LOCATION : Close to COGNAC, and a few minutes away from the capital of Grande Champagne, premier cru of the Cognac wine region, in a dominant position, the property is surrounded by a natural hilly setting and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Motorway and train (TGV) access are thirty minutes away, and the Bordeaux International Airport is 1 hour and fifteen minutes away. DESCRIPTION : A page from history is written in the walls of this property. Passed down from an ancient fiefdom that was entitled to “low, medium and high justice” through four generations of winegrowers from the same family. The current residence dating back to the 19th century is rectangular in plan and is flanked by two towers joined by the front porch and its balcony facing the courtyard and a park of 5 hectares. The two wings of the outbuildings are in keeping with the main part of the building, thus enhancing the layout of the property. Far from defensive concerns, the architecture underlines the desire to display one's social success. Its classic style inherited from antiquity lies within the influential tendency in the nineteenth century to adopt a composition of simple, balanced and sober lines all at once. Under its slate attic roof “à la mansarde”, the interior is no less rich with beautiful ceiling heights. The main rooms—lit by a penetrating light—feature woodwork, molded ceilings, parquet floors and cement tiles. The renovation work undertaken by the current owner has helped maintain the authenticity of the property. Based on plans by an architect, the south wing was the subject of development work for the realization of two independent cottages with separate access from the property. (Maps available) The entire infrastructure is in perfect condition, offering the future purchaser their “vie de château” in terms of multiple private or business opportunities. THE MAIN HOUSE : GROUND FLOOR: Through-entry, kitchen/dining room, living room, two secondary entries with an English-style stairway and a WC in the towers. FIRST FLOOR : Living room, adjoining a through floor-length lobby that opens onto balconies, three rooms with either wash basin or private bathroom. SECOND FLOOR : An attic of 130 sq. m. THE NORTH WING : GROUND FLOOR : kitchen, living room, office, billiards' room, bathroom, WC. HIGHER FLOOR : landing, two bedrooms and an attic of 76 sq. m. THE SOUTH WING : Project for apartments with terrace and balcony, following architect's plan. ANNEXES : Covered porch, garage, workshop, stables, canopy, outbuildings, wells, terrace and steps. Les honoraires sont à la charge du vendeur. For more information about this property, please contact our English-speaking staff by telephone 00 33 4 99 61 44 72 or by e-mail email@example.com, quoting the reference number 340937274210. To see our range of over 35,000 properties in France, please visit our website: http://en.capifrance.fr/ Estate Agency CAPIFRANCE – We look forward to finding you your dream home!