18th C. French Château with business potential and land in Nouvelle…, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
This harming late 18th century French château set in extensive 16 acres of land is offered for sale with gite, outbuildings and a swimming pool. It comes with a going-concern quality Bed and Breakfast business (if needed) and is situated near the ancient bastide of Aiguillon in the Lot et Garonne (Nouvelle Aquitaine). The chateau is located on the edge of a small village (an ideal position for Bed & Breakfast activity) with drive access into a courtyard around which are the château, gite, studio and outbuildings. There's ample parking space outside and under cover. Presented in move-into condition throughout, this extensive property offers in the château spacious reception rooms, 5 en-suite B&B rooms, 3 further bedrooms, a 3 bedroom letting gîte, a substantial studio building and further outbuildings. The Accommodation Steps up to the double door entrance to the château and an attractive entrance hall that traverses the property to doors out to the rear terrace and views over the gardens. To the right a spacious dining room with beautiful walnut wood parquet, high ceiling and carved marble fireplace, fitted cupboards ( as in many of the rooms). A sunny salon with pine parquet, carved marble fireplace and 2 windows overlooking the gardens to the south. Cosy study to the left of the hall with lovely glazed bookcases. The fitted country kitchen has old pine floor, double aspect east and south and open fireplace.Utility room/larder. On this floor are 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room ( currently used as owner’s bedrooms). Lovely elm stairs lead to the first floor where there are 4 double bedroom suites each with bathroom, and air conditioning. These spacious ( 30 sq.m +) bedrooms are stylish and currently let for B&B. On the lower ground floor is a further B&B suite with bedroom, living room and bathroom. Also here are workshops, store rooms, wine cellar and laundry. Letting Gite In the courtyard is the guest cottage or letting gîte which was completely renovated and equipped in 2016 to offer 110 sq.m accommodation with reversible air conditioning. Living room with French window to terrace and private gardens, fully fitted kitchen, 3 double bedrooms and 2 shower rooms. Access to swimming pool. Further outbuildings The handsome facade of the studio is across the courtyard. Inside it is completely renovated to offer two rooms ( 100 sq.m in total) ideal for seminars, art/yoga classes or just for partying ! Behind is a large open barn of 100 sq.m and a closed barn of 100 sq.m. These buildings could easily be converted to other uses. There's also, a tobacco drying barn for storing tractors etc... Outside From the sunny south facing rear terrace of the chateau, you look out over the gardens and beyond to grounds planted with some 2000 specimen trees. The swimming pool ( 10m x 5m , installed 2016) is set in generous stone tiled terraces and benefits from a sunny location with views over the garden. Security shutter and WC. The Area and Access The chateau is located near the ancient bastide of Aiguillon, in the Lot et Garonne department of Nouvelle Aquitaine and close to the confluence of the two rivers Lot and the Garonne. The nearest main towns are Marmande and Agen both with all facilities incl. railway station. The nearest airports are Bergerac and Toulouse, about 1.15 drive from both. Ideally set up to generate income from B&B, gite letting and seminars/workshops or as a large family home.