Near The Charente River, Estate of the Day
The listing on this beautiful mansion near Cognac in France, promises that the "carps, ducks and swans enjoy a peaceful life" on the property. I daresay the owners might too. This stunner of a mansion dates back to 1880 and is set in five acres of parkland adjacent to the river Charente. The grounds include outbuildings, a swimming pool, stone pond and a canal. Half of the property is a park surrounded by stone walls and with wrought iron gates. The park features trees and hedges and a pair of bridges lead to the vegetable garden.
The house's facade with is moldings, carvings and balcony offers the kind of classic French style that has spawned thousands of imitations around the world. Inside, the home has many of its original features like oak flooring, marble fireplaces, beveled glass doors and mosaic flooring in the entrance hall. There are seven bedrooms total. Under the house there is storage and a large wine cellar. This home is listed at 1,750,000 euros.
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Gallery: Charente River