About the Property
Writing on a personal visit to this property, having been invited by the vendor who prepared a dinner with some of the neighbours who are very amusing folk (as is typical of the French!)
It’s late May 2017 and today is slightly cooler than yesterday’s 38°c. The swimming pool is 25° and an ample length for a decent swim. The surrounding forest paths & roads are excellent for jogging & cycling.
The nearest Boulangerie is a 10min drive, in a small town called Ygos-Saint-Saturnin, which is being served by a new LGV mainline service to Bordeaux (50min) and then Paris (another 2hrs).
Falling more and more in love with this house with every new detail, the stories behind how the property has gradually evolved over the years from when the vendor first purchased it 25 years ago as a ruin. There are many aspects of the property for which photographs cannot do it justice.
All the spacious bedrooms, each styled in their own distinct colour schemes; the elegant furnishings (many of which are included in the price); the reclaimed glass conservatory fitted to the cellar entrance; the energy saving technology shared between different systems; goldfish pond; vegetable garden; a whole hectare of wildlife (including wild boar); bountiful fruit garden; the concert of bees in the Linden tree; the driveway up to the house from forest into the canopy in front of the house; various outside terraces for different times of the day and very importantly – a decent internet connection!
Total running costs for the house including tax, heating (fuel + solar) & electricity is around €650 per month during the winter (although the owner is convinced she uses the heating much more than normal because of her tropical origins).
It is an easy 80-90 minute drive to Bordeaux.
The house is approx. 5,000 square feet across two floors (not including the attic, which can be further developed).
It is situated within a magnificent 2-hectare arbored park, half of which is left for the wildlife.
Originally a 17th Century chateaux complete with tourelles, the house was rebuilt in the 30s and finally acquired as a ruin in 1991 by the current owner who finely restored it over 25 years, adding a modern swimming pool and wooden terraces, sun panels, Wiesmann equipped low temperature heating system and privately sourced water.
2 living rooms with 2 large fire places
Fully furnished (art and antiquaires) included with the sale
Fully equipped kitchen
Laundry/ utility room
Wine cellar with greeenhouse glass roof
The library has a sound-reinforced walls and can be extended into the study to make a music studio.
Private road leading to heart of the village.
Lakes 10 min
Beaches 30 min
Dax 30 min
Paris 3hrs by train
Asking price is now reduced to €850,000 (this website can only display one currency for all listings, so the price advertised in GBP is amended periodically in line with the current exchange rate as at 28th May 2017). Payment will be required in euros.