South-west of Bordeaux, along the Garonne valley, less than 30 minutes from a TGV train station and less than an hour from Bordeaux-Mérignac airport, this chateau is on the outskirts of a market town with all local shops. A slip road for the Bordeaux-Toulouse motorway is but a few kilometres away.
This north-south-facing building, with its classical, rectangular layout, was constructed in 1790. It comprises a ground floor, a higher first or noble floor and an attic which could be converted. Its extremely sober facades feature nine bays with wide openings, looking out over the garden. The gable walls have three bays, including the openings on the second floor. The windows on the ground floor are arched, reinforcing the base effect. The main entrance is marked by a curved pediment, the only specific ornament on the main facade. On the north side, a belvedere terrace, flanked by a horseshoe-shaped stairway, looks down on the garden. The latter is planted with tall trees and vast lawns. Partially renovated over the centuries, the house still has numerous old features: a sculpted stone trough in the central corridor, wrought ironwork, parquet flooring with inlaid decoration, floors covered with old flagstones and Gironde tiles as well as thick stone walls. An east-west corridor provides access to the rooms on all four facades.
The garden extends on all four sides of the residence, thus preserving its privacy.
Matching tall trees stand on either side of the 18th century wrought iron gates, marking the main entrance on the south side. A large lawn leads to the house.
At the back, a terrace with steps draws attention to a parterre on a lower level, featuring a central, currently dry, ornamental pool. At the end of the garden, a retaining wall creates a drop of more than 6 m with the valley and its river Garonne below. The layout of the trees and the copses of bushes and shrubs provide the house with deep tranquillity despite it being near to a market town. The presence of a railway line, 300 m away from the house, should also be mentioned, even though the noise impact remains astonishingly discreet.
The classicism exuded by this residence, a form of plain austerity, contrasts with the multitude of small decorative features and the interior finishing touches, made outstanding by their quality and their state of preservation. Although this property is in a good general state of repair, it needs to have new life breathed back into it. The reception areas, the overall proportions of the rooms and their perspectives provide a unique, somewhat timeless atmosphere that inspires well-being and a certain retrospect. It would make an ideal project for would-be buyers with creative spirits. The fact that a railway line is within a distance of 300 m might appear unfortunate and yet, against all expectations, it becomes clear after a few visits that its presence is not a nuisance. This property, less than 35 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux and abounding in assets, has what it takes to convince would-be buyers to include modern-day home comforts in this setting from another age.
980 000 €
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||3 ha|
|Main building surface area||1200 m2|
Matthieu de Boussac       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.