Character House For Sale in Minervois Corbières area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France






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Reference: 1739
Price: 990 000€ - £885 832 - $1 130 580
(Agency fee paid by seller)
Land area: 1459 m² (0.4 acres)
Surface: 760 m²
Transformable area: 240 m²
Number of bedrooms: 12
Gîtes possibility: yes

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*** Priced to sell *** Medieval Château with pigeon tower from the 12th C., 1000m², main dwelling and various apartments, mostly to renovate, former wine cave 560m², south facing private garden, quiet in center village, short drive from amenities, view onto countryside, strong potential for touristic development

The Medieval Chateau dating partly from the 12th Century offers today about  560m² of living area over mainly 2 levels with an extra  250m² to be converted on the second floor. There are a further 200m² of living space divided into 4 apartments in the East tower. The Chateau needs renovation work and offers already existing Gîtes in the tower, a charming courtyard garden and a large wine cave with a big potential for a touristic activity such as Gîtes, B&B, seminars and other receptions. The south facing and private garden has a Mediterranean feel and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool could be built. Located in the middle of a charming village, there is a lovely countryside view from the 1st and 2nd floor overlooking roofs into the vineyards and scrubland.

Description of the buildings
Château with main residence in the left part of the Château
The surface lived in today over the ground and first floor is about 560m². The second floor has not been used for a very long time and counts for about 250m².
Ground floor: Entrance 15m² with staircase, large dining room 60m² with marble fireplace and wooden paneling 33m², kitchen 35m², W/C 7m², storeroom 5m², utility room 15m², corridor
The lounges and dining rooms open on to the large south facing terrace and all rooms have high ceilings.
First floor: Landing, large corridor with staircase to the right leading upstairs and access to the apartment, as well as to the individual en suite bedrooms
Apartment with kitchenette / lounge 31m² with fireplace, office 15m², master bedroom 24m² with en suite bathroom and W/C 9m²
Independent bedroom 12m² with en suite bathroom 5m², bedroom 12m² with en suite shower room 4m², bedroom 12m² with en suite shower room 3m²

Apartment, right part of the Château
Ground floor:
Library office 18m², large dining room and lounge 54m², kitchen 18m², pantry 4m², room with stairs leading to the 1st  floor
First floor: Landing, bedroom 16m², shower room and W/C, bedroom 19m² with en suite bathroom 10m², office 25m², large room 26m² partly used as a laundry, access to the tower stair case
2 large vaulted stone cellar (41m² and 35m²), ideal for precious wine

East Tower
A beautiful medieval staircase leads up to the various floors and to the pigeon house at the top.
Ground floor: Apartment 45m² with kitchen / dining room 18m², bedroom 11m², bedroom 11m², shower room 4m², W/C 1m²
1st floor: corridor giving access to the  2 following apartments
Apartment 38m² with kitchen / lounge 16m², bedroom 14m² with en suite bathroom and W/C 8m²
Apartment 34m² with kitchen / lounge 15m², bedroom 11m², bathroom with W/C 8m²
2nd floor: Apartment 40m² with landing 3m², kitchen / lounge 19m², bedroom 15m² with en suite shower room and W/C 3m²
Apartment 33m² with landing 4m², kitchen / lounge 15m², bedroom 8m² with en suite bathroom and W/C 6m²
Hall 4m² connecting to the Château
3rd floor: Pigeon house room 30m²

Former wine cave with independent access from outside and access through the garden
Ground floor:  280m² divided into 2 rooms (200m² and 80m²), still with a few concrete vats
1st floor: 80m² workshop, the remaining 200m² are divided with partitions into a few rooms

The buildings form an L-shape on the plot of total 1459m². The garden is entirely private and fenced, and is full of Mediterranean plants and some old trees offering shade on the large terrace for the hot summer. There is enough space to put a swimming pool in; or another idea could be an indoor-outdoor swimming pool with the large space of the wine cave. A well provides free water for the garden. Mains water and mains drainage.

General condition
The Château is lived in but will need some restoration such as plumbing, some heating, new bathrooms, kitchen, shutters and windows need some attention too. The entire 2nd floor has not been used for a long time. Electrics are partly done. All windows are single paned and have traditional wooden shutters. Radiators powered by oil central heating in the Chateau apartment to the right. The tower apartments have electric convectors. The Chateau apartment to the left has no heating. An asset is definitely that all original features are conserved and in rather good condition.

A Chateau with plenty of history and soul! Once restored it will be ideal for unique touristic activity with big potential.

Price: 990 000€ - £885 832 - $1 130 580 (Agency fee paid by seller)

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