- Château Guest House from the 13th – 18th century
- Historic monument
- 4 guest suites
- owners’ quarters
- Extensive out-buildings, cellars, keep and chapel
- Gardens and pool
- 30 minutes Toulouse centre/airport and Carcassonne
- Price €960,000 (agency fee included) – ref n° 312
This is not a fancy château with turrets and moats to impress the visitors: it is a working landowner’s château that used to manage over 400 hectares of fertile land in the Lauragais region, south-east of Toulouse. A fine brick-built structure which has evolved from the modest keep erected in 1270 or so, with additions in the Renaissance and later in the 18th century to what is now an imposing mass which dominates the village.
The word ‘château’ may frighten off potential buyers, but in this case any apprehension is unjustified: the roof is new, the rooms have all been renovated and refurbished with care, and the place is sold as a going-concern, fully furnished and equipped: ready to roll.
There are 4 guest suites, which all have ensuite bathrooms as well as a salon and some have extra bedrooms for children. Renaissance colours and the finest bedding make every room different and attractive. Guests have use of a lounge, a billiard room and, of course, the gardens and pool. They dine in the old re-furbished château kitchens.
Château guest House in the Lauragais
But what makes this property especially interesting are the out-buildings and cellars. Below the main building there is a vaulted brick cellar of over 100m² which can house up to 80 people. Underground tunnels lead off this room to hidden exits in the gardens. At the western wing is the keep with its daunting tower and connecting buildings. These need serious renovation but the owner has estimates to hand.
Buyers are getting a lot for their money here: the vast château with its out-buildings, the grounds with garages and workshops, 400-year-old cypresses and yew trees, and the pool. And history: the current owner can recite all the great names from French history who have owned the castle, including Napoleonic generals and local notables. Above all it’s a going-concern so buyers can expect an income from day 1. It does not have to be run as a guest house: one could fashion a very attractive and original gite out of the building … or concentrate on wedding receptions or events. There’s plenty of space. The property is priced for a quick sale: it’s way below the market rate.
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