Property features: 11 Beds, 8 Baths, 577 sqm, 72 ha lot, $11,134/sqm
Price: $6,413,489 / €5,900,000
Dating back to the 17th century, this elegant chateau boasts 21 rooms and spans a spacious 567 square meters. Nestled among 72 hectares of picturesque mountainside olive groves, with over 350 productive trees, the property also features a variety of other fruit trees such as lemon, orange, cherry, grapefruit, fig and almond. The terracing is believed to have origins dating back to Roman times and the land is watered by the property’s own source.
Ideal for a family, the main building features 7 en-suite bedrooms, including a master suite with his and her bathrooms and a dressing room. The property also includes a swimming pool, boules court, an outdoor bar and party area, and beautifully manicured gardens, with a 20 meter high gravity fed fountain in the lavender garden. The property also has potential for commercial use.
Additionally, the estate includes a guardian’s residence with 2 bedrooms and an office (or 3rd bedroom), and a fully restored 3-roomed former farmhouse.
A private road, built in 2019, connects the property to Nice and its international airport, beaches, and city life in just 25 minutes.
The chateau’s rich history is evident from its connections to the Knights Templar, through the centuries to the renovations by renowned architect Andre Svetchine in the 1960s. Famous previous owners include counts, barons, and knights. Most recently, it was in the family of Baron Michael Sanberg, Formerly Chairman of HSBC Bank, who bought it in the 1980s. The current owners, The Hon Marion Lawrence and her husband, the famed British military hero, Capt. Robert Lawrence MC, are sad to be having to sell but, unfortunately for personal reasons they have had to return to the UK. On leaving the Chateau in January the Mayor of Le Broc and its inhabitants turned out to bid them an emotional farewell and presented them with the keys to the town.
The charming town of Le Broc, just 3 km away, is full of life and love with 3 restaurants, bar/tabac, theatre, and a thriving community. This picturesque town, off the main tourist route, is the focal point for life in the surrounding area.