8 bedroom French chateau for sale, St Chamarand, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees
1,155,000 EUR 1,051,050 GBP 1,351,350 USD
Charming and spacious Medieval style chateau with huge business potential, set within a large village plot of 1,158m2 located in Lot between Sarlat and Cahors.
With its origins dating from the 10th Century with additions in the 13th & 17th Centuries, this superb property currently features 8 bedrooms, 6 shower rooms and a ballroom.
This large historical gem has a total built area of 1,200m2 which offers great potential, it could easily become an impressive family home or an intimate boutique hotel.
The chateau is nestled in the heart of a sleepy French village that has good links to Sarlat, Cahors and the A20 auto-route.
Work continues in earnest and 800m2 of the total 1,200m2 is now habitable and includes the owners quarters with a vast 60m2 fitted kitchen/living/dining room leading up to a large bedroom (60m2) with en-suite bathroom. A further 2 bedrooms share a shower room and are located above the grand hall.
New roofs have been added where necessary along with 2 septic tanks.
The southern wing has been converted into an independent 3 bedroom/3 bathroom gite with fitted kitchen/living/dining room and a private terrace.
The whole property boasts a plethora of original features including stone fireplaces, flagstone floors, 17th Century decorative beams and stone mullioned windows.
There is also an underground network of cellars which offer a glimpse into the past, with spiral stone staircases and animal troughs.
Outside there are several terraces overlooking the courtyard and an open vaulted cellar on the ground floor would be a fabulous place to add a private swimming pool.
Approximately 350m2 of land surrounds the Chateau and is bordered by a small stream.
Excavation has started at the back of the building where a drawbridge is planned.
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty sandwiched between the Perigord Noir in the Dordogne to the north and the vineyards of the Cahors region in the Lot valley to the south. The Perigord Noir is well known for the honey coloured villages that cling to the cliffs and reflect in the crystal clear waters of the Dordogne river. Cahors itself is a bustling city; known for its jazz festival and the surrounding vineyards which produce the famous black wine.