I’m dead. This property for sale in Pazos de Borben, Pontevedra is soooo beautiful! It consists of 2 buildings, an ‘Indian house’ of 410 m² and another typical Galician L-shaped house of 100 m² and the listing says both require renovating. I don’t know how much renovating but I sure would not do much with the rooms featured in these photos! The facade is blowing my mind – incredible! For sale for €800,000 via Lucas Fox.
I was about to share a multi-million dollar castle that is to to die for but then I found this home near Perth, Scotland and it is, in my humble opinion, even more incredible than the castle. A walled garden? I’m not crying you’re crying! (I’m also crying a bit because of the pink carpeted bathroom but that is an easy fix). Under offer via Savills for £650,000.
The Walled Garden was constructed in 1999 to a design by Perthshire-based Murdoch Architects. Built of brick and with an eye-catching arched window above its front door, the house reflects the characteristics of the original arched gateways preserved within the garden wall. The area of garden within the wall extends to about 1.45 acres. To the south of the house and outside the walled garden there are about 2.62 acres of grass and woodland that will be sold with the property.
I just can’t get enough or period homes. Especially when they involve a conversion. This is a Grade II listed 19th century former rectory and seminary constructed of mellow hamstone construction under a clay tiled roof. The chapel was converted into a dining room, and includes 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, a huge lots of period details like million windows, window seats, original working local stone fireplaces, stair turret with turned newels and spindles, gothic leaded windows and a conical roof with bell tower. The icing on the cake is a fireplace in the kitchen and a magical view of St Michael’s Church tower. And it’s on 2.4 acres and includes a tennis court. I’m sold. Can be yours for £1,075,000 via Jackson-Stops.
A listed 14th-century monastic guesthouse, with almost 2 hectares of grounds in the Falaise region, on the borders of Normandy. The gothic edifice has been painstakingly restored over a period of thirty years, starting in the early 1970s. At the edge of the park, there are a coach house and a former lodging. On the opposite side, a pedestrian gate leads to a path through a wood with a pond. The estate also includes a barn and its meadow, surrounded by a wall, around 100 m from the main house. The rectangular, two-storey Gothic building is built of dressed and rough-hewn sandstone masonry. The corner buttresses are of limestone. Inside there is a solid oak quarter-turn staircase, slab-paved floor featuring red hexagonal terracotta tiles, wood-panelled ceiling supported by exposed beams, walls of dressed and grouted rubble masonry, ribbed and cross-vaulted ceilings, capitals and central columns of coquina limestone, ogee and stained glass windows, Caen stone fireplace…. This is the type of historic home that is so beautiful it brings me to tears. I can’t imagine being fortunate enough to own something this magical. For sale via Patrice Besse for €840,000.
Built in 1894 by Swiss architect Paul Page in the style of a Moorish villa, this home in south-eastern France is secluded amidst lush gardens and was home to architect and decorator Frédéric Méchiche (who passed away in 2021 from COVID). I would have guessed this was located in Morocco not France but either way it is an exquisite escape and absolutely stunning inside and out. I am in love with every bit of it – the arches, dome-shaped ceilings, tile roof, chequered cement tile floors, a winter garden room, 3 reception rooms, an annex for guests, a roof terrace, a pool and gardens that are to die for. For sale for €2,185,000 via Patrice Besse.