9 bedroom castle for sale with 55 hectares of land, Langon, Gironde , Gascony
2,332,000 EUR 2,098,800 GBP 2,751,760 USD
REF: 225690 Show Map
- Bedrooms: 9
- Floor Size: 600 m2
- Plot Size: 55 hectares / 135.91 acres
- Work Required: Minor
- Swimming Pool
- Vineyard / Wine-making facilities and equipment
- Lake, River or Pond
- Income Potential
- Fishing amenities on-site
- Private / Not Overlooked
Historic French chateau dating back to the Thirteenth Century set in 55 hectares of meadow and woodland, including 8 hectares of AOC Bordeaux vines.
Within an hours drive of Bordeaux, the 9 bedroom chateau comes with living space of 600 m2 chateau as well as additional outbuildings. It is a striking fortified castle set atop a plateau overlooking the picturesque Bassanne Valley.
Approached via a long private driveway leading to a calm sanctuary, spend a moment enjoying the undulating landscape of this expansive property. Built on a platform of rock, the original structure dates from the 13th Century. Over the centuries it has been developed and expanded to its current form. Designed as a modest fortress, behind the warlike appearance is an aristocratic residence with two wings framing the tower set in a courtyard type manor. Fascinating historical features remain intact including the medieval archery slots in the north-west wall used during times of siege.
Entry to the chateau is over a dry moat, spanned by an elegant stone bridge which originally formed a support for a bascule drawbridge
Through a grand wrought iron and stone gate the formidable exterior protectively surrounds the sunny peaceful courtyard, perfect for an informal meal or mid-morning French breakfast.
A formal entrance leads into a spacious reception room which is overlooked by the magnificent staircase with carved stone balustrade.
Retaining so much of its historical charm, the chateau features beautiful architectural elements including oversized stone fireplaces and vaulted ceilings.
Each of the two separate wings, are independently heated and have their own kitchen, dining and living spaces, the chateau could easily become home to two families.
The West wing's grand reception hall with oversized fireplace and period timber features offers the perfect setting for a grand celebration, wine-tasting or other event.
A kitchen leads through to a dining and living area and a library offers a tranquil space to unwind and relax. Similarly, the East wing with its own reception room with fire place, formal dining room and vaulted ceiling are a nice feature in this chateau.
Storage needs are well catered for with a cellar accessed via stone stairwell left of the main entry. Down 2 levels into a very large vaulted ceiling area of 2 main rooms with an external entry from the rear of the building.
Beautifully situated on an elevated platform, peaceful green views can be had over the surrounding grounds.
Many commercial or leisure opportunities are available to the new owners. With a total of approximately 135 acres, the property runs 30-50 head of cattle (not included in the sale) with large barn and feeding shed. An additional building presents an opportunity to continue the current renovation project which should result in a separate accommodation of 2-3 bedrooms, kitchen and living area. Additionally, the barn could be converted with a view to potential commercial accommodation.
Winemaking facilities are available for the approximate 8ha of AOC Bordeaux vines (currently sold in bulk). The cattle farming could be developed instead into an equestrian business if preferred.
The remaining 33 ha is made up of beautiful parkland and meadows, lush gardens and a private lake, 1ha in size.
It is worth mentioning that the current owners are progressing an accreditation of certified organic farming, which is near completion. Located within the 'magical' hour of Bordeaux, this extraordinary chateau has stood the test of time, offering the new owners an opportunity to continue its long and fascinating story.
Land: 550,000 m2
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