A traditional, 18th century Chartreuse house and its romantic ruins
in 2 hectares of parklands 40 km north of Bordeaux

Location

In the gently rolling countryside to the north of the French department of Gironde, dotted with vines and bathed in the light, for which the landscapes of the nearby French department of Charente are so famous. 45 minutes from Libourne and Bordeaux, its airport and its TGV train station. All shops are to be found in Blaye, just 17 minutes away. Near to local shops and markets.

Description

A little narrow lane leads to this property, protected from onlookers by a copse. This traditional Chartreuse house adjoins a group of buildings in ruins where only the walls remain standing. It is surrounded by approx. 2 ha of parklands, in which these ruins merge with tall trees and vast grasslands opening on to meadows. This house spans a floor surface area of approx. 580 m², 120 m² of which awaits conversion. 19th century stables and a dovecote are in a state worth restoring.

The traditional Chartreuse house

The rooms in this rectangular residence are reached via a central corridor, with a transverse corridor leading to all those on the facades. The latter feature nine bays adorned with moulding and pilasters comprising a classical contour and profile. The living space is on the first floor, above a partially lived in lower section, spanning the entire floor surface area of the house.


First floor
A porch way, reached via two flights of steps and forming a set of geometrical terraces, provides access to the so-called noble floor. The large through vestibule leads, left, to a lounge, featuring 18th century wallpaper showing country scenes. This room includes an open fireplace, the mantel of which is adorned with a large frame; the parquet flooring is covered with sea-rush matting. The dining room facing it is decorated with panelling. One wall has an arched alcove. The floor is covered with wide strip pattern pine wood parquet flooring. On the left of the vestibule, on the garden side, is a small bedroom with a bathroom. Its white marble, Louis XVI fireplace, featuring a moulded mantel, is enhanced with scallop shells. A guest toilet is on the right-hand side. A long corridor which runs along the facade wall leads west to a very large bedroom. Spanning more than 60 m², it takes up the entire gable wall and has windows on three sides. The adjoining bathroom is fitted with a raised bath and a toilet. Ceiling rosette and an open fireplace topped with a moulded mantel. The vestibule leads, right, to a bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and toilet. The parquet flooring is covered with sea-rush matting and the open fireplace, topped with a moulded trumeau, features a closed hearth fire. These precede a television room with wide strip pattern parquet flooring and an open fireplace, fitted with a closed hearth fire and topped with a moulded mantel. The ceiling features plain cornices. The vestibule continues to a kitchen, fitted with numerous cupboards, which opens on to a small landing leading to the ground floor via a spiral stairway.
Ground floor
This level has lower ceilings. It comprises one section spanning approx. 120 m² that is renovated and lived in and another section, spanning approx. 168 m², which is still undergoing works. The renovated section comprises a large corridor that leads, on the parklands side, to a television room with carpeting and a wood-burning stove. It is followed by a bedroom with a dressing room. Opposite this, a bedroom with a bathroom and toilet adjoin a second bedroom with a dressing room and a small storage area. The section undergoing renovation, with breeze block partition walls, is intended to comprise three bedrooms with dressing rooms.

The parklands

The parklands, planted with tall trees and bordered by copses, still have vestiges of a much bigger property than the current house. They comprise a gothic-looking dovecote, a ruin which includes but a few walls, as well as a large outbuilding, one section of which is still standing, that extends the traditional Chartreuse house. Said outbuilding is currently used for organising receptions in a romantic setting. The parklands are dotted throughout with numerous features, the aesthetic qualities of which attract the eye.

The outbuildings

Our opinion

This traditional Chartreuse house still has some of its original features, the elegance of which will appeal to heritage enthusiasts, especially the painted medallions in the lounge. Its rooms are comfortably and functionally laid out. Although the level of comfort to be provided by the basement conversion is questionable, the beauty of the romantic decor, formed by all the ruins dotted throughout the two hectares of parklands, is more than enough to fire the imagination. This property exudes outstanding potential for projects likely to harmoniously combine the old with the contemporary.

1 490 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
1 405 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 6.05% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur


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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)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 417170

Land registry surface area 2 ha 71 ca
Main building surface area 577 m2
Outbuilding surface area 125 m2

Regional representative
Gironde

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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