Built in 1543 this romantic medieval castle with exposed stone façade is located in the greater Uzès area, Languedoc Roussillion, Occitanie, South of France. In a dominating position on the outskirts of a charming village with amenities within walking distance, this magnificent property is exceptionally located and offers amazing views. Even before entering the property, you are overwhelmed by the charm of the buildings and the tingling air full of history. With its typical feel of Provence - Cypress, olives, jasmin, rosemary, thyme, roses and lavender smell -, comfortably sized and bright rooms, abundance of original features whilst benefiting from modern comforts, easy access to large terraces on each side, it won't take long for this rare property to put you under its spell. The Castle offers various receptions rooms, various large terraces, 6 en-suite bedrooms and with 3 independent cottages it is ideal for entertaining and welcoming guests. The fabulous swimming pool area with mesmerising aromas is a central stunning feature and invites just to relax. The garden is levelled in terraces and offers cosy corners to read a book or simply to enjoy the outstanding views. The current owners have taken great care to restore the property with taste and quality materials to its former glory. This property is a real reflection of the lifestyle awaiting you in the South of France !
Description of the buildings
The main dwelling offers 650m² of living space over 3 floors
Ground floor : An impressive main door opens into the entrance hall 40m² with a majestic stone staircase Louis XIV giving access to the floors above. We find on this floor the former guardian quarters, offering a sitting room 24m² with vaulted ceilings, a bedroom 15m² with en-suite (bathtub, WC & sink), an additional room has been transformed into 2 identical en-suite bedrooms (WC, sink, Italian shower). On the pool side of the property there is a marvellous lounge 60m² with French ceiling and equipped kitchen 35m² with a beautiful vaulted stone ceiling. This area has direct access to the pool and is also used as summer lounge and summer kitchen. There is another bedroom 42m² that can either be independent or part of the main dwelling with French ceiling, en-suite bathroom (bathtub, double sinks), walk in wardrobe. Not only does this ground floor bedroom have direct access onto the swimming pool area, it also benefits from its own small and completely private terrace! There is an independent WC and the utility room with the boiler etc.
1st floor : The main living area is on the 1st floor and is comprised of the landing 10m², astonishing living room 80m² with monumental stone fireplace, French doors lead onto an incredible terrace 80m² with fountain and awe-inspiring views, dining room 50m² with wooden fireplace and French ceiling, again a French door leads to a very romantic terrace overlooking the splendid swimming pool area, equipped kitchen 40m² with access onto garden area at the back, library 12m² with high French ceiling, spiral staircase to mezzanine level, office 8m², laundry room 10m² with direct exterior access
2nd floor : Landing 10m², bedroom 45m², walk in dressing room and en-suite bathroom 30m² (bathtub, WC, double sinks), master suite 40m² with endless original features including wooden fireplace, terracotta tiles, exposed beams, frescos, dressing rooms, en-suite bathroom 20m² with fabulous sunken Roman-style bathtub, italian shower, double sinks and WC. This master suite also benefits from a private terrace 50m² with stunning views and office area 12m².
Basement : Wine cellar, storage room 45m²
Cottage 1 50m²
Large elegant bedroom with sitting area with 18th century marble fireplace, high ceilings with exposed beams, fabulous fresco, stone slab flooring, up a few steps is the bathroom with WC, bathtub and marble sink. Intimate terrace area leading off from bathroom, second terrace at the entrance.
Cottage 2 20m²
Bedroom, bathroom with WC, bathtub and double sinks, private terrace at the entrance.
Cottage 3 20m²
2 bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathroom, independent WC, private terrace
Heated swimming pool 10m x 5m with fiberglass coating, chlorine treatment, stone slab surround
Technical room with swimming pool pump and equipment and storage space
The castle is perched amongst 2,626m² of grounds. Being on a slope the landscaped grounds have cleverly been transformed into terraced levels stretching along the hill to make the most of each corner. Enjoy the shade provided by the mature trees or the sun on the multiple terraces, from where you can admire the simply gorgeous views. A well thought out exterior with all one could desire completes this ensemble: fruit trees, aromatic herbs, automatic watering system, a well, wood store and compost area, all equipped with outdoor electricity and lighting.
The property has been very well restored with care over the years and is ready to move into. There are still some small projects to finish off such as painting in some places. The new owner may wish to foresee some maintenance of the windows and shutters eventually. There is primarily single glazing with double glazing in both ground floor bedrooms, traditional wooden French shutters, oil central heating, reversible air-conditioning in the 2nd floor master suite, electric convector heaters in cottages, CMV throughout château, alarm system, new plumbing throughout, water filter, updated electricity, new roof, well, mains water and sewerage.
A family-sized château with numerous possibilities and strong commercial potential. A rare and special property that will not leave you indifferent !
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