An 18th century, traditional, country house and its outbuildings,
in more than six hectares of parklands, 20 minutes from Bordeaux
Bordeaux, GIRONDE aquitaine 33000 FR

Location

This property is on the edge of the suburbs in the Bordeaux and Entre-Deux-Mers region. Just 5 minutes from the ring road, it is half-way between the A10, Bordeaux-Paris motorway and the A62 motorway to Toulouse. 20 minutes from Bordeaux (universities, hospitals, historic and cultural heritage as well as a TGV train station), 25 minutes from Mérignac international airport and less than an hour from the Bay of Arcachon and Saint-Émilion (tourist and leisure activities). This estate is in the immediate vicinity of a town, with more than 4,000 inhabitants, all essential amenities and shops (school, bakery, newsagents, restaurants and miscellaneous services).

Description

Remote-controlled gates, marking a discreet entrance, open on to this estate. A straight, 500 m long driveway leads to a traditional, country house, set in undergrowth where numerous species of trees alternate with grassy areas and coppice stand. The buildings come into sight after a gentle curve at the end of the drive. This traditional, country house, composed of a central building and two wings set at right angles, faces east-west. The main courtyard in the centre of these buildings is delimited by a quarry stone block wall which includes wrought iron gates supported by two robust pillars. An area laid to lawn, on the opposite site, is delimited by a quickset hedge that conceals the swimming pool and its garden shed.

The house

An 18th century, traditional, country house, reflecting an air of the time, it comprises a main building and two wings set at right angles. The central section, predominantly covered with Roman tiles, is topped in its centre with a tower, characterised by its slate roof. Its lime-rendered facades feature a central entrance door, in the form of French windows. On either side of the latter are large, small-paned windows. Upstairs, two small-paned openings flank an ornate oculus that softens the predominantly square structure. The contrasting exposed quarry stone block wall of its west facade features a central stairway tower.
The single-storey wings, of similar lengths, stand out because of the difference in their widths. The southern, narrower, through section features numerous openings. Whilst the wider, north wing opens on to the main courtyard and its windows on the opposite side look out over the natural surroundings.


Ground floor
The central entrance door opens into a vast gallery, running the full length of the building. Once again, pride of place is given to the exposed quarry stone block walls which are dotted here and there with dressed stone archways, topped with exposed beams. This bright passageway provides access to the central stairway and, at each end, to the wings. On one side, the entrance hall leads to the lateral section, that which is predominantly given over to living space. A lounge, with Gironde stone floor tiles, precedes a kitchen. They are followed by two bedrooms, a shower room, a bathroom, a separate toilet, a study and a storeroom, flanked by a boiler room. The other wing comprises a dining room, with a stone fireplace, and a kitchen. Two bedrooms as well as bath and shower rooms, complete this wing.
First floor
Like all the other buildings of this era, only the central section has a second level. The gallery, in this section, provides access to a spiral, stone stairway, constructed in a tower. It goes up to two bedrooms. A trapdoor concealed in the landing ceiling gives access to the upper section of the tower.

The outbuilding

This outbuilding, set slightly back from the traditional, country house, spans an overall surface area of approx. 235 m². It has essentially been used for wine-growing purposes. In addition to the wine storehouse and the garage, there is an office and a tasting room, complete with a kitchen and a toilet.

The parklands

The parklands span a surface area of more than 6 ha, 9,000 m² of which is building land. Planted with miscellaneous species of trees, they also include coppice stand and areas laid to lawn. The grassy area behind the house is extended by a swimming pool and its garden shed.

Our opinion

A pleasant countrified setting on the outskirts of a large town. Away from all audible and visual nuisances and protected by its vast estate which guarantees privacy and tranquillity, this house is, nevertheless, in the centre of a bustling world, given its proximity to road and rail networks. Local activities include strolling through the sleepy town or visiting historic and cultural heritage in the area around Libourne. Reasonable in size, this excellent family home and its outbuildings would be well-suited to commercial or professional purposes.

1 942 500 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 809174

Land registry surface area 6 ha 41 a 29 ca
Main building surface area 423 m2
Outbuilding surface area 235 m2
Number of bedrooms 6

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Pessac-Léognan, Graves & Sauternais


François Trédez +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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