11 bedroom character property for sale
France - Aquitaine, Dordogne, Le Bugue
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On entering into the graveled courtyard the property is presented in several distinct areas, each building benefitting from its own privacy, and spanning a total of 625m2.
The substantial main house has a large covered dining terrace at the front which leads directly into the state-of-the-art fully modernised kitchen with an excellent range of wall and base units, soft close drawers, large wooden topped central island, granite work surfaces and travertine floor. Appliances include built-in Bosche oven including microwave facility, Miele high and low pressure steamers with dedicated water supply, double sink, 2 Miele dishwashers, Euro Cave wine cabinet, large Boretti range style cooker with two ovens and stainless steel hood, Miele coffee machine with dedicated water supply, Miele plate warmer, Whirlpool American fridge/freezer in stainless steel and additional built in Bosch freezer.
A doorway leads through to an inner hallway with wine storage area, authentic phone booth (currently used for storage), large wardrobe and two cloakrooms with WCs/basins. To the left of the inner hallway is the large, characterful dining room and snug with sofas at one end grouped around the cosy wood burning stove. This room combines exposed stonework and limed beams, terra-cotta floor tiling and has windows overlooking the covered dining terrace. The dining area is sufficiently large for a 12 seater dining table. Satellite TV point.
Returning to the hallway terra-cotta stairs give access to the immense main sitting room with fireplace and insert wood burning stove, exposed stonework and beams, original stone evier and terra-cotta floor tiling. A door leads out from the sitting room to the sunny upper courtyard.
In the middle of the sitting room a corridor gives access to an office which has a door leading to the upper courtyard, in addition to a large guest bedroom with en-suite facilities (WC/bath with shower over/basin). This spacious bedroom also has doors out to the sunny upper terrace.
From the sitting room a wooden staircase leads up to two further carpeted bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, and also to the master bedroom suite with lovely authentic beams, high gloss fitted bedroom units and ensuite facilities (Bath with shower/WC/vanity unit).
Returning to the main sitting room, the door out to the upper graveled terrace reveals a delightful area stocked with large box hedge balls, immense umbrella tree and a lovely old stone wall creating a very intimate setting for al fresco dining. Various stone outbuildings are found at this level including the well equipped laundry/technical room with washing machine, dryer, new hot water tank, pool technical area and electrical switchboards. The pigeonnier offers space for a lovely and unique pool house including a shower, basin and WC as well as a subtropical fridge to stock poolside drinks.
Terra-cotta anti-slip steps lead up from the courtyard via a wooden gate to the very pretty pool area with 12mx6m alarmed swimming pool (3m deep with interior side steps) and large relaxing area with teak sun loungers and parasols, all enclosed with a well maintained park, lawned area and hedge.
Returning to upper courtyard, to the right, is the second substantial authentic stone house which has electric heating. Consisting of five very large en-suite bedrooms with exposed stonework and beams, this property is complemented by a collection of high quality fixtures and fittings which are included in the sale price. TV points and WiFi.
At the lower level, in the entrance courtyard, yet discreetly hidden behind a hedge with its own garden is a fully equipped three bedroom stone cottage with open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room and second reception room. The kitchen has built-in oven, ceramic hob with extractor, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and double sink. Downstairs shower room with walk-in shower, WC, basin and washing machine. Upstairs is a master bedroom with wardrobe, bathroom with bath, WC and vasque, and two further twin bedrooms. This cottage has electric under floor heating. TV point & DVD; separate electric counter.
At the entrance courtyard level there is also covered parking for 2 cars, central heating oil tank for the main house and a garage. A further garage alongside the cottage provides further storage for 2 sit-on lawn mowers and all garden equipment and utilities.
All in all an impressive property, steeped in charm and character and maintained to a very high standard. A stone's throw from the river based market town of Le Bugue which offers all amenities.
Land size: 2.39 hectares
Property size: 625m2
DPE - D
Planning permission (re-application required) was previously granted for a further stone cottage in the upper grounds behind the house.
All furnishings, light fittings and rugs (with the exception of some personal items) are to remain as part of the sale
Weber barbecue & garden furniture included in sale
Multiple septique tanks to ensure efficient drainage
State-of-the-art master kitchen
New hot water tanks throughout
Water softener (maintained annually)
Main house: oil central heating; wood burner and insert fireplace
Lodge and Cottage: Electric heating
WiFi with boosters; satellite dishes for multi language channels
New pool liner/surround/skimmers within the last 10 years
Oak doors and wrought iron door handles
This property is based in the Dordogne (often referred to by its ancient name "The Périgord"). Although times may have changed over the years the beautiful Dordogne landscape, in one of the most beautiful areas of France, continues to offer something to amaze and delight everyone. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west France, is perfect holiday country; a magical place that will reward all those who choose to explore it.
The Périgord Noir where the vast majority of our properties are located, is the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Dordogne for here, in the triangle formed between the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, you will find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and the loveliest stretches of both rivers. The area is bounded by four famous towns and this property is well situated within this boundary - Sarlat, a medieval treasure house; Périgueux, a thriving and sophisticated small city; Bergerac, shippers of wine since the Middle ages and Monpazier, an extraordinarily well preserved bastide built by King Edward I in 1285.
Only 7km from the market town of Le Bugue with all amenities. Less then 1 hour from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from Brive airport, 2.5 hours from Bordeaux airport/TGV station and 2.5 hours from Toulouse airport.
- Bergerac (International), 21.3 miles
- Limoges (International), 65.7 miles
- Bordeaux (Mérignac) (International), 80.6 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (International), 92.5 miles
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