Gascony Property For Sale: Pamiers, Gers,
Price € 980000
Pamiers, Gers, Midi Pyrenees
A romantic and intriguing chateau for sale in Gascony steeped in history and character. Rebuilt in rose-coloured brick in renaissance style at the end of the 15th century and flanked by two round towers. Set beside a sleepy bastide village in the gently rolling foothills of the Pyrenees. The property was renovated by the present owner in the 1990s creating a comfortable family home while preserving the historic atmosphere. Rising over three floors, there are 5 reception areas, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, in all some 660 sqm of accommodation, ideal for large family gatherings. Notable features include monumental stone fireplaces, decorative plasterwork, period brickwork and terra-cotta floor tiles, original doors and timber floors and a grand staircase with mullioned windows. The main reception rooms are at first floor level with high ceilings and generous windows. With walls up to a metre thick, the rooms are cool in summer and retain heat in winter. A new owner should budget for updating the kitchen and main bathrooms as well as the septic tank drainage system. Outside a row of outbuildings provide garaging, workshop and a large games room on an upper level. A heated swimming-pool, 12x6m, has salt water treatment and security fence and is approached by a delightful rose-covered pergola. The magnificent grounds are landscaped in an informal English style, with large open spaces, a pretty pigeonnier, partial moat and a small river which is protected by vegetation. Numerous centenarian trees include cedars, sequoia, oaks and lime and the luxuriant borders have an abundance of roses and flowering plants, some quite unusual. The grounds are a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, butterflies and numerous species of birds. Approx 2.2 hectares in all.
For more information on this property or to discuss your requirements further contact Ian Purslow.