House In Saintes, France
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- 9 bedrooms
Property description14th century stronghold
Located in the heart of Saintonge Romane, 30 minutes from the ocean and beaches, this old stronghold dating from the 14th century will make you discover an exceptional place. Listed as a Historic Monument at the end of the 1980s, the whole benefits from protection on the main architectural elements. The castle is presented as an irregular hexagonal enclosure, with curtain walls more than 12m high pierced by archers, crowned with a rampart walk which only remains on the main facade. It is surrounded by a dry moat which everything suggests that it must have been fed by the nearby stream. To the south, adjoining the wall, the ruins of an important square tower, updated in 1993, suggest the existence of a primitive keep. The castle is accessed by a stone overhang on which rest two drawbridges in good working order. One defends the large ogival door, the other one leads to the postern. In the vast interior courtyard, we discover the house and the outbuildings. The accommodation, soberly furnished, tends to recreate a medieval atmosphere. On ground floor, large entrance hall, large reception room with a fireplace, kitchen with dining area, back kitchen, another dining room. On first floor, beautiful master bedroom with a bathroom and wc, two other bedrooms with shower, two other small bedrooms with shower in each, and one bedroom. Very beautiful cellars below. The outbuildings are furnished for residential use and could be perfectly suitable for a reception activity or for guest accommodation. On ground floor, kitchen, living room, sanitary facilities, and office room. On first floor, three beautiful bedrooms, two beautiful rooms, and bathrooms. Two superb listed vaulted cellars under the old keep complete this unique property. Land of about one hectare. For history and authenticity lovers.
SAINTES, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
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