Liv­ing in a his­toric and el­e­gant manor house is a dream that many of us have when think­ing of liv­ing in France. So­phie Gard­ner-Roberts gets a taste of the high life with these six maisons de maître Niort Deux-Sèvres

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We select six maisons de maître in France


within vast 2.8-hectare grounds which in­clude plants, trees, wells and a lavoir, this grand mai­son de maître of­fers plenty of liv­ing space. The ground floor com­prises a large kitchen with a flag­stone floor, a din­ing room, a lounge, a bed­room, an of­fice, one bath­room and a cel­lar. There are five be­d­rooms and two bath­rooms on the first floor and ad­di­tional at­tic space on the sec­ond floor. The prop­erty also boasts su­perb vaulted cel­lars un­der­ground and out­build­ings such as sta­bles, a barn and a cov­ered ter­race. The house has been re­cently ren­o­vated to a high stan­dard and would make a great fam­ily home. au­


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