For Sale: 12th Century Chateau Built on Roman Foundations
OFFERED BY: Uzès Sotheby's
PRICE: Upon Request
BATHROOMS: 8 Full, 13 Half
SIZE: 10,763 sq ft
LOT: 4.94 acres
Sotheby’s is proud to present this remarkable property which has developed over the centuries to have its finest moment today. By entering this marvellous property you are enveloped into glorious charms as you enter through an elegant, wooded avenue which unveils this 12th century chateau built on Roman foundations.
Built in order to strengthen the northern defences of the Duke of Uzès, Fontareches was built around its military position. Primarily it is a walled fortress, with an interior courtyard, sheltering the large and spacious vaulted rooms. It is from the 18th century that the chateau was transformed and made more comfortable, creating a sweeping, bright staircase, openings made for large windows, the posing of fireplaces and fine woodwork and finally the creation of an ‘English garden’ covering over two hectares which now contain a swimming pool of 8 x 21m as well as a tennis court.
Inside, every historic detail has been meticulously restored and has been integrated perfectly with all modern comforts. Altogether there is approximately 1000 m² of living space, 20 rooms including a reception hall, dining room, a further 6 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, a master suite and 6 bathrooms. As well as this there are two characterful outbuildings, a vast artist’s studio and a garage.
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