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Located in the centre of a beautiful Aveyronnais village, alongside the church. The village has a boulangerie, epicerie, doctor's surgery, cafe and school. !5 minutes east of najac. 20 minutes from Villefranche de Rouergue.
The current owners, an architect and his wife, have over the past 5 years breathed life once again into this most beautiful of buildings. They have painstakingly restored, room by room, three floors of this fine stone and lauze building. Attention to original detail has been uppermost in their minds whilst incorporating the latest in home comfort and amenities. Thus, whilst each of the four bedrooms has the most luxurious of private bathrooms, and the first and second floors, where the bedrooms are located, are served by a newly installed lift, should one choose to do so, one could use the original medieval spiral stone staircase. The kitchen, although retaining the monumentally arched stone fireplace, original stone evier and stone floor, also benefits from a state of the art, contemporary kitchen.
Other original features include several plafonds a la francaises, original oak floors and beams, many fine examples of original fireplaces and metre thick stone walls. In addition, an abundance of local oak has been used in the creation of replica doors and ultra-modern bathroom units.
The interior of the chateau was not the only concern of the architect. Part of the private garden area has been transformed into a formal garden laid out into smaller, more intimate areas. A sympathetically created bathing pool lies between this and the more natural garden area in which is located an outdoor dining area. In addition, a large first floor terrace area has been created with access directly from the kitchen or from the garden via a stone staircase.
Small living room, 27m2 approx.; Office, 16m2 approx.; Reading room, 42m2 approx.; Library, 26m2; Laundry room, 12m2 approx.; Games room, 10m2; Lift.
First floor: Currently used by owners as year round accommodation.
Kitchen, 26m2 approx.; Salon, 42m2 approx, Bedroom 1, 30m2 approx.; En-suite bathroom, 15m2 approx.; Dressing room, 10m2 approx.; Lift.
Second floor: Currently used as three B & B suites, one of 44m2 approx.; one of 27m2 approx and one of 50m2 approx. Each suite has a luxury bathroom and many fine features. Lift.
Heating in the chateau is via electric radiators.
In addition, the chateau has three attic areas totalling 130m2, A tower with a conical roof , 5m2, 2 caves, 60m2 and an old garage area, 10m2.
To the front of the property and situated facing the village square, is the “couvert”, 30m2, a stone structure with granite columns and a lauze roof. In medieval times the “seigneur” of the chateau would sit in judgement with the village priest over any crimes or disputes in the commune.
Between the chateau and the church is located a two storey property, le Fournil, 80m2, formerly used as a bakery with two ovens, one for bread, the other for cakes!
Within the rear garden area is located a discreet, walled courtyard area, 16m2, suitable for an outside summer kitchen.
In total, there is 395m2 of living accommodation with a possible additional 280m2 using existing buildings.
The property comes with 1588m2 of land with uninterrupted views over open countryside to the south.