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Location: Poitou-Charentes, FranceClick Here for detailed information on France)
Price: 2.450.000 EUROS
A registered historical monument away from the intrusions of everyday life, this unique fortified manor is surrounded by cognac vineyards through which a white track leads you to a haven of elegance and comfort. For over 300 years the property was home to the de Lâge family, several of whom, over the generations, were advisers to Kings of France, including Louis XIII.
Run as a successful wedding venue and gite business. The property has been featured in many of the world’s finest interior design magazines and several celebrated European television programs.
This extraordinary historical monument has been exceptionally restored and memorable first impressions include silence and simplicity as you pass by acres of vineyards and planted fields. Grand, automated oak doors open into the completely walled-in property.
Once inside, the main house sits back and faces south over a picturesque valley filled with trees and wildlife. Within the courtyard space are white hydrangeas, iron-forged details and stone walls which frame a manicured lawn.
The Manor House has been handsomely restored with modern conveniences and an eye for the property’s heritage. The entrance hall leads to a charming salon with a unique stone fireplace. The windows overlook a manicured lawn and valley beyond. The small salon leads onto the property’s historical reception and cooking space, where the original terra-cotta tile floors are apparent. The home’s original stone sink and large stone fireplace are features, and the room today doubles as dining and living spaces. French doors open to the terrace and view below.
Beyond this room is a well-planned American-style gourmet with a La Cornue stove with hood, electric oven, two dishwashers, a wine-cooler and large refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker finish the kitchen’s appliances. Walk-in larder storage complement the space. From the kitchen are double French doors which lead onto the dining terrace for stunning and intimate sunset dinners.
From the ground floor of the main house is the oldest architectural element within the courtyard, a stone spiral staircase dating to the late 14th C. Above the stairs sit two bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The master bedroom with large stone chimney offers both north and south views and boasts a mezzanine area ideal for a private library or office. Beyond is the master bathroom with ample closet space. A second bathroom for this room is off the mezzanine.
The home’s principal guest room is generously proportioned and has views facing south. A full bathroom with separate shower, this room has generous closet and storage space, too. The three further guest suites are located on the east side of the courtyard.
Each of the three guest suites has been beautifully restored. Former stalls for the property’s farm animals; today each room shares a cozy yet sumptuous feeling where the natural tones highlight the architectural features. All rooms enjoy views onto the courtyard and 21st Century en-suite bathing facilities.
The one-bedroom guest/caretaker’s cottage continues the theme of natural elegance. A small entrance hall with guest half-bathroom leads onto a two-storey salon with stone chimney and medieval features. Beyond is a well-equipped kitchen with staircase leading to a dressing room and master bedroom and bath overlooking the house’s living space and fireplace.
The barn is used as additional dining space for larger parties during summer months. The reception is professionally equipped with large bar and catering facilities, this building is atmospheric in its restoration and features the soft Charentais stone work.
Ideal for large-scale entertainment, this heated or air-conditioned space also serves today for corporate receptions and conferences. This space, along with the Barn, is perfect for wedding venues.
Three horse boxes and heated tack room with hay loft were completely modernised in the 2007 renovation and provide excellent equestrian opportunities. The boxes have direct access to 1.5 hectares of grazing space and a 40 m X 20 m arena ideal for dressage and jumping.
The two-car garage with automatic oak doors, oil tank, and central heating boiler were installed in 2007. Adjacent to the garage is a fully equipped laundry room with two each washers and dryers, and with ample storage space.
Beyond the courtyard is a farmhouse awaiting restoration and where electrical, water, and septic systems have already been installed. Having an ancient footprint and within a beautiful situation, the house overlooks a duck pond and field where today sheep graze. Yet again beyond the farm is a former barn also ready for restoration.
The land is laid mainly to pasture, enclosed by local dry stone walls with some post and rail fencing. A heated south-facing pool measuring 10 m X 5 m is 100 meters from the main house and has a stone terrace with a stone wall and evergreen hedge for privacy. The land is flat and has ample space for a helipad.
Just 20 minutes by car to Angouleme and its TGV station, the city is home to excellent restaurants, theatre, cinema and a domestic airport that is ready to receive private planes. The TGV station has direct service to Paris in just 2 hours 15 minutes. Bordeaux International airport is a 90 minute drive. A number of quality golf courses are in the region. The coastal towns of Royan and St George de Didonne are about an hour’s drive.
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