REDUCED in price - An exceptional and rarely available fortified Gascon Chateau, dating from the 13th century and set in 5 acres with guest cottage, swimming pool and 360° panoramic views to the countryside near to Condom, Gers. Renovated in recent years (new guest cottage, new roofs, pointing etc) this imposing property offers some 400m2 accommodation on three floors, plus an extra floor to renovate if required. Stunning views. Between Agen and Condom.
The Chateau is set privately off a quiet country lane in an elevated position. Private drive to parking and garaging in the barn. The Chateau is presented in good order, with re-pointed exterior and a new roof 12 years ago.
Double doors to Entrance Hall with cloakroom off. Ahead is the fitted country Kitchen with Aga and dining area. French doors lead to the outside Dining Terrace with outlook over the fountain to the countryside beyond. Spacious Dining Room (30m2) with exposed stone walls. Ground floor Double Bedroom 1 with exposed stone walls and en-suite Bathroom and a Laundry Room. On the first floor is the Grand Salon which has a triple aspect, 4m high ceiling à la Française and a monumental open fireplace. Oak floors and one mullioned window. Cloakroom. Also on this floor is a Living/TV room with 4m high ceiling à la Française. On the second floor are 4 spacious Double Bedrooms, all with views, two with en-suite facilities and a separate modern Shower Room.
The 4th and 5th floors are spacious and ready to be converted to further accommodation if required (possible to create a complete 3 bedroom apartment here). Access to the ramparts with 360° views to the countryside.
In the courtyard is a large stone Barn under a new roof, with on the ground floor a Garage and Workshop. Stairs on the outside lead to the first floor Guest Apartment. This is brand new and offers some 120m2 accommodation: spacious Living/Kitchen and 2 Double Bedrooms with en-suite bath and shower rooms. Ideal for extra guests or indeed for letting out in the Summer.
The 8m x 8m Swimming Pool is within a fenced enclosure and has terracotta tiled terraces around, plus a small pool house. Covered dining terrace.
The grounds of some 2.3ha or 5.6 acres surround the property and are mostly lawned gardens with lovely mature trees and shrubs. Views to the open countryside in all directions from this elevated position. A unique property in a superb location. Close to Condom, Eauze, Lectoure, Fleurance and Agen.
The department of Gers is often described by those who know France as an excellent area to visit, if not the best area of France for Brits who want to relocate. It is not over-run however and indeed, the department has a diverse array of assets to discover, some of them are obvious; the rolling countryside, very mild climate, the Pyrenees mountains, whilst others remain more subtle like the hearty food, local culture, street markets and Gascon traditions. Foreigners often refer to the area as Gascony, referring to the former French province.
The department is generally an agricultural area where the local gastronomy is highly regarded by both French nationals and foreign expats. The most cultivated crops in Gers are Colza, Grain, Sunflowers and Corn. Some of the older locals may speak a Gascon patois, but its usage remains in decline among the younger generations. The largest Gersoise towns in terms of number of inhabitants are Auch, Condom and Fleurance but even these are not overly large.
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