For Sale Historic 18th Century Chateau
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- 7 bedrooms
Property description***PRICE REDUCTION***
This is a wonderful opportunity to own a real piece of French history! The property has a deep and rich narrative stretching back as far as Roman times. Almost at every corner there is another fascinating facet that truly brings the property alive. At the foot of the property, there is a natural spring with what are thought to be Roman steps. The property itself dates back to 1770, but is built on the remnants of, and includes original features of a thirteenth century fortification. Famously, it was designed by the Architect that designed the beautiful Opera House in Bordeaux (Victor Louis).
Unsurprisingly, the property is classified as a monument historique. It is currently being utilised as a boutique, luxury chambre d’hôte, but is also a family home for the current owners. With a variety of spacious reception rooms, high ceilings and a superbly renovated basement and wine cellar, it has also lent itself well for hosting weddings, concerts and exhibitions.
The ground floor has a beautiful entrance hall with a flagstone floor at the centre of the property, leading into the expansive and sumptuous Grand Salon, with a balcony and two further grand reception rooms. To each side are the wings leading to the accommodation upstairs. The kitchen is very large and fully equipped with tall windows overlooking the courtyard. The perfect place for a jovial family breakfast or a large convivial brunch!
The magnificent staircase outside the kitchen outdates the property by c100 years and walking up it, one can understand why the architect chose to keep it as part of his design. It leads to 3 large, en-suite double bedrooms; there is also an attic of 50m² that could easily be converted into 2 or 3 more bedrooms if desired. On the opposite side of the building the first floor hosts 2 recently renovated en-suite double bedrooms in the stable wing. The landing has a library, which is an ideal spot for some quiet reading and reflection time. Off this are another 2 very large, en-suite double bedrooms.
All of the rooms at the back of the property have glorious and far reaching views of the countryside surrounding the bastide, which are especially breath taking first thing in the morning with a rolling, atmospheric mist.
The property sits in the bastide itself with all of its facilities and amenities. The bustling town of Bergerac in the Dordogne, with its international airport is 20 minutes away and the larger city of Bordeaux is less than a 2 hour drive.
For sale Historic 18th Century Chateau, Aquitaine, France
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