residences for sale in france near cognac

In a village in the “Petite Champagne” wine-growing area, 20 minutes from Cognac,
a large, luxurious, Empire-style home and its outbuildings in 1.3 ha
Cognac, CHARENTE-MARITIME poitou-charentes 16100 FR


This residence is in a village with all shops in the area around Cognac, just 20 minutes from the actual town of Cognac and near to the spa town of Jonzac, 25 minutes from the A10 motorway and 35 minutes from Angoulême with its TGV train station (links to Paris in just over 2 hours). The region, renowned for its production of prestigious “eau-de-vie” spirits, is one of the sunniest areas in France. The landscape is sculpted with hills, jostling one another in every direction, on which vineyards are cultivated like gardens.


This large, luxurious house constitutes the central section of a U-shape, with outbuildings forming the adjoining sides. On the courtyard side, facing the main building, a dovecote with a pointed, hip roof stands taller than its neighbouring outbuildings. The courtyard is planted with a large chestnut and other cypress trees.

The large, luxurious home

This rectangular house has a hip roof, covered with Roman tiles. All the windows on the first two levels are of a similar size and flanked with dressed stone. The third level features small windows.

Ground floor
This house is predominantly accessed via a terrace which gives access to a wide corridor, the right-hand wall of which is covered with a vast pastoral mural featuring birds and a small monkey. This corridor also houses the main stairway. A through passageway, it leads to a garden, planted with boxwood and palm trees, that separates the property from the village.
A door opens into a dining room, with a fireplace, featuring a wrought mantel. It precedes a kitchen, with a fireplace, and an adjoining storeroom. The kitchen can also provide access upstairs via a small, spiral, open-newel stairway. A room adjoining the kitchen has been transformed into a study.
A library has been meticulously decorated in a refined style. The wall lined with bookshelves conceals a door, similarly painted as a trompe-l'œil. Said door provides access to one room, currently in use as a workshop, and to one that could be transformed into an adjoining shower room.
First floor
The main stairway goes up to a landing decorated with a large, landscape wall fresco which illuminates the area.
On one side, a corridor leads to a suite, composed of two bedrooms, followed by a shower room with toilet. Opposite are two more bedrooms: one with a shower room and toilet, the other with a shower room and a separate toilet.
On the other side of the landing, a door opens on to a corridor leading, on one side, to a bedroom, followed by a room, a dressing room and a bathroom with a separate toilet.
Opposite, two bedrooms, with a vestibule, are separated by the spiral stairway going directly down to the kitchen.

Second floor
This level under the roof could be converted.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings, constructed from quarry stone blocks with dressed stone framing around the openings, are laid out in a U-shape around the residence.

A 2-storey building on the west side could accommodate a shop without need of any works.
On the west side, in front of the main building, this old house has a porch way opening into the orchard.
This square dovecote comprises approx. 1,200 dove-holes. Its hip roof is higher than the ridges on the adjoining buildings. This group of buildings, forming one side of the courtyard, faces the main residence.
A barn adjoins a woodshed.

Our opinion

This property is both extremely elegant and highly functional. A courtyard side rightly houses all the practical activities linked to a large residence, once set in the midst of its lands, whilst the proportions of the garden facade appear majestic courtesy of its equilibrium. The low, hip roof discreetly adds yet another dimension.
The building and its interior layout still have their original authenticity. This, however, will not prevent the unobtrusive addition of very much appreciated modern-day home comforts.
It is a property that will greatly appeal to enthusiasts seeking the authentic classicism of the Age of Reason.

784 400 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
740 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 6% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur


Reference 743911

Land registry surface area 14036 m2
Main building surface area 400 m2
Outbuilding surface area 900 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Ariel Dormeau       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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.

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