An absolutely charming late 18th century château set in extensive grounds of 16 acres with studio, outbuildings, swimming pool... and with a going-concern quality Bed and Breakfast business (if required). Presented in move-into condition throughout, this extensive property offers in the château spacious reception rooms, 5 en-suite B&B rooms, 3 further bedrooms, a substantial studio building and further outbuildings. Ideally set up to generate income from B&B and seminars/workshops..... or as a home for a large family. Located nr the ancient bastide of Aiguillon, Lot et Garonne and close to the confluence of the two rivers Lot and the Garonne. Located on the edge of a small village ( an ideal position for B&B) with drive access into a courtyard around which are the château, studio and outbuildings. Ample parking outside and under cover.
Steps up to the double door entrance to the château and an attractive entrance hall that traverses the property to doors out to the rear terrace and views over the gardens. To the right a spacious dining room with beautiful walnut wood parquet, high ceiling and carved marble fireplace, fitted cupboards ( as in many of the rooms). A sunny salon with pine parquet, carved marble fireplace and 2 windows overlooking the gardens to the south. Cosy study to the left of the hall with lovely glazed bookcases. The fitted country kitchen has old pine floor, double aspect east and south and open fireplace.Utility room/larder. On this floor are 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room ( currently used as owner’s bedrooms). Lovely elm stairs lead to the first floor where there are 4 double bedroom suites each with bathroom, and air conditioning. These spacious ( 30m2 +) bedrooms are stylish and currently let for B&B. On the lower ground floor is a further B&B suite with bedroom, living room and bathroom. Also here are workshops, store rooms, wine cellar and laundry.
From the sunny south facing rear terrace you look out over the gardens and beyond to grounds planted with some 2000 specimen trees. The 10 x 5m swimming pool (installed 2016) is set in generous stone tiled terraces and benefits from a sunny location with views over the garden. Security shutter and WC. The handsome facade of the studio is across the courtard. Inside it is completely renovated to offer two rooms ( 100m2 in total) ideal for seminars, art/yoga classes or just for partying ! Behind is a large open barn of 100m2 and a closed barn of 100m2. These buildings could easily be converted to other uses. Extensive grounds of 16 acres (6.49ha) mainly down to grass and trees. For anyone wishing an income, the potential here is 50 000€ per year+.
The department of Lot et Garonne in Aquitaine has many small yet lively villages and this department in the south of France is a real find for both nature and culture lovers.
One of Lot et Garonne’s assets are the views afforded by the properties over the Garonne or the Lot lush countryside with woodland and lots of leisure activities. The residents have invested well with most of them living in detached houses that are their principal residences. There are however lots of holiday or second homes to choose from.
Compared to the more expensive Perigord or Gers, the Lot et Garonne still holds some bargain French property buys. Perhaps a village home or a traditional stone house in a green environment is what you are looking for, if so, this area is the perfect place to invest in a second home.
Stripping out the usual fluctuations, the housing market in the region has been steadier than most. Long term investments may offer a good return in the future as the Lot-et-Garonne is increasingly appealing amongst foreign purchasers, just like the whole of the region of Aquitaine.
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