castles / chateaux for sale - gironde - graves region

A romantic, 18th century chateau with vines and
equestrian facilities on 10 ha estate in the Graves region

Location

30 minutes from Bordeaux, its TGV train station as well as its international airport and just a few kilometres from a motorway slip road. The river Garonne is but a stone’s throw away. This property is less than fifteen minutes from a lively market town with all shops, schools and sixth form colleges.

Description

This property, surrounded with some 10 ha of land, including a garden spanning about 1 ha, vines covering about 1 ha and the rest left as grasslands, can be reached via a little country lane from one side and via a dirt track on the other. It comprises a traditional, 18th century Chartreuse house, spanning approx. 440 m² of living space, extended by two wings set at right angles, giving a floor surface area of approx. 730 m². It also has an independent outbuilding that spans approx. 140 m² of living space and 200 m² of outbuildings. There is a swimming pool as well as equestrian facilities (horse loose boxes, riding arena) and two dovecotes, built of small red bricks. The house and the outbuildings are laid out in a U-shape around a gravel courtyard, closed by wrought iron gates. The property includes recently converted bedrooms and premises dedicated to vine-growing.

The traditional Chartreuse house

This square home, a traditional Chartreuse house, dates from the 18th century and spans two levels. The main north and south facades comprise 7 windows, the middle 3 of which have semi-circular arches. The upstairs is reached on either side via a horseshoe-shaped stairway with corbelling. The main, south-facing facade is flanked by two wings forming a courtyard, closed by wrought iron gates. The rear section of the residence opens on to a leisure garden, dominating the Garonne valley from a superb terrace. This garden looks out over a little field of vines and has a swimming pool that was installed in 2016.


Ground floor
The ground floor is laid out in three through bays. It is accessed via the central section, the door to which is framed by the outside stairway. The entrance hall leads straight on to a first bay taken up by a large lounge, featuring herringbone parquet flooring and a two-tone, marble fireplace, adorned with two characters evoking figureheads. Moulding enhances the walls and the ceiling. On the left-hand side of the entrance hall, with its stone stairway, is a large 64 m² dining room with parquet flooring, exposed beams and a large fireplace.
On the opposing side, a vestibule opening on to the garden provides access, on either side, to two bedrooms laid out on the facade, each having its own shower room and toilet.
After the stairway, a door opens into the west wing, once an outbuilding, taken up by the main living space. A vast, fully fitted kitchen was installed in 2013 in the outbuilding. It opens on to a small terrace. At the back are a boiler room and a laundry room. At the front, in the west wing, a small breakfast area, with exposed beams and stone walls, comprises five tables grouped around a wood-burning stove. This room provides access to a block with bathroom and toilet facilities for disabled persons as well as a leisure area with a sauna and a double shower. A wooden stairway provides access to the attic which could be converted.
After the dining room, an office and a tasting area open on to the courtyard.

First floor
Upstairs, above the dining room, is a family suite comprising two bedrooms, one of which features an imitation sky, and a large bathroom fitted with an Italian-style shower and a spa bath. A large vestibule adorned with a Louis XVI style white marble fireplace takes up the central section. It provides access at the back to a large bedroom with its dressing room and its modern bathroom as well as an additional bedroom, complete with its own separate bathroom and toilet. This bedroom features an open, pink marble fireplace and moulding enhanced with floral garlands. Each room has parquet flooring and moulded framing around the doors as well as fireplaces that still have moulding. The two central rooms have direct access to the garden, via balconies leading to outside stairways. A small door, reached from the stairway, leads to the upstairs above the west wing. Here, a corridor leads to an office area under a sloping ceiling, with a spare bedroom, a storage area and, at the end, a 50 m², fully fitted, home-cinema room with carpet, integrated wiring and a big screen (diagonally measuring 3.8 m).
Outbuilding
The rooms of the house are extended by those in the wings, once outbuildings, on either side of the courtyard. Conversion works were carried out in the east wing, formerly a wine storehouse, in 2016. In a first section two twin units were created, each comprising a bedroom with a bathroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs, connected by a communal room. A third independent bedroom on the ground floor has a bathroom. An old wine storehouse has been converted into a leisure area with a sauna, a shower, a spa bath and an exercise room. At the end of the wing, a self-contained dwelling comprises a kitchen area, a bathroom and a bedroom with two bedrooms upstairs.
At the end of the west wing are a few rooms connected to the vine-growing activity with an office, a tasting room, a bottle labelling and storage area as well as a kitchen and a breakfast room.

Outbuilding
Parallel to the west wing, this stone outbuilding, built at the same time as the main residence, is laid out with staff accommodation units. It spans approx. 140 m² and is surrounded by areas dedicated to an equestrian activity: a stable with 3 horse loose boxes, a woodshed and a workshop. A further 6 horse loose boxes are in a more recently constructed building set at right angles on the north side. In a courtyard, closed by a wall formed by the two buildings, stands a well adorned with wrought iron. At the back of the west outbuilding, a brick construction constitutes two small pavilions each housing a pigsty under a dovecote. They are connected via an awning, protecting a small wooden gate that opens on to a meadow, marking the end of the property. These buildings close a courtyard surrounded by walls. A building, backing on to a robust support wall for the terraced garden, houses 10 additional horse loose boxes as well as a shower and grooming area. A 70x25 m riding arena has been laid out a little further down in the meadow. Dating from 2012, it is bordered with perimeter railings. This illuminated riding arena is fitted with an integrated watering system linked to a well.
The garden
The garden stretches out on the north-west side of the house. Its immaculately kept lawn is planted with majestic magnolia, old lime, oak and ash trees. Gravel alleyways laid out in this area lead as far as the belvedere, a small curved balcony with wrought iron balusters dominating the surrounding meadows. In the middle of the garden, a few stepping stones lead to the recent swimming pool, surrounded by its 140 m² deck. A little further down, beyond the area protected by the wall, a lake, meadows, woods and the horse riding arena comprise a peaceful, rural landscape.

Our opinion

Someone, sometime, had the idea of coming to live comfortably near to the wild river. This house, constructed in its natural unspoilt setting, is a true belvedere standing on a monumental terrace. The residence appears to have followed the very principle of this duality as the contrast between the upper domesticated section and the low meadows filled with the natural power of the river is quite striking and exudes a timeless romanticism. Furthermore, its old walls and its original decorative features have been totally revamped by meticulous restoration works. The possibility of reviving a vine-growing activity would be a pleasant whim considering the 1.2 hectares of exploitable land.

3 250 000 €
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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
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En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 518996

Land registry surface area 10 ha 53 a 91 ca
Main building surface area 735 m2
Outbuilding surface area 980 m2

 

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Matthieu de Boussac       +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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