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              For 9,450,000 euros each – your choice of Castillo or Chateau

 

Chesterton International is marketing two unusually enticing international properties, which pose a classic conundrum for those with dreams of renovating and operating a unique property abroad.  

 

Spain and France, traditionally popular choices for overseas buyers, each offer an appealing lifestyle, a fascinating architectural heritage and an accessible language. Chesterton is highlighting the difficulty of choosing between them with two landmark property offerings:  a 14th century Moorish Castle near Granada and a 15th century chateau in Normandy, both on the market for 9,450,000 euros. 

 

Both properties present unique development opportunities for creating a boutique hotel, fractional development, exclusive destination club or a fabulous private residence in prime locations in southern Spain and northern France.  

 

Castillo de Lachar around 25 miles outside of Granda, has three three-storey towers, separate exterior accommodation and equestrian facilities. The interiors are embellished with terracotta tiling and mosaic floors, arabesque arches and fireplaces plus timber wall paneling and beamed ceilings.

 

Currently, the castle includes living rooms, kitchens and 18 bedrooms and bathrooms, including the housekeeper’s accommodation.    Joined with the stables, the premises could be converted into up to 40 suites which, together with common guest areas, would include a bar, swimming pool gardens and back-of-house facilities. The cost for this development is estimated at €500,000-€1,000,000, depending on number of bedrooms and finish.

 

Chateau de Houetteville, parts of which date to the 15th century, could encompass up to 40 suites when fully converted, including self contained Rondels in the woods and stable conversions. The cost of renovating the chateau and one outer building for commercial useage is estimated at €1,250,000.

 

With both properties on the market for €9,450,000, the decision comes down to personal preference. Warm frankincense-infused nights can be spent in the idyllic setting of the Castillo, with the sounds of trickling fountains and distant horses in the ancient capital of the Arab world, Granada. Or enjoy the stately charm of French court-life, imbued with history and ceremony fit for nobility, set within acres of mature gardens. The choice is yours...

 

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