A chateau in Provence that dates back to 980 is up for grabs for an eye-watering €18million, the equivalent of £16million.
The property has been painstakingly restored during the past 15 years using traditional building methods. It is said to be the largest of its kind in the French region of Provence.
The restoration includes 18th century plasterwork and boasts a range of modern – and luxury – comforts, including a helipad.
The chateau is in the French region of Provence and is for sale for an eye-watering €18million, the equivalent of £16million
Looking to buy a chateau? There are more than 120 rooms at the luxury property, including a massive 25 bedroom suites
The luxury abode has more than 5,000 sq m of living space, with 120 rooms – including 25 bedroom suites – and a 16 hectare enclosed park. Also, there are three kitchens, libraries and a guardian’s lodge.
Outside, there are fountains and statues, along with two swimming pools and an Olympic equestrian arena.
The breathtaking views overlook the Sainte Victoire, the Sainte Baume and the Mont Faron.
Part of the park is terraced ground, providing scope to create a vineyard at the Provence estate.
The private chateau was built in 980 and extends across more than 5,000 square metres of extensive living space
There are two swimming pools at the chateau, including this outdoor one that is surrounded by nature and mature trees
The impressive dining area has an ornate ceiling with chandeliers, and space to comfortably seat more than a dozen guests
Some of the rooms in the house are currently being used to showcase different fabric designs, including wall hangings and clothes
The chateau has large windows with internal shutters that help to protect the interior items from any damage caused by bright sunlight
The attractive gardens include some ornate statues and water features, along with some formal gardens
There are breathtaking views surrounding the chateau that overlooks the Sainte Victoire, the Sainte Baume and the Mont Faron ridges
The chateau is located in La Verdiere in the Var, Provence, France. It is around 45 mins from Aix en Provence and one hour from Marseille.
Tim Swannie, of Home Hunts, – which is the estate agent handling the sale – said: ‘It is not often a home of this size and historical importance comes up for sale.
‘The area it is in is a quieter part of Provence that is off the tourist trail. This certainly adds to its appeal for many.
‘This lesser-known area has attracted many high profile celebrities over the years such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt and George Lucas, who all own estates nearby, we also recently sold the former home of Eric Clapton which was just down the road.’
Ornate pillars and doorways, along with decorative wall covering can be found throughout the grand chateau
The chateau has undergone a substantial renovation that has taken many years, and was classified a Historic Monument in 1986
The chateau boasts some vast hallways, as well as three kitchens, libraries and a guardian’s lodge
Outside, the grounds include this rustic stone fountain that will attract and support the local wildlife
The chateau is located in La Verdiere in the Var, Provence, France – which is around 45 mins from Aix en Provence and one hour from Marseille
He added: ‘This is an area where people come to relax and enjoy the real South of France, there are lots of charming villages and places of interest to visit nearby, such as as the Gorges de Verdon which are described as Europe’s Grand Canyon.
‘For culture vultures, you are only around 45 minutes from Aix en Provence which is one of the most popular cities in Provence.’
In the 17th century, the chateau was owned by an illustrious family, while in the 18th century, the owner turned it into one of the most luxury residences in Provence.
The chateau has undergone a substantial renovation that has taken many years, and was classified a Historic Monument in 1986.
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