Sunday, 5 August 2012

Chateau style living

Every so often we get a simply stunning property that is a real pleasure to visit, and one where the owners feel as they are just guardians during their period of ownership.

Today, we are instructed to sell one such property, (that we have sold previously when it was owned by a Scottish lady). Château de la Cressonnière is a luxurious 14th Century Château, nestled in the heart of rural Vendée, within easily managed landscaped gardens of 6,393m² with an in-ground swimming pool. This stunning property oozes character, with magnificent stone spiral staircases, but maintains a truly homely feel despite the historic links.
“VERTU ESTAINCT LE VICE” (Virtue Quells Vice), is beautifully engraved in the title block stone over the gateway arch, and ensures that on one who crossed the Château’s threshold could ignore the owner’s deeply ethical views.

Close to the property are the delightful villages of Vouvant (Plus Beaux Village status), Fontenay le Comte and La Chataigneraie. The Chateau is ideally located to facilitate day trips to beautiful Île de Ré and historic La Rochelle, whilst the spectacle of the theme park of Puy du Fou is also within easy travel distance (30 mins).

Fully renovated, the Château offers luxurious living, a Maison d'Amis or rental property, a manageable park with an in ground pool, and a massive 30 x 10 metre barn, housing the history of the Château and the surrounding area. A great opportunity to own a piece of history, (and featured in today's Financial Times).

Details at  http://www.allez-francais.com/details.php?pty_id=1665

Peter Elias (Agent Commercial)