Réf : A16181 - EXCLUSIVITY LEGGETT
Magnificent 19th century Chateau with stunning mountain views over historic Pyrenean spa town.
A rare opportunity to acquire this truly stunning 19th century chateau in the prestigious ski and spa town of Bagnères de Luchon.
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Réf : A16181 - EXCLUSIVITY
The château was built for Jacques Cartault, lawyer and member of the Archaeological Society of Tarn-and-Garonne in 1894. Cartault had inherited from his father a collection of fine furniture and paintings which he developed and installed in his château de Luchon The castle welcomed prestigious guests and “The twenty-one days of a neurasthenic” were written by Octave Mirbeau in 1901 after a stay in Luchon at the chateau. There is documentation of the castle having been rented out for the cure season but also during the winter sports season from as early as 1938.
Recently restored back to its former glory, the chateau boasts 443M2 of living space over 4 floors.
The gated driveway leads to the chateau perched on the hillside overlooking the valley.
Ground floor: Stairs lead down from the main hallway to the ground floor where a bright fitted kitchen (7M X 4.8M) with a snug for family dining ( 3.54M X 2.7M) . Just off the kitchen is a wine tasting area, several store rooms, electrical room, boiler room, Shower room, Separate 2 Separate WC’s and a Mud room.
We enter the property by way of beautiful stone steps and enter the hallway which features stained glass window,s a fireplace (now used as an entrance to rooms to the back of the property), a stone curved masonry staircase leads to the upper floors and the first of many intricately hand painted original ceilings in beautiful condition.
From the hall to the left we go through ceiling height double carved wooden doors to the 9.05M X 6.48M "Grand salon" with its paneled walls and wooden floors, high hand-painted original ceilings and glass doors which lead to a terrace with intricately carved stone balustrade overlooking the uninterrupted mountain views. Just off the salon is a “secret tower room” used as a library/bureau of 4.45M X 3.5M. We then continue on to the dining room of 7.96M X 5.13M with a wood burning stove, another stunning painted ceiling, wooden floors and panels.
There is a food serving area behind the dining room.
2nd Floor; A hallway leads to a bathroom with shower and WC, TV/cinema room (7.19M X 4.19M), games room, shower room and 4 bedrooms.
Bedroom 1: 6.5'M X 4.1M
Bedroom 2: 6.54M X 4.1M
Bedroom 3 (Tower): 4M X 3.8M
Bedroom 4: 6M X 5.1M
3rd Floor; A hallway leads to a shower room, 1 separate WC and 4 bedrooms.
Bedroom 5: 5M X 4.17M
Bedroom 6: 3.13M X 3M
Attic room 1: 3.3M X 3.1M
Attic room: 3.7M X 3M
The chateau is packed with original features including stunning carpentry, painted walls and ceilings, decorative fireplaces.
The outside space round the chateau is flat and terraced with a car shelter, outside storage room and garden hut. The woodland to the rear is owned by the chateau. Access is given to a manor house further up the hill and to a small villa bordering the road.
Bagneres de Luchon is a charming and charismatic spa town and ski location with cafes, bars, restaurants, casino, boutiques, golf course, lake and a range of outdoor activities on offer including:
• Downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe walking and cross country skiing
• Walking and hiking trails at all levels
• Mountains and lakes
• Cycling (mountain biking and Tour de France climbs)
• Paragliding, rafting and fishing
• Golf, tennis, climbing wall and Segway.
Luchon is a renowned spa resort with sulphurous hot springs, spa and swimming pool.
From Luchon you can go over the Col de Portillon and cross into Spain and visit the pretty little village of Bossosst and the new animal park where you can observe the different animals of the region in their natural habitat.
A visit is recommended to fully appreciate the character and quality of the renovation and the location of the house, in the heart of this lovely spa town.
- 689 000 € (HAI)
- 6 % agency fees to be paid by buyer (650 000 € without fees)
This property has ...
- Mains Drains
- Electricity on site
- Barns / outbuildings
- Private parking
- Character property
- Mountain view
- High speed internet
- Business potential
- Water on site
- Holiday Home
- Maison de Maitre
- 0-2KM to amenities
- Town property
- Close to golf course
- DPE -
- GES -