15th Century Listed Chateau With Village Views Near Bergerac
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- 10 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
Property descriptionSpectacular 15th century village Chateau with panoramic views, pool and manicured gardens. This incredible Monument Historique estate counts one of the heroes of the American War of Independence as a former owner. With stunning stone-built buildings on 4 hectares (10 acres) of grounds this represents a slice of European history. With a total of 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms the 6500 ft2 property provides flexible accommodation for a comfortable family home or a hospitality project. As an officially listed Chateau, the property has been renovated by professional craftsmen to a very high standard. Former owner Armand Louis de Gontaut, the Duc of Lauzun, fought alongside George Washington at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781. The Medieval Chateau: This Chateau includes a drawing room, dining room, kitchen, living room, office and huge wine cellar along with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. All of the Medieval Chateau has been beautifully restored with well thought through modern conveniences to marry up with the original features underfloor heating, high-end bespoke kitchen with modern glazed Gothic arch to the courtyard, hand blown glass windows from the craftsmen of St Gobain and a new roof. The Renaissance Chateau: Built in 1570, a new chateau was built consisting of the Great Hall, the Kings and Dukes Bedchambers, a parlour and a Chapel. Today, the Great Halls scale is no less impressive - at 20m x 10m (2150 ft2) and boasting two ornate Historical Monument fireplaces, the space is quite remarkable and could be used for many different functions. The Chapel is now a two-bedroom apartment but could easily be returned to its former glory should the new owner choose to do so. The New Pavillion: Built in the 17th century to connect the Medieval and Renaissance Chateaux, this section has various rooms. A professional kitchen to enable event catering, along with storerooms, a huge cellar and staff washrooms sit on the lower level. On the upper floor there is a library and gymnasium. Gardens & Outbuildings: To the south of the chateau is a beautifully kept park with various tree species. To the western edge of the chateau is a private swimming pool formed from stone (14m x 7m), complete with underground filter room and filtration system. At the eastern entrance, to the side of one of the great gates to the estate, is a guardians lodge. This is made up of a sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and is perfect for staff quarters. To the southern side of the estate, close to the other commanding gate, is a large two storey barn (23m x 12m) (3000 ft2), perfect for conversion into further living accommodation or as a potential venue for the perfect French chateau wedding. A 14m x 12 m (1800ft2) barn to the side of this would be an ideal place to house a classic car collection. All amenities are available in the village, including bars, restaurants and boutiques. The nearest airports are Bergerac (30 minutes) and Bordeaux (1 hour 45 minutes). Further details - including the history - of this wonderful property can be sent on receipt of a signed confidentiality agreement and proof of funds.
15th century listed Chateau with village views near Bergerac, Bergerac, Dordogne, France
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