This authentic logis, with roots dating back to the 16th century (perhaps even the 13th century) is set high above the village in grounds of over 7 hectares (which include a truffle plantation).
Built by local nobility, the current manor dates to the late 16th century, although there are vestiges of a much earlier building. Set high above the village, the property dominates the local surroundings and has very fine south-facing views.
The drive leads to a fine gateway which gives access to an enclosed courtyard.
From the courtyard a door opens to an entrance hall that traverses the house. To the left of the hall a door opens to a spacious dining room (29m2) with wooden floor, exposed beam ceiling, large fireplace and wainscoting to the walls.
To one side of the dining room a door opens to the kitchen (13m2) with terracotta tiled floor and a range of fitted units. From the kitchen a door leads back to the main entrance hall.
To the right of the hall a door opens to the formal drawing room (33m2) with wooden floor and an elegant fireplace.
To the far side of the drawing room two door open to the library (29m2) with stone floor, door to the garden and a monumental fireplace. Off the library is a ground floor Wc.
To the back of the library a part-glazed door leads to the laundry room (16m2) with vaulted ceiling and a door to the courtyard.
A flight of stone stairs leads up to the first floor landing with plenty of exposed stone and wood. At the top of the stairs a door opens to a guest bedroom (15m2) with exposed beam ceiling, wonderful views and which also has its own ensuite shower room with separate Wc.
A short corridor then leads to the remaining rooms on this floor. To the left a door opens to a bedroom (24m2) with wooden floor and its own ensuite shower room and separate Wc. Next to this is a room currently used as a study (8m2) which enjoys the same great views.
Next to this is the third bedroom on this floor (24m2). This room still retains its original internal design with the bed in an alcove with dressing areas to either side. This room also has wooden flooring, exposed beams, a beautiful fireplace and the same views over the countryside. From this room a door opens to a room (9m2) which currently serves as a sewing / dressing room. From here a door opens to a modern shower room (walk-in shower, wash-basin and Wc).
The stone staircase continues to a second landing, off which is the fourth bedroom (16m2) with wooden floor, stone fireplace and fine views. From here a door opens to a flight of steps that lead back down to the shower room off the sewing room.
The stone staircase continues to the attic.
The property has a number of substantial outbuildings which include two large barns and a vaulted cellar. One of the barns offers great potential for conversion to habitable accommodation (subject to relevant planning permissions). In addition to this there is a very impressive pigeonnier which could house up to about 1000 birds!
The property comes with 76,993m2 (19 acres) of garden and grounds. In addition to lawn and meadow, there is a vegetable garden, some woodland (including a box wood) and one hectare has been planted with 250 truffle oaks.
This is an exceptional property, packed with character and history, in a commanding position overlooking the river valley. The current owners have taken great care in its restoration and it now provides a very comfortable family home with business potential if desired.
Price € 540,000
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