Welcome to the delightful village of Saint-Romain, nestled in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, in Charente, and near the renowned historic treasure, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France; a perfect blend of rural charm and elegant living. Home to a striking 19th-century château, enveloped in 5.3 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens, this picture-perfect property promises an unrivaled lifestyle filled with tranquility, beauty, and timeless elegance.
The property's imposing entrance greets you with an impressive set of gates that lead you up a paved driveway, delivering you to a grand portico-covered entryway. The entrance smoothly transitions into a spacious and gloriously illuminated foyer, boasting expansive windows and adorned with the charm of classic wood paneling.
As you explore this grand residence further, you’ll discover its plethora of elegant living spaces. On the ground floor, spanning over a generous 300 square meters, is a warm and welcoming kitchen, a well-equipped laundry room, and a host of sumptuous reception rooms. All of these enjoy direct access to a stunning south-facing terrace, overlooking your private picturesque gardens.
Ascending up the stunning staircase, fashioned from locally sourced oak, the first floor reveals a versatile selection of four comfortable bedrooms, three modern bathrooms, and a well-appointed gym. The second floor features an additional three spacious bedrooms, a luxurious shower room, and an attic ripe with possibilities.
Adding a unique charm to this residence is an impressive 200-meter cellar. This grand space not only showcases captivating vaulted ceilings, but likewise enjoys a separate external entrance for wine barrel deliveries – a real treat for fine wine connoisseurs.
The property extends further to its grounds, proudly bearing the handprint of renowned architect Eiffel, and houses outbuildings that include three garages, two residential houses, and three stables, all built circa 1890. What more, a roomy, ripe for transformation 200 square meter barn stands on the estate, echoing stories from the past.
Living in Saint-Romain is a delightful experience. The area generously presents a cornucopia of recreational activities. You can hone your swing in local golf courses, engage in a friendly tennis match, soak up the sun at the river beach or dine at charming local cafes. The village of Aubeterre-sur-Drone, in addition to offering shops and restaurants, also offers beautiful paths for horseback riding, water-based activities like swimming and canoeing.
Logistically, Saint-Romain's location is unrivaled. Merely 45 kilometers from Angoulême, you can swiftly connect to Paris (1h45) and Bordeaux (30 minutes) via TGV.
The general ambiance of the area is enveloped in tranquility, offering you the serenity of the countryside while still being connected to major cities – a true gem in today's times. The local climate further enhances this unparalleled living experience with mild winters and warm summers. The beautiful landscape, characterized by rolling valleys, green pastures, and lush forests, is an ever-present feast for the eyes.
Saint-Romain promises more than just a house, it proposes a home teeming with warm community vibes, appealing local delights, a temperate climate, efficient logistics, and a genuine, laid-back way of life. This beautiful 19th-century château represents a slice of history, an elegant family residence, and an ideal vacation home, all wrapped up in a picturesque, easy-to-maintain estate. Indeed, it guarantees an exceptional living experience that is a testament to an exquisite epoch in time.