EXCLUSIVE A CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE : The Mérin d'Or Estate.
Magnificent 18th century château built in the Charente-Maritime region offering panoramic views of the Gironde estuary.
Located high above the peaceful village of Saint-Sorlin-de-Cônac, the Mérin d'Or Estate covers almost 12 hectares of natural land. This exceptional setting is quiet and peaceful, offering a main property, gîte, outbuildings, gardens, woods, meadows and water sources.
A majestic cast-iron gate, surrounded by pillars sculpted with pilasters, opens onto the property's vast main courtyard.
Upon arrival, one is charmed by the facade and stone leads to the main building of 515 m2 of living space on two levels, in which, since 2005, all the period features have been carefully renovated: parquet flooring, mouldings, doors with wooden frames adorned with cornices, splendid fireplaces, one of which is extremely beautiful with a wooden overmantel incorporating a still life dated 1872 and signed "B. Jolly" and a metal fireplace studded with fleur-de-lis.
The magnificent entrance hall with its panelled ceiling leads on either side to spacious reception rooms, a lounge, two dining rooms, a very beautiful dining kitchen with its scullery, two bedrooms, a cloakroom and a linen room.
The elegant wooden spiral staircase in the entrance hall leads to the first floor landing with access to six bedrooms and four shower rooms.
The light-filled rooms of the chateau are perfectly maintained and tastefully decorated.
A service staircase leads to the attic offering the possibility renovate a further 130 m2.
A wine cellar is situated on the lower level of the property.
The elegance and comfort of Le Mérin d'Or extends to the walled garden, landscaped with century-old trees and fruit trees, the large terrace areas, historical and original well and large heated swimming pool.
From the château, a fairy-tale driveway dotted with cyclamens leads to the estate's woodland walking paths.
The Mérin d'Or Estate boasts an annex of approx. 41 m2 living space comprising a lounge, bedroom, shower room with separate toilet. Other various outbuildings of approx. 1,450 m2 can be used.
The outbuildings include a boiler room, an old bread oven, a swimming pool room, a stable with saddlery, two spacious garages, a period distillery, former servants' quarters currently transformed into a museum with period furniture and accessories recreating a dairy and a yesteryear atmosphere, a very large wine storehouse, an old ageing cellar, laundry room, barns, henhouse, a dwelling of about 120 m2 that can be converted and an orangery that can be converted.
Le Mérin d'Or is perfectly suitable for family and/or commercial use: receptions, events, gîtes, bed and breakfast...
The outbuildings and vast meadows of the property will give free rein to the imagination of tennis players, golfers, horse riders and car collectors.
Situated between Royan and Bordeaux, the property is ideally located near the local shops and markets, the marina of Mortagne-sur-Gironde, the train station, the airport and the Jonzac thermal centre, the golf courses of Montendre, Cognac, Saintes and Royan.
The Mérin d'Or Estate is a splendid haven of peace and tranquillity, a real gem for lovers of nature, history and authenticity.
Possibility to buy some of the furniture separately.
- Reference : JD1705
- Living area : 515 m²
- Plot of land area : 120000 sq m
- Number of bedrooms : 9
- Number of bathrooms : 5
- Number of rooms : 16
- Swimming pool : Yes
- Heating type : Radiator, Fuel oil, Individual
- Seller’s fees