- Ref. 1640MT
- 11 bedrooms
- 8 bathrooms
- 5,900,000 €
Family scale living in the main building comprising 7 en-suite bedrooms, the master enjoying his and her bathrooms and a dressing room.
Dating from the 17th Century this beautiful 21 room chateau of 567sqm with 72 hectares of mountainside olive groves, encompassing over 350 productive trees (some 250 litres of oil produced in 2021) with lemon, orange, cherry, grapefruit, fig and almond trees t'boot. It is thought that the terracing could indeed date back to Roman times. The land is watered by the property's own source.
Swimming pool, boules court, outside bar/party area and beautiful gardens, which includes a 20 metre high gravity fed fountain in the lavender garden, make this a wonderful home for a family, with the possibility of commercial use if desired.
A guardians residence with 2 bedrooms and an office (or 3rd bedroom), and a restored 3 roomed former farmhouse complete the package.
A private road, built in 2019 connects the property to Nice and it's international airport, beaches and city life in just 25 minutes.
You feel history in this magnificent estate, from its connections to the Knights Templar, through the centuries to the renovations by the renowned architect Andre Svetchine in the 1960s.
Noble previous owners have included Counts, Barons and Knights. Most recently it has been in the family of Baron Michael Sanberg, Formerly Chairman of HSBC Bank, who bought it in the 1980s. Lord Sanberg's daughter, 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.
Thus it is for the owners of Germaine - traditionally the "Lords of Le Broc" in all but name.
The beautiful mountaintop town (Le Broc), just 3 km away is full of life and love with 3 restaurants, bar/tabac, theatre and a thriving community. This vibrant little, picturesque town, off the main tourist route is the focal point for life in the surrounding area.