The imminent release of Angels and Demons, the film based on Dan Brown’s thriller, is sure to generate interest in Chateau de La Jarthe amongst well heeled fans and conspiracy theorists. La Perla International Living is selling this medieval chateau that was once a seat of the Order of the Knights Templar.
At the peak of their prominence in the 12th Century, during their crusades across Europe, the Knights Templar built a number of refuges along the path to the Holy Land. One of the most beautiful, Chateau de La Jarthe, is up for sale.
Located on a hilltop near Parigueux, the exquisite capital of the Dordogne, the romantic Chateau de La Jarthe is built around a classic central courtyard surrounded by crenulated ramparts and ivy-covered towers.
Arranged around the courtyard are 18 bedrooms plus a library, atelier, chapel and five reception rooms, including the 102 sq m Knights Room on the first floor. In total, the chateau has almost 1,500 sq m of habitable space.
Elegant medieval features are evident in the interior including massive fireplaces, flagstone beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows and hand-carved wooden details.
One of the outbuildings is an old granary-cum-dovecote, which stands on its original straddle stones.
The chateau is approached on a tree-lined drive and is surrounded by 100 hectares of woodlands, gently undulating lawns dotted with trees and fields that burst with wildflowers in the spring and summer.
There are a number of possibilities for outdoor recreation including equestrian pursuits and there is an enclosed menage with stabling for around 30 horses.
Peter Boumans, sales manager for La Perla International Living, says, “This chateau presents superb opportunity for redevelopment, potentially into an exclusive country hotel, and the historical appeal adds significantly to its charm.”
“Much of the chaeau has been restored, but with such extensive grounds and various outbuildings, this is an opportunity to develop a magnificent Dordogne retreat.”
Located near the bustling town of Parigueux, a large range of restaurants, shops and attractions are easily accessible. Major railway connections provide links to the rest of France, and the nearby motorway means Bordeaux and its international airport are just over one hour’s drive.
Chateau de La Jarthe is on the market at €5,775,000. For more information, please contact La Perla International Living – Tel: + 31 (0) 20 589 40 70 or Visit: www.laperlainternationalliving.com