Exceptional 17th century small chateau, with later additions, for sale furnished, 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, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine
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) which require bringing up to date. 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 with the furniture at a price to be negotiated. 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.