There is so much to love about this 15th Century moated castle for sale in Tarn-et-Garonne, France. Priced at €880k this listed 15th Century moated castle is located in Tarn et Garonne, Occitanie, just 45 minutes from Toulouse. The historic listed ISMH chateau was originally built between the 15th and 16th centuries by a member of the court of Louis XI on the site of an even older castle dating from the end of the 14th century. The castle was largely rebuilt during the 16th century. Over the 16th and 17th centuries, several kings and bishops stayed in this wonderful place. During the 17th century, the castle was adapted and redesigned. The castle which has 1,000 square meters of space consists of two wings set around a courtyard with four towers, one at each corner. The towers had their crowns removed during the revolution to the base of the machicolations.
There is an enchanting dry moat that encircles the property. An impressive bridge over the moats leads between the two towers that are the remnants of the ancient Chatelet and leads to a pretty arched porch into the courtyard and the main entrance. On the ground floor, there is a large entrance hall with a stone staircase. The main reception room is 110 square meters. Further living rooms of 31 and 45 square meters, a dining room of 44 square meters, Kitchen, approximately 30 square meters. The castle has five large bedrooms, two of 37 square meters, 26, 24, and 14 square meters respectively. Two bathrooms. Ceilings with some marvelous 16 and 17th-century paintings. The first floor needs total internal renovation with a total surface area of over 500 square meters. The castle has monumental fireplaces, and a chapel that features amazing 15th-century murals is also listed.
The castle property has an independent reception area, totally renovated, comprising a magnificent vaulted room of about 200 square meters and a professional kitchen with water closets of disabled standards as well as independent access. There is the capacity for up to 200 people, ideal for events or wedding receptions as a source of income. The castle property has a caretaker’s house with a living room/kitchen, three bedrooms, a shower room, and water closets. There are garages and various outbuildings.
This superb historic building is still in need of considerable TLC and substantial renovation. The roofs were renewed in 2005 and are reviewed every two years. The septic tank is installed in EU Normes in 2020. There are 10 hectares of grounds, mainly wooded apart from the magnificent dry moats, the courtyard, and the lawned areas surrounding the chateau, and for a field near the entrance gate. The property has two wells, exceptional extensive views from the commanding position of this historic fortress. This is a unique opportunity priced at 880 000 €.
Tarn-et-Garonne is a department in southwestern France. It is traversed by the rivers Tarn and Garonne, from which it takes its name. The department was created in 1808 by Napoleon, with the territory being taken from the departments of Lot, Haute-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Aveyron. The department is mostly rural with fertile agricultural land in the broad river valley, but there are hilly areas to the south, east, and north.
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