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A 15-ha, 19th century estate, with its large, luxurious home, 2 swimming pools and 7 cottages, 25 minutes from Cognac between Bordeaux and La-Rochelle.
In the south-west of France, near to the spa town of Jonzac and its waterpark, this property is not far from a village in the area known as “Petite Champagne”, the second historical “cru” (vineyard) of Cognac, birthplace of François 1st. The region, with its wealth of Romanesque heritage, near to the Gironde and the ocean, is one of the sunniest in France; the climate is beneficial for vineyards as well as numerous wooded plots. Just like a large number of houses throughout the region, it is the direct result of the development of Cognac, from the 19th century through to current times.
Slip roads for the A10 motorway are just 20 minutes away, making it possible to reach Paris in 4½ hours. Angoulême TGV train station, 40 minutes away, provides 110-minute links to the French capital. The sea is 40 minutes away, Bordeaux is an hour away and La-Rochelle a mere 70 minutes away.
The impressive buildings comprising this property are notably composed of a large, luxurious home, 7 cottages, function barns and 2 swimming pools, with their pool-houses in large areas paved with travertine tiles.
The estate is laid out around an enclosed square courtyard, with vehicle and pedestrian entrances on the north side. Inside, the year 1826 acts as a reminder that this property has existed for at least 200 years. The courtyard is enhanced with a plot laid to lawn and featuring two silk plants. A few olive trees border the edge of the outbuildings on the north-west side, whilst shrubberies adorn the east side. The main, dressed stone house takes up the south side, facing the enclosed garden, with its swimming pool and its pizza oven laid out at the southern end.
On the west side, an adjoining covered area spanning more than 100 m² precedes the outbuildings converted into holiday let cottages and two vast barns used for functions. A large wine storehouse is set at right angles to the east side of the main building. Outside the courtyard, on the north-west side, a swimming pool and its pool house are on the left-hand side of the entrance to the estate, whilst two small wine-making buildings are on the right-hand side. Two narrow, tree-lined driveways lead to the estate from the north and from the east, by the side of a plot planted with truffle oaks. On the west side, a square dovecote topped with a pavilion roof, stands near to a vine, marking the beginning of a plot of woods that is also part of the property.
The large, luxurious homeThis house, its two stories separated by a string course, is completely constructed from white dressed limestone, illuminated by the Cognac region’s sunshine. The inward-opening, double-glazed windows are set in wooden frames. The building features nine bays, with an access door at each end and a central entrance on both the courtyard and garden sides.
The hip roof, covered with local terracotta tiles, is enhanced in the centre by a raised section with a Mansard-style roof. Covered with slate and featuring Jacobin-style dormers on all sides, it houses a room above the first floor.
The floor of the central, through entrance hall is paved with very well preserved, old stone tiles inlaid with decoration. A corridor and a stairway are on the left-hand side.
On the same side, a dining room, with its white Louis XV style fireplace, faces south. Its floor is covered with light-coloured, oak wood parquet flooring, laid in a strip pattern, and its dark walls contrast with a white ceiling. It is followed by a back kitchen, leading to another two rooms and a stairway in an area with access to the outside on either side.
On the right-hand side of the vestibule, a large, reception lounge features a fireplace, backing on to a …
Advertiser reference: 847204 - Le Figaro Properties reference: 44840564
- Surface 586 m2
- Rooms 20
- Bedrooms 20
- Land 15.3 ha
- Construction N/A*
- Parking N/A*
- Bathrooms N/A*
- Toilets N/A*
- Exposure N/A*
- Heating N/A*
- Kitchen N/A*
- Property tax N/A*
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