. This is the exception confirming the rule!Description of the Buildings CASTLE Ground floor with main access: entrance with a first landing, large entrance room 30m2 with 4m high ceiling and monumental staircase, to the left large sitting room 70m2 with large stone fireplace and 4m high ceiling, cloak room, elevator access, 2 steps higher is the dining room 25m2 with beautiful vaulted high ceilings from the 12th Century and a bread oven 3m deep, a storage room 6m2, wing east with kitchen 19m2 and pantry 11m2, beautiful tower staircase from the entrance room to the right is the West wing with a nice suite 44m2, with bedroom, sitting area and a large bathroom. 1st floor: the monumental staircase leads to the 1st floor landing, lounge 75m2 with 4m high ceilings, elevator access, library 40m2 with a mezzanine 26m2, guest WC, in the East wing is an en-suite bedroom 18m2 with bathroom 15m2 with shower, WC and dressing, and again the tower staircase from the lounge to the right or directly from the landing reached is a sitting room or office 29m2, from here we come again to the West wing with a large suite 47m2 with bedroom, sitting area, dressing and a large bathroom 2nd floor: the monumental staircase leads as well to the second floor landing, apartment with sitting room with fireplace and in the West wing are 2 en-suite bedrooms with each a shower room The elevator opens to a large corridor, from here one can get into the former apartment or in an en-suite bedroom with shower room and hammam, in total 40m2 Another door from the corridor leads to a large laundry area which is as well connected to the tower staircase in the East wing. The tower staircase gives access to another apartment with a kitchenette/dining area, 2 bedrooms and a shower room. Bottom floor, access from second parking area to another entrance room, beautiful vaulted room, wine cellar, access elevator, tower staircase
Other Buildings Beautiful Chapel 31m2 The Chapel, in perfect condition and partly furnished, forms a small courtyard with an 18th Century fountain.
Former Priory A very charming house over 2 levels of sound structure, in need of total renovation, 140m2 of living space in total . Former farm building, a single story building apartment 60m2 with 2 bedrooms, sound structure, needs updating. Work shop and garage
In the courtyard at the entrance of the Castle are 2 open carports, another garage for 1 car, and a large parking area. Dovecote to the left (tower with pigeon loft) with a room 14m2 with medieval floor and below a room with vaulted ceiling Tower on the right with technical room 14m2, below room with 7m height used as a workshop, where the dungeon was in olden times Small conservatory Heated swimming pool 11m x 5.5m with counter current and electric rolling shutter
Grounds About 2ha surround the Castle which sits nicely on a hilltop. The immediate perimeter of the Castle is flat and then the land slopes down towards the former farm buildings and neighbours. There is a large olive grove and a flat grass field. The rest of the land is about 4.7ha, flat and composed of a large arable field and a wooded area across a small public road. The close surroundings of the Castle are fully fenced and offer total privacy. A borehole provides drinking water; a second one supplies the water for the garden. The septic tank conforming to current regulations.
Condition The Castle was renovated about 10 years ago and is in perfect condition; it is very rare to see such a property in 'turnkey' condition. Fuel central heating system; the west wing has reversible air conditioning over all 3 floors, all windows are in iron and double glazed, security windows on the ground floor and others with iron bars, alarm system, remotely controlled entrance gate. And last but not least, the elevator provides huge added value and makes life so much easier!
Comment A totally unique property, ideal as a luxury family home or a Boutique Hotel.
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