- Substantial price drop to 500€per month
- 4 bedrooms, one bathroom, 2 W.C’s
- Stunning location with wow-factor views
- Superb, landscaped, one-acre plot
- 10 minutes from central Bergerac and all commerce, schools, airport
- 144m2 habitable space
- 14x5m heated, covered swimming pool
- Accommodation all on one-level
- Large basement with additional living space
- Double garage
Nestled in an acre of mature, landscaped gardens with magnificent sweeping views over the famous Monbazillac vineyards and Dordogne forests beyond, yet only 10 minutes’ drive from the beautiful medieval town of Bergerac, this wonderful villa’s location is absolutely first-rate.
The setting is truly enchanting and the overriding feeling is one of an exclusive residential area, a closely-guarded and well-kept secret! There are a handful of neighbours along the little lane, but this property’s generous plot is fully enclosed by hedges and fencing on all sides, ensuring complete privacy and tranquillity. Ideal for pets or children to run free. The professionally laid-out garden is full of exotic trees and shrubs designed to give continuous colour throughout the seasons and is a haven for wildlife. Beautiful birds and bird song are ever-present.
Yet it is only a 10 minute drive to the bustling, riverside town of Bergerac with its fantastic markets, diverse commerce, excellent schools, hospital and only 5 minutes’ drive to its international airport with daily flights to the UK, Holland, Belgium and Paris. This property really does benefit from the best of both Worlds.
The villa itself dates from the early 1980’s but has been considerably modernised over the years. The light and spacious accommodation is conveniently laid out all on one-level, with a large basement underneath housing a large garage as well as additional living space. There is the most fabulous terrace and conservatory to the rear ensuring that those magnificent views over the vine-covered valley can be enjoyed all year long. To the front of the property, there is covered terrace offering much-needed shade in the summer months to enjoy al fresco dining, overlooking the beautiful grounds and across to the pool. The pool itself is covered and heated which considerably extends the season for usage and at 14 metres long and 5 metres wide, there is certainly plenty of room for everyone to be in it at once! There is also a pool house with fitted kitchen, pump house and a large wooden workshop in the grounds.
Through front door into:
Entrance hall 2x3m (6m2)
Tiled floor, 4 built-in cupboards, doors to lounge, kitchen and basement. W.C.
W.C – 1.5x1m (1.5m2)
Tiled floor and walls. W.C and hand basin.
Bedroom Corridor - 7x1m + 1x4.5m (11.5m2)
Tiled floor, access to all bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. Reversible air conditioning unit.
From entrance hall into:
Kitchen - 3.5x3.5m (12m2)
Tiled floor and walls, range of fitted base and eye-level units. Corner sink, dishwasher, cooker and extractor fan. Gas hobs and two electric ovens. Fitted microwave.
Conservatory – 7x4m (28m2)
A room with a view! Cleverly designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the vines and the valley. It would make a fantastic dining room or additional sitting room as it is currently used or could even be converted to a stunning kitchen/diner family room. Tiled floor, French doors to bedrooms 1 and 4, kitchen and lounge. Double-glazed sliding doors leading onto the rear terrace and fish pond. Access hatch to loft.
Living/Dining Room – 11 x 4m (44m2)
Accessed both from front entrance hall and conservatory.
Tiled floor, plastered walls, coving on ceiling. Fire place with special wood burner with warm air ducting to other parts of the house.
Two sets of French doors giving access directly to terrace and conservatory. Currently configured as a sitting room at the fireplace end and a dining room at the garden end of the room.
Bedroom 1 – 3.5x3.5m (12m2)
Accessed from the main corridor running through the house, but also via French doors off the Conservatory. Sat in bed, you can admire the breath-taking views over the valley. Carpet on the floors and plastered walls.
Bathroom – 3x2m (6m2)
Tiled floor & walls, shower cubicle, bath with Jacuzzi, hand basin, heated towel rail, extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 – 3x3m (9m2)
Tiled floor, plastered walls, window to side of property.
Bedroom 3 – 3x3m (9m2)
Carpeted floor, plastered walls, window to side of property.
W.C – 1x3m (3m2)
Tiled floor & walls, W.C, hand basin with vanity unit, electric towel rain. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 4 – 4x3m (12m2)
Carpeted floor, two sets of French doors onto the conservatory and garden and wonderful views beyond.
Basement & Garage – (75m2)
Accessed either via internal staircase from entrance hall or from the outside via electric up-and-over door. In the basement, there is a mix of additional living space, an open utility area, an area which has plumbing for an additional bathroom as well as garage and storage room. A fantastic addition to the property.
Double Garage – 11.5x4m (46m2)
Up-and-over electric door. New Zeneo electric water heater connected to lower-rate electricity metre.
Utility Area – 4x3m (12m2)
Tiled floor, partially tiled walls. Open to garage. Fitted base-level kitchen units, sink & drainer, plumbing for washing machine, room for dryer, fridge freezer. Fuse board.
Storage Area – 4x3m (12m2)
Wooden decking on floor. Used by current owners as wine cellar. However, all plumbing still in existence under deck to be converted to a bathroom, if required.
Study – 3.5x3.5m (12m2)
Carpeted floor, plastered walls. Electric power points, telephone & broadband. No natural light.
Could equally be used as a playroom or turned into a guest bedroom.
Games room 7x4m (28m2)
Room at end of basement. Painted concrete floor, plastered walls, fully decorated and used as additional living space. Versatile space that could be an alternative sitting room, games room, home gym, cinema room or an extra guest bedroom if required. No natural light.
The wonderful, landscaped garden is laid mostly to lawn, with distinct borders and as such is easy to maintain. It is fully enclosed by chain link fencing, tall hedges and a wooden fence, ensuring maximum privacy. In the garden are two terraces, one to the rear with spectacular views and bordered by a fish pond, one covered one to the rear of the property. There are two barbecues, one with a charcoal rotisserie near the wooden cabin and a gas barbeque near the pool. There is also a purpose-built store for firewood and a dog kennel.
Swimming Pool – 14x5m – Heated with a sectioned cover over it, offering safety and useful protection from the elements and leaves too. This conforms to legal safety requirements and there is an additional poolside alarm if required. The pool itself has a wide shallow end with a gradual increase in depth to a maximum depth of 2 metres. There is a new liner, skimmers, pump and filter. It is paved on all sides and around the BBQ area too.
Pool House – 3x3m (9m2)
Fitted kitchen units, sink, tiled walls, fridge, wooden ceiling, shelves, changing area. Outside there is a solar-powered shower. There are speakers for music and poolside lighting. There is also a separate pump room with the pool heater located just outside it.
Wooden Cabin – 6x3m (18m2).
Concrete base with suspended wooden floor. Power points, shelving and storage. Tractor mower shed alongside.
- Heating – Wood burner with a fan-assisted duct heating system throughout the house. In addition there are a couple of reversible air conditioning units that can also heat if required.
- Taxe Fonciere – 1150€
- Full double-glazing, electric shutters and insect screens throughout.
- Façade of house re-painted and driveway re-surfaced in 2013, along with new double-glazing in conservatory.
- Possibility to purchase 2, independently-owned income-generating studio apartments, located just beyond the perimeter at the bottom of garden. Not owned by house owner and with completely independent access, but could be interesting for a business venture or even for anyone looking to house extended family.
- Included in the sale:
Some light fittings, kitchen appliances, washing machine, basement shelving,
Poolside parasols, sun loungers, chairs, a large table and the machine for lifting the pool cover.