Talmont-sur-Gironde (17) - For sale : Five minutes from the coast at Talmont, a rare country estate, once in the ownership of French Royalty.
€888,250 (APPROX. £776,534)
Property Details - Logis
The perfect combination: a property in a rural location yet 10 minutes from the coast at Talmont and 5 minutes from a small market town. Ownership of the six acre estate can be traced back to the 17th century duc de Mortagne, a descendent of the Bourbon dynasty. The existing buildings date back to the 18th century and are approached by a lavender and tree-lined drive. The property comprises three contrasting, detached houses set round a central green complete with mature lime trees. Each property has its own private garden to the rear and there is a secure, 12 x 6m, solar-heated swimming pool. In addition the property retains the original picturesque 18th century agricultural buildings: estate office, well-house, bakery, grain store, barn and pig-sty.
The Logis - The largest and oldest of the three houses has recently been partially extended and renovated but retains exposed beams throughout and traces of ancient stonework. . The whole of the ground floor is tiled apart from the salon which has a polished wood floor. The four reception rooms and the kitchen have fireplaces, some of which are Charentaise. Left off the central hall is a games room complete with three-quarter size snooker table; to the right is the salon which has a wood-burner and a snug leading off it,. The salon is in part double height creating a mezzanine above. At the end of the hall to the rear, the airy and spacious oak fitted kitchen and the large dining room open onto the terrace which runs along the back of the house. There is also a small music room/study. On the left of the kitchen is the utility corridor – one end gives access to the terrace, the other to the games room – along it are a WC, shower room, laundry, boiler room and a barn used as a wood store.
Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms, two singles and three bathrooms. On the left of the stairs is a lobby off which are, a walk-in wardrobe, the 'period' bathroom with free-standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC, a single bedroom and a double bedroom.. Off the corridor to the right of the stairs, overlooking the front of the house, are three double bedrooms and one small single. Three of these bedrooms have Juliet balconies and one has a walk-in wardrobe. Two bathrooms are at the rear of the house. One comprises bath, basin, shower and WC; the other, shower, fitted basin and WC. Beyond the mezzanine, also to the front is the final double bedroom.
The Dairy - The former dairy has been converted into a light, spacious and luxurious four double-bedroomed house. It retains its exposed beams and original charm with the addition of quality fittings and modern additions making a stunning home or, equally, commanding high rental returns. To one side of the entrance hall is a cloakroom with basin and WC. A wide corridor to the left leads to the bedrooms which face the rear garden. The first has fitted wardrobes, the third has French doors; the master bedroom has French doors to front and rear, a dressing room and en-suite luxury bathroom with double fitted basins, corner bath, shower and WC. The large house bathroom is similarly equipped. To the right of the hall is the large double aspect dining room – there are French doors to the rear, giving onto the covered terrace with built in BBQ. On one side of the dining room is the separate, fully fitted, white galley kitchen, to the other a small utility area. The bathroom and kitchen floors have ceramic tiles while the hall, bedrooms and dining room have terracotta ones. Steps down from the dining room lead to the magnificent double height living room with windows to three sides including a feature double height, arched French window flooding the room with light. The stone floor, fireplace and spiral staircase were commissioned locally, the stairs leading to a mezzanine area.
The Guardian's Cottage - It is now a comfortable home with a large fully fitted oak breakfast kitchen, Charentaise fireplace and wood burner. There are windows to the side and French doors to the lovely rear garden. The spacious living room features an exposed stone wall and also has a fireplace with wood burner and windows to the front and side. Stairs lead up to two large double bedrooms and the family bathroom.
While the property is private and rural it is within walking distance of the local town with shops, bars, bank and post office as well as the market – twice weekly in summer. There are several restaurants in the vicinity and the beaches at Meschers and St Georges are a short drive away. The larger towns of Royan and, inland, Saintes are 20 – 25 minutes by car.
Kim Cowles, (Agent Commercial) - RSAC N° 50195547000015.
TTC Prix afiché : 888 250€ *
(* Les honoraires de l'agence sont à la charge du vendeur)
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