- Highly desirable rural setting
- 200m2 Main House – 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 ensuites)
- including 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom on ground floor
- 33m2 Cottage – 1 bed, 1 bathroom
- Stunning Master Suite
- Land size – 15 hectares (approx.) – 37.5 acres including woodland, lake and pastureland. Partly farmed by neighbouring farmers by informal agreement.
- Suitable for horses
- Income generating potential
- Oil-fired central heating and, alternatively, an electric hot water boiler
- Swimming pool 1 – 10x5m in-ground pool
- Swimming pool 2 – 7.5x3.75m above-ground pool to the rear of the gite
- 20 mins from Eymet, 20 mins from Bergerac
- 1.5 hours from Bordeaux
If you are dreaming of a quintessentially French stone farmhouse and a generous slice of beautiful Dordogne countryside to call your own, then this could be the property to make your dreams come true!
Situated at the end of a country lane, in the highly sought-after ‘golden triangle’ between Eymet, Issigeac and Bergerac, this location is the epitome of rural idyll. The kind of setting where the stresses and strains of daily life immediately start to ebb away. A haven of tranquility ideal for family life or as an income-generating holiday retreat. The large amount of land is relatively low maintenance being a mix of pastureland, woodland, a lake and is partly farmed by local farmers by informal agreement. The perfect property if you have horses or other animals, or simply if you yearn for privacy and uninterrupted countryside views as far as the eye can see.
Comprising a large, 6-bedroomed main house which has been fully renovated with an in-ground pool and a 1-bedroom independent cottage with an above-ground pool. The two properties offer considerable flexibility in terms of accommodation either as income-generating propositions or as an excellent solution for extended families. The cottage is located about 150 metres along the peaceful lane from the main house. It is possible to live in the main house and rent out the smaller cottage, or vice versa. The current owners have successfully pursued both options.
Early viewing advisable. Book yours now to avoid disappointment!
Through double-doors into:
Kitchen-Dining Room – 8.4x5.8m (50m2)
This is a wonderful, large dual-aspect room. It runs the width of the property and opens onto the rear courtyard garden. There are terracotta tiles on floor, exposed stone walls and exposed beams on ceiling. There is an open-plan kitchen at one end and room for a large dining table, dresser, other units and a sofa in the other part of the room. A stunning centrepiece to the home, with plenty of room for family and friends to congregate.
Kitchen – Located to the rear of the room overlooking rear courtyard
Fitted base units running along the rear wall. Double sink, electric induction hob & extractor. Electric oven & extractor. Plumbing for dishwasher. Tiled counter top & breakfast bar. Room for two fridge-freezers. Storage cupboards above fridges.
Door through to:
Utility room – 2x3m (6m2) –
Tiled floor, fitted base and eye-level units. Tiled counter top. Room for large free-standing gas/electric combination range cooker. Sink, plumbing for washing machine. Window to rear and side.
An excellent extension to the kitchen.
Through doorway, into:
Lounge – 5x5m (25m2)
Clay tiles on floor, exposed stonework walls, wooden ceiling with exposed beams. A spacious, yet cosy living room with a fantastic raised fireplace with wood burner as its centerpiece, perfect for those winter evenings. Door out onto front terrace, window to front and large window to side with window seat.
Up 6 steps into:
Office/Games Room – 3.8x4.4m (17m2)
Carpet on floor, stone walls, wooden ceiling. Window to side. Useful storage cupboards with sliding wooden doors along one wall. Excellent as a study.
Could equally be used as a playroom, games room or music room.
Through door off Kitchen-Diner into:
Ground Floor Bedroom 1 – 3.6x3m (11m2)
Tiled floor, plastered walls & ceiling. Large window to side garden. Large built-in wardrobe with triple sliding doors. Room for double bed. Very useful guest bedroom, especially for anyone with mobility issues. Could also be used as additional living space if required such as a craft room, playroom or home office.
Through door into:
Ground Floor Shower room – 2.2x1.8m (4m2)
Tiled floor, partially tiled walls. Shower, hand basin with vanity unit under & tiled counter top. W.C.
Up the wooden staircase in the Kitchen–Diner to:
The First floor accommodation is all located off a central corridor which runs the length of the property. The same, smart parquet floor runs throughout. There are 2 bedrooms with ensuites, including the Master suite and the three other bedrooms use the family bathroom at the end of the corridor
Turn left at top of stairs, through first door on left into:
Bedroom 2 – 3.9x3.5m (14m2)
Very airy room with window over rear courtyard garden.
Walk in cupboard with excellent storage.
Ensuite bathroom – 1.5x2.3m (3m2)
Shower, hand basin & W.C.
At end of corridor, through door on left into:
Bedroom 3 – 3.5x4.3m (15m2)
Another airy room with large window over side garden. Room for king-size bed. Built–in wardrobe.
