Largest of France's 96 departments, and home to world famous 'claret', or Bordeaux wine. Think St Emilion, Pomerol, and the entire 1855 classification of Medoc - Margaux, Paulliac, Ste Estephe (and Haut Brion at Graves)... The chateaux of Lafitte-Rothschild and more.
Then the whites of Sauternes, Barsac; and the Cotes Bordelais, Entre Deux Mers...
The city of Bordeaux is a dream. Accessed easily by road, rail or air, and served by an ultra-modern and efficient tramway, the centre has undergone a wonderful regeneration and now combines delightful 18th century architecture with the best international cuisine, and worldwide highstreet brand shopping.
St Emilion is the destination in the Gironde for anyone wanting to experience a wine tasting, buy some bottles or simply enjoy this gorgeous town .
The Gironde is bounded to the west by the Atlantic coast, with 270 kms of accessible, clean and often quiet white sand beach. Some say that Lacanau is the surfing capital of Europe. A seagull overhead, a scent of pine in the air, a dozen oysters in hand.........what ARE you waiting for?
Inland, to the south west is pine forest, most of the rest vineyards or wide, flat coastal river valleys.
Excluding the city suburbs for the moment, larger towns are at Libourne and Langon.
Cadillac, Castillon la Bataille and Monsegur each offer much for lovers of both history, and the modern day who are looking to purchase property in France.
A truly beautiful country manoir, with dovecote and guest house, 280m�, 6 bedrooms, completely hidden and accessed by a 300m private drive. The main house, sitting in 2 hectares of garden and land, is of classic design, large entrance of 27 m�, kitchen of 19 m�, laundry room, WC, dining room of 26 m�, living room of 42 m�, three bedrooms, each with an adjoining bathroom. The attic, which is on the same level as the bedrooms, is perfect for conversion into further bedrooms.
A separate 2 bedroom guest house, completely renovated (roof, insulation, electrical installation), Kitchen, living-dining room, two bedrooms, bathroom, veranda, and garage. Pigeonnier with one bedroom.
Secluded but not remote, 20 minutes to Bergerac, 30 minutes to St Emilion, and Bordeaux, with its International Airport, shops, theatre, museums is just over one hour away.
Price including agency fees: �695,000
Price excluding agency fees: �655,661
Buyer commission included: 6%