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Chateau Castle Manor-House Country-House For Sale in Minervois Corbires area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France






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Reference: 2100
Price: 960 000€ - 880 445 - $1 130 016
(Agency fee paid by seller)
Land area: 1451 m² (0.4 acres)
Surface: 680 m²
Transformable area: 400 m²
Number of bedrooms: 10
Gtes possibility: yes

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Restored majestic Knights Templar Castle from 1127, steeped in history throughout its 900 years, many original features having been lovingly conserved over this fully renovated property, 600m spacious living space over 3 levels with stunning views over the village and countryside, high ceilings, bright and airy rooms, independent 2 bed apartment, stables, garage and outbuildings which are convertible, large courtyard, various terraces, secluded garden with swimming pool, very private, turn key, energy efficient with low maintenance

This impressive castle stands in a dominating position overlooking the charming and lively village in the Minervois Corbires area, Languedoc Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France. The daily croissant and newspaper are within walking distance, other shops are just a few kilometres away. A glance through the stately wrought iron gate into the large courtyard shows the imposing stone staircase leading up to the ground floor of the Castle and part of the faade with dominating towers. A large, bright entrance hall with a beautiful mosaic floor and the high ceiling show straight away the unexpected elegance of this restored property. The medieval Castle offers very comfortable indoor/outdoor living with large French doors from all reception rooms accessing the South facing garden with terrace and swimming pool. A 360 view combined with the ambiance of plenty of history on each step is overwhelming. The Castle offers very bright and good sized rooms with high ceilings matched with authenticity and splendid views over the village and surrounding countryside. The outbuildings, stable and first floor of the garage (in order to keep the luxury of having a large garage), totally about 380m2, could be converted into further apartments. The property offers huge potential for a luxury B&B business with Gtes, wedding venue/event business or is ideal as a prestigious family home.

Description of the buildings
The medieval castle offers about 600m of living space over 3 floors.
Ground floor:
A beautiful monumental staircase leads to a large solid entrance door.
- Prestigious entrance hall 57m with beautiful mosaic floor with original stone staircase opposite leading to the first floor,
- fully fitted kitchen 34m with oak parquet floor and a beautiful marble fireplace, pantry 8m in the East tower, a French door leading to the South facing garden with terrace and swimming pool
- dining room 39m with carved wood panelling, a oak parquet floor and a marble fireplace, 2 French doors leading to the garden, a walk in cupboard 5m
- sitting room 23m  with wood panelling, a parquet floor and a oak fireplace, a French door leading to the garden, access to the West tower
- Bar / den 30m with a fireplace, tiled floor, French door to the paved terrace
- curved corridor to the north terrace
- WC and vestibule 5m
- store room 3m
- wine cave 30m below the bar area
1st floor:
- landing 11m leading to the corridor 26m
- bedroom 23m with fireplace and en-suite bathroom 7m, dressing room 3.2m
- vestibule 4m leading to a terrace 60m
- bedroom 17m
- master suite with bedroom 23m with fireplace, dressing room 19m,  shower room 8m
- bedroom 17m with en-suite shower room 3.4m
- bedroom 12.5m with en-suite shower room 6m
- study/bedroom 10.3m
- separate toilette 6m
2nd floor:
- landing 13m leading to the corridor 26m
- bedroom 26m and en-suite shower room 5.6m in the tower, dressing 2m
- bedroom 18.8m
- bathroom 13.6m
- bedroom/office 14m
- room 10m with tower 8m
- bedroom 13.8m
- 2 rooms to restore 12m and 18.6m with tower 3m
- large tower 8m

Swimming pool 8m x 3m

Independent Apartment
This ground floor apartment offers about 85m of living space.
lounge 24m, fully fitted kitchen 7m, corridor, bedroom 12.5m,  bedroom 19.6m, bathroom 7.75m, laundry room, terrace / courtyard 41m

There is a huge commercial potential since those buildings could be converted into apartments, an event room etc.; all subject to planning permit.
Stables 240m: 120m with still some boxes, another 120m on the 1st floor
Garage 280m: 140m on the ground floor and another 140m above
Cellar 80m: storage below the independent apartment, access from a public space

The total size of the land is 1451m with various outside spaces. A courtyard of about 240m at the entrance provides access to the Castel, the apartment and the outbuildings. Outbuildings are accessed as well from a public place. There is another terrace on the North side of about 120m. The lovely South facing garden, laid to lawn with automatic watering system, overlooking the village, with bushes and flowers, a terrace and swimming pool, has a size of about 360m. And the terrace of 60m on the first floor adds to the various outside spaces.

General Condition
Except a very few rooms, as described above, the Castle has been restored over the past 5 years and is in excellent condition. New matching wooden double glazed windows and French doors throughout, heating by exchange pump and a few electric radiators in some bedrooms. Letter B on the energy report proofs that this Castle is exceptionally well insulated. Automatic gates, cat 5 system throughout, alarm system and cctv. Town water and town sewage.

Rare to find such a Castle, full of history, and in turn key condition!
Low maintenance, ideal for a main residence, wedding venue/event business, luxury B&B with Gite activity or long term rent of apartments or just a large secondary home to reunite the family for holidays.

960 000€ - 880 445 - $1 130 016 (Agency fee paid by seller)

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