Beyond a colossal doorway, the 300-m alley fenced by hundred-year-old oak and hornbeam trees leads to a castle from the latter half of the 18th century. “Ideally located on a hillside, it enjoys an open outlook on the whole area, from Bordeaux to the Landes and the Garonne valley”, Emile Garcin stresses. Just 10 km from Bordeaux, the current mansion, built by Joseph de Borie in the late 1800s over the 16th-century buildings, features square wings on either side of a curved avantcorps. At the heart of a 14-ha park, the extraordinarily quiet charterhouse has several reception areas (a main living room, two dining rooms, studies, boudoirs, library) and six bedrooms. Two outbuildings fence a rectangular courtyard. Housing a wine storehouse, a guest house, garages, stables, workshops and an orange grove, they could easily be converted into a private residence, an art gallery or a small hotel. The perfectly-tended park comes with hundred-year-old trees and vast meadows. By the entrance, the separate guest house (living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms) has an ornamental garden.
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SUMMARY : Where ? Bordelais - Living space : 1 000 m2 - Period : XVIIIe - Price : Autour de 3 000 000 €. - Estate agent : Emile Garcin Bordeaux & Bassin d'Arcachon - Tel. : 05 59 01 59 59. http://www.emilegarcin.fr