REDUCED in price - Superbly situated stone property with 27 hectares of land comprising two fully restored main houses and a guest house providing around 450 m2 of living space, around 450 m2 of stone outbuildings, a bread oven, secured pool (12m x 6m), pool-house, nestled in beautiful rolling grounds with no close neighbours set high up just outside the bastide town of Villefranche du Perigord in the Dordogne. A true haven of peace, idyllic position !
Main features :
- 450 m2 of useful living space
- 450 m2 of outbuildings
- 27.4 hectares of land of adjoining land (10ha of grassland, 17 ha of woodland)
- a number of terraces, including a 45m2 covered terrace overlooking a courtyard
- enclosed pool area with solar heated pool (12m x 6m), solar shower, pool house
- dual oil and wood-fired central heating
- 3 conform septic tanks
- 5 minutes to a small market town with shops
- South/South West facing
- ADSL broadband Entry to the property is up a long private driveway lined with chestnut trees and open grassland, past the guest house on the right and the enclosed pool area to the parking area in front of the two houses.
Main House 1
- Traditional Perigordine-style house with front covered terrace. On the lower ground floor is an entrance/lounge area (35m2) leading to a large games room (28m2), 3 bedrooms (18m2, 13m2, 21m2 with en-suite shower room), wc, boiler room (18m2) and laundry (5m2).
Stairs from the lower ground floor lead up to the upper ground floor where there is a living room with fireplace (25m2) with French windows to the front terrace , a fitted kitchen (12m2), two bedrooms (12m2, 16m2), a bathroom and a separate wc). On the top floor are a futher two bedrooms (18m2, 14m2).
Outside is a south-facing covered terrace (35m2), an east-facing open terrace with barbecue and access to the large courtyard behind.
Main House 2
- Traditional Bastide-style house with front open terrace and back covered terrace (45m2) leading to a large barn and a summer kitchen.
On the ground floor is a large living/dining room with American-style fitted kitchen and large fireplace with insert wood burner, a downstairs bedroom (14m2), large bathroom with both bath and shower (10m2), separate wc, large pantry leading to both couryard and Main House 1. Wooden stairs from the living room lead up to the first floor mezzanine (10m2) off which there are two bedrooms (14m2, 14m2), a shower room (5m2) and separate wc.
Guest House (36m2):
About 100m from the houses is the guest house which is on one floor with pretty south east terrace. There is a large living room with corner kitchen and wood burner which can heat the whole house (23m2), a bedroom (13m2) and a shower room and wc.
Outside on the north side of the house are a number of outbuildings which could make further living accommodation. To the east side of the Main House 1 is a very large workshop which also could be converted into further living accommodation.
On the west side of the Bastide-style house is an enclosed vegetable garden, and on the property there are a number of chestnut, walnut and fruit trees. In front of the property are rolling fields edged by woodland, where in the past there was an 8-hole golf course and where many wild animals can be seen grazing. A spacious, well-maintained property in excellent condition with lots of character, where the owner is downsizing for a smaller property for one.
Main House 1 has been let out during July and August for summer lets.
Services : mains water et electricity, 3 conforming septic tanks, dual oil-fired and wood central heating. Double glazing. Solar powered hot water, heated pool. Garage. Parking. ADSL broadband.
Tax Fonciere: 2200 euros a year
Tax d'Habitation: 1180 euros a year
Features: swimming pool, parking space, garage, garden, terrace, Fitted kitchen, fireplace, Outbuilding(s), cellar, balcony, courtyard, Dormer-roofed rooms, Spacious bedrooms, stone construction, Totally renovated, Gite, Garden with trees, Original features, Parking, Near shops, Near schools, Quiet area, Rural, New roof.
Living area 350 m2 approx.
Living room 57 m2 approx.
Terrace 30 m2 approx.
Garage 100 m2 approx.
The department of Dordogne has some very nice property and much to offer in terms of location, with houses situated in the many striking villages found amid the rolling hills. Some villages and towns are considered so picturesque that they are categorised as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France). Walkers will delight in the rolling countryside of Dordogne and there is a wonderful feeling of space here. From your Dordogne property it is easy to find peace and quiet off the beaten track in the hills, woodlands and forests.
The Dordogne River is one of the reasons why this area is a popular choice for visitors. There's nothing better than to hire a canoe and explore it for yourself. Many locations can only be seen from the water and you can make your own enjoyable voyage. On the journey you are sure to uncover lovely beaches, which make ideal locations for swimming, sunbathing and paddling. Why not have a day trip from your Dordogne property? all you will need to do is pack a picnic and away you go.
The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country. Visitors to this beautiful region of France discover many chateaux, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and prehistoric caves.
In addition to its castles, chateaux, churches, bastides and cave fortresses, the region has preserved from centuries past a number of wonderful villages which still have their market halls, dovecotes, tories (stone huts), churches, abbeys and castles. Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Connezac, Saint-Jean-de-Cole, La Roque-Gageac and many others are real jewels of architecture. As for the old quarters of Perigueux or Bergerac, restored and developed into pedestrian areas, they have regained their former charm.
The famous caves of Lascaux have been closed to the public, but a replica of Lascaux II is open to visitors and is a major tourist attraction. Perigueux has important Roman ruins, including an arena which is still visible inside a public park located near the town centre.
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