Romantic 19th century Château on 4.5ha of Bicentennial grounds, entirely restored, 11 bedrooms with 9 bathrooms, large swimming pool, shed for horses, small vineyard with house wine production, olive orchard, very quiet location with great countryside views, short drive to shops and restaurants
This magnificent Château from 1887 is located in the greater Pézenas area, Languedoc Roussillon, Occitanie, South of France. It is sitting in the middle of its well designed bicentennial grounds of 4.5ha. Once past the entrance gate, the eyes catch this well hidden but attractive Chateau with the impressive towers. Entirely renovated 20 years ago and ever since well maintained, all original features have been preserved with utmost care whilst bringing standards up to modern comfort. Rooms are comfortably large and very bright; each of them offers a view on idyllic green scenery combined with the peacefulness, just interrupted by the sound of singing birds. Almost each bedroom has its own bath- or shower room with toilet and benefits from a different design and decoration. The Fauna and Flora at this property is totally exceptional with a bird population of about 70 species of which some are extremely rare. The parkland is offering interesting and relaxing strolls amongst various species of pin trees, atlas cedar, green and white oak, lime-trees etc combined with typical Mediterranean bushes and flowers such as bay leaves, broom, lavender to the herbs and flowers such as wild asparagus, orchids, poppies etc.. Stunning views to the surrounding vineyards are omnipresent.
Several international airports are within one hour’s drive and the beaches, cities and motorway are in reasonable distance too, representing additional assets for this stunning property.
Possibility to buy a charming care taker’s house in need of renovation.
Description of the building
The property offers 560m² of living surface on 3 floors.
. Entrance 32m² with beautiful mosaic floor and original staircase with steps in local marble and wooden railing
. Lounge 46m² with marble fire place and original oak floor, access to a tower and a door to terrace
. Dining room 40m² with a beautiful and exceptional wood carved fire place, wooden floors, access to another tower, door to terrace
. Library 25m² with wooden fireplace, shower room 3m² with WC, door to individual terrace. Today used as an en-suite ground floor bedroom
. Room 10m² with beautiful mosaic floor
. Kitchen 10m²
. Study 19m²
. Corridor with large cupboards 10m², WC
. Second staircase
Half level below with access from inside and independent access from outside:
Kitchen 29m² fully fitted, private terrace, laundry 6m² with independent entrance
1st floor Landing and corridor, . Suite 58m² with lounge with fireplace, bedroom and bathroom, WC
. Bedroom 29m² with marble fire place and shower room, WC
. Bedroom 40m² with marble fireplace, sitting area in tower, bathroom 10m², WC
. Suite en duplex with salon and fireplace 24m², internal staircase to upper level with Bedroom and bathroom with WC, beautiful woodwork.
Bedroom 12m² with bath room, WC
2nd floor landing and corridor
. Bedroom 11m² with shower room, WC
. Loft 40m2 with bedroom and its marble fireplace, tower and bathroom, WC
. 2 rooms each 21m²
. Bedroom 10m² and 12m²
. Bathroom 8m², independent WC
Attic 40m² just for storage
Wine cellar 36m² fully equipped for the own harvest, with steel and fibreglass tanks, air-conditioned
. Workshop 40m²
. Various storages room between 15 and 25m²
. Heating room 25m²
Pool 12m x 6m with its terraces
Cloakrooms with shower 20m², WC, storage area 20m²
Large parking area
Shed for horses, woods etc
Greenhouse to restore
The park of 4.5ha was created by a famous garden architect in the 19th century and invites for a nice stroll with great views on surrounding countryside with mainly vineyards. There are areas with pine wood, lime trees, Cedars, a vegetable garden and 30 olive trees. The vineyard was planted 15 years ago and offers 1600 plants of Sauvignon, Muscat and Viognier. The wine is produced on the spot in the very simple but sufficiently equipped air-conditioned cave in the basement of the Château. The Château has it’s own hobby wine label. Further there is a horse shed large enough to shelter 3 horses. The whole property is fenced in and not visible from the outside since the mature grounds is forming a belt around the Château; only the top of the towers can be seen and gives away that there is a wonderful property to be found. Mains water and septic tank.
The property is in excellent condition and has kept all the original features in very good condition. Only parts of the second floor will need some decoration work depending on your needs and the kitchen would benefit from some updating. Plumbing, electricity and the oil central heating were done 20 year ago. Further you find mosaic floors and oak parquet on the ground floor, pin parquet and original terra cotta tiles on the first and second floor, large wooden windows with indoor shutters, plenty of fire places, high ceilings, wooden panelling, marble stairs etc. All in good condition and perfectly maintained.
A true Prestige Residence imposing and authentic, full of charm in a bucolic environment. Quiet and to the same time all is easy accessible. A small heaven on earth!