Domaine de Puyguiller
Segonzac, Charente, France
Petit-Château for sale in the heart of
Grande Champagne cognac region of France
Private tree-lined avenue culminates in formal west-facing courtyard with double front door of property leading in to principal part of house dating from the 1870s.
Tapestry Hall with decorative tiled floors runs full depth of the building from entrance, leading to double doors onto east terrace and courtyard.
To the right of Hall is the Dining Room and temporary kitchen with fireplace and polished wooden floor. There is a WC & cloakroom beyond in the base of one of the towers with another door to the east terrace. This room is planned to be the Drawing Room.
To the left of Hall is the Drawing Room with marble fireplace, low-level wooden panelling and decorative ceiling plasterwork. This room is planned to be the Dining Room.
Off the Drawing Room in the base of the other tower is a spiral staircase leading to the first and second floors, and a further door to the east terrace.
At first-floor level from the spiral staircase door to the east balcony and entrance to the First-Floor Sitting Room with marble fireplace which leads into the Gallery Landing running full depth of the building with double French doors at each end accessing both east and west balconies.
There are three double bedrooms, each with a marble fireplace: one with full bathroom in the tower and further door leading onto east balcony, one with a shower room, and the largest with a wash basin. Plan for ensuite full bathroom for this bedroom and drainage pipework in place.
At second-floor level is a 131 m² full height mansard attic with small lobby formed in one of the towers.
From the Drawing Room, steps lead down into the 17th – century wing of the house.
Directly to the right from a small hallway is the Library with period fireplace, decorative tiled floor and exposed beams with outside door to archway at the side of the east courtyard. The east courtyard is enclosed by the main house, the two wings and on the fourth side by a low wall with formal railings above and a matching double gate.
Door to the left of the small hallway leads to the Family Sitting Room & Dining Room with large Charente-style stone fireplace, antique-tiled floor, outside door to the west courtyard, some traditional stone wall and exposed beams. Proposed to furnish part of this room as Kitchen to service main Dining Room.
Ahead from the small hallway is a staircase leading to service rooms and the first floor of the “old wing”.
From the Family Sitting Room a door leads to the Estate Office and another door leads to a fully fitted kitchen with an outside door. A further door from this kitchen leads to a corridor with a bath & shower room and separate WC. Access from this corridor to a large Boot Room and store with access to both the east courtyard and the north side of the property – suitable also to garage one car.
Secondary staircase accesses two further bedrooms, one with an original Charente-style fireplace, a lobby area which could accommodate a full bathroom for bedroom 3 and a large fitted period dressing wardrobe. Doorway at the head of the stairs opens into a clean, boarded, twin-level attic space with windows (approx. 72 m²) which could be converted for additional bedroom accommodation.
The north wing is accessed from an open archway in the east courtyard forming an approx. 32 m² sheltered court with a large double door leading into the Boot Room, a door leading into the Library and a further door leading into the traditional stables which extend to approx. 160 m² with mangers and cobbled horse stalls. Two large pairs of doors lead from the stables to the east courtyard and a staircase leads up into the hayloft above which is the same size as the stable and has three glazed windows facing north and three shuttered openings facing south.
To the side of the stable and leading off the Boot Room is a machinery store/garage extending to approx. 45 m² with a log store beyond of approx. 54 m².
The south wing is connected to the main house by a covered carriageway through an arch with large double doors. Siding onto the carriageway, again entered through double doors, is a garage, tool and fuel store of approx. 100 m² incorporating an enclosure with the oil-fired central heating boiler. Off this is a workshop (approx. 24 m²).
The rest of this wing has been restored externally with provision of new drainage, water and electrical supplies to allow for flexible redevelopment. Presently planned to provide two independent apartments, each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a changing room with WC, showers, steam room and sauna and a large games or billiard room (55 m²) with a mezzanine gallery and a small kitchen off the games room to service the covered dining area in the walled garden.
A swimming pool is planned for the walled garden where there is already a deep well, a small building with a WC and sink, a car parking area, a terrace for the proposed ground floor apartment and a south facing balcony approached by two external staircases for the upper apartment.
The grounds extending to 5.25 hectares include the walled garden (see above), avenue of chestnut trees and west and east courtyards, the rest being lawn and field with many mature trees, a stand of fine oak trees and a pond.