This 7 bedroom castle is situated in Languedoc-Roussillon, Aude, Cahuzac, France and offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history. Built on the remains of a medieval chateau and designed by Victor Louis, who was responsible for the Opera House in Bordeaux, this beautiful property has been meticulously renovated under the scrutiny of Batiment de France.
The building is U-shaped around the central courtyard and includes 3 levels with oil fired central heating, fireplaces, and electric hot water tanks. Entering through the impressive front doors, you are greeted by a spacious hallway with terracotta floor tiles and 3 large entrance doorways.
The main house features a dining room with fireplace, hardwood floors, panelling storage space for crockery, a large pantry and chandeliers. There is also a living room with wood floors, fireplace, two sets of double glazed windows and a WC with cloakroom area and twin basins. The Grand Room, seating up to 96 people, features a fireplace with heat exchange pump, wood floors and doors leading to an outdoor terrace which can accommodate 12 guests at circular tables.
The home also includes a reading room with wood floors and fireplace, music room with wood floors and two windows, a small oratory with wood floors and access to a WC with twin basin, as well as a study with wood floors and double aspect windows.
Continuing up the grand staircase, the first floor has a large landing area with seating, bedroom 1 with 3 windows, en-suite with shower, WC, washbasin, bath and cupboard, bedroom 2 with two windows overlooking the courtyard, en-suite with bath, WC and washbasin, and a newly renovated suite accessible through an archway. Bedroom 3 boasts stunning beams, en-suite with bath, WC and washbasin, and a cupboard housing one of the hot water tanks. Bedroom 4, featuring three single beds, has beautiful beams and an en-suite with corner bath, washbasin and WC.
A working entrance from the courtyard provides access to a large hallway which holds the kitchen to the right and dining room to the left. To the back is a fully-equipped service kitchen and a bar area with wooden floor and arched ceiling, capable of accommodating up to 30 people.
Also located on the lower level is a self-contained apartment with two double bedrooms, living room, fully-equipped kitchen and shower room, as well as a function room with tiled floor and stone walls, wine cellars, workshop and stables. The stables have been converted into an additional entertaining area, complete with terracotta tiles, bar area, WC and washbasin and utility area.
This gorgeous property could be a great income generator, hosting weddings, musical soirees and cookery demonstrations, giving you the chance to truly experience and appreciate its beauty and rich history.