A remarkable Renaissance Chateau in the heart of the Gers countryside, with medieval towers. In addition, a spacious 3 bedroom stone cottage and large pool, surrounded by stunning countryside.
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Parts of this impressive Château dating back to the Medieval times and was most predominantly used by the monks that were part of the nearby Cistercian Abbey de Planselve. With high ceilings and large windows to illuminate even on the gloomiest day, the property is a glowing representation of it's impressive past. Made from the white stone, typical of this region, it has been carefully and lovingly restored.
The Chateau was built in the typical white stone of the region, and was totally restored in 2007- 2008, with most of the original features salvaged or rebuilt.
GROUND FLOOR ...
On the downstairs level the current main entrance open into an impressive hallway. Original antique terracotta floors on the ground floor. To the right a smaller dining room, which has a large monumental stone open fireplace. There are steps leading down to the fully modernised kitchen and utility rooms, Miele and Bosch appliances, including two dishwashers. A doorway opens out onto the terrace, a beautiful setting for outside dining as it faces west (into the sunset).
To the left, we enter a grand living room with renaissance stone archways and another open monumental fireplace. The large windows, high ceilings and a historic renaissance doorway are crowned by sandstone carvings that symbolise the monastery dependance as it was built for. At one end of the living room is a enfilade into the library with custom built bookshelves and a views across the gardens.
At the end of the hallway, there is large cloakroom that has a WC.
Stone steps lead down to the kitchen, pantry and utility room, and there is also access to the terrace.
FIRST FLOOR ...
The main ornate staircase from the hall leads to the upstairs rooms although half way up there is a television room. The staircase opens onto an impressive long gallery, an ideal spot for displaying art as it has the wall space, and beautiful natural light.
The master bedroom is off the gallery, it has traditional wooden herringbone parquet, with large windows allowing the light to flood in, and one of the two impressive medieval towers offers the option as a reading room or dressing room, with views over the parkland. The ceilings of these towers are original stone crossvaulted and contain stone sculptures probably dating from the 13th century. The ensuite bathroom is accessed through antique doors and is beautifully tiled complete with bath, shower and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2- is a large and spacious room, with the second of the towers and with a similar styled stone vaulted ceiling. It also has an ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 3- with ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 4. - is also a generous size.
Finally a large dressing room with mirrored wardrobes is lit up by a velux window
All the bathrooms have heated towels rails.
A 3 bedroomed farmhouse, has the scope to become a large guest house with an overall size of 140m2. The main entrance opens into a small hallway with a WC, and then leads to a dining room with open fireplace. The sitting room is bright and airy and has French doors to the terrace. There is the staircase to the upper level which opens onto a mezzanine area- great for an office or play room. All of the bedrooms look over the pool and with southerly views over the countryside. The bathroom is also on the upper level.
The salt water pool is a magnificent 17.5m x 5m and surrounded by a walled terrace and pretty roses bloom along the farmhouse walls.
To the rear of the farmhouse, are stables, a garage and wood store. The grounds include 5 hectares of gardens and woodland plus a small lake. Frequent visitors include deer, hares and partridge.