19th Century Chateau in Perpignan area, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie
€895,000 Guide price
This property is a 19th Century Château, situated in a peaceful valley close to Perpigna, close to the Mediterranean and for skiing in Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie. It could suit either a family to use as a luxury home or second home or would also be ideal for commercial activity, being an ideal project for wine lovers given the location.
The chateau has many original features and offers 490m²of habitable space plus 270m² of attic space for storage, set on 4.3ha of attractive gardens with some ruins, meadows and forest.
Ground floor: The building forms a U shape around a central external courtyard giving access to- Hall 22m², Living Room 37m² with fireplace, dining Room 41m² with large open fireplace, corridor 14m² leads to fully fitted professional kitchen 32m²- cloakroom & WC 6m², utility/boiler room 28m², stone steps lead to service entrance opening onto garden. In the east wing a corridor of 12m² studio for staff or for conversion to guest accommodation - bedroom 20m² living room 26m² with bathroom with shower and WC 7m²;
From the entrance hall, a stone staircase leads to-
First floor: Landing 5m², conference room 45m², a room to renovate with wood flooring 44m², family suite composed of a bedroom 13m² and separate room of 5m² designed for bunk beds with bathroom 9m² -walk-in shower, double sinks and WC. Bedroom 15m² with bathroom 6m² walk-in shower, double sinks and WC. Bedroom 21m² with bathroom 7m² walk-in shower, double sinks and WC. Double doors to east wing, corridor 10m² leading to bedroom 22m², bedroom 27m² with bathroom 7m², bath, sink, WC.
From the landing staircase continues up to 2 large attics 46 & 222m² for storage, divided by a landing of 5m²
With four bedrooms having been renovated by the owners and a further three bedrooms to finish, there is plenty of scope to stamp it with your own individual style. There is also a studio downstairs which could be developed as an owner’s or guardian’s apartment or renovated as a guest suite.
The kitchen has been renovated to professional restaurant standards which provides for the 40m² dining room and outdoor dining in warmer months, with plenty of workspace. Upstairs the conference room could also be utilised as a yoga studio other activities.
There is a lovely feeling of space outside where zones created by the ruins of the ancient farm and wine buildings divide the land into areas of relaxation, space for animals, and food and wine production. There is a possibility to buy a further 5ha of grounds, not attached to the property.
Grounds & Outbuildings The property comprises 4.3ha of land, around 4ha of which surrounds the Chateau with 3100m² of the land over 4 non-attached plots. The land is naturally divided into different zones, by several outbuildings and the ruins of the ancient mas 284m² and winery of 270m²- a modern winery 31m², the technical room 19m² holding the water treatment centre, and the fuel tank. A garage of 59m², another outbuilding 30m² currently holding a rainwater capture tank An external courtyard of 72m² at the centre of the U shaped building lends a feeling of grandeur to the property. A partly walled garden for relaxation of 372m², over 400m² of parking, a very old swimming pool 4x7 m to renovate or replace. Vegetable garden of 110m², a flat land of 344m² currently occupied by a marquis of 32m² for outdoor events with flooring and a wooden structure with electricity. All surrounded by meadows, wilderness and forest of green oak.
Additional benefits include original features, such as wooden windows and traditional shutters, high ceilings and tiled/terracotta tiles and wooden floorboards. Modern and professional kitchen, including resin flooring, all suitable for restaurant level production. The roof is in good order, the electricity has been redone, cast iron radiators, oil-fuelled heating. Separate water heaters in attic for each bedroom allowing control over energy consumption, automatic lighting in upstairs corridors. Water comes from a borehole and is treated by filtration and UV, and there is a treatment centre for waste water.
The property is immediately habitable and a commercial project could be embarked upon very quickly, whilst still providing scope to put your own mark on the property. Main transport arteries are nearby and plenty of outdoor space and very adequate accommodation space, this lends itself to appreciation of local food and wine or for other themed retreats inspired by your imagination.
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