Magnificent manorwith lake and outbuildings
over 9.85 hectares of land
If you have ever dreamt of an elegant manor house, or taking a walk in the setting sun around your own private lake, watching the herons soar above the waters, read on:
In beautiful condition, with a grand main house, guest accommodation, a glorious pool, a 1.2-hectare lake and over 9.85 hectares of land and a lily pond! – this property is truly one of the most delightful we have had the pleasure to market.
Classical beauty, grandeur, and modern-day comforts marry into one, to provide the loveliest of homes…
This property comprises over 9.85 hectares of gardens, lake and fields; a variety of beautiful mature trees, a well with water, a lily pond, two large outbuildings in good condition.
This is the idea property for anyone who wishes to have horses or other animals. Fishermen need look no further than the banks of their own private lake into which to cast their nets.
Having entered the property through tall wrought iron gates, there is no doubt that one finds oneself in a private world. A country of one’s own.
A long driveway curves to the main house where we catch a glimpse of the shimmering waters to the left, where ducks and other migrating waterfowl are regularly seen skimming the surface of the lake.
The Main House
The grand front door opens onto a wide central hallway with high ceilings, dividing the front section of the house in two separate parts.
On the left-hand side there is an elegant living room with a large fireplace and double aspect windows with views to the garden and lake.
The living-room (45 m²) opens onto the dining-room which has 2 tall windows and a working fireplace.
On the other side of the hallway, there is a large television room with a stone fireplace and double aspect windows; with through access to a comfortable and cosy office with wood panelling, exposed brick walls and a fireplace.
The kitchen is located to the rear of the property. This spacious 33m2 room houses a waist-high open fireplace where one can easily imagine roasting chestnuts at Christmas and marshmallows at Halloween. This room is fully equipped and has exposed brickwork and beams. There is a door to the garden, and the room is paved with practical flagstones.
There is a separate downstairs WC for guests and access to the boiler room.
Our tour of the ground floor ends with a trip to the “bar” …
This room has a vast picture window running almost the entire length of the wall, a lovely red tiled floor, a real bar, a huge ornamental fireplace and original brickwork. If the other rooms are characterized by their 18th century grandeur and elegance, this room, is a perfect family entertaining space, with the ambiance of a light-filled conservatory.
There is a laundry-room behind the bar and a door to small wine cellar in the basement.
A lovely wide wooden staircase leads to first floor and adds much character to the property. At the top there is a generous landing area where the internal partition wall has been removed to create an open-plan study. At the other far side of the landing, a small reading room opening onto a “Juliette” balcony with views to the lake and rolling hills beyond.
The first floor is symmetrical, with six bedrooms on each side of the hallway, two shower rooms and one bedroom with en-suite shower room.
This is a separate 2 bedroom/one-bathroom private villa, with views to the lake. It measures approximately 65 m² and is the ideal place for a visiting relative or friend to stay.
The guest house has a private terrace facing the lake.
The property has an entrance hall, an attractive living room (with glass doors to the terrace) and a fully equipped kitchen.
There is a modern shower-room and two generous sized bedrooms.
This house was built 5 years ago and has its own septic tank and electric heating.
The property includes two vast barns, with the benefit of having had completely new roofs in the last couple of years.
The first barn was probably used for cattle and has a full height first floor which can be accessed via an outdoor staircase. On the ground floor, there are traces of the original stalls and a cold room. The building has electrical wiring.
The second barn has been used as an events space, with Art workshops by the current owners. The building is also wired, with grand double doors, and offers a fantastic space for a separate project.
The lake was created by the current owners and filled entirely with rainwater. It measures approximately 1.2 hectares, with a small island in the middle. The current owners use the water to irrigate the gardens when needed.
The owners have fished and used a small boat on the water.
One of the loveliest features of the property, besides the lake, is the large lily pond which once housed koi.
The lawns are elegant and well-maintained lawns with mature trees to add to the overall sense of elegance and grandeur.
There is an old water-well and regularly spaced-out irrigation points in the area around the house, with spot-lighting for the evening strolls in a starlit garden, or outside dining with friends.
The pool has a new liner which has been chosen in an elegant shade of gray. There is a massage fountain, with wide steps and an attractive terrace area.
There is an electrical pool cover in good working order.
This is more than just a property, it is a fabulous estate with the advantage of having one of the most lovely lakes we have seen here at Bliss. In an area where sadly streams, and lakes are rare, this is a unique opportunity to take ownership of a park of outstanding natural beauty, with all its inherent wildlife. The lake (as seen on the fabulous photograph) attracts migrating birds, and is a point of interest in itself.
The house has all the grandeur which will appeal to anyone in search of an elegant eighteenth century home… tall windows, spacious rooms, high ceilings, private studies, a
What I would do if the property were mine?
Although in very good condition, I might choose to update a couple of the bathrooms for purely decorative purposes.
The walk-in closet at the end of the hall would make a perfect extra shower room.
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On a technical note!
(All technical information has been provided to the agency by the vendor to the best of their knowledge and has not been tested or verified by BLISS )
Total land of 9.85 ha, including lake, gardens and fields.
Lake of 1.2 ha with island (filled with rainwater, used to water grounds, no farmers rights)
Salt water swimming pool measuring 13 x 5 m with a depth of 1.8 m
Bespoke new double-glazed wood windows
Very well maintained
MEASUREMENTS Main house:
Entrée: 49 m²
Kitchen: 33 m²
Salon: 32.5 m²
Dining Room: 45 m²
Television Room: 28.8 m²
Office: 34.2 m²
Bar: 33 m²
Laundry Room: 18.4 m²
Boiler Room: 7.8 m²
Landing: 29.2 m²
Bedroom 1: 35.9 m²
Bedroom 2: 19.6 m²
Suite (Bedroom 3 & bathroom): 26.2 m²
Office: 20.4 m²
Bedroom 4: 34.8 m²
Bedroom 5: 19 m²
Bathroom: 5 m²
Suite (Bedroom 6 & bathroom): 25.8 m²
Guest House (2-bedroom, bathroom, living room/kitchen): 65 m²