Reception Rooms: 4
Land: 10.36 ha
This immaculate classical French country house for sale or 'petit chateau' is in an idyllic setting and is exceptionally attractive. Approached down a long drive the house is set in 10.36 hectares of land, with the area round the house as formal gardens and the rest fields and woodland. The lovely symmetrical house has plenty of original features but has been sympathetically restored to create a very comfortable family home, together with a swimming pool to relax in the sun. It has 370 m2 living area on 3 levels with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The property has beautiful, structured gardens planted for year round interest, with formal areas, flowering scented shrubs, orchard, a lime tree walk and vegetable garden, with lovely views over its own wildflower meadows and woodland.
The house dates back to the end of the 18th century, although the history on this site goes back to 1648. It has been totally restored by the present owners since 1999, and has been maintained to a high standard ever since. It is located in Entre-Deux-Mers, in the middle of a plateau bordered by the Garonne and the Dordogne. It has a luxuriant vegetation which allows it to enjoy an exceptional living environment with a rich heritage of several centuries. This property has the architecture of a Chateau on the outside and is a comfortable country house on the inside, with many special details such as built-in book cases, radiator covers, built-in wardrobes, dressing room, fully fitted kitchen with a range cooker. It has a warm and elegant feel. It is a turnkey property which would suit a buyer who does not want a project. It would be possible to enlarge the kitchen and/ or to create a central hallway to the property if required.
The ground floor rooms are all on the south-east side of the house overlooking the garden and with far reaching views over its own land. The hall (27 m2) is on the north side of the house and provides access to all the main rooms. The fully fitted kitchen (30 m2) at one end of the house has access from both the courtyard and onto the garden terrace. Pale green painted kitchen units with granite work surfaces, double sinks, dishwasher and a gas range cooker, as well as another vegetable preparation area with a sink near the back door. Door to the dining room (30 m2) with original terracotta floor and stone fireplace with a wood burning stove as well as a built in dresser, followed by the double sitting room (41 m2) which was originally 2 rooms. One end has a wood floor with a good quality herringbone hessian floor covering and a marble fireplace, and the other end with a black and white tiled floor and a built-in library covering the end wall, French window to the garden and double doors to the hall. There is another room (23 m2) which is currently used as a guest bedroom, with very smart built in walnut bookcases and a fireplace with attractive wood surround, and a wood floor. The last room is a Library/study/ TV room (27 m2) which is dual aspect with French windows leading out to the terrace by the swimming pool. There is a marble fireplace, wood floor, built in bookshelves with a space for integrating a flat screen TV, and storage area under the stairs. Guest bathroom with bath and hand shower, tiled shower cabin, 2 basins in a vanity unit with marble tiled top, W.C. terracotta tiled floor, 2 cupboards, electric radiator. Room next door with immersion heater for the guest bathroom, and shelving for wine storage. Door to garage.
There are two staircases, one at each end of the house. Upstairs, there is a master bedroom (28 m2) with a wood floor covered by a hessian carpet, marble fireplace, built in wardrobes, a south west facing window with lovely views over the pool and orchard to vines beyond. Ensuite bathroom with large mirror over the bath, walk in shower, basin set in a vanity unit with cupboard below, heated towel rail. Dressing room with hanging space and shelves. Huge bedroom 2 (65 m2) with well insulated floor covered with sisal. There are beams but which are not too low (approx. 1.75m clearance), built in cupboards and ensuite shower room, with walk in shower, basin, W.C. and heated towel rail. Guest bedroom 3 with pretty pink and white wallpaper in excellent condition, sisal covering a wood floor, wardrobe, half panelled walls and with an ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, W.C. and washbasin.
Top Floor: The 2 towers each have a bedroom on the second floor. These rooms have been well insulated and are attractively wood panelled.
Taxes : Local tax in 2016 1,268 Euros. Property Tax in 2013 1,608 Euros.
DEP B. Partially Double Glazed. Smoke Detectors. Alarm system. Working fireplaces. Oil Fired C.H.
Two septic tanks. Two wells and a small pond.
Situated within 10 minutes from a town with all shops, schools and services. Bergerac airport - 40 minutes and Bordeaux airport 1 hour 15 minutes.
Near railway station Ste Foy (35 min. to Libourne and 1 hour to Bordeaux). The TGV stations are in Libourne and Bordeaux.