Castle Mareuil (24)
- 867 m2
- 16 rooms
- 11 bedrooms
- land 4.6 ha
A Renaissance chateau and its many outbuildings, with 4.5 ha of parklands awaiting works and 48 ha of optional woods, 45 minutes from Angoulême TGV station in the Green Périgord area.
The architectural features of this property, in the French department of Dordogne, in the midst of the wooded, undulating Green Périgord area, in countryside dotted with white limestone troglodyte cliffs, outline the contours of a minuscule residential village dominating the Lizonne Valley. A few houses, a recently restored chapel, a cemetery and the town hall guarantee everyday life as well as tranquillity. Just 5 km from a little town with all daily amenities. Angoulême provides a wealth of cultural events and its TGV train station has fast links to Paris. Bordeaux is 2 hours away by car via the N10.
This 4.5 ha estate comprises two separate sections. The first on the east side comprises a group of buildings facing the village. The caretaker's cottage looks out over the main street whilst the outbuildings, including old stables, a tack room and a vast barn, are set out around an inner courtyard that also opens on to the street. The residence and its parklands, however, are higher up the hill and are, therefore, protected from the village that they dominate.
The main entrance, closed by wrought iron gates supported by pillars topped with sculpted lions, follows a verdant alleyway to the parklands. This chateau has the captivating particularity of featuring two different aspects. The south facade, redesigned in the 19th century, flanked by two delightful watch-turrets with their candlesnuffer roofs, looking out over the parklands and giving the chateau the appearance of a superb residence, conceals on the north side an authentic 16th century, impressive, Renaissance style building, delimited on either side by two robust square towers.
Higher up, the parklands become meadows and bridle paths head off into the woods. A back entrance provides access to the enclosed garden of the caretaker's cottage and to the chateau.
The chateauArchives show that this property belonged to the Count of Galard-de-Béarn, whose coat-of-arms can still be admired on the monumental stairway. It comprises 3 crows for the Galard family and 2 cows for the Béarn region. The motto
reference : 319294 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 18559435