Reception Rooms: 6
Land: 0.26 ha
This stunning Medieval castle set on the edge of a sleepy village in the heart of the ever sought after region of Gascony is in exceptional repair and dates from the 14 and 16th centuries. The Château as we know it today appears to have been built around 1340. However where it stands there was originally an older building, probably built of wood, a simple ‘motte’ or fortified camp, mentioned in texts dating from 1270 but of which the only trace that remains is the elevation of the land.
This is a perfect example of a Gascon Chateau - generally rectangular with one, or more often, two long Salons on each floor, flanked by two unequal towers. The tower of Saint Mère is 26 metres high whereas the tower of Saint Clair was unfortunately cut off at the top of the building at an unknown date. The main tower is at the axis of the village. At its base two doors face each other, one, carved in the 15th Century. Some of the village fortifications still remain and the Chateau has machicoulis on the three sides which do not face the village. The castle remained much as it was until 1500 when the extremely large windows were inserted in the thick walls of the medieval fortress, giving extensive views of the surrounding countryside. This was very much in the spirit of the Renaissance period. The Chateau, listed M.H. in 1994 has retained many fine architectural features. About 750m2 of habitable space.
A wide staircase gives access to the main floors.
The Ground floor Two rooms of 84m2 and 103m2 with earth floors and a boiler room.
First Floor:Library and dining room, 112m2 with monumental fireplace & big windows .
Two bedrooms, one with bathroom and W.C. Kitchen
Second Floor: a vast room of approx 120m2 separated by a partition into two halves of approximately 70 used as a big living room and 50m2 master bedroom. A further library of 100m2 with a monumental stone fireplace. Bathroom W.C.
Tower of Saint Mère: An Original Spiral staircase leads to a bedroom & a further room with an earth floor. At the top of the tower is a room of approx 30m2 with a 360 degree view.
The grounds and formal french garden on two levels, extend to approximately 2,633m2.
Amenities: The Chateau has underfloor gas heating on the first and second floors and is very comfortable. The main structureappears to be in an impressive state of repair. The roofs have been renewed.
This unique property in its commanding position benefits from fantastic views of the Gers and is 15 minutes from Lectoure.