Country house in 4 ha: part 12th armoury, part family home. Gironde

Aquitaine, Gironde (33)

€612,000 ID: 163277

Elegant country retreat surrounded by almost 10 acres of pasture.
Initial viewings are online: please contact the listing agent to make your appointment for a virtual viewing.

Located in the Gironde department, 85 km to Bordeaux
A rare find which will delight anyone interested in medieval history, this country house a former commanderie, the fortified stronghold that was the home for the commander of the Knights Templar in the 12th Century.

The current owners have renovated and enlarged the building to create a beautiful country home.
The house occupies a dominant position, with fabulous views over the surrounding valleys.
The interior is impressive: with a grand social space in the original stronghold and a comfortable, more contemporary modern wing with living/dining room and kitchen.

Room layout:
Ground floor

  • the approach to the house is via a vaulted open sided space [10m2]
  • entrance hallway [7m2] with a spiral staircase in walnut, which serves 2 floors
  • generous living room [42m2] with exposed beams and a fireplace
  • utility room [16m2] and boiler room
  • separate WC
  • circular cave, with a trap door leading to a small underground cellar [both at the bottom of the tower; the last remaining tower of the original 11]
  • a large double aspect living / dining room [38m2] with a galley kitchen [15m2] and French doors to a terrace [15m2] for al fresco dining

    First floor

  • a landing [5m2]which leads to 2 large bedrooms [30m2 and 28m2], one with an ensuite bathroom [10m2] and WC and a small sitting area [3.5m2] in the tower
  • family bathroom [11m2] with WC and a Jacuzzi bath
  • access to a large multipurpose room [30m2]: suitable for a study or bedroom

    Second floor

  • an office space [5.5m2] at the top of the tower which used to be the goal!
  • 2 bedrooms [14m2 and 12 m2]

    The property further benefits from:

  • extensive grounds :
  • a large sechoir a tabac which has a mezzanine floor
  • a small lake with groundwater supplied by undergrounds springs
  • 2 shelters for horses and sheep.
  • fenced meadows.

    The surrounding countryside in this part of Gironde is beautiful: rolling hills and valleys with woods and fields
    There are several large towns nearby:
    - Grignols [2,5 km] with a very complete medical centre, pharmacy and many shops
    - Casteljaloux [13 km] with its bi-weekly market, its thermal baths and its 18 hole golf course.
    - Bazas [18 km] with its cathedral and its square surrounded by arcades with stores and cafés, and a bi-weekly market.

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    • Details

      Property Type
      Category detail
      Country Seat
      Total living m2
      263 m²
      Plot size m2
      39,701 m²
      Grounds HA or legal
      Grounds 1-5 HA
    • Room information

      All bathrooms
    • Special features

      • Double glazing
      • Barn