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Ref: W1RDTC Fully Restored Late Medieval Cistercian Castle for sale providing style and comfort set in 3.6 acres

Ref: W1RDTC Fully Restored Late Medieval Cistercian Castle for sale providing style and comfort set in 3.6 acres
Price: €650,000
Description
EXCLUSIVE: Fully Restored Castle for sale - Location: Lleida, Catalan Pyrenees
Price: €650,000 GREATLY REDUCED from €1,500,000   WITHDRAWN

Summary

  • Historic fully restored Castle 320m2 set in peace and quiet with magnificent views and including the following land.

  • 1.5 Hectares of private land as pasture, woods and orchard located just outside a village

  • Magnificent views in an area that has retained its heritage and escaped development

  • Close to several villages and towns

  • The castle has 4 floors each connected by an elevator

  • Large living room, dining room, library and Mirador (Belvedere) with stunning views

  • 2 Palatial bedrooms and 1 double bedroom, 2 bathrooms (one ensuite) & 2 separate toilets

  • Large fully equipped kitchen, small cellar

  • Electric Lift & Stairs to all floors

  • Large garage with laundry and workshop

  • State of the art gas boiler with underfloor heating

  • Ground floor travertine marble, oak doors & beds

  • Formal garden with rill

  • Big Pergola with BBQ & structure for a swimming pool

  • 30 minutes to rafting & kayaking, 1.5 hours to Lerida airport, 1 hours skiing & Andorra

  • Barcelona 3 hours, Toulouse/Perpignan 3.5 hours

  • The view from the Mirador (Belvedere)
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    "Tower Castle" is a medieval castle that has been completely restored as a family home with all the modern comforts and set in private grounds of 1.5 ha (3.6 acres) with magnificent scenery in the Spanish Pyrenees. This monumental building was built in the fifteenth century for the Cistercian Order and was restored between 2000 and 2003 by an architect from Cambridge together with assistance from a local architect with a very high quality standards. The building is shaped like a tower and located in a beautiful place 20 metres below the local village.
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    The building and its land (the Clua) have magnificent views and are in a quiet and hidden valley, but is very accessible with newly improved roads.The villages in the area have escaped the development of recent years and retain their heritage. Within 20 to 30 minutes are several villages and also every type of mountain activity: skiiing, white water rafting, canyoneering etc. The land consists of two fields; La Clua with 1.2 hectares of pasture and Los Coralons which has 0.3 hectares surrounded by stone walls with three orchards (apples,pears, cherries, olives and almonds etc). The property has mains electrics and natural water supply with natural gas for heating in an underground tank. An application has been made for helicopter-landing.
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    The castle consists of a tower with 4 floors each of 10m x 10m (34ft x 34ft) with an internal floor area of 320m2 (3600 sq ft). All floors are connected by a lift and stairs. The ground floor is of "Travertine" marble and consists of a family room with a fireplace, dining room and seating areas and the kitchen. There is a cellar with hydraulic lift cupboard. The first floor is a library with fireplace and large windows, also the 3rd bedroom. The second floor is the principal bedroom with large bathroom. The third floor is the Mirador, or belvedere, with divan (commodious sleeping for two) and four loggias, each with stone column and sliding windows. The stairs act as a skylight and on its half levels are two toilets and a shower.

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    The materials are of the best quality throughout. The structure is an upgrading of local tradition: main beams of compound oak and steel, and joists of laminated timber supporting terracotta vaulting. Every floor incorporates 2-way reinforcement connecting the exisiting walls together; it should not be possible for the Cistercian work to deteriorate further. The roof structure was specialist made in Vitoria, in pre-fabricated laminated timber supporting locally obtained rafters, insulation panels and old Roman tiles. The ground floor is of Tavertine marble and all the remaining floors above are of large terrcotta tiles from Bruc finished in beeswax. All exterior walls are of the original local stone, pointed with slightly pink lime mortar, the Mirador was re-built in hand made Roman bricks set in lime mortar, as were all damaged window and door openings. All joinery is of solid oak, finished in white oil. The arched main door is 8cm (3.25 inches) thick. The large bed and divan in oak are included in the sale, if required.
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    To the front of the arched entrance to the castle is the formal garden with rill and large pergola with old English roses and wisteria a stone table and benches. To the side is a stone tank ready for finishing as a natural swimming pool. Outside is a double garage with workshop, 900 litres water tank, store and laundry where are the boiler electrical controls. In the corner of the larger field s a substantial shelter of 30m2 with a balcony, suitable for conversion to a secondary house.
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    This is a very unusual opportunity to buy a truly splendid family residence, fully restored to a high standard, which combines all the modern comforts with character, history and style in a superb quiet and peaceful setting which is not isolated.