€699 000 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 5 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€663 600 without fees)
Reduction from €790,000 to €699,000
|Surface||500 M2*||Plot Size||2040 M2|
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Painstakingly restored by its French interior-designer owner, this village Chateau is full of character and elegance. With 4 en-suite bedrooms, a huge sitting room, modern kitchen and large secluded walled garden, this is a fantastic home for entertaining or indeed would make an amazing boutique hotel.
The house is packed with retained original features - parquet and clay-tile flooring, exposed beams, colombage walls, antique doors, working marble fireplaces - yet has been fully insulated and has full central heating. It has been decorated in a classic French style and has featured in several French magazines including "Maison Chic"
The large central entrance HALL (44m2) contains a wide original staircase, and to the left is the DRAWING ROOM (30m2) with working fireplace and doors to the garden, and the fully equipped KITCHEN (25m2) with large walk-in larder in the base of the tower and a huge chimney. The DINING ROOM (29m2), with working fireplace and doors to the garden, and UTILITY ROOM is to the right, and in the small tower is a WC.
The first floor landing opens into a bright spacious LIVING ROOM (35m2), with an beautiful intricate octagonal parquet floor and working fireplace. Off this room is a STUDY/LIBRARY (11m2). BEDROOM 1 (15m2) has a fantastic en-suite BATHROOM (9m2) with feature bath and shower. BEDROOM 2 (28m2) has a DRESSING ROOM (26m2), WC and SHOWER ROOM.
The staircase continues to the second floor where there are two large suites off the oak-floored landing. The right side has a SITTING ROOM (24m2), BEDROOM 3 (27m2) and a large en-suite SHOWER ROOM. On the other side, there is also a SITTING ROOM (22m2), BEDROOM 4 (23m2) and sumptious BATHROOM with a stunning copper bath.
Outside in the large walled garden there is the former coach-house which has been partially renovated, with electrics and plumbing installed. The ground floor has a large store which contains the central heating boiler and oil tank, a summer dining room and a workshop. On the first floor there is currently one large room which has plans to convert into 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
At the end of the garden is a restored pavilion dating from 1671 with intricate original beams forming the roof over a single room. The secluded garden is over 2000m2 and has been completely redesigned and replanted with roses, hedgerows and a lawn. Several mature trees provide shade in the summer. An adjacent piece of land has been acquired to provide space for a swimming pool and a second access with parking. There are large forged iron gates at the main garden entrance.
With a full range of shops and a school in the village, and only 15 minutes from the world heritage city of Albi and an hour from Toulouse Airport, this magnificent chateau is just waiting to be snapped up. And if you want to retain the full chic magazine look, nearly all the furniture and fittings are available by separate negotiation.
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The Tarn department is to be found between Toulouse and Montpellier. It is a fantastic mix of both Languedoc and Pyrenees culture. The landscape is contrasting, with green forests giving away to sun soaked vineyards. The 350,000 population enjoy a Mediterranean-like climate and a relaxed pace of life. Showers in the spring help to keep the vegetation lush.
Tourism is now the main source of industry in the department, attracting visitors to its climate and landscape, as well as the cuisine. The most popular wine comes from the town of Gaillac, which has been producing it since Roman times, and foie gras is a popular regional dish.
Albi, situated on the banks of the river Tarn is the departmental capital. It is from this river that the reddish clay is extracted to construct just about every building in the town. The artist Henri de Toulouse grew up here and bequeathed the town with the largest collection of his works. Albi has a vast cathedral, also built from red clay, and looks more like a fortress than a spiritual place of worship.
Castres is a busy town, and makes a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Pimgrims used the town as a stopping off point on their way to Compostela. It boasts a superb art museum showcasing works from across the border in Spain.
Toulouse, Rodez, Montpellier and Carcassonne all have their own airports with regular flights from the UK. Toulouse also offers TGV links to many other French destinations. The area also has a good road and rail network.