- Fully-renovated stone property
- Enormous plot for town centre location
- 240m2 Habitable space
- 5,000m2 (approx.) Plot – 1 acre
- Beautiful, recently-added swimming pool
- Stunning barn conversion room
- Walking distance to schools, bars, restaurants, supermarket, doctors, and a Vet.
- Wine-lovers’ paradise
- 40 minutes from Bergerac airport
- 1 hour from Bordeaux airport
Here you really can have the best of both Worlds - the convenience of living in a town, with bars, restaurants, shops, doctors and schools on your doorstep, yet the grandeur and space, both internally and externally of a country residence.
The property has undergone a stylish renovation throughout and now offers large, light living spaces – ideal for family living. There is room to further enhance this property by replacing and extending the kitchen and by extending the first floor, if required.
The Bastide of Duras is a charming and sought-after location, steeped in history and oozing charm from every stone. It is perched on a hilltop with superb views over the surrounding countryside. The landscape is dominated by the majestic chateau, from where you can stand and soak in the fabulous views across acres and acres of the Cotes de Duras vineyards. A wine lover’s paradise! This property has all amenities you could ever need on your doorstep, within easy reach on foot, even a supermarket. A weekly, year-round market and wonderful Summer gastronomic night market ensure the town continues to thrive. In addition, there is an active expat community, organising regular social events and activities.
An ideal way of meeting people and making new friends.
The combination of the above factors is highly unusual in rural France and properties of this standard, in this convenient a location are rarely-available. Early viewing is highly recommended.
Barn Room – 12 x 5.2m (63m2)
This is living space with a wow-factor. The vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, open to the roof give such a sense of space and airiness. Daylight floods in through the beautiful, large arched window, the original barn door that has been completely glazed. This is a very versatile space that could be used for a whole host of purposes. It is large enough to accommodate communal groups such as art classes, yoga or fitness. There are doors leading to the living room, office and a staircase leads up to a room above the garage. This room could be converted to further accommodation if required.
Through glazed door into:
Living/Dining Room – 9.2x 6.8m (63m2)
This double-aspect room forms the stunning heart of this home and has been modernised yet retains character features such as exposed beams, a wonderful fireplace, the original door and some beautiful herringbone briquette detailing. There are kiln-fired clay tiles on the floor, and some exposed stone detailing on the walls. There are radiators throughout (oil central heating) as well as double glazing.
Through short corridor with storage cupboard on one side and a W.C on the other side into:
Kitchen – 3.7 x 3m (11m2)
Tiled floor, tiled splashback and work surface, some wooden base units, sink. Room for fridge and oven. Door to garden. There would be considerable scope to enhance the kitchen by extending it into the garden room and creating a wonderful kitchen/diner overlooking the pool and garden.
Through doorway into:
Garden Room – 4.6 x 3.4m (16m2)
Tiled floor, plastered walls, large open fireplace. Two large, sliding glazed panels offering direct access to the garden and pool area and allowing natural light to flood in. There is a further door to the side at the rear and another door into a room that currently houses the boiler. There is an external, glazed door to access this room also. But, the boiler could be easily moved.
Up bespoke, wooden staircase in Living room to:
First Floor – the flooring as well as all internal walls in each room upstairs have been crafted out of pine. This can be painted if required, or left natural as the current owners have done. The external walls have been plastered with some hints of the original stonework visible around the windows.
Through door straight ahead into:
Bedroom 1 – 3.3 x 3m (10m2)
Wooden floors, plastered walls (over original stone). Wooden internal walls. Window over rear garden. Built in Wardrobe with sliding door. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 – 3 x 4.4m (14m2)
Built in wardrobe with sliding doors, Window over front garden. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 – 4 x 3.3m (14m2)
Built in wardrobe with sliding doors, room for desk. Window over front garden. Radiator.
Landing – 2 x 1.2m (2.6m2)
2nd Landing – 2 x 3 (6m2)
Room for sofa & chair. Would make an excellent dressing area for the bedrooms.
Bathroom – 2 x 3.5m (7m2)
Tiled floor, shower cubicle, sink with vanity unit, W.C. Large built-in storage cupboard, heated towel rail. Window over barn room. If required, the first floor accommodation could be extended out into the barn room, subject to planning consent.
Down 3 steps into:
Bedroom 4 – 5 x 3.2 (16m2)
Wooden flooring, exposed stonework on walls. Large, glazed window to side garden. Radiator.
Through door from Barn room into:
Office – 3.6 x 4.7m (17m2)
Tiled floor, arched window to front. Double glazed. Double window to side. Door to Barn room & Garage.
Garage – 9 x 4.5m (41m2)
Pool pump mechanism, room for Car. Access via Double doors & single doors. There is scope to make the storage room above the garage (accessed via stairs from Barn room) further living accommodation if required.
The large garden is laid mainly to lawn with the occasional bed of mature shrubs and several mature trees and hedgerows dotted around and forming the boundary. There is a long driveway leading from the electric gates at the entrance up to the property itself. The property is fully enclosed and very safe
Swimming pool – 9x4m
Chlorine. Installed 2 years ago. Internal steps. Superb travertine tiled terrace around the pool with room for a table at one end.