35 bedroom French chateau for sale with 70 hectares of land, Saint Andre de Cubzac, Gironde , Gascony
7,350,000 EUR 6,321,000 GBP 8,085,000 USD
REF: 220624 Show Map
- Bedrooms: 35
- Bathrooms: 5
- Floor Size: 2,500 m2
- Plot Size: 70 hectares / 172.97 acres
- Work Required: None
- Equestrian / horse ownership facilities
- Vineyard / Wine-making facilities and equipment
- Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
- Income Potential
- Parking space(s)
- Tennis Court
- Private / Not Overlooked
Grand, spacious and simply magnificent French Chateau, with a vast total living area of 2,500m2, ideally set within a beautiful countryside setting on a large plot of around 700,000m2 with stunning views overlooking the Dordogne, with a view of Bordeaux in the distance.
This amazing property is approached via a poplar tree lined drive, one should really arrive by horse and carriage and the whole property is truly remarkable, with the impressive 4 storey main Chateau, which was created to welcome Louis XIV, set behind a beautiful semicircular entrance with a serene chapel as it's centre piece. A delight for architects, historians and heritage lovers.
There is plenty of room with approximately 2,500m2 of grand salons, bedrooms, library, magnificent staircases, lavish cornices and vaulted ceilings.
The Chateau is also surrounded by more than 10 hectares of parkland with a beautiful views over the Dordogne, fields and woodland and 45 hectares of vines.
Well situated for road, air and rail links with Bordeaux only 20 km away.
The original Chateau had belonged to the ancestors of Count Jean-Frederic de la Tour du Pin Gouvernet, Lieutenant-General of the Kings armies, since 1524, but the story goes he invited the King to his province in Gironde to which the King replied: " But, there is no chateau there to receive me.", so the Count was determined to transform his meagre Chateau into a palace 'fit for a king'. 3 years after the start of construction, with the French revolution and his support of the queen, Marie-Antoinette, the Count was guillotined. The grand project of architect Victor Louis was never completed and the Chateau was inherited by his son. In 1835 the family had to flee France for the second time so the Chateau was sold, and it's still owned by the descendants of this family. A full history of the chateau are available separately.
The Chateau was awarded Historic monuments status in March 1943 and it was open to the public until 2014. It has also been used for the background in 3 films.
The main Chateau consists of a main building of 4 floors, a chapel, living quarters and stables of the hemicycle, an octagonal water tower, medieval keep, concierge's tower, 3 houses and various farm buildings, amounting to approximately 2,500m2 of floor space. Furniture and fittings are included in the sale.
Lower ground floor: main kitchen of 83m2 with vaulted ceiling supported by 2 stone pillars, tasting room, staff rest room, hallway leading to the stone spiral staircase and various store rooms. On the other side of the courtyard there is a utility room, wood store and gardeners' shed, boiler room and other cellars.
Ground floor: magnificent entrance and staircase, perfect for those wide gowns and feathers of the 18th Century. Foyer with doors to the 70m2 marble salon which could seat up to 80 guests for dinner, the music room, and small salon. Other rooms on this floor include the family salon, 5.6m high billiard room, 62m2 dining room sided by a serving room, office which is full of built-in cabinets filled with antique books and finally the Duchesse du Berry bedroom with a dressing and chamber de toilette.
Between the ground floor and first floor: 6 smaller bedrooms certainly for the servants.
First floor, which is accessed via another impressive stone staircase: 7 bedrooms, 3 of which have double doors leading out to a balcony, dressing rooms, cabinets de toilette, and a large bathroom.
Second floor, which is accessed via a spiral staircase: 7 bedrooms of varying sizes, laundry, storage rooms, dressing and cabinet de toilette, small kitchen and a large salon.
Top floor: large open space with just a few stone walls - this is a blank canvas to make an incredible loft with windows all around, a balcony on one side, wooden floorboards and plenty of height to add a ceiling.
Hemicycle: living quarters to the left and stabling to the right, with the chapel and vestry in centre position. The living quarters consists of the tourism office, grand salon, small and large dining rooms, kitchen and office on the ground floor.
First floor, accessed via a stone staircase: large laundry room, 7 bedrooms and various dressing rooms, cabinets de toilette and a bathroom.
Vaulted stables and grooms quarters: 4 bedrooms.
The Chateau can be approached through 2 main gates, 1 to the south and the other via the avenue of trees. The buildings are surrounded by 10 hectares of park and woodland and another 60 hectares of agricultural land, including 45 hectares of vines. The 3 registered wine labels associated with the Chateau are included in the sale. Note that 1 hectare (10,000m2) of the land to the south has been given 'touristic' status which allows for the construction of projects such as spas, pools, tennis courts etc. In addition there are 7 hectares of caves, an underground storage supported on stone pillars.
Situated in the commune of Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac, with all commodities within walking distance, supermarkets, restaurants, twice weekly market, bus and train links to Bordeaux and just 5 minutes from the A10, 20km from Bordeaux with it's airport and TGV train link to Paris and under 30km from the UNESCO world heritage sites of Blaye and Saint Emilion.
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