Exquisite property

A delightful charterhouse, Aquitaine

A delightful charterhouse

Daily life revolves around the vast inner courtyard

Ten kilometers from downtown Bordeaux and ten minutes from the international airport, this ochre mansion could hold its own against Tuscany's most beautiful houses. Built at the turn of the 18th century, the property has retained many vintage elements, such as stone fireplaces and Gironde earth flooring with slate cabochons. It was stylishly refurbished in 2008 (all paneling and door frames were restored) for impeccable comfort. “Windows on either side of the building make for a very bright charterhouse,” the Lafaye agency says. The main house features a 110-sq m ensuite reception area, , including a living room with a fireplace, a large friendly kitchen that opens onto a terrace facing West, a library and a home theatre. The huge Master suite (100 sq m) comes with a bathroom and a shower room, two dressings, a study and a workshop. Five additional bedrooms with bathrooms round out the place, while outbuildings (swimming pool, inner courtyard, chapel, orange grove, vaults, stable and guest house) provide another 700 sq m. The mansion stands at the heart of a 3.5-ha park planted with magnolia and hundred-year-old oak trees.

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SUMMARY : Where ? Bordelais - Living space : 900 m2 - Period : XVIIIe - Price : 3 700 000 €. - Estate agent : Agence Lafaye - 33000 Bordeaux - Tel. : 05 56 52 65 14. http://www.agencelafaye-bordeaux.com