This unique defence tower dating back to the 14th century is for sale in the beautiful town of Alt Empordà, in an area known as "La Toscana Española", in the province of Girona. This attractive house is situated in a well-connected town, close to Figueres (the birthplace of Dalí) and Peralada (with a golf course and casino).
A former defence tower dating back to the 14th century, this property is an emblematic monument within the town and has been tastefully restored by the current owners whilst maintaining its historical charm. Wooden beams and original features such as doors and fireplaces, all dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, have been carefully maintained.
The area is very well connected to 3 airports, Perpiñan, Girona and Barcelona, as well as the high-speed train in Figueres (towards Madrid and Paris) and Mediterranean motorway.
The property, called "La Casa del Marquès" forms part of a small international community of 7 properties with private access and a central community area. The property boasts beautiful views across the town, vineyards and olive groves with the Pyrenees as the backdrop. It measures 336m² with a usable area of 220m² and consists of a kitchen-diner, living room, 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms and a wine cellar.
The entrance was formerly the stables and now offers a large space ready to be converted into a lounge or left as it is for use as a cellar.
On the first floor there is a spacious living area with original details, a fireplace, fountain, original doors and high ceilings. This area opens onto a small private garden, perfect for relaxing and dining outdoors. To the rear of the garden there is a laundry room with a rear exit to a public parking area. From the living area there are steps leading to the spacious rustic kitchen with views of the community area and the town.
On the next floor there is a beautiful bedroom with private bathroom and old church slab as the headboard. This bedroom enjoys lovely scenic views. The second bedroom is on the next floor with private bathroom, sloping ceiling and built-in wardrobes.
Contact us to visit this historic building, a renovated defence tower in Alt Empordà.