7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Castres, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
900,000 EUR 801,000 GBP 1,116,000 USD
This superb chateau which dates back to the XVth and XVIth centuries has recently been refurbished. It stands in nearly 3 hectares of parkland only five minutes from the centre of a good sized town in the South West of France.
Ideal for a gite business, Band B, weddings, events or full rental.
The beautiful park includes mature trees, some of which are centuries old. The chateau is set over three levels, together with a partly converted attic.
There are a total of five entrances, four of which are in the main building and one in the tower. All the rooms have been tastefully renovated, are spacious and offer a good ceiling height.
MAIN HOUSE. Main entrance and ground floor: large room, currently used as an office (28m2) leading to a handsome living room (36 m2) with stone chimney and exposed beams. This room leads to the kitchen and to the tower. To the left a luminous dining room (31m2) with beautiful floor and a carved wood fireplace. This room leads to the kitchen and to the XVIth century part of the chateau. Kitchen space (25m2) with utility room and door to the rear.
Main entrance - 1st floor. The staircase of the main entrance leads to the 1st floor where you will appreciate two stylish bedrooms all en-suite 39,60 m2 and 47 m2). The other rooms of this floor are only accessible by another entrance, in the tower. 2nd floor :You arrive at the second floor by following the same staircase of the main entrance. On your right as on your left, there is a bedroom (26 m2 and 35 m2). Both of which are beautiful and have their own bathroom and WC. A large corridor gives access to two other bedrooms (14,60 m2 and 17,50 m2) with shared bathroom and WC (7.80 m2), then to the sauna. This corridor leads also to the highest room (6 m2) in the tower from where you can enjoy a beautiful view through the tri-lobed stone windows.
Entrances of the XVIth century wing (ground floor and 1st floor). You enter directly in a beautiful part of this chateau which immediately takes you back in time. In front of you is a full restored banqueting hall (100 m2) with stone pillars and vaulted ceiling. A large mezzanine (65 m2) runs above, from where you can admire the view on the entire architecture of this hall. Sunlight enters from the windows on the ground floor and on the mezzanine.
Another entrance for reaching the banqueting hall is on the rear of the chateau. Guest WC, staircase for the mezzanine complete the ground floor.
Entrances of the XVIth century wing (2nd and 3rd floors). Above this hall and its mezzanine, there is a very large space (185 m2 approx) on two levels, well renovated and converted in more bedrooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens (for groups, bikers, etc). On the 2nd level, further pillars and majestic vaults with exposed stoneworks and beams. The last level (third) that you reach by a spiral staircase, is a converted attic space with beautiful ancient timber work.
EXTERIOR. Terrace all around the chateau. Swimming pool at the rear of the chateau. Outbuildings include: Car ports, Garage and large shed.
MISCELLANEOUS. Two separate entrances into the park. Well situated for all amenities (education, health, shopping, airport of Castres-Mazamet, rail links). Carcassonne (50 km), Toulouse (80 km). Numerous touristic interests : a tennis squash is just near the chateau ; a river borders the park and it's one which is full of fish. The property is close to the touristic area of SIDOBRE and the famous medieval City of Carcassonne; Toulouse (the pink city) must be visited (the town, Airbus industries, the " city of space " with its real modules of orbital stations, etc) ; Albi (UNESCO heritage), etc. Golf course "La Barouge" at 18 km. A new motorway between Castres and Toulouse is planned.