Cognac Chateau / Mansion For Sale

Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-18

Price: € 1.600.000

An imposing estate dating back to 1471; offering 7 bedrooms, various reception and dining rooms in the main house, 2 cottages and a gatekeepers lodge, 3 old aging cognac chais and stables, all set around a lovely courtyard and manicured lawns. Set in an idyllic location with beautiful river views in Charente Maritime, just 1 hour from Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports and 30 minutes to the coast. - This old Cognac distillery, of chateau status, dates back to 1471 and has been home to "Seigneurs" up until the Revolution. Today it has been sympathetically restored to it's former glory and is beautifully presented throughout. From the front door you enter the entrance hall with hexagonal terracotta tiled floor, double doors to the right open on to a large reception room with dark wood floor, big open carved stone fireplace and a pair of tall windows. Up a few stairs to mezzanine level there is a second seating area with a terracotta tiled floor and exposed beams, a smaller stone fireplace and double French doors to garden. A further room in the tower is used as a study. On the opposite side of the entrance hall there are double doors leading through to the dining room. A most elegant room with marble floors and a carved Charentais stone fireplace. Through another door you enter the kitchen/Breakfast room; featuring ornate tile and wood floor, exposed beams, double doors to a raised summer terrace, a sandpit and gate to the pool area. The kitchen has a rustic yet modern feel to it. Appliances include; Libherr Fridge, Paul Brocouse gas hob with double oven, Godin cast iron wood burner in a Charentais stone fireplace. From the kitchen you access the older part of the house; a big playroom with an ornate tile and wood floor, pan windows with views over terrace. Another lovely fireplace, partly exposed stone walls and glazed patio doors to the garden. Door to a rear hall with exposed ceiling beams and stone walls, off this there's a utility room and plumbing for washing machines. Through to a large reception hall with guest toilet. Up via a solid wood staircase to first floor there's a reception area with bar, doors to a large games room and dual aspect with windows over terrace. 2nd sitting area called the Moroccan room with dual aspect windows. Just off this room there is a spacious gymnasium; an airy room with high ceilings and a wall to floor mirror. Back down stairs, next comes the most revered room of the house; The opulent Medieval Dining Hall, fit for a King, where it's most famous guest, Henry IV King of France, was entertained in 1590. This room features an old white stone floor, many exposed ceiling timbers and the most enormous white stone fireplace and chimney breast. The first floor, accessed from main entrance hall reaches 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, beautifully laid out and presented with pretty views over the front lawns. The gites are fully renovated with open plan kitchen/dining/sitting rooms and and one houses 2 double bedrooms, while the other slightly larger has 3 bedrooms. A gatekeepers lodge, also renovated, with kitchen/sitting/dining facilities 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The other outbuildings include 3 cognac aging chais, stables and further storage rooms, which frame the property nicely, rendering it a very private location. (furniture prices available on request.)

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  • Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-18
  • Type: Villas
  • Phone: +39 0184 26.16.87
  • Price: € 1.600.000