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8 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Sauveterre de Guyenne, Aquitaine

740,000 EUR
636,400 GBP 791,800 USD
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a charming estate of properties nestling in over one hectare of glorious landscaped gardens with pool and woodland, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Sauveterre de Guyenne.

This small estate comprises a main house, two smaller houses, a barn and well planted gardens with swimming pool. It is in a highly desirable location in the heart of Entre-deux-Mers, one of Bordeaux's better known wine appellations. The property is on the edge of one of the region's prettiest villages and is surrounded by equally charming towns, hamlets and magnificent countryside.

The main house covers three floors, with cellars and original kitchens on the ground floor. Above that, and opening into the gardens, are the principal living rooms and a bedroom suite, while on the top floor are three bedrooms and bathrooms plus a further sitting area.

There is also a barn and laundry room attached to the house and in the gardens are two guest cottages, each with two bedrooms.

The larger cottage is two storeys and has a pigeonnier, while the smaller one, created from a coach house, is on one level and opens onto the property's entrance courtyard where there is a turning circle with central water feature. The grounds are secluded and gated with a wide selection of well chosen trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

The gardens gently rise from more formal areas adjacent to the houses to a lawned terrace with swimming pool and finally, to a meadow at the upper level.

The area is well known for its wine chateaux, but there are also several very attractive bastide towns nearby where there are markets, entertainment and everyday shops and services. Slightly further away are trains and autoroutes giving quick and easy access to the magnificent city of Bordeaux.

The property is currently a much loved family home, but it lends itself to the possibility of becoming a gite or chambres d'hotes business or even a small events venue - subject, as always, to the appropriate approvals being obtained.


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