10 bedroom French chateau for sale with 1.28 hectares of land, Limoux, Aude , Languedoc-Roussillon

480,000 EUR      412,800 GBP 528,000 USD



REF: 176549   Show Map

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Floor Size: 1,600 m2
  • Plot Size: 1.28 hectares / 3.17 acres
  • Work Required: Major
  • Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
  • Income Potential
  • Garage(s)
  • Parking space(s)

Limoux XVIIth Century chateau to renovate, with 50+ rooms, 2 towers, habitable apartments, garage, original features, high ceilings, convertible space, strong commercial potential, 1.3 hectare park, panoramic views, private, quiet hamlet and just a short drive to amenities.

This XVII Century Chateau sits in a small hamlet in the greater Limoux area, with unobstructed panoramic views of the countryside and valley, the chateau with its many original features is in need of a complete renovation and a touch of modernisation for its services. The chateau is said to be an architectural scale down of well known chateau. The roof has been maintained on a yearly basis, the private accommodation has been renovated and therefore suitable to live in immediately. A 1650 central original stone staircase leads to the 4 levels and the 2 sides. Cellars still have their originals curved ceilings, the attic has a 'cathedral beams shaped, the original ballroom on the 1st floor has a surface of 110m2 and a ceiling at 4.80m2. Enormous stone fireplaces, one in particular in the original stone floor kitchen, small panelled glass windows, wood panelled rooms, high and moulded ceilings are parts of this unique original property.

The property offers more than 1,600m2 of floor area and more than 1,200m2 of convertible space.

Cellar:
Most of the various rooms in the cellar have a curved ceiling.
Wine cellar, old stables, storage rooms with walls thickness of 1,50m.

Ground floor (ceiling height 3.5/4m):
Entrance hall with a magisterial stone staircase, about 20 rooms on this floor:
Dining room, sitting room, original stone floor kitchen, office, wood panelled library, original fireplaces are still in those rooms then various store rooms and the servant quarters. North side is the wine cellar and the tower storeroom.

1st floor (ceiling height 3.50/4.8m):
South side, the private accommodations with entrance hall, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, office and dressing. The other side of this level includes several rooms, which could be used as bedrooms. A superb room to mention is the 'reception/ball room of 110m2 with a high-decorated ceiling of 4.8m and original floor tiles.

2nd floor: convertible attic - 600m2:
Height under beams: 2.2
Height under roof: 3.5m occupied by various rooms

Garage: 30m2

Grounds
There are 12,836m2 of grounds around the chateau. On the east side there is a small sloping wood with hundred-year-old trees, on the south side there is a fabulous terrace of 450m2, adjoining the chateau, leading to a lawn. The principal entrance of the property is West facing with a small grass field to the north.

The main entrance garden, the roof, the outside walls and the entrance gate are protected by 'Linventaire des Monuments Historiques. The private accommodation areas are readily habitable and have a fuel heating system. There are also 8 fireplaces throughout the property. A substantial investment needs to be put in to bring this property back to its former glory; especially as most of its original features are still there. Single glazed original wooden windows and doors with traditional wooden shutters.

Comments
An XVIIth Century fine example cahteau, rarity on the market especially that it has kept its original features. Calm surroundings with an open view on the valley. Shopping is easily reachable, only a few kilometres away. Private accommodation or a hostelries business would suite this property. Trains, motorway and international airports within a short drive. So much potential.

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