Aquitaine Chateau and Estate to Convert into Luxury Apartments

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If any chateau fulfils the fairytale ideal of what such a building should look like, it is this chateau. This magnificent residence once belonged to an adviser to Napoleon III, and dates from the late 1800s. Built in the remarkably symmetrical and graceful style of that era, the chateau features magnificent staircases, high-ceilinged reception halls and some 50 rooms, including an impressive oak library and an exquisite chapel.

The chateau is located in pretty countryside in south west France, and is situated on an elevated swathe of sweeping green lawn that runs between rich woods edged by ponds and lakes.

The land belonging to the château encompasses some 36 hectares in total, and also features a number of two-story chalet-style outbuildings (old stables) in a clearing in the woods beyond the chateau. With numerous outbuildings and the magnificent four-story main building, the chateau has truly fantastic development potential.

Its incredible elegance and location; securely sheltered, yet near a high-speed TGV connection; would make it a perfect luxury holiday destination: one that offers exclusive hotel accommodation along with a dedicated schedule of culinary, cultural or wellbeing activities.
The estate is also extremely suitable to be turned into a VIP residential hideaway, or a venue for high-level international meetings and events which require maximum comfort, privacy and security.

This magnificent chateau sits in 36 hectares of its own pasture and woodland, including two lakes (total 6 Ha). The ground floor is accessed up a twin staircase into a large entrance hall with high ceiling. Large reception rooms are to the right, with many original features such as fireplaces, panelled walls, parquet floors, mirrors, hidden doors and cupboards. There are three main sets of stairs. One, to the left of the central entrance is built in solid stone and features the name of the chateau in the wrought iron balustrade rising two floors. The other two solid wooden staircases are in the two towers at the north east and north west corners of the building. The ground floor also features a panelled library housing large manuscripts of accounts for the estate dating back to 1825. The basement houses the ornate private chapel, wine caves, storage rooms and is the full size of the property. The upper floors contain large, high-ceilinged rooms and corridors with solid wooden parquet floors and much exposed wood. The views over the surrounding countryside from these upper rooms is simply extraordinary. To the south of the chateau are extensive outbuildings. Formerly quarters for the estate staff, stables and barns. The existing owner has detailed plans to develop these buildings into 33 luxury apartments. The total habitable area once complete would be around 2500 m2.


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