17th century, listed manor house and its 44 ha (109 acre) estate in the Saintonge region
35 km (22 miles) from the beautiful Atlantic coast beaches, in a land of Romanesque architecture and Roman history. Near to the marshlands and a multitude of protected regional parks.
Saintes, a large town with access to the motorway and a TGV train station with 200 minute links to Paris, is only 10 km (6 miles) away; and 50 minutes from La Rochelle with its superb port and its airport which is practical for flights to the British Isles and other European capitals.
The estate spans 44 ha (109 acres), 26 ha (64 acres) of untenanted land and 18 ha (45 acres) of deciduous woods. It is accessed via a country lane which leaves the village, and goes across small fields of vines.
The manor house, a large group of buildings set out in a U-shape, can be glimpsed at the end of a 500 m (547 yard) long driveway that winds through the fields. Although surrounded by walls, the white stone buildings reflect the light. The rectangular courtyard is divided into sections of lawn dotted with round boxwood bushes. A well marks the centre. This sober elegance harmoniously matches that of the buildings. The manor house with French MH listing, dates from the 17th century. The facade featuring large windows is topped with four internal gable or pediment dormers. A central, semi-circular door is topped with a triangular arch supported by two pilasters. The dwelling is flanked by a lower construction to the west and by the chapel to the east forming a wing. The steep slate roof of the square tower can be seen behind the manor house.
The present owners have carried out significant renovation works of excellent quality over several years.The ground floor comprises a large, spacious lounge with a superb 17th century fireplace and a French ceiling, a large and a small dining room, 2 other lounges, 2 bedrooms and 2 kitchens.
Upstairs, there are 8 bedrooms and 6 bath or shower rooms.
The original features were respected throughout and when their condition prevented them from being reused, copies were made.
The former wine storehouses adjoining the manor house form the west wing; four areas totalling 300 m² (3,229 sq ft) that could also be used as stables.In the centre is a house which could be used as a guest house or a caretaker’s cottage.
A heated swimming pool is hidden by a hedge of yew trees at the back.
This wonderful property in the Saintonge region has many assets: sober elegance, luminosity and a good standard of restoration. Centred in relation to its lands which could become meadows for horses or be planted with forest species, this manor house is ready to open its large doors in welcome to enthusiasts who can move in with no more effort than it takes to open their suitcases.
2 200 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||44 ha 78 a 81 ca|
|Main building surface area||800 mÂ² m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||500 m2|
Henry Lewis       +33 (0)6 98 29 14 57
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.