8 bedroom cottage for sale
Near La Reole ,Bordeaux ,France
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- Tenure: freehold
Exclusivité Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes, Château historique à vendre , construit en 1545 et ayant bénéficié d'une rénovation exceptionnelle. Situé à moins de 5 minutes de l'autoroute menant à Bordeaux et offrant intimité et tranquillité derrière ces murs anciens et son magnifique jardin de 1,7 ha. Le château est aménagé sur trois étages avec 8 chambres, dont quatre avec salles de bains. La décoration est unique et la résidence est vendue meublée.
A masterpiece of French design and elegance with wood panelling, stone and exquisite craftsmanship evident throughout the property. The accommodation downstairs is a total of 300m2 and includes a large entrance hall with monumental stone staircase, kitchen, breakfast room, Louis XVI dining room, salon dating to Louis XV and a Winter Salon with stone fireplace, wood panelled library, WC and laundry. The floor plan is well thought out with a logical flow of spaces linking the experiences together while each room has its own unique decorations. Upstairs four large main bedrooms dominate the first upper floor all with bathrooms. The second upper floor provides another four bedrooms that share a bathroom. There is also a bar space, TV area and ample storage.
The park is outstanding providing a balance of living spaces and stunning views through mature trees and plant life. The centrepiece is the formal gardens designed in a traditional French chateau style "jardin a la francaise" with a large decorative fountain at its heart. The 17,000m2 garden space also has a large 12mx6m swimming pool (not heated) and an ornamental automatically filtered pond with a dozen prized 20 year old carp. The estate has a 30m deep natural well to which a pump has been attached drawing up water feeding the automatic watering system that runs for 9 hours through the night maintaining a green and verdant atmosphere to the park year-round. At night the park is transformed by carefully designed uplights and decorative lighting creating a masterpiece for the senses. The landscaping is broken down into a series of outdoor room spaces each providing a different experience amongst the giant trees of the arboretum. Even the kitchen garden has been beautifully prepared for vegetables and fruit trees.
The pool is not heated, but you can easily connect a heating pump to it.
Down the north face of the estate there is a long line of beautiful stone outbuildings formerly used for agricultural purposes. They have all had their rooves replaced and are adorned with vines and flowers offering a soft backdrop to the formality of the main chateau. Being a total of over 1000m2 today they provide both privacy and utility for the residents of the estate. At one end are a series of former animal buildings that have been converted for bicycle storage or small workshops. Then a large 2 to 3 car garage next to a barn storage area. Next is a studio apartment with ensuite bathroom facilities before the main arch and tower entrance to the courtyard. On the other side a large games room area offers ample space for indoor games. Finally a long barn for garden machinery and tool storage completes the series of buildings. Beyond is an open walled area that could be converted into a green house.
The chateau is sold fully furnished and turnkey including linen, silverware, glassware, earthenware, oriental rugs, light fixtures and appliances. The house has a sophisticated video security system with smart phone activated comforts as well as a video gate entry. The interior has an effective heat exchange air conditioning system that provides both hot and cold air depending on the time of year.
Set just on the edge of a charming village that grew up around the trade of a nearby canal that provides wonderful cycle and jogging paths along the waterways. A few kilometres away is a medium sized town with markets, restaurants and shopping.
It is hard to imagine a more perfect combination of convenience, architectural charm, location, quality construction and privacy anywhere at this price point.
Within the outbuildings there is an ancient room with stone stairs leading down below ground to a large vaulted wine cellar that is perfect for tastings, wine storage or even wine making in barrels.
- Bordeaux (Mérignac) (International), 6.9 miles
- Bergerac (International), 53.4 miles
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