5 bedroom cottage for sale
Near Bergerac ,Dordogne ,France
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Manoire du 19ième siècle avec parc magnifique de 25 hectares
One enters the house up the front steps into a grand, well-lit entrance hall, which also has double doors leading to the porch on the south side. To the left is the drawing room (38m2), which has two sets of double doors to the covered terrace, and good quality oak flooring. Tall corner cupboards on north wall. A stone fireplace, with bookcases either side, and chandelier add elegance. Opposite the drawing room is the formal dining room (38m2), with windows overlooking the garden and park on the south and west. Oak flooring as in entrance hall. There is a magnificent chandelier and a fireplace with hardwood surround. Double doors to covered porch.
The kitchen is accessed from the entrance hall, and also has double doors to the parking area and directly to the dining room. It has a lovely old fireplace, double oven, double sinks under window. At the foot of the staircase leading to the first floor is a pantry and guest lavatory. The staircase is baronial in scale, with original wrought iron railings.
145m2. Double doors to the parterre on the east side. Ceiling height 7ft. Stone fireplace. Several rooms used as boiler room (Viessmann boiler), workshop, laundry, store rooms, wine cellar.
Carpeting througout. Master suite (53m2) comprising bedroom, dressing room and bathroom - generous cupboards, access to south facing terrace, bathroom with bath, washbasin, WC and bidet. Second bedroom (20m2) with bathroom comprising bath, washbasin and WC. Large study (37m2) with south and west views, and double doors to terrace.
Carpeted throughout. Three bedrooms (21m2, 20m2 and 18m2), each with bathroom, and store room. Stunning views. Bathroom fittings and tiles were installed several years ago, and will require some upgrading; the bathrooms have no natural light.
Manager's House (or Guest House)
Large house, comprising sitting room, entrance hall/office, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor (285m2) and a further two rooms on the upper floor (70m2). The finishes are of basic standard - floor tiles throughout, with basic kitchen units and bathroom fittings. The current owners rent out this house as a gite in July and August at €1,500 per week. The house could be used as a guest house, or let either on an annual lease or to holidaymakers.
House on ground floor only, located at the northern entrance gate to the property. Sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. Currently occupied by a caretaker, who carries out routine maintenance of the buildings, garden and parkland.
The property is well provided with outbuildings, consisting of a stable block (270m2) with 4 stables and 2 workshop/stores contiguous to the caretaker's house, a larger barn (248m2) including stables opposite the caretaker's house, with a tractor shed (315m2) behind. The Guest House has a two storey barn of 240m2 at its northern end. There is also an old stone "bergerie" and a storage shed at the northern end of the property - both single storey.
Garden and Park
The garden immediately surrounding the manor house has a large number of magnificent trees, including cedars, redwoods, maples and oaks - a splendid sight in autumn particularly. There are also extensive lawns, shrubs and a limited number of flowerbeds. The current owners reside overseas, so that the garden has been designed to be easily manageable.
The park (including garden) extends to 25 hectares, mostly open meadows which are harvested by a local farmer and the hay baled for horse fodder. There are woods with mature hardwood trees, and a pine wood on the northern perimeter.