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Fine Château & Estate - Superb Pyrenean Views.


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 9
Land: 63 ha

Reference: 73-845
£ 1,564,675
$ 2,064,475

Set at the end of a long private drive on a promontory facing the Pyrenees and completely surrounded and framed by its gardens, pasture and woodland, this beautiful XIXth C. Château is 2 hrs from Bordeaux and Biarritz,1 hr 40 minutes from Toulouse and 1hr 30 minutes from the nearest ski restort. The nearest town is just 6 kms away with all facilities, schools, doctors, banks etc. A double flight of stone steps or 'perron' lead up to the main entrance. The accommodation comprises
First Floor: Glazed double doors with fanlight into wide hall with marble mosaic floor. Double drawing room, oak herringbone parquet, large carved stone fireplace, two double carved oak entrance doors, a fitted cupboard with carved oak doors, three tall south facing windows. Dining room with oak floor, dado panelling and two double carved oak doors. Two windows, north and west. Butlers pantry. Inner hall with stained pine floor, dado panelling, glazed double doors either end with fanlight. Bedroom 1; dressing room with wood burning insert. En-suite bathroom with bath, bidet, double basin and W.C. Glazed double doors to Library hall. Main turning wooden staircase featuring attractive wildlife mural. Under the stairs, a small staircase down to the staff quarters. Bedroom 2; fireplace, oak floor and ensuite shower room; shower, basin, bidet and W.C. Cloakroom; basin and W.C. Kitchen hall;staircase to lower floor. Kitchen; pine flooring, large fireplace with wood burning stove, fitted seat. Built in kitchen cupboards with green marble work surface. Inset oven and enclosed fridge, sink and hob. Back kitchen with large cooker, double sink and cold room. Pantry. Door out to spacious paved kitchen terrace with wrought iron railings overlooking the enclosed pool and tennis court, pergola, valley and mountains.
Second Floor; Dressing room with 5 fitted cupboards and dormer window. Archway into Bedroom 3 with wood floor, big south-facing window and north-facing window. En-suite bathroom; bath, shower, basin, bidet and W.C. Bedroom 4;wood floor, large south-facing window. Bathroom 4; across the landing; art deco period tiled floor, bath, shower, basin, bidet and W.C. Bedroom 5. wood floor; 2 south facing dormer windows. Bathroom 5 (across the landing); roll top bath, bidet, W.C. and basin. Bedrooms 9 and 10; fitted carpet and south-facing dormer windows. Bedroom 7; wood floor. West and North dormer windows. En-suite with Bathroom 6; wood floor, small bath, shower, basin and W.C. Bedroom 6; en-suite with bathroom 7; bath, basin, bidet and W.C. Bedroom 8; across a roofed paved patio; wood floor & curtained wash area with shower, basin and W.C. Wide landing with 7 fitted linen cupboards.

Double glazed double doors to the upper landing above the turning wooden staircase.

Ground Floor: Laundry, shower room, boot room. ironing room. W.C. and cellar. Billiard room with tiled floor. Office. Bedrooms= 13. Workshop. Apartment with 2 bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom. Store room and boiler room. West hall with exterior access.

Outbuildings; 560m2 divided as follows: Tractor barn with loft above. Garage with loft above. Party/ Reception room 280m2 with highly polished cement floor resembling polished slate, wood pillars and exposed to the roof, redone in 2010. Catering kitchen loft above. Cloakrooms loft above. Self contained apartment: 57m2 with hall, sep. Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and W.C. Utility cupboard. Large open plan area arranged as kitchen/office/dining area and a bedroom beyond separated by a curtain. Double glazed with a wood burning stove. Loft above. Lofts cover an area of 318m2 on south and east side.
Small barn on extreme west end of the garden, 49m2.

Grounds; East terrace with electric awning and railings with wide steps down to a paved area with a pergola, covered in vines and passion flowers for al fresco dining. Enclosed paved pool area with hedge and gate. ( pool with new liner 2015) FLower borders, lawns, roses and beautiful trees surrond the pool and tennis court, the terraces and the Château. Tennis court 34 x 17 metres surfaced with artificial grass. Summer house near the tennis court. The grounds of 63 hectares surround the Château. The majority of the land is pasture with 9 hectares of woodland on the west side and two springs. The Midour stream borders the land to the south.

Services; Mains water. Electricity. ( rewired in 2015). Private drainage with four septic tanks. Oil fired C.H. Two 300 L gas hot water heaters at either end of the house fed by an underground tank.

Taxe Foncière: 3446.00 Euros
Taxe D'habitation: 1147.00 Euros.
Taxe Audiovisuel: 113 Euros.

Comments; A fine property in a stunning setting benefitting from superb views of the Pyrenees. Perfectly suited to providing a wonderful family home or for some form of commercial activity.

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