VLB 1022 - 575 000 Euros (agency fees included)
Dordogne Périgord Noir: Superbly situated, 19th century Manor house for sale (250 m2) with adjoining 3-floor tobacco barn partially converted (70 m2 on each floor), free-form pool, pretty terraced gardens all set in the valley of the 5 chateaux with stunning views between Beynac and La Roque Gageac, and only 10 minutes from Sarlat in the Perigord Noir. Currently, a primary residence with a successful rental business.
Main features :
- 250 m² of living space in the Manor house (approx.)
- 3421 m2 of grounds
- 10 rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- summer kitchen/laundry/office attached to the main house
- oil-fired central heating (new boiler 2008), wood burner in living room
- conform septic tank
- landscaped garden, fruit and ornamental trees, mainly wall-enclosed
- large secured pool (approx. 11m x 6m)
- covered outside terrace (30m2), large open terrace (80m2)
- garden floor wine cellars under the Manor house
- 5 minutes to all amenities, walkable distance to the river, the baker and restaurants
The manor house (approximately 200 m2 on two floors):
This house has a lot of history, notably dating back to the 50's when it was, for many years, a small inn with renowned restaurant frequently visited by stars from show business including Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot, many of which often sat talking on the vine covered terrace until the early hours of the morning.
Over the past 15 years, the current owners have lovingly restored the house with all modern comforts which has attracted guests from all over the world... where many have carried on the grand tradition of sitting and talking on these very same south facing terraces with splendid views over the valley of the Dordogne and its chateaux.
On the raised ground floor is a central hallway with a beautiful wooden staircase to the 1st floor (11m2), to the right a large square living room with wood-burning fire and access to the covered and open dining terraces (40 m2), to the left a large dining room (28m2) with attached walk-in linen store (7 m2).
At the end of the hall is a downstairs loo with washbasin (2 m2), leading on through to a recently refurbished kitchen with vaulted ceiling and old original fireplace (20 m2), and access to the covered dining area and terrace (to the right) and access to the adjoining laundry room/office and back entrance (to the left.).
On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms (34m2, 28m2, 17m2, 13m2) and one twin bedroom (12m2). All the bedrooms have their own en-suite shower or bathroom.
All the bedrooms have parquet floors, three have south-facing windows, and two are north facing, and the coolest rooms in the heat of the summer.
On the lower ground floor with two high-arched front entrances is the basement, running under the whole of the house and housing the boiler room and wine cellar with exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings.
On the lower ground
floor with two high-arched front entrances is the basement, running
under the whole of the house and housing the boiler room and wine
cellar with exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings.
Under the stone steps to the left of the cellar entrance is a garden loo and washbasin serving the pool.
On the upper ground floor level with access from both the kitchen and the living room is a covered dining area, ideal for eating out when the weather is wet or just too hot to sit on the adjoining lavender south-facing terrace.
On the lower ground floor level to the right of the house is the enclosed pool area with stone slab surround and small pump room discreetly concealed by the traditional Périgourdine "colombages".
Around the pool area and to the sides is a pretty landscaped garden with mature trees, flowering shrubs, fruit trees, vines and flower beds.
Outside, the grounds (3421 m2) are terraced on three main levels with a small wood
edging the top level behind the house.
In front of the property, a set of wide stone steps leads down to the lowest terrace which is grassed and enclosed by stone walls and where the owners have established a kitchen garden amongst the variety of fruit trees in the orchard.
Converted tobacco barn (approximately 70 m2 on each floor):
Adjoining the house on the west side with access from both the south and north sides is a large tobacco barn (70 m2 on each of the three floors) which has planning permission for three floors of living accommodation.
Currently, the barn is used for storage and as a garage on the lower ground floor.
The upper ground floor with access from the lower ground floor and the north side of the barn is a recently-converted apartment (approx. 60 m2) comprising a large living room with open-plan kitchen and adjoining larder, a bedroom with en-suite shower room and wc, and a separate wc. There are 3 large double-glazed windows with superb south facing views over the Dordogne valley letting in a lot of light and the floors are made with wide pine boards.
On the top floor of the barn is a large open space with exposed wooden beams (approx. 70 m2), 3 large south facing windows and 2 large north facing windows letting in lots of light and the floor has been insulated ready to lay a new wooden floor.
The top two floors of the barn are fully insulated and have new wooden shutters in keeping with the style of the Perigordine tobacco barns and all the windows in the barn are double glazed.
In front of the house and barn is a parking area for around 4 to 5 cars.
A finely preserved property with lots of character and history, suitable as a large family home, a spacious holiday rental and also suitable for bed and breakfast, with lots of further potential in a unique location.
Taxes Foncières : 1400 Euros
Purchase costs & taxes: 40 000 Euros (approx.)
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