An Attractive 19C Chateau with Pyrenean Mountain Views & Reception Venue
Successful Reception Venue; Mountain Views; 13 Beds; Pool; Tennis Court & 63 Hectares
Set in the middle of its 63 hectares of land and at the end of a long private drive, this 19C Château sits on a promontory facing the Pyrenees and is surrounded by its mature gardens, pasture and woodland. Having been a family home for the last twenty-seven years, the château now operates as an Event Venue, hosting weddings and birthday parties … understandably, it is a successful business due to the its attractive architecture and its views which offer idylic photographic backdrops.
A double flight of stone steps or 'perron' lead up to the main entrance. Accommodation is offered over three floors. The Ground floor comprises of a wide hall with marble mosaic floor ; a double drawing room with oak herringbone parquet and a carved stone fireplace; a dining room with oak floor and dado panelling ; a Butler’s pantry ; an Inner hall ; bedroom 1 (originally a reception room) with dressing room and en-suite bathroom ; bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room and the library hall at the foot of the staircase. The kitchen, preparation area and pantry are located at the east side of the property, with a second service staircase leading to the basement, and doors opening onto the vine ladened terrace over-looking the enclosed swimming pool, tennis court and attractive grounds.
?The first floor offers a further eight bedrooms, four of which have en-suite facilities and the remaining four bedrooms share the two house bathrooms which are located opposite the individual bedrooms. The basement, which is light with good head height, offers a further four bedrooms (which are often allocated to the children of the guests), a bathroom, kitchen, laundry, boiler room and games room.
There are several out-buildings to the west side of the château. The largest of which is the Party/ Reception Room (280m2) with a polished cement floor resembling slate, exposed wooden pillars and roof beams. Connecting to this room is the catering kitchen and the guest cloakrooms. In addition there is a tractor barn and garage (both with loft space above) and a Guardian’s Apartment (57m2) with living area, kitchenette, bedroom area and separate bathroom.
The grounds are extensive and cover 63 hectares ; 52 hectares are pastureland and 6 are Woodland. The immédiate gardens around the château include a South-East facing terrace with electric awning and railings with steps leading to a paved area with a pergola, covered in vines and passion flowers for al fresco dining ; an enclosed pool area with hedge and gate (pool with new liner 2015) ; a Tennis court 34 x 17 m surfaced with artificial grass ; a Summer house located near the tennis court. Mature flower borders, lawns, roses and interesting trees surround the pool and tennis court, the terraces and the Château.
Situated just over 6 kms from the market town of Plaisance du Gers ; 12 mins to Beaumarchés and 20 mins to Riscle. The famous jazz festival town of Marciac is just 20 minutes drive away, as are the pretty market towns of Beaumarchés and Riscle. Local activities include a boating / leisure lake at Marciac, as well as fishing, horse-riding and hand-gliding. There is an 18 holes golf course in the grounds of Chateau Pallane in Tillac, which is just 20 minutes from the property.
The Pyrenées mountains can be reached in 90 minutes and offers an abundance of water sports such as rafting, canoeing and kayaking as well as skiing and snow-boarding. The sandy beaches of the Atlantic Coast are also 90 minutes away, making this an ideal all year round holiday destination. French Character Homes is delighted to be marketing this fine property which could continue to operate as an Events Venue or simply return to its former usage as a wonderful family home.
* Agency fees to be paid by the seller. (Consult our fees)
|Habitable Space : m²||No of Rooms Total : 16|
|No. Reception Rooms : 3||No. of Bedrooms : 13|
|Bathrooms : 4||Shower Rooms : 5|
|W.Cs : 10||Utility Room : Laundry in basement|
|Heating Method : Oil Fired|
|Hot Water Method : Gas Fired - Two 300L gas hot water heaters|
|Secteur :||Location : 45 mins North of Pau; near Jazz Town of Marciac|
|Orientation : South||View : Pyrenees & Countryside|
|Year : 19th Century||Type : Stone|
|Roof : Slate : Good Condition||Condition : Good Condition|
|Tele / ADSL : Yes / Yes||Drainage : 4 Septic Tanks|
|Water Supply : Mains||Electricity : Mains|
|Land Area : 630000 m²||Boundary : Partially Enclosed|
|Terrace : Yes several||Garden Well : Yes|
|Garage : Yes||Car Port : No|
|Swimming Pool : Yes|
|Outbuildings : Reception Venue, Tractor Barn, Garage, Catering ki|
|GITE / OUTBUILDING DESCRIPTION|