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Elegant Riverside Chateau & Guest Cottage

Property reference: R000098

North Lot-et-Garonne

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Elegant Riverside Chateau for sale, Lot-et-Garonne, France



Built around 1850, this property is the essence of comfortable chateau living. Whilst the exterior oodles with charm and intrigue, the internal accommodation is well-ordered and finished beautifully. Recently renovated to a high standard, it now offers four bedrooms, each with an ensuite, with plenty of potential to add more. The reception rooms are elegant and spacious, and spill out to the outside terraces where maximum benefit is drawn from the south-facing aspect, river frontage and garden with mature trees. Attached ‘dependances’ and outbuildings add flexibility and further potential – a two-bedroomed guest cottage adjoins a large barn (more bedrooms or garaging), the wine chai attached to the main chateau could be converted, and the space above the attached garage could well be converted to additional bedrooms (STPP).

In Detail…


Main Chateau   4 bedrooms (potential of 9)
The Main Chateau is formally entered from the Garden side, where the drive forms a turning circle in front. Routinely, the south-facing terrace is used.

ENTRANCE HALL   12.03m (39'6") x 3.51m (11'6")
Stone floor, panelling on walls, original cornice style ceiling, double Entrance door to north Elevation, double door to Cloakroom, double door to Drawing Room, double door to Side Hallway, double door to:

GAMES ROOM   6.30m (20'8") x 5.46m (17'11")
Fireplace, floorboards, panelling on walls, ceiling with exposed beams, double door to:

DINING ROOM   5.50m (18'1") x 5.46m (17'11")
Fireplace with wood burning stove, floorboards, panelling on walls, ceiling with exposed beams, double door to Entrance Hall, door to:

FITTED KITCHEN   5.46m (17'11") x 5.39m (17'8")
Fitted with a matching range of base units, plumbing for dishwasher, window to front, stone floor, ceiling with exposed beams, French doors opening onto the South Terrace, open plan to:

LIVING ROOM   5.94m (19'6") x 5.49m (18')
Stone floor, back stairs to first floor, French doors to front terrace, door to utility room/integral garage.

DRAWING ROOM   6.49m (21'4") x 5.43m (17'10")
Two windows to front, fireplace with stone surround real, live-flame effect gas-fried stove with glass door, floorboards, panelling on walls, original cornice style ceiling.

CLOAKROOM   5.36m (17'7") x 3.55m (11'8")
Window to rear, wash hand basin and WC, shower, stone floor.

SIDE HALLWAY   5.43m (17'10") x 1.78m (5'10")
Stone floor, leading to:

MAIN STAIRCASE SET IN ROUND TOWER   3.39m (11'1") x 3.39m (11'1")
Window to side, window to front, stone spiral stairs to First Floor, door to North Terrace.

FIRST FLOOR - WEST LANDING   5.64m (18'6") x 1.66m (5'5")
Floorboards, part glazed double door to:

CENTER LANDING   12.34m (40'6") x 3.54m (11'7")
Window to rear, floorboards, original cornice style ceiling, part glazed door leading to balcony, double door to:

EAST LANDING 8.08m (26'6") x 1.41m (4'8")
Floorboards, door to:

EAST STAIRWELL 2.84m (9'4") x 1.84m (6')
Stairs, door.

Located at the end of the Center Hallway, and above the Main Entrance Door, the Balcony offers a fabulous spot from which to enjoy the river, garden and swimming pool.

MASTER BEDROOM   5.51m (18'1") x 4.50m (14'9")
Window to rear, fireplace, fitted wardrobe, floorboards, door to small room located in the North East Tower, double doors to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM   5.66m (18'7") x 4.07m (13'4")
With roll top bath with separate shower over and shower curtain and curtain rail, wash hand basin, bidet and WC, window to rear, floorboards, door to East Corridor.

BEDROOM 2   5.45m (17'11") x 3.58m (11'9")
Window to rear, window to side, fitted wardrobe, floorboards, double-ended roll-top bath, door to:

SEPARATE WC set in the North-West Tower
Window to rear, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.

BEDROOM 3   6.63m (21'9") x 5.45m (17'11")
Two windows to front, fireplace, floorboards, bath set behind oak screen, door to:

Window to front, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.

BEDROOM 4   6.72m (22') x 6.23m (20'5")
Two windows to front, fireplace, floorboards, double-ended roll-top bath set behind oak screen, pedestal wash hand basin, door to:

Window to side, WC.

