Elegant and comfortable 16th century manor house with a living space of approx. 450 m2. Positioned in a stunning rural setting, close to the charming Bastide market town of Duras this lovely property has been beautifully restored and updated and provides very comfortable accommodation arranged over three floors. The house has all the rustic charm and eye-catching beauty of the French idyll; both the house and gardens are presented in excellent condition with high quality fixtures, fittings and appliances. The accommodation includes 7 bedrooms over three floors, four of which are ensuite & two in towers have their own internal stairway allowing separate access for guests. The parterres garden was designed by Norman Hutchison, with lawns, flower beds and hedges. The 12 x 6 m heated pool enjoys a charming courtyard setting.
Location: Just 4 KMS from the popular market town of Duras with its twelfth century chateau. Bordeaux airport is 75 minutes’ drive to the west, Bergerac airport is 45 minutes by car and St. Emilion is about 45 minutes north. Duras has a wide selection of shopping and social conveniences including an excellent outdoor market, schools. restaurants and bars
There is approximately 450mtr of habitable space.
The driveway leads up to the double front door and beyond to ample parking area. The entire house has beamed ceilings with tiled floor and original doors and windows to the ground and first floors.
Entrance Hall: Approx. 30m2 – with a Cloakroom with WC & basin. Door to cellar, steps up to raised platform with door to Living Room, door to Kitchen/Dining Room 40 m2 situated in the east wing of the house. Staircase to bedroom 7
40 mtr in total, comprising of mezzanine, shower room with walk-in shower, washbasin and WC. the bedroom has a window overlooking the gardens to the front, Extensive bespoke fitted wardrobe to one wall.
Two sets of double doors to front courtyard. Window overlooking gardens to the south. Elegant recent hand-painted bespoke fitted kitchen units, with island work-station, Bosch integrated dishwasher, Samsung American style fridge/freezer, Lacanche double oven range cooker with 5 gas burners. Neff combination oven. Window with views over gardens to front.
Large light double Living/Dining room: 75m2 forming a superb South facing entertaining area. Double doors to courtyard. Central winding Oak staircase to first and second floors. Wonderful fireplace with new wood burning stove 4 windows overlooking courtyard. Door to barn and door to store cupboard. Door to rear hall with double doors to flower garden and pool. Door to laundry room/cloakroom and door to Dining room/art gallery. Door to barn.
126 mtr housing the boiler and oil tank, mezzanine level, doors to rear and side.
Space for washing machine and dryer, basin and WC.
DINING ROOM/ART GALLERY
40mtr double doors to courtyard, window overlooking gardens, Marble fireplace (non working) Staircase to Tower bedroom (Bedroom3)
Light and airy, with window overlooking gardens to the front, en-suite with walk-in shower, washbasin and wall hung WC, 2 walls exposed stonework, door to attic storage.
With marble fireplace (non working) and within the bedroom space walk-in shower, WC and 2 washbasin. 2 Windows with views over gardens to the front. 29mtr
With marble fireplace (non working) and within the bedroom space walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. 2 windows with views over the gardens to the front. 30mtr
19mtr with views to open countryside
18mtr with views over the English garden
15 mtr with views over gardens to the front.
With roll-top bath, washbasin and WC.
Oil fired C.H. Newly installed boiler.
Courtyard and Gardens: The house is a classical ‘U’ shape around the central courtyard. A wall separates this from the Par-Terre Formal Garden with central gate leading to garden and pond. The gardens extend to 6,820m2 – just over 1.5 acres. To the front is the beautiful Par-Terre formal garden with central fishpond, with parkland beyond with many mature trees. to both sides are mostly lawned areas with flower beds and more trees. There is a vegetable patch and a flower garden both surrounded by high hedges. A large courtyard to the rear with access to the barn and an old wall to one side with archway to the pool area. Swimming Pool: 12m x 6m heated by a heat-exchanger. Protected sun-trap with charming stone building used to house the pool equipment. Large tiled terrace area surrounds the pool with tropical garden area.
Taxe d’Habitation 1,800Euros. Taxe Fonciere: 1,800Euros.