How about a home in France?
A 19th century property built on the edge of vineyards in the Mâconnais, close to both the TGV station and the A6 autoroute, so exceptional for its ease of access. Recently, thoroughly, painstakingly restored, it has also been well decorated. Three receptions rooms have French windows opening onto the balcony. The main salon sets the tone, with its lovely patterned parquet floor, wood panelling and marble fireplace. The kitchen has been made much more contemporary, with Lacanche cooker, plenty of work surfaces in red marble, and at one end a dining area for family meals. The room is large (70 m²) and is also conveniently placed for the laundry and access to the cellars below. Next to it, the proper dining room for more formal occasions, and beyond it the music room. On the same storey, a bedroom with private bathroom. A stone staircase leads upstairs to the other bedrooms, and down to the ground floor storage and cellars. The main bedroom upstairs has its own bathroom and dressing-room, then three more bedrooms, a bathroom and a large games room (which might no doubt become another bedroom and bathroom). The courtyard at the rear has garages, a workshop or two, plus an old wine-maker’s house, still unrestored. The gardens include a French formal garden, an orchard and a densely shaded area for escaping the summer’s heat. Over five acres of land in all, with an exceptionally luxurious and elegant interior, all with gas central heating. Every last detail has been thought of, and the family who lived here until recently spared themselves very few comforts.
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