A small, elegant, 18th century chateau, steeped in light, set in 7 ha on the banks of the Garonne on the outskirts of Agen - ref 994290
ca. 350,00 m²
ca. 350,00 m²
ca. 66.494,00 m²
A small, elegant, 18th century chateau, steeped in light, set in 7 ha on the banks of the Garonne on the outskirts of Agen. On the outskirts of Agen, a town with an excellent TGV train service (Paris in 190 minutes), an airport with 3 daily return flights to Orly and just 5 minutes from a slip road on to the Bordeaux-Toulouse motorway. The town has developed its economic potential partially through the creation of the Agropole, a showcase for the regions agro-food industry. UPSA, a pharmaceutical laboratory founded in Agen, has two sites here. The town has a sub-branch of Bordeaux University, providing a number of courses. It has a very active theatre and a cinema complex, a golf course 2 km away and a cycle path alongside the river Garonne. The three hectares of parklands, quite an arboretum surrounded by thick laurel hedges, constitute a protective verdant rampart and conceal a further three hectares of farmland. This chateau appears timeless with a little access lane, entrance gates, a driveway crossing the parklands, bordered by two hundred year old, pyramid-shaped oak trees with their thick, furrowed bark and a last bend before it comes into view. With its turrets, its brick and stone walls, it brings to mind a poetic, Romanesque world, perhaps that of Le Grand Meaulnes set in its secret Sologne region. So near, and yet so far from town. This property comprises three main buildings, two of unequal heights following one on from the other with an outbuilding set at right angles. The actual chateau is a tall construction, with an upstairs, built of rendered stone and brick, covered with ampelopsis. It stands on a feudal motte, like all the old constructions in this Garonne Valley which was once liable to flooding. It is flanked by two towers with candlesnuffer roofs, on the south-east and south-west corners, whilst a battlemented turret, with corbelling, adjoins the north-east corner. A triangular pediment, constructed from old bricks bearing the patina of time, is set between the two corner towers on the south-west facade.
The chateauThe main, south-east facing facade of the chateau features three French windows, with curved lintels, and three upstairs windows. The south side has two French windows that are also curved. A stone pavement borders this section on three sides. With three south-facing windows and two French windows, it is followed by a lower wing, the end wall of which diagonally faces the outbuilding, standing at right angles. A round tower, with a polygonal roof, is set in the angle so formed. This probably dates from the 15th century and, prior to being converted into a wine storehouse, was a chapel for the primitive chateau.
Ground floor A tall French window, on the east side, opens into a large gallery which separates two lounges. The floor is paved with Gironde stone tiles. At the end is a stairway with a wooden handrail and wrought iron bars. A door next to this, on the west wall, opens into a toilet. The gallery leads, on the south side, to a first lounge. It runs the full depth of the chateau and its four tall French windows, with glazed fanlights, look out over the parklands, one on the east side, two on the south side and the last one on the west side. This triple aspect room is flooded with light all day long, almost as if it let the verdant parklands right into the house. The marble floor features inlaid marquetry. On the south wall is a white painted fireplace, with a sculpted marble mantel and a trumeau with decorative plasterwork. Little doors in the two corners open into two round rooms, both converted into libraries, at the bottom of the towers. The second lounge, on the north side of the gallery, is narrower but just as deep. It is illuminated via two large French windows with glazed fanlights. This room is equally as luminous courtesy ...
Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 6, Anzahl der Badezimmer: 2, Bundesland: Aquitaine