bresdon-charente-maritime, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine
This type of self-contained estate rarely comes onto the market and provides a great opportunity to acquire an impressive property with potential as either a large family home or a business.
Built in 1905, the manor house retains most of its original features and commands fine views over the surrounding countryside.
Approached via a glazed entrance winter garden a flight of stone steps leads up to the front door that opens to the hall. To one side of the hall a door a door opens to a reception room / office(12 sq m) with wooden floor and marble fireplace.
From here a wide glazed archway leads through to another reception room (21 sq m) with wooden floor and marble fireplace. Both of these rooms have lovely views over the walled garden and the surrounding farmland. The second reception room has double doors back to the hall and a second set of doors that opens to the third reception room (25 sq m). This dual aspect room has a wooden floor, a marble fireplace and double doors that open back into the hall.
To the rear of the hall a door opens to the breakfast room (16 sq m) with marble fireplace, which in turn has doorway that leads through to the kitchen (23 sq m). There is also a WC off the hall.
A magnificent wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. Off the landing are five bedrooms (23 sq m, 19 sq m, 15 sq m, 15 sq m and 11 sq m). Four of the bedrooms have marble fireplace and all have wooden floors and tall windows with great views. Also of the landing is a bathroom as well as a separate WC. There is plenty of space to create further bathrooms if desired.
A service staircase rises to the a large landing in the attic. Up here there are five staff bedrooms (17 sq m, 12 sq m, 11 sq m, 10 sq m and 10 sq m). The attic would require some work to bring it up to a habitable standard.
Below the house there are extensive cellars.
The front door opens to a large entrance hall (14 sq m) with tiled floor. To the right a door opens to the dining room (36 sq m) with tiled floor and sliding patio doors to the garden. To the rear of the dining room a wide opening leads through to the sitting room (20 sq m) with tiled floor, fireplace and glazed doors to the garden.
To the let of the entrance hall a doorway leads through to the kitchen (22 sq m) with tiled floor, a range of fitted kitchen units and glazed patio doors to the garden. To the rear of the kitchen is a large pantry (9 sq m) with a door to the garden.
Off the hall is a WC.
A very generous wooden staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are three bedrooms (22 sq m, 12 sq m and 12 sq m). The largest bedroom has an ensuite shower room (shower and wash-basin) and a walk-in wardrobe. Also off the landing is a WC.
The buildings sit on a plot of 20,777 sq m (just over 5 acres). The main house has a very large walled garden- laid to lawn with a number of fruit trees. The second house has a garden to the side. To the other side of the drive is the farm courtyard, bounded by walls and two large barns. In addition to these, there are a number of other substantial outbuildings.
Set on its own, with no immediate neighbours, this property enjoys a great location - private but not isolated. The nearby village has shops and a restaurant. The main house will require some modernisation / redecoration, but it is a handsome house which would make a wonderful family home or a "destination" B&B. The second house provides further potential, as do the stone barns.