Displaying posts labeled "Castle/Manor"

Remarkable French Chateau-style property, built in 1914 and set in over 6 acres, and an example of exceptional taste by both the original owners and the current owners, who had it thoroughly renovated in 2014. Authentic elements such as hardwood floors, marble Napoleon III fireplaces, an impressive staircase and the most beautiful ceiling ornaments and frescos have been preserved. This stately property provides living space of 550m2 over on 3 levels and includes 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, beautiful spacious reception rooms and a fitted kitchen. In addition, there is a large basement divided into several useful rooms and a caretaker’s house to renovate of 320m2 on 2 levels with stables. A garage and a swimming pool complete the property. The property covers 2.5hectares, is completely enclosed and is just 3km from the town centre of Cognac and its beautiful Charente river, along which the major Cognac distilleries are located.
I am totally smitten with the style of this château and the property is a perfect starting point for all the gardens I’d want to create. Where do I sign? 🙂 Listed at €1,295,000 via Prestige Property Group.

Castello Xirumi Serravalle

Posted on Sun, 3 Dec 2023 by KiM

An enchanting land overlooking an infinite green of citrus, aromatic flora and island palms, an illustrious castle from the 16th century, and a Baronessa with a vision of an elegant countryside venue for weddings and special events. This is Castello Xirumi Serravalle, a magnificent Sicilian treasure belonging to the noble Grimaldi di Serravalle family for centuries. The historical castle has been transformed into a private estate where every room has become a living space with antique millstones, warehouses, olive oil presses, wine cellars, and more. Gracious gathering and dining spaces provide numerous options for entertainment. The open plan on the ground floor of the castle offers elegantly appointed rooms, each one overflowing into the next, and enabling large numbers of guests to circulate the property.
This castello is so incredibly picturesque and its restoration and design by Studio Andrea Perra is magical. That photo with the horse I might never forget. Photos: Mattia Aquila


If you have fallen in love with the style of windows accenting the look of this room, you can employ a double glazing specialist to translate this aesthetic into your own home’s windows.


Many of the homes I feature in Sundays I am head over heels in love with but this one is so….achievable and perfectly sized and aged and full of character across every inch. 315m2 of living space that includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stone spiral staircase in the original tower, several fireplaces, library, 12-seat cinema room, dining area with a wine cellar below, secluded garden and a bonus: attached to the property is a second little house to renovate (subject to necessary permissions), with access to a large covered terrace on the first floor used as an outdoor games area. And this home is listed via Prestige Property Group @ €458,450. I am DEAD.

A medieval château in Creuse, France

Posted on Sun, 29 Oct 2023 by KiM

This expansive and incredibly majestic château in Creuse, France is move-in ready and every inch is beautifully restored. It includes a scullery, service entrance, 2 dining rooms, cellar, 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, village entrance (?), library, smoking room, linen room and sooo much more. 10 years of restoration work reveals collection of 17th century embossed leather panels and wallpapers dating from the late 19th century. Now THIS is a DREAM piece of history you could own for €1,198,000 (via Patrice Besse)

Grand Hotel Son Net

Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2023 by KiM

Son Net is a palace in Mallorca (at the foot of Sierra de Tramuntana) built in 1672 and was converted into a luxury hotel in 1998. I absolutory fell in love with this hotel the moment I came across some photos and learned it was designed by one of my all-time favourite designers, Lorenzo Castillo. The palacio suites can include private terrace with fountains, balconies, living room, private garden, outdoor living and dining area, portico, or you can ‘slum it’ 😉 and book a pool cottage suite or the pool cottage house. What a breathtaking place to book a holiday stay.