Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Jumilhac Le Grand / Dordogne. Historic C12th Knights Templar Commanderie

The phrase “rare and unique” has never been more appropriately applied when trying to describe this fascinating historical property. Built in the 12th Century, it is the only remaining building of what was originally a Commanderie for the Knights Templar, a large complex of fortified buildings.

Outside, the house is surrounded by gardens which have been planted with a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs. The Upper Terrace provides shaded seating and spectacular views, the Rose Garden contains some lovely old fashioned roses and the Column Walk provides a vantage point to admire the features of the house. At the bottom of the garden is the "Miraculous Spring", said to cure children who suffer from nightmares!

There is also the former ‘Garconnière’, a small stone tower that would have been home to the servant boys who looked after the Commander. This has the potential to be restored to create a small guest cottage or a studio.

Price 392,200 € (floor plans available).

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