What makes Maxwell-Baynes’ choice of properties for sale in Bordeaux and the surrounding areas so exclusive?
Our reputation, brand and the years of serving this market at a deep level bring us listings that no other agent is even aware of. To save time - and for greater accuracy - we pre-qualify properties, matching them to clients’ tastes, aspirations and budget by applying three golden rules:
- 1. Treat others the way we would like to be treated
- 2. Actively listen
- 3. Ask clients to share their vision for their future lifestyle in France.
The main types of luxury properties we have for sale in Bordeaux and the surrounding areas of the Charente, Charente-Maritime, Arcachon Basin, the Dordogne, Lot et Garonne and the Gironde are as follows:
The Bassin d’Arcachon has a wealth of architecture that ranges from modern apartments and elegant 19th and 20th century mansions to more bohemian style fisherman’s cottages in Cap Ferret. Probably the most popular style is the beach villa which is often low level, two-storey or single level construction and surrounded by trees providing shade.
The city of Bordeaux is heavily defined by its elegant 18th century architecture made up of terraces of stone town houses typically built over four levels. Their street elevations have ornate detailing and symmetry while their rear sides often have unusually large garden areas for city centre residences. Garages are rarer in the city centre but it is not uncommon for basement wine cellars to be a part of the floor plan.
- often a mediaeval fortified hill-top stone castle or a former wine chateau with extraordinary views and unusually well kept historic features. Typically large land areas and woodlands come as part of a surrounding estate.
- a large multi-roomed house of architectural note often in a large park with mature trees and sometimes a water feature. A less formal structure than a chateau but nonetheless grand and often accessed by a long tree-lined entry road behind stone gates.
Maison de maitre
Maison de maitre
- often closer to other properties, near a village or town and historically owned by a notable member of the community, typically more square in form with a wide central corridor providing access to rooms on either side both downstairs and upstairs. Land and gardens tend to be smaller than a manor house or chateau – perhaps 1 to 4 hectares.
The name ‘Chartreuse’ comes from the name of the mountain where the Carthusians built their first monastery. A dwelling modelled on monasteries established by the monks from Chartres around France in a courtyard style of architecture with the main house being relatively long and narrow with living and dining quarters on the ground floor and storage space above. Today they provide very attractive homes and the upper-floor is often converted to bedrooms.