10 bed Countryside house near to Pézenas, Hérault, Occitanie
This ancient castle with original parts dating back to the 14th century and extensions from the 17th century is located on the edge of a hamlet in the greater Pezenas area, Languedoc Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France. There are legends that the previous owner tried to find treasure said to be buried in the château. The following owner more reasonably undertook the task of structurally renovating the property. Both the staff and guest house have been renovated and provide immediate accommodation. There are some very remarkable elements such as the entrance door and the fireplace in the living-room, high ceilings, monumental staircase etc. Rooms are comfortably large and surprisingly - they are very bright thanks to the large windows. Very unusual and most appreciated is the fact that the living areas open directly on to a large terrace overlooking the formal garden and enjoy a beautiful countryside view. The grounds include a stunning and well kept walled formal garden, a meadow and mature wood as well as a fruit orchard. This is a unique opportunity to restore and decorate a historic Castle to its former glory combined with your taste and standard.Description of the buildings
Castle The property, once restoration finished will offer around 420m² living surface on 3 levels with possibility to convert more space. There are several half-floor levels. Basement: from a courtyard the majestic entrance door leads into an interior courtyard of which half is covered. From there is access to various large rooms on this level such as the former Chateau kitchen. South West facing Orangery 40m2 Since not all rooms have daylight or if only small windows, all rooms on this floor are not included in the potential living space. Ground floor: A monumental stairway brings us after 8 steps onto a landing opening to the South facing lounge 46m2 with the extraordinary protected fireplace, giving access to the large terrace overlooking the formal garden and the whole countryside. Dining room 38m2 with a fireplace, giving access to the South tower 9m2. A few more steps lead to another landing distributing the rooms to the West and North. Most of those rooms have a new floor: 30m2, 10m2, 32m2 with access to the round tower 8m2, WC 6m2, 19m2 with vaulted ceiling 1st floor: Some more steps lead up to the south facing part with rooms of 44m2, 41m2 and the tower 9m2, all rooms have new floors 2nd floor: room 90m2 with sloping roof, access to the South tower 11m2, a few steps up is another room 17m2, again a few steps up are rooms without daylight today 38m2, 21m2 with round tower 10m2, 30m2 and 14m2
Guest house It offers 107m2 over 2 floors. Ground floor: Entrance 4m2, bedroom 12.5m2, bedroom 11m2, shower room 4m2, separate WC, staircase 1st floor: access from outside and inside stairs, open kitchen and dining room 35m2, lounge 19m2, bedroom 9m2, shower room with WC 5m2 2nd floor: mezzanine 20m2 with sloping roof, headspace 7m2, ideal for office or another bedroom which is today open overlooking the lounge.
Garage 35m2 The garage hosts as well the boiler for the oil central heating of this house.
Care taker's house It offers 50m2 over 2 floors. Ground floor: Entrance, fully fitted kitchen 8m2, dining and sitting area with a fireplace 17m2, WC and hand wash basin 1st floor: landing with cupboard, bedroom 16m2, bathroom with WC 4.7m2
Grounds There are 2.33ha of grounds in total; there included is the stunning formal garden, a meadow, a fruit orchard, an area with plenty of Cyprus trees and mature wood on the opposite slope, in view from the Castle. The formal garden with the Castle surround together is fenced by an ancient stone wall. After passing the entrance gate the driveway turns towards the backside following a plane tree alley approaching the castle by the imposing round tower on the North side.
General Condition The major structural works including a new roof and floors where needed have been done. There is still a lot of work to be done such as restoring the old features like the entrance door and fireplace, plumbing, heating, electricity, kitchen and all decoration. Wooden windows single glazed with old glass in need of work, wooden shutters some in need of being changed others need work. Mains water and sewerage.
Comment A beautiful Chateau in an idyllic setting with total privacy. With an important further investment it will become a rare majestic medieval Castle with a vast outside space, bright rooms and contemporary living style!!
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