Fairy tale Languedoc Castle, Aude, Occitanie
12th century Chateau, in the beautiful Minervois region. This stunning castle offers a historical context from the Templars, Cathars and more recent history in the Languedoc. Excellent location between Carcassonne, Narbonne and the Mediterranean. The property has been extensively renovated (2010) with exceptional attention to detail and has retained much of its character, the grandeur has to be seen to be truly appreciated!
There are 18 rooms: offering, nine bedrooms, of which five are en-suite. Ground floor living and entertainment spaces, as well as an office, a gym room and a jacuzzi. That all important pool, terraces and gardens with superb views - mountains, vineyards and a church! These easy to manage outdoor spaces, are perfect for enjoying life in the south of France!
Within the property complex, there are a 280m2 garage, a 240m2 stable block are included in the sale. In addition, a separate 2 bed apartment, with its own access and a private terrace (Income generating).
The property offers a fabulous family home, be king and queen of your very own castle! Looking for that ideal property/business in the south west of France - this castle offers excellent business as a chambre de hote, and perfect for weddings!. The property has recently operated as both and has established income revenue.
Situated within easy reach of transport links, - motorway, TGV (train), and several international airports.
As you wander around this characterful property, take the time to notice the history, the unique exhibits which have been retained, throughout its renovation. A must see to truly appreciate this special place.
This enchanting chateau offers living accommodation as follows: Ground floor -Stunning entrance hall, light filled hallway, tiled floors, air-conditioning and a grand staircase leading to the upper levels. An impressive Dining Room, bar, feature fireplace and air-conditioning. Direct access to the garden, terraces and pool. Perfect for entertaining! Salon feature fireplace, air-conditioning and doors to the garden. Small jacuzzi room with views across the garden and pool TV room /large living room, leading to the garden and a circular corridor with views across the vineyards. Ground floor toilet Equipped Kitchen, perfect for cooking and eating in. Plenty of surface areas for food preparation, large range cooker, dishwasher. Air-conditioning. Direct access to the garden and terraces. Utility room, equipped with laundry facilities. South facing garden, terraces and pool. North facing terrace with vineyard views. Secure gated entrance to the chateau and internal intercom.
The magnificent staircase leads to 2 levels, and the 9 bedrooms.
First Floor: As you wander up this grand staircase,the hallway leads to the 6 bedrooms. There is 2 bedroom suite, consists of a large double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and toilet and a twin bedroom; The Master bedroom has an ensuite shower room, toilet and a large walk-in dressing room. Views over the garden and pool. Air conditioning and a feature fireplace. The stunning feature bedroom with the excavated stone wall and ensuite shower room and toilet; Double bedroom (white theme) with ensuite shower room and toilet; Further double bedroom with views to the vineyards. Landing has an additional toilet.
Second floor: Super king sized bedroom with ensuite shower room, toilet, air conditioning and overlooks the pool; Twin bedroom with air-conditioning and garden views; Spacious family bathroom and toilet, with storage cupboards Office with high speed internet (Excellent wifi throughout the property) Gym room; Double bedroom with vineyard views On this floor there are two add