18 bedroom character property for sale
France - Arles, Vaucluse
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- Living space: 1000 m2;
- Plot size: 1e+06 m2;
- Convertible space: 0 m2;
- Distance to shops: km
The 17th Century Château is situated in the middle of a vast tract of agricultural land totalling 100 hectares (220 acres) that includes numerous outbuildings, other houses creating a total liveable space of 950m², stables etc., all in excellent condition. The Château has plenty of character and was elegantly renovated in the late 1980's. The high ceilings on the ground floor and first floor are "à caisson", or coffered, a typical feature of French Renaissance. A spiral staircase in beautiful stone faces the entrance door. The Château is sold entirely furnished with the exception of some personal items. The front of the château looks out on an enclosed formal garden with beautiful centuries old trees.
A property with its diversity to discover!
Description of the Buildings
The 17th Century Château offers in total 450m² liveable space on 3 floors.
Ground floor 150m²: Entrance with beautiful stone spiral staircase. On the right is a foyer with a lounge and an office. On the left, a dining room, kitchen with large fire place, pantry, WC, room for a future elevator. All rooms with high ceilings.
First floor 150m²: Main lounge (about 140m² / 1,540 sq ft) with high ceilings part of which is currently used as a state dinning room. A pantry is located in the west tower and a small living room in the east tower. WC, room for a future elevator.
2nd floor 150m²: 5 bedrooms (one with a mezzanine), 3 large bathrooms, 1 WC a dressing room, a boudoir and a small sitting room as well as a room for a future elevator.
Basement: vaulted cellar consisting of 4 rooms
The South Guest House (150m²)
is an independent house which is near to the château. A large reception room, a living room, bedroom, Turkish bath, sauna, bathroom and a kitchenette occupy the ground floor. Above the living room is a large mezzanine currently used as an office. A laundry room is located next to this luxuriously appointed guest house. This building was restored in 2004 and can be easily redesigned to fit the specific requirements of a new owner.
The Caretaker House The 2-story caretaker house (110m² / 1,200 sq ft) is located about 70m/200 ft to the north of the château. It features a hallway, garage and storage room on the ground floor, and a living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper floor.
North guest house This guest house (120m² / 1,000 sq ft) is located near the north side of the château with garage and storage space on the ground floor and on the 1st floor with hallway, living room, kitchen, bathroom and 3 bedrooms, 1bathroom and storage space.
The Staff House A
A second staff house (130m² / 900 sq ft) has mostly working space on the ground floor, with a living room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom on the 2nd floor.
The Staff House B
The staff house of 140m² (1,000 sq ft) includes several garages on the ground floor and a 3-bedroom apartment on the first floor.
The Barn and Garage
A 350m² (3,800 sq ft) 2-story barn and garage building is located close to the caretaker's house.
The Storage, Office and Garage Building
A 2-story building 600 sq m (6,600 sq ft), used as a work area for the orchards, is located near the entrance of the property.
Stables and outbuilding 70m²
There are stables with 4 boxes with sheltered patio, a paddock, an outbuilding of 3 rooms with separate entrance. Training fields and pastures adjacent to this, one to the west and the other to the east of the château.
The vast land of around 100 hectares (220 acres) is, besides the Château with its houses and the park and the pastures for the horses, a huge orchard with apple, pears, apricots and cherries. Some plots are wood. There is sufficient water provided by bore holes, several septic tanks are in place. The surround of the château are enclosed and profits from entire privacy.
The electrical, plumbing and under floor heating systems are in perfect order and the appliances are top quality. The marble and wooden parquet floors, as well as the doors, windows and shutters are all in very good condition and well maintained. The roof is made of old roman tiles and is also in excellent condition.
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