Reception Rooms: 2
Land: 1.68 ha
Elegant and comfortable manor house with a living space of approx. 435 m2. Positioned in a stunning rural setting, close to the charming Bastide market town of Duras this lovely property has been beautifully restored and updated and provides very comfortable accommodation arranged over three floors. The house has all the rustic charm and eye catching beauty of the French idyll; both the house and gardens are presented in excellent condition with high quality fixtures, fittings and appliances. The accommodation includes 7 bedrooms, four of which are ensuite & two in towers have their own internal stairway allowing separate access for guests. The garden was designed by Norman Hutchison, with attractive parterres, lawns and hedges. The 12 x 6 m heated pool enjoys a charming courtyard setting. There is approximately 435m2 of habitable space and the accommodation comprises:
The driveway leads up to the double front door and beyond to ample parking area. The entire house has beamed ceilings with tiled floors on the ground floor. Entrance hall,30m2 - an additional reception area off which is a Cloakroom with WC & basin. Door to cellar, steps up to raised platform with door to Living/Dining Room, door to Kitchen/Dining Room 40 m2 situated in the east wing of the house. Two sets of double doors to front courtyard. Window overlooking gardens to the south. Elegant recent white hand-painted and oak fronted kitchen units, with island work station. Bosch integrated dishwasher, plumbing for fridge, Lacanche double oven range cooker with 5 gas burners. Utility/cloakroom with washing machine and dryer. Stairs from entrance hall to tower bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Window with views over gardens to front. Large light double Living/Dining room: 75m2 forming a superb South facing entertaining area. Double doors to courtyard. Central winding Oak staircase to first and second floors. Wonderful fireplace with new wood burning stove 4 windows overlooking courtyard. Door to barn and door to store cupboard. Door to rear hall with double doors to flower garden and pool. Door to shower room and door to TV/library room, 40m2. 2 double doors to courtyard, window overlooking gardens, Marble fireplace (non working) Staircase to Tower bedroom (Bedroom3)
First Floor: 2 bedrooms of 27 m2 both with marble fireplaces and within the bedroom space they both have a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin.Windows with views.
Second Floor: 3 other bedrooms of 18 m2, 18 m2 and 15 m2 with windows overlooking gardens and countryside and a family bathroom with modern roll-top bath, washbasin and WC. 1 bedroom has expansive bespoke fitted wardrobes. There are slightly lower beams at this level which is more suitable for children.
There are 2 guest bedrooms both of 40 m2 one in the west wing above library. A splendid and spacious seigneurial bedroom, with window overlooking gardens. Two walls exposed stonework. Magnificent ensuite bathroom with large walk-in shower,
washbasin and wall hung WC. Door to attic storage. The other one in the east wing, above kitchen/dining room with views to the south over garden and fields. Bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC. Access to this room by its staircase is a little steep
and there is a low beam at the top of the staircase.
Oil fired C.H.
Courtyard and Gardens: The house is a classical 'U' shape around the central courtyard. A wall separates this from the Par-Terre Formal Garden with central gate leading to garden and pond. The gardens extend to 6,820m2 - just over 1 1/2 acres.. To the front is the beautiful Par-Terre formal garden with central fish pond, with parkland beyond with many mature trees. to both sides are mostly lawned areas with flower beds and more trees. There is a vegetable patch and a flower garden both surrounded by high hedges.A large courtyard to the rear with access to the barn and an old wall to one side with archway to the pool area. Swimming Pool: 12m x 6m heated by a heat-exchanger. Protected sun-trap with charming stone building used to house the pool equipment. Large tiled terrace area surrounds the pool with tropical garden area Huge Dry Barn.
Taxe d'Habitation 1,500 Euros. Taxe Fonciere: 1,500 Euros.
Location: Just 4 kilometers from the popular market town of Duras. Bordeaux is 75 minutes drive to the west and St Emilion is about 45 minutes north. Duras has a wide selection of shopping and social conveniences including an excellent outdoor market.