Fully restored old stone house with two separate dwellings dating back to the 13th/14th century, lovely flat courtyard with pretty enclosed garden, old stone barn, bread oven and parking area, in the heart of the Dordogne valley between Beynac and St Cyprien in the Dordogne.
Although the house is 600 to 700 years old, it has been upgraded to modern standards, and consists of a ground-floor dwelling of around 110 m2 and a first floor dwelling of around 120 m2, each with its own entrance and parking.
The ground floor consists of a fully fitted kitchen with tiled floor and old stone fireplace, a large living room with tiled floor and a stone fireplace and wood-burning stove. Down three steps from the living room is a spacious master bedroom with newly fitted en-suite shower room and fountain feature.
To the right of the kitchen is a second bedroom (blue) with en-suite bathroom.
Also on the ground floor, with a separate entrance is a third bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a laundry area with wine cellar, there is also an additional room with bathroom which could become a 4th bedroom. This ground floor dwelling has recently-installed reverse heating/air conditioned units.
In front of the house to the right is the bread oven with a large storage space for garden equipment.
At the lower end of the ground floor is an attached stone barn which could easily be converted on two floors to make additional living accommodation, currently used as a workshop and storage area.
On the upper level of the property, with its own separate entrance from the access lane, is the guest accommodation consisting of a mainly open-plan living area with very original enclosed bathroom.
This area has been recently restored with top of the range insulation, high ceilings, exposed beams and wood floors. It consists of a kitchen area, dining area, lounge and bedroom area, separated with a wide range of period furniture. The original bathroom has a large bath with shower over, wash basin and toilet.
Access to the guest area is from a separate entrance on the back side of the house, so makes an excellent gîte, or extended family living area.
Outside the guest area there are lovely views over the river valley, a small grassy area for relaxing, a lower deck for dining and parking space for one car. This property is around 5 km from restaurants, and shopping.
There is parking in the enclosed garden for two cars, and additional parking outside the upper level for one car.
A spacious and light property with very pretty garden and lots of potential as a primary or secondary home with income-generating potential. 862 m2 of grounds.
Services: mains water, electricity, telephone, reverse heating/air conditioning in ground floor dwelling, electric heating in the guest house, 3 immersion heaters for hot water. Individual drainage (new 3000-litre septic tank with soak-away in 2005), may not conform with new regulations.
Taxes foncières : €221
Purchase costs : €29 500