SECOND FLOOR - LOFT ROOM   15.50m (50'10") x 12.33m (40'5")
Occupying the entire foot print of the main body of the chateau, this room is currently one large open space used for storage. It is boarded out, albeit simply. There could be scope here to convert it into a grand home entertainment room.

Open plan to:

RAPUNZEL'S STAIRCASE 3.39m (11'1") x 3.33m (10'11")


BEDROOM 5 (TO RESTORE)   5.61m (18'5") x 4.05m (13'3")
Two windows to rear, window to side, fireplace.

There is a further room above this, set in the roof space with windows front and back. In need of renovation, it could be a wonderful bedroom or studio.

The garage has direct access from the kitchen. There is also an original double door access on the riverside of the property. A sink, work top space, plumbing for a washing machine and plenty of electrical sockets make this a versatile space. It would be ideal as a workshop, utility area or for the storage of vehicles.

FIRST FLOOR - 12.00m x 6.30m plus 6.40m x 5.70m.
This L shaped space, into the roof void is un renovated and offers potential for further development. There are 2 windows to the side and 3 windows to riverside of the property. The area can be linked to the main hallways and the space could form two or three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Understairs storage for gas bottles.
Within the garage there is a separate room which houses the oil fired central heating boiler, immersion heater/ water tank.
Stairs to the first floor.

CHAI - 12.00m x 6.30m
This un-renovated building is attached to the chateau and offers the buyer potential for further development. The building is currently one large space of double height. It is accessed from the garage and has a separate access door to the side. There are 2 window openings to the front  elevation.

GUEST COTTAGE   2 bedrooms
Conveniently located between Front Gates and the main Chateau, the Guest Cottage has been created from part of the large barn to which it adjoins. It could be increased in size significantly (STPP) if so required.

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / LIVING ROOM   7.19m (23'7") x 5.94m (19'6") max
Window to front, ceramic tiled floor, fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units, space for dishwasher and cooker, door to:

MASTER BEDROOM   4.54m (14'11") max x 4.37m (14'4")
Window to front, fitted wardrobes.

FAMILY BATHROOM 3.39m (11'1") x 2.10m (6'11")
With bath with separate shower over and wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor.


BEDROOM 2   5.38m (17'8") x 3.20m (10'6")
Window to front, ceramic tiled floor.

SWIMMING POOL   12m x 5.5m
The pool has a stepped descent into the shallow end and deepens to a depth of 1.20m, and has two infinity sides overlooking the river.

To its flank, the covered terrace houses a summer kitchen with space for a fridge and plmbing for a washing machine. There is a separate room for pool pump & filter.

Offering further scope for renovation & expansion, the Pigeonnier has two rooms on the Ground Floor (6.2m x 5.5m and 6.2m x 5.5m), two of the same size on the First Floor, and a fifth room on the second floor (6.2m x 5.0m). It is likely to require planning permission to convert to be habitable, but would make a lovely little cottage.

The property enjoys some 200m of river frontage, which includes a small jetty with locakble gates. We are led to believe that this section of river has a controlled level and therefore does not flood. Relatively slow flowing, it is perfect for boating and rowing.

GROUNDS   2.66 hectares, 6.5 acres
The grounds consists mainly of garden, in the middle of which sits the chateau, laid to lawn with a number of magnificent trees and shrubs. To the flank is a separate paddock, and a gate separates the two areas.

SETTING   Edge of Village
The property is located on the outskirts of a village that has a bar/restaurant/groceries/ depot de pain (fresh bread!), a post office, primary school and church.


Proximity to key towns:
Bergerac International Airport 1hr,

Bordeaux 1hr 30mins,

Toulouse 1hr 50mins


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About the Lot-et-Garonne

Located in the Aquitaine region of South West France, the Lot-et-Garonne offers the best blend of all things French (stunning countryside, wonderful gastronomy, fine wine, a long and interesting history, a culture intact and impressive architecture) – moreover it is blessed with an appealing and varied climate. In addition, the region benefits from international sophistication and vibrancy, with good communication links, a wealth of attractions (golf courses and restaurants to name a few), and most importantly a hospitable welcome. More detail can be found on our website.


Property reference: R000098


In Brief:

6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
5 receptions


Habitable space in total:
566 m²
Land area in total:


4 bedroomed chateau, all ensuite

Potential for an additional 5 bedrooms

Plus two bedroomed Guest Cottage

Several outbuildings- chai, barn, garage

Infinity swimming pool

200m river frontage




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