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10 bedroom character property for sale


France - Alès, Gard

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Call: 03339 395599

Key features:

  • Living space: 600 m<sup>2</sup>;
  • Plot size: 29846 m<sup>2</sup>;
  • Convertible space: 500 m<sup>2</sup>;
  • Distance to shops: km

Full description:

14th C. Castle overlooking a village in the Cevennes, built around a courtyard, South facing main living quarters and 4 apartments located in a wing, Dungeon, Chapel and outbuildings to restore, 3ha of park with 300 year old trees, quiet, great views, pollution-free, commercial potential for retreats, events, seminars, weddings etc.

This medieval castle, majestically sitting above a village, overlooks a whole valley with the river twining its way towards the Mediterranean Sea, and is located in the greater Alès area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France. This 14th Century Castle with a Dungeon and chapel has been redesigned and extended over the centuries as have most medieval Castles. The surprising Castle is set in a park of 3ha, accessible by a nice tree-lined driveway, with beautiful old trees, some 300 years old, two fields and a small wooded area. This property offers good business potential with already 4 existing independent apartments and 500m2 of outbuildings to convert, depending on the future project. Lots of character, a rustic style with a good feel!

Description of the buildings
Castle built on 3 levels, mainly south facing with a few rooms facing East.
Ground floor: After crossing a large charming and secure courtyard, the entrance 17m2 is situated on the east side with a monumental staircase leading up to the first floor, kitchen 35m2 with high vaulted ceiling and access to an east facing terrace overlooking the village, East tower 5m2 with toilet and laundry room, lounge 60m2 with fireplace and high wooden ceiling, library 42m2 with fireplace, West tower room 5m2
It would be possible behind the kitchen to connect it with the ground floor apartment in the north wing.
1st Floor: landing, sitting room 40m2, corridor 10m2, East tower with bathroom 5m2, bedroom 19.5m2, bedroom 21.5m2, bedroom 43m2 with bathroom 6m2 in West tower.
Again at the back of the 40m2 sitting room a connection to the apartment in the north wing could be built.
Garden floor which is an independent 1 bedroom apartment: Entrance from the South facing terrace 19.5m2, kitchen dining lounge with fireplace 32m2, bathroom 4m2, West tower room 5m2, bedroom 26m2, East tower room 5m2 all ready to become a bathroom, heating room 10m2.

North wing with 3 independent apartments
Ground floor: with an independent entrance from the North, lounge dining area with fireplace 29m2, kitchen 6m2, corridor, WC, bedroom 10.5m2, bedroom 12m2 with bathroom in the North tower 6m2, cosy terrace. Size of the apartment about 75m2.
1st Floor: an outside staircase, entrance into kitchen dining lounge area with fireplace 26m2, corridor, WC, bedroom 10.5m2, bedroom 12m2 with bathroom in the North tower 6m2. Nice terrace next to entrance staircase. Size of the apartment about 60m2.
2nd floor: inside staircase to kitchen dining lounge area with fireplace 26m2, bedroom 10.5m2, bedroom 12m2 with bathroom in the North tower 6m2. Huge terrace of about 80m2 with a 360° view!!! Size of the apartment about 70m2.
Basement: accessible from the entrance hall of the Castle is a basement under the North wing.
East- and South-facing terraces for the Castle as well as the cosy and sheltered large courtyard, a terrace for each of the apartments in the Northwing.

Beautiful chapel with vaulted ceiling and original wooden paneling, in need of a total restoration

A beautiful square tower of about 20m2 over 5 levels, overlooking simply everything.

Former Farm buildings attached
Attached to the Dungeon and the Chapel are former farm buildings with a great potential to be converted into either more apartments or an ideal large reception room with professional kitchen. The rooms are a good size and most of them on the ground floor have a nice vaulted ceiling. The 1st floor is in certain areas accessible, in other areas broken in and in another area, the height of the ceiling would make it possible to add an intermediate floor. There is a total of about 180m2 on the ground floor and almost as much on the 1st floor.

2 other independent small stone buildings of 20m2 each, in need of total restoration.
A workshop of 40m2

The surprising Castle is set in a park of almost 3ha, accessible by a nice tree lined driveway, with beautiful old trees, some 300 years old, two fields and a small wooded area. One of the fields is flat and would be ideal to build a swimming pool with a pool house, on top of a former ruin. The rest of the land is sloping. The property benefits from town water and mains sewerage.

General Condition
The Castle is very sound and the roofs were done about 45 years ago. There are 2 boilers for the heating, fired by fuel, one of them needs replacing - maybe by a wood burning one. Wooden joinery, single glazed, very thick walls. A lot of work has already been done, some things still need to be done depending on how the future owner wants to use the Castle. The apartments in the North wing have electric heating.
The outbuildings all together add up to about 500m2 and could be converted without any problem into either further apartments and/or a reception area for events. A planning permit had been obtained but expired before it could be executed.
The roofs of the outbuildings all need to be redone and a total inside renovation is also needed.

It is the sort of unusual place with a WOW-factor; ideal for a business such as retreats, events etc. A place to relax and recharge your batteries!

This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Nîmes (Garons) (International), 49.2 miles
  • Méditerranée (International), 62 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
AB Real Estate, St Genies de Fontedit

3, rue du Deves, St Genies de Fontedit, Herault 34480 FRANCE
03339 395599  Local call rate
About AB Real Estate, St Genies de Fontedit

AB Real Estate is a successful international agency founded in 2001. We offer a wide range of properties from prestige, to villas and character holiday homes in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France.

Our dedicated team of multilingual staff ensures the specific needs of our foreign clientele are met. Buying a property in another country as a holiday home, investment, or a permanent place of residence, can be a difficult process, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the language, local laws, legal requirements and procedures. We provide a smooth transition and also help with the myriad of different logistical issues that arise whenever you are buying a property abroad.

Based on your initial search requirements, we offer a tailored service selecting only those properties that meet your needs.

We will assist you through the whole purchasing process, and offer an exceptional after sales service that includes a ‘settling-in’ package where we connect all the utilities, help you set up a bank account, insurance etc. We also offer a maintenance service, for example, gardening, building/decorating, pool, etc., a key-holding service and a holiday rental service ranging from change-overs to an all encompassing package, and much more.

You will find a warm welcome here at AB Real Estate and our experienced and professional multilingual team will make things as easy as possible for you.


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AB Real Estate, St Genies de Fontedit

3, rue du Deves, St Genies de Fontedit, Herault 34480 FRANCE
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