Happy Tuesday! A beautifully restored historic manor house in Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard, Charente, France!
This home has been beautifully restored and furnished by the previous owners, who were well-traveled with a taste for Art Deco design. I love the garden with roses and trellises! It’s in a lovely small town overlooked by a castle, that often seems to be a starting point for bicycle races. Located 30 minutes south of Angoulême.
From the listing on Green Acres:
Located in the heart of a former seat of the priory dependent on the Abbey of Cluny, this beautiful mansion in new slates has been able to reinvent itself over the past 30 years under the impetus of the current owners. A man and a woman of taste, they knew how to mix original pieces such as the many corners that you discover during the visit with beautiful lights found in different countries or solid brass handles in the Belle Epoque style. In the entrance, a subtle reminder echoes the terracotta tiling with medieval motifs that you rediscover in the bathroom on the first floor. Art Deco is truly in the spotlight and the bathroom on the ground floor is entirely devoted to it. The house is also an invitation to travel. In addition to time, there are safaris. Thus, a beautiful tropical trunk was diverted to create a basin in the bathroom of the first. Tropical wood is also found in the double-glazed exterior frames. The ground floor and the top floor with doubled walls are dedicated to living spaces. A beautiful kitchen / dining room and a living room set the tone for the comfortable “home cinema” living room in the attic where you also find three bedrooms with shower room. The second is entirely dedicated to the sleeping area with three spacious bedrooms and a bathroom. Below the beautiful 1900 staircase, there is a small door behind which you discover a cellar all basement. A summer kitchen, a workshop and a wine cellar have been fitted out there. Finally, a double curved stone staircase with a porch gives you access to the garden where there are a multitude of species such as this palm tree, this Korean apple-pear tree, this pomegranate tree or this unexpected guava tree. The charm continues as far as the eye can see over the countryside of the Montmorélienne valley. Transport links: 30 min by car to ANGOULEME Tgv station – 30 min by high speed Tgv to Bordeaux – 1 hour 40 by high speed Tgv to Paris – Tgv direct to Charles de Gaulle airport – Tgv direct to Lille with Eurostar connection – Advantageous flights from the regional airports of Bordeaux, Poitiers, Bergerac