A little, almost private road leads to the property which dominates the valley. Agen, with its TGV train station and its airport, is 20 minutes away. A slip road on to the Bordeaux-Toulouse motorway is less than 15 minutes away. Below the property, the little road leads to a lively market town, proud of its collegiate church built by the Order of Cluny. A school and a sixth form college are nearby. This Gascony, steeped in a rich heritage, was much appreciated by the Romans. Much of its reputation is a result of its mild, sunny climate.
The chateau’s 19th century, neo-classical facade is flanked by a square tower, on the east side, and two round towers on the west side. The roofs, with their terracotta ridge, feature chimney stacks, some of which still have their chimney pots. The large entrance door opens on to a vast porch way covered by a wrought iron structure that supports the balcony above. The slightly colonial air that it gives to the house appears to be an allusion to Santo-Domingo, capital of an island with which this region once had strong commercial ties.
The professional section
The outbuildings in the wing set at right angles to the chateau recently underwent restoration works carried out by an architect who added a floor, creating a professional floor surface area spanning almost 100 m² that communicates with the private section. Following on from the attic, currently undergoing restoration, is a very large room with a concrete floor, illuminated via three small windows on the east side and three windows on the west side. It houses the ventilation system, the numerous telephone lines and the cabling required for Internet. A central wooden stairway goes down to the lower floor with a garage and the old stable. The garage has a concrete floor and its ceiling is supported by small iron beams. It opens on to the entrance courtyard via a tall wooden door. The adjoining stable, with its cobbled floor, also has a ceiling supported by small iron beams. At the end is a 3,000 litre oil-tank.
A chapel is to be found in the courtyard at the end of this wing. It looks out over a raised terrace with large, reconstituted stone tiles. Under the terrace, a vaulted brick cellar possibly bears witness to a more extensive history. The chapel’s wooden door, with its superb hinges, is topped with an alcove housing a miniature reproduction of the Smiling Angel from Reims Cathedral. It opens into a room spanning approx. 50 m², with a mezzanine. It has a cathedral ceiling and spring parquet flooring. Under the mezzanine are a small kitchen area and a toilet with a shower and a wash-hand basin. This section could become a self-contained flat.
Vast and separated by moveable, glazed partition walls, the offices have been installed facing one another. They open on to a terrace, spanning more than 60 m², via three large picture windows. The restauration works here, exuding an extremely contemporary air, insulated the walls and the ceilings, leaving the impressive joists exposed. Each room is fitted with a temperature control. Five windows let in copious amounts of light. A French window opens on to a metal stairway providing access to the professional section. A corner kitchen, looking out over the terrace, communicates with the outbuildings. A wide, industrial style, iron, spiral stairway provides access to a large, very bright area, illuminated by sliding picture windows opening on to the carpark. With its totally flexible layout, the floor surface area of these two office levels is approx. 300 m².
The current layout of the residence is therefore a golden opportunity for all those seeking to work from home in a sumptuous natural setting, just like the previous owners. Set above a lively village, this property is far from isolated; the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse are but an hour away and the French capital will soon be just three hours away by train. These same reasons would also make this chateau suitable for conversion into hotel and catering premises for weddings and seminars or even into a restaurant with the on-site creation of selective apprenticeship courses based on local produce. It is also worthy of mention that this property is in a region with a large number of tourists, right next to a Cluniac collegiate church, and that the little local roads can but enchant visitors; the chateau would be an ideal stopover for them.
998 000 €
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Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Land registry surface area||13497 m2|
|Main building surface area||270 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||500 m2|
Armelle Chiberry du Vignau    +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.