At end of corridor, straight ahead through door into:
Family Bathroom – 3x1.6m (5m2)
Tiled floors and partly tiled walls. Shower, modern sink with vanity unit. W.C.
At end of corridor, through door on right into:
Bedroom 4 – 5x3m (15m2)
Room for double bed or two singles. Window to front of property. Built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 5 – 3.1x4.3m (13m2)
Room for double bed. Built in wardrobes. Window to front of property.
Bedroom 6 – MASTER SUITE– 5x5m (25m2)
Wow-factor master suite with beautiful exposed apex beams. Natural light streams in through the large window on the end wall. This is a spacious bedroom with room for the usual storage as well as a sofa and TV area.
Up 6 steps to
Dressing area – 2.5x2.5 (6.25m2)
Carpet on floor. Under-eaves storage cupboard.
Through sliding door into:
Ensuite bathroom – 2.7x2m (6m2)
Wooden floor, shower cubicle, W.C, Modern sink with double-width vanity unit . Under-eaves storage cupboard.
OUTSIDE MAIN HOUSE
Rear Walled Courtyard, accessed from kitchen area and garage. Laid to gravel.
A charming, peaceful spot to relax with a glass of something. This is fully enclosed.
Front Terrace – approx. 50m2 - Beautiful, paved terrace with low walls around 2 sides & BBQ area to rear. There is an area laid to gravel to the side of this terrace.
Room for a very large dining table, outdoor sofas and parasols.
Garden – Laid to lawn with mature shrubs & hedges & mature trees
Garage /Workshop– approx. 40m2 - Adjoining the rear of the Main house. Accessed via double doors to the front or doorway from rear courtyard garden.
Excellent storage. Houses oil container and boiler.
Come out of front doors of garage, turn left and go through door and steps down into:
Cave – 5.5x3.7m (20m2)
Excellent further Storage area. Perfect for those bottles of the abundant local ‘appellation.’
STONE OUTBUILDING – A stone outbuilding is located to the front of the main house, at right angles to it. Used by the current owners for storage, it needs some attention, notably to the roof as it has collapsed on one side. However, there is potential to convert this building to additional accommodation if you were looking to add further letting units.
There are three wells on site; two are located near the Main House and one near the cottage. These are an invaluable source for watering the garden during the scorching summer months.
Wooden stable building – This is a basic structure with a corrugated iron roof. Previously used as a shelter for sheep & goats, it could equally be used as a shelter for horses.
Accessed via a series of steps down from the front garden off the terrace:
IN-GROUND SWIMMING POOL – 10x5 with Roman steps.
Chlorine filtration system. Lovely tiled terrace around pool with plenty of room for loungers and parasols.
Row of beautiful vines.
The 37.5 acres of land borders the lane, surrounds the pool and then extends out as far as the eye can see. Some is pastureland, some is farmed by the local farmer (an informal arrangement that can continue, or not, depending on the buyer’s requirements), the furthermost part of the land consists of considerable swathes of woodland up onto a distant hilltop. The remainder of the land is located behind the cottage and is very rocky. It extends via some young woodland up to a disused quarry which fills with water and becomes a small lake outside of the dry Summer months.
The land surrounding the swimming pool would be ideal for keeping animals such as horses, sheep or goats. The lake has considerable potential to be dug out properly to create a fishing lake, either for personal use or as a commercial venture.
As land goes, the majority of this land is low-maintenance as it is either woodland, rocky outcrop or farmed by farmers. The fields around the pool and lawn area to side of house do need to be maintained with a sit-on mower however, so this is worthy of consideration.
COTTAGE – 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
A cosy cottage, with ideal accommodation for a couple.
Through Front Door into:
Kitchen-Diner – 3.3x4.7m (16m2)
Tiled floor, range of base and eye-level fitted cupboards. Tiled counter top. Breakfast bar for dining. Gas hob and electric oven. Room for fridge-freezer. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Log burning stove.
Up step into
Open-plan Bedroom with sofa area – 14m2
Carpet on floor. Room for double bed. Built-in wardrobes with sliding doors. Window to front terrace. Room for sofa on other side of room. Window to rear.
Shower room – 2x1.6m (3m2)
Wooden floor and walls. Shower cubicle. W.C., sink with vanity unit under.
Covered terrace to the front – approx. 18m2
Concrete flooring, room for seating area and small table.
Lovely, far-reaching views across lane to distant countryside.
Through door at end of terrace, down seven stone steps to:
Rear terrace – 5x5.7m (29m2)
Smart tiling on floor. Gravel around this area.
Room for large table and gazebo and BBQ. Very peaceful and private spot with views across young woodland and rocky terrain.
Above ground pool – 3.75 x 7.5m
Path through woodland to lake. This is formed from a disused quarry.
The lake could be dug out further to create a fishing lake.
MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Oil-Fired central heating . Can switch between oil and electricity.
Taxe Fonciere – €1077
Taxe d’habitaion – €603
Some furniture available by separate negotiation