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36 bedroom castle for sale

France - LEZIGNAN CORBIERES, Narbonne Area, Languedoc,


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Key features:

  • caretakers apartment/house
  • open fireplace
  • outbuildings
  • south facing
  • wine cellar
  • private garden
  • terraces
  • pond or lake
  • landscaped
  • river

Full description:

Completely unique, historic Abbey in a beautiful location in the Corbieres on 32 Hectares of land.

13th century, fortified Abbey, part of the building is classified as a "Monument Historique" with a tower, niches, watch tower, machicoulis, Chapel etc.. Much of the Abbey has been restored in the past 10 years including a large part of the roof plus bathrooms and WC's etc. The cloister surrounding the buildings was completely rebuilt 15 years ago along with renewal of three large wells to supply the property with water.

This building has been used until recently as a home for monks and as a reception centre. It is divided into various dwellings and apartments for seasonal rental but equally can return to religious use or be used as a hotel or residential development as it is possible to build up to 7300m2 of livable space in total.

The site was originally established in the 12th century by the Cistercians and was sold off in 1791 during the French Revolution. During the later 19th and 20th centuries the buildings were refurbished by the proprietor, Charles Lambert de Sainte Croix, who also developed the land for viticulture. The property was later acquired by the Benedictines and in 1994 a monastery was founded here as a priory of Fontgombault Abbey.

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

Nearest Airports*

  • Carcassonne (International), 22.7 miles
  • Perpignan (Rivesaltes) (International), 32.7 miles
  • Méditerranée (International), 65.9 miles
  • Toulouse (Blagnac) (International), 75.2 miles
  • Nîmes (Garons) (International), 91 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
Home Hunts SARL, Marseille

55 Rue St. Ferreol, Marseille, 13001 France.
03339 395831  Local call rate
About Home Hunts SARL, Marseille


Established in 2005 by Tim Swannie and Francois-Xavier de Vial, HOMEHUNTS offers a complete professional property search service for clients interested in luxury properties in France and Monaco.

We are a fully registered Agent immobilier in France with our own Carte Professionelle but we act for the buyer rather than the seller. We work with all of the best selling agents, builders and private owners in France so that we can cover the whole property market. We do take properties for sale directly but unlike a traditional agent, we are not restricted to the properties on our books and we search the entire market for our clients.

Since the creation, our focus has been to offer the very best service we can for our clients. Our team of consultants are multi-lingual, they all have an in depth local knowledge and they are all experts on the French buying process.

The success we have experienced at HOMEHUNTS is due to our exceptionally high standards and our energetic and dedicated enthusiasm for achieving the best results for our clients. We endeavour to succeed in all aspects of the business, continually improving ourselves as we find more effective ways to increase our range of services. Our ultimate goal is to exceed our client's goals and expectations.


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This property is marketed by:

Home Hunts SARL, Marseille

55 Rue St. Ferreol, Marseille, 13001 France.
or call 03339 395831
Calling from outside the UK? 0033 970 446 643

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