This fine residence is an old chateau with enormous character and history nestled deep in the peaceful countryside and dates in parts from the early 19th Century. In the late 19th century the tower had been added.
The property offering approx 440 sq.m of living area offers 7 bedrooms and is set on a good size plot of some 6000 sq.m. It is situated just ten minutes' drive to the famous bastide town of Cordes-sur-Ciel and 75 minutes drive to Toulouse Blagnac international airport.
The situation is very tranquil, the house being reached by a quiet country lane and is surrounded by farm fields, pastures, woodland and lake a few hundred yards away (home to egrets and herons, amongst others). The owners renovated the residence with the care to keep its original elegance, authenticity and charm from its once glorious.
The house has a huge kitchen/dining room, two comfortable lounges, a billiard room, seven bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 7 WC and 11 wonderful chimneys. Outside is a 12 m x 6 m salt swimming pool with a deep-end, diving board, and roman steps.
The exclusive swimming pool is surrounded by a large tiled sun-terrace. The whole garden and pool area offer superb views of the peaceful countryside. There is lots of space for children to play and explore.
On the ground floor
Off the other side of the hallway are the two inter-connecting sitting-rooms.
At the right-hand end of the salon, doors lead to a further hallway and then to the left is the billiard room (17 sq.m) and on the right a utility room with a fireplace 18 sq.m with on acces to the garden. There is also at the far-end of the salon, through an archway:
On the first floor
The wooden staircase from the ground floor hallway leads to a landing. To the left, there is:
Off the staircase landing to the other side there is:
This landing leads up some tiled steps to the second suite of bedrooms:
Passing through this bedroom takes us to:
Stairs lead from this landing up to the top tower, containing the "Palais de la Lune" suite.
On the second floor (the Tower)
The first large bedroom with wood floor, exposed ceiling beams. Large doors connect to the second bedroom, a mantlepiece, and a door to the large terrace, and double French doors to the back, leading to a small balcony with lovely open views over the lake. There is:
On the third floor ( in the Tower)
The belvedere with a stunning panoramic view all around.
The Swimming Pool Area
The setting of the pool is superb, a short distance from the house. The pool is a salt-water swimming pool, it measures 12m x 6m with a deep-end (3 metres with a diving board) and roman steps. The terrace around the pool is tiled. It is surrounded by trees providing shade, and is a great place for bird watching and listening to the sounds of nature around. The pool has an alarm to conform with French law.
They are extensive. There is the garden to the rear of the house overlooking the lake, and this is a lawned garden enclosed by a balustrade with some delightful old iron gates. The ground to the front of the house are very large, populated by various fruit trees (quince, plum, pear, cherry, fig), oaks and plane trees. There is also an old well with the original pump wheel.