Exceptional 17th century small chateau, with later additions, set in private grounds of about 2.4 acres, together with five small apartments, in the heart of the pretty seaside town of Meschers-sur-Gironde boasting all amenities - a superb purchase for private or commercial use.
This superb property, approached from the centre of the town by a gate in its enclosing walls, leading to a tree-lined drive to the classically-designed logis, is in the form of two wings, one earlier in construction and on the site of the original 15th century château, of which some vestiges remain. The 5.6 acre site is an integrated part of the town but its size ensures it remains totally insulated from the incursions of modern-day town planning. Part of the site is constructible and its sale, or the sale of properties built on it, could defray considerably the purchase cost of the estate. In addition to the seven bedrooms and several reception rooms offered by the logis, there are five two-roomed accommodation units (in what were formerly the stables). The grounds are devoted to attractively laid-out gardens, a walled orchard, parkland with further areas of fruit trees and meadows., all providing the view from the rear of the logis and in contrast to the townscape beyond the walled gardens at the front. The property is also available without the furniture which is included in the price of this listing, at 1,207,500€. Also, without the furniture and without the large parcel of currently non-constructible land at the rear of the property, leaving a plot of approximately one hectare, at the price of 1,050,000€.
The town provides activity all year round with bars, restaurants and local shops plus a port with both wet and tidal berths for pleasure craft and fishing boats. Excellent restaurants front the port and there is a view across the mouth of the Gironde Estuary to the Médoc. Famous for its unique beaches in coves with rocky outcrops between them and its clifftop properties with troglodyte dwellings beneath them, the town is an attractive base to explore an area rich with diversity - many types of beaches for watersports enthusiasts and walkers alike; vineyards, oyster ports....
Access is easy via the A10 motorway whose nearest junction is about 25 minutes drive; local airfield ten minutes drive for private aircraft; railway station ten minutes drive with regional trains to larger towns in the area and linking to the TGV network; airports at Bordeaux and La Rochelle about 80 minutes and 65 minutes drive respectively.
With many attractive architectural features, the logis provides accommodation including:
In the older wing:
- a large kitchen with storage room beside it, double doors to outside
- attractive dining room with double doors to an elevated terrace
- low stone steps to double doors leading to a superb double aspect living room with fireplace and exits to elevated terraces on both sides, double doors leading to the other wing, first to a laundry room then to an art deco style staircase to the first floor.
- above the kitchen and dining room, there are three bedrooms and a bathroom/WC.
In the later wing:
On the ground floor:
a study, fitted kitchen, WC, second dining room, downstairs ensuite bedroom/WC
On the first floor:
One bedroom suite consisting of large bedroom with fireplace, adjoining ante room and bathroom/WC
Three further bedrooms, each with handbasin and bidet, plus a shower room/WC; store room.
Under the whole of the newer wing are totally reconstructed cellars.
All rooms are light and airy with large windows, high ceilings and views over the property's own gardens or parkland.
The logis provides total habitable space (excluding the smaller accommodation units) of approximately 495 m². Oil-fired central heating is installed. The fabric of the building is in overall good condition with some updating required according to the needs of the new owners.
The property is also available with the large parcel of currently non-constructible land at the rear of the property, making a plot of approximately 2.3 hectares at the price of 1,207,500€. Also, furnished and with the extra land at the price of 1,260,000€.
- Property type
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Total living area
- 495 m²
- Plot size
- 10,000 m²
- All bathrooms
- Broadband internet