Stunning Early 16th Century Chateau In 8 Acres With Views
A stunning, impeccably renovated early 16th century Chateau with outbuildings, guardians cottage and swimming pool, and 8 acres. Set in the heart of a medieval village nr Caylus in the Tarn et Garonne, yet with extensive grounds down behind the chateau, giving it superb views over the rolling countryside around.
Lovingly and tastefully restored in 2000-2005 by the current owners this impressive home now offers 550m2
centrally heated accommodation with 6 en-suite bedrooms.
From a pretty village lane, huge iron gates lead into the courtyard and parking in one of the two large stone barns. Original 1501 carved doorway in the tower leads into the property.
The renovations have been undertaken to the highest possible standards with
Compagnon de France artisans, state of the art insulation and central heating, double glazing throughout, part air conditioning, beautifully carved oak doors, oak floors.......
Entering the chateau you are on the 3rd floor, with a beautiful stone spiral staircase serving above and below. The Salon ( 7.1m x 6.3m) has a lovely light oak floor, large 16th century open fireplace, beamed ceiling and balcony with far reaching views over the countryside below. An ideal reception room. Alongside is a bright , spacious library or study ( 6.3m x 4.6m) with balcony with the same south facing views. Spiral stairs lead to the 4th floor with master bedroom 1 (7.2m x 6.4m) with oak floor, original 1501 painted beamed ceiling A la Francaise, fireplace. Super en-suite bath and shower room in the tower. Bedroom 2 alongside ( 6.4m x 4.6m) with oak floor and en-suite bathroom. Level 5 offers bedroom 3 ( 7.5m x 6.4m) in more modern style with light bamboo floor, modern firepace, shower room in the tower and his and hers dressing rooms. Bedroom 4 alongside ( 6.3m x 4.4m) has a carved stone fireplace and open plan bathroom . Bedroom 5 is in the attic, but is hyper insulated so it does not overheat, with en-suite bathroom with dressing area.
The superbly fitted kitchen /dining room (7.1m x 6.1m) on the second floor has 2” thick stone tops, stone floor and French doors out to a south facing breakfast terrace. Vaulted pantry. The formal dining room ( 6.1m x 4.7m) is alongside with beamed ceiling and French doors out to the terraces. Second study alongside. The garden level offers the coolest room in the house... double bedroom 6 with vaulted stone ceiling and own living room. Bathroom in the tower.
South facing terraces with a pergola dining area offer views over the countryside, and benefit from a second “summer” dining room. Pathway to the heated swimming pool which is private and with sunny terraces around.
Renovated cottage offering 2 self contained 1 bedroom apartments. 2 large stone barns in excellent order and with futher possibilities for extra acccommodation if required. The property owns 3.32ha (8 acres) gardens and fields with second drive entrance. In all, a move-into chateau of home proportions in an idyllic setting.
Set in the heart of a medieval village nr Caylus, Tarn et Garonne.
Villefranche de Rouergue 20 mins, Montauban 1hr, Toulouse international airport 90 mins.
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About our Partner Agency
Violette and Carl are owners of our partner agency that covers the Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, and parts of the Lot and Gers. This is the grand Sud Ouest of France - rural, beautiful, peaceful and with a climate most people dream of. Long hot and dry summers, short and bright winters. The typical stone houses they have for sale are in peaceful locations with views. Their aim is to personally guide you to exactly the right property. And, having done this for 30 years you can be assured of their professional service.