Château - Les Artigues-de-Lussac (33570) - GIRONDE € 1,650,000 (HAI)

Réf : A28461SAG33

Superb 12th century Cistercian abbey and the ruins of its abbey church and 4 large bedrooms

A superb abbey which was founded in 1137 by Pierre II, Viscount of Castillon. The religious community was made up of Cistercian monks sent by Gérard, abbot of Cadouin. The abbey flourished throughout the Middle Ages thanks to its scriptorium, some of whose transcriptions can now be consulted in the Cadouin Abbey archives.

Historic monument with listed Chartreuse-style facade, roof and parklands, as well as ruins. The property offers 447 m² (1,076 sq ft) of living space, plus a small service flat comprising a living area, bedroom and bathroom, as well as a separate caretaker's cottage of approx. 45 m² (484 sq ft). The gallery and cloister measure 263.52 m² and the parklands comprise just over 10 hectares of meadows and woods.

The setting is ideal and the property is only 10km from Saint-Émilion a medieval town which is also steeped in history, perched atop a magnificent natural amphitheatre of vines.

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Réf : A28461SAG33

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Detailed description

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the abbey, then under the commendation system, was run by some of Bordeaux's greatest families, including the Montesquieu family in the person of the famous thinker's uncle and younger brother.
After the French Revolution, the abbey fell into disrepair before being acquired and restored in 1972 by a writer who made it his favourite place to live and write.

West facade
Modified at the beginning of the 18th century, it is neo-classical in style (chartreuse).
East facade.
The cloister, witness to the origin of the conventual building, 12th century.
The gallery, of Renaissance inspiration.

The building (facades and roofs), the ruins of the abbey church and the surrounding land are listed as historic monuments.

Outstanding features
Monumental fireplaces from the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI periods.

Ground floor :
Kitchen - 28.39 m², Vestibule & WC - 10.87 m², Dining room - 42.15 m², Living room - 41.43 m², Main entrance - 46.89 m², Hallway - 11,11 m², Small study - 19.1 m², Large study - 33.20 m², Staircase - 12,40 m²

First floor:
Bedroom 1 - 32.90 m², Hallway - 43,5 m², Bathroom 1 - 10,37 m², Bedroom 2 - 37,51 m², Bathroom 2 - 9.2 m², Bedroom 3 - 32,18 m², Bedroom 4 - 32,52 m², Bathroom 3 - 4.50 m²

Gallery - 142.62 m²
Cloister - 120.85

Caretaker's cottage:
Kitchen - 16 m², Lounge - 12 m², Bedroom - 12 m², Bathroom - 5 m²

Sound roof, Well plus water source, Wifi: Fibre, good electrical distribution to all rooms from the attic, Linky - Blue tariff 32 amp three-phase, lift, electric heating plus fireplaces in all rooms plus underfloor heating on the ground floor. Possibility of having town gas connected. Septic tank not up to standard but possible to add a micro station. Quotes available
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Diagnostic de Performance Energétique

DPE non requis.

  • 1 650 000 € (HAI)
  • 5 % agency fees to be paid by buyer (1 567 500 € without fees)
This property has ...
  • Other Drainage
  • Private parking
  • Barns - outbuildings
  • High speed internet
  • Well
  • Detached
  • Water on site
  • Electricity on site
  • Linky
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Guest house - Gite
  • Open fireplace
  • Staff accommodation
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Terrace
  • Lift
Property Type
  • Holiday Home
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Manoir
  • Maison de Maitre
  • Hamlet property
  • 50km or less to airport

Diagnostic de Performance Energétique

DPE non requis.