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Reference 228292

Beautiful 15 bedroom Chateau for sale in Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees

1,180,000 EUR
1,014,800 GBP 1,262,600 USD
Beautiful 16th century French Chateau with Gites and private lake, nestling in 7.5 hectares of glorious land while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Arlege.

This charming property was built in 1772 on the site of an original fortified chateau, situated in a quiet valley, surrounded by woods, meadows and a lake fed by a spring and bordered by a stream.

Only 80 minutes south of Toulouse with its international airport. Skiing in the Pyrenees and a multitude of summer and winter outdoor activities 1h15.

The Chateau with a total living area of 317 m2 includes: -
Ground floor
Living / dining room with exposed oak beams. Large wood stove installed in a "walk-in" fireplace; Library with panelled bookcase running the length of the room and with open central fireplace; Kitchen: units equipped for oven, hob and microwave. Full height fridge / freezer and dishwasher; Laundry room CH with fuel oil boiler (Viessmann), washing machin.

The entrance hall leads to the staircase and back door opening onto a paved courtyard with a covered outdoor dining area; Oak spiral staircase to the first and second floors; WC under the stairs.

First floor
Large living room with open fireplace and two full length patio doors with south facing view on the lake and the grounds; Double bedroom facing the courtyard with en-suite bathroom, including full-length shower, sink and WC; Double bedroom facing west, with an en-suite bathroom, including full length shower, sink and toilet; Double bedroom with full length patio door with south facing view on the lake; walk in wardrobe over the entire length leading to: -
Bathroom including basin unit with basin, bath and renovated cast iron WC.

Second Floor
Most of the top floor is an open plan / game room. . Three full length patio doors with south facing view on the lake; Two other rooms and a storage room.

East Wing 84 m2
Adjoining the chateau, it is accessible via the paved courtyard and also accessible from the main house, but could also be used as a separate apartment. It was also extensively renovated in 2007/8 with modern facilities - central heating, double glazing throughout, renewed plumbing and electrical wiring.

The Cottage 109 m2:
Ground floor
Living room along the entire length with a wood stove; Patio doors open onto a tiled outdoor patio for alfresco dining and sunbathing, surrounded by an established rockery, Kitchen and dining area with built-in units for oven, hob, microwave and refrigerator / freezer; plus a 6-seater dining table;
Twin bedroom leading to a bathroom, shower, sink and toilet.

First floor
2. Double bedrooms 2 with bathroom, shower, sink and toilet;
3. Twin bedded rooms with sink and toilet.

La Grange 249 m2
Ground floor:
1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower, sink & WC)
2 twin beds with en suite bathroom (shower, sink and WC)
3 twin beds with en suite bathroom (shower, sink and WC) en suite bathroom (shower, sink and toilet)
4. Single bedroom with sink and toilet;
5. Twin bedroom with bathroom, shower, sink and toilet.
First floor
6. Double bedroom with bathroom, shower, sink and toilet.
7 Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower, sink and WC)
Very large living / dining room, with a kitchen at each end, each with fitted units (oven, hob, microwave and refrigerator / freezer. ).

Two patio doors lead out to a full length balcony for alfresco dining, overlooking a white garden.

Large utility room and storage room with shelves.

Outbuildings:
Garage / Workshop 134 m2
Open barn 119 m2

Set on approximately 7.5 hectares (18.4 acres) with a 2,000 m2 lake and a wooden pontoon for swimming.

Charming picturesque setting. Walking distance to local bar / restaurant and shop.

Sold partly furnished and equipped.

Features

Reference228292
Price1,180,000 EUR
Number of Bedrooms
Bedrooms
15
Number of Bathrooms
Bathrooms
15
Floor Space in Metres Squared
Floor Space
317.0m2
Land Size in Metres Squared
Land Area
7.5 Ha

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This Chateau is located in Ariege in France

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