Valley of the Dordogne - Superb stone property in good condition surrounded by a gently sloping grounds of
around 11 300 m2 with two entrances and beautiful views on the edge of a pretty village on the banks of the Dordogne river. Exceptional property and rare for the area.
The property consists of a spacious « Chartreuse style » house of around 200 m2 of living space above cellars, an old stone barn with two large rooms on the first floor and several other stone buildings in good repair (boiler house, workshop, small barn and large tobacco barn), all set in around 1.3 hectares of landscaped grounds, enclosed on three sides and only 5 minutes walk to the river.
This property is being sold with around 9 hectares of additional non attached land (a mix of woodland, field and thicket in various places nearby).
The Main House (around 200 m2, fully insulated roof):
On the ground floor (around 120 m2): an entrance hall with large fitted cupboards and enclosed staircase to the first floor; a fitted country-style kitchen with old fireplace and fitted cupboards; large and light living/dining room with fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and 4 sets of French windows to the gardens on both sides; a study/bedroom with two windows; two further downstairs bedrooms with north-facing windows and a bathroom with wc. All rooms on the ground floor have tiled floors.
On the first floor (around 80 m2): a landing off which is a large bedroom with exposed beams and parquet floor, two smaller bedrooms, a shower room, separate toilet, a storeroom big enough for a second bathroom. All rooms have exposed beams and parquet floors.
Outside on the east side, is an adjoining boiler room (Chappée boiler), 2 oil tanks, a laundry and a small courtyard in front.
In front of the house on the north side is a terrace with lovely views and wine cellars underneath.
The Children’s House (around 60 m2 surface area) with 1st floor front terrace and new roof:
On the ground floor are the old stables with earth floor (60m2).
On the first floor, with outside access from a stone staircase: one large living room with old « Cantou » fireplace, stone sink and enclosed steps to the attic floor, 2 large windows (north and south) and parquet floor of around 29 m2 ; a second room with three windows and parquet floor (31 m2). There is electricity in both rooms but no water or heating except for the fireplace.
On the top floor, there is an attic, partially convertible but with no insulation.
Outbuildings in good condition:
- a partially-open stone barn with enclosed workshop, opposite the Children’s house.
- a small stone barn on the east side of the property with an enclosed courtyard (which used to be an old building).
- very large stone tobacco barn, mainly used for parking cars and housing agricultural machinery and materials.
The magnificent grounds which surround the buildings are a mix of hundred-year old trees, ornamental shrubs and trees, pretty flowering beds, wild-flower lawns, stone walls, a mix of fruit and nut trees and climbing plants… a real paradise of nature which has inspired an artist.
The grounds are very slightly sloping with lovely views of the landscape around, occasionally permitting a peep at the pretty rooftops of the nearby village bordering the river… all enclosed on three sides with a mature hedge and secured by two sets of wooden gates (west and south).
A very peaceful location for this property which is not directly overlooked nor completely isolated, near to all amenities in Le Bugue (market Tuesday and Thursday), Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (market Friday) and Lalinde (market Thursday and Saturday) as well as all the famous tourist sites and river sports of the Périgord Noir.
A real gem in the Dordogne!!!
Facilities: mains water & electricity, oil-fired central heating, conform drainage, 2 taps providing river water. Single glazed doors and windows.
Taxes foncières :
Purchase costs : €28 000 (approx.)