Real Estate

On the Market: A French Chateau-like Manor in Barnstable

Boasting an infinity-edge pool and separate guest house, this grand dame drips with luxe details.


Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

122 Pinquickset Cove Circle, Barnstable
Price: $6,950,000
Size: 7,928 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 6 full, 3 half

While a trip to the French countryside might not be in the cards right now, just looking at this French chateau-like manor in Barnstable is enough to breathe a Versailles of relief.

Tucked in the sleepy seaside mid-Cape village of Cotuit in Barnstable, this sprawling grand dame carves out a bubble of European glamor right on Pinquickset Cove. With five bedrooms, six full baths and three powder rooms unfolding over nearly 8,000 square feet, the details here rise to amazing levels of luxe: hand-painted tiles, etched glass doors, custom millwork and more.

Outside, the 7.6 acre plot is a dance of natural beauty and human handiwork, with the wilds of Pinquickset Cove giving way to the manicured lawn and hedges that border the home. There’s even a rubber mulched children’s play area for the little royals, while the grownups savor meals in the stone barbecue area that overlooks the infinity-edge pool.

Past the front doors and the grand foyer awaits a kind of weathered grace. The kitchen features an accent wall of brick with a deep fireplace-like inset range, custom cabinets, and wood floors. An informal dining area flows from the kitchen, by one of four of the home’s gas fireplaces in a double-height brick-and-wood wall. The adjoining living room invites for lounging on the chaise while the nearby formal dining area sets the stage for meals of coq au vin.

When it’s time to step off the throne, retire in your choice of massive suites throughout the home. On the main level, one suite sits by a secluded den and features a bathroom and walk-in closet. The crowning achievement of the home, though, might be the second-floor bedroom wing with its wood-paneled walls dripping with custom millwork, a chandelier hanging from the barrel ceiling, French doors that overlook the grounds, and a dressing room. Hang your royal garb in the two walk-in closets and stir up a French 75 in the wet bar before you bid adieu to the day.

Other jewels of this castle? The guest rooms with their own en-suite bathrooms, three separate laundry rooms, the temperature-controlled wine room, and the three-car garage with guest quarters linked to the home by an ornate breezeway. It’s enough to inspire a whole dynasty to rule from here for years to come.

For information, contact Paul Grover, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties, robertpaul.com.

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

Photo by Tyra Pacheco, South Coast Images

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