4 bedroom house for sale
Issigeac, Dordogne, 24560, France
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Here, you really can have it all - no compromise necessary - the charm of an old stone property, cleverly enhanced and subtly modernised, yet retaining all it's original character. The wonderful peace and tranquility of an idyllic countryside location, views to which the camera simply cannot do justice, yet proximity to several beautiful bastide towns with commerce, schools and opportunites for integrating into local life, not to mention being extremely handy for Bergerac airport. An outside entertaining, dining and pool area that has been as beautifully designed and well thought-through as the stunning interior.
This is a must-see property.
It has recently undergone a superb and stylish renovation, transforming it throughout. Internally, there is the perfect marriage of old and new with many period features retained and accented but, for example, the layout has been sympathetically enhanced and living spaces opened up to suit modern living. The property is flooded with natural light due to the abundance of French windows and normal windows, very unusual for an old, stone property. There are white plastered walls juxtaposed with original beams and stonework and recessed ceiling spotlights, together with thermostatically-controlled underfloor heating throughout the entire property. This is a superbly-appointed property that is in pristine decorative order throughout. Nowhere more so than the beautiful kitchen. A bespoke, painted kitchen with polished granite work surface, fabulous island unit as its centre piece, a wonderful range cooker and a stylish bank of large, shaker-style cupboards ensuring there is plenty of storage. And glimpses of those mesmerising views from every window and French door.
It is perfect for a permanent residence or indeed a second home, or could even be used as fabulous, lucrative holiday let during the peak Summer months.
EARLY VIEWING ADVISABLE. This is a premium property in a sought-after, idyllic location. Book your viewing now to avoid disappointment.
Through front door into:
Entrance Hall - 3x3.5m (11m2)
Travertine tiles on floor (same throughout all Living areas of property), exposed stone walls, open aspect to the vaulted beams of the roof upstairs via bespoke wooden open-tread stairs to the split level landing area. The original bread oven has been preserved and incorporated into the stylish decor. Underfloor electric heating (same throughout entire property) with thermostatic controls in every room. This is a practical space with plenty of space for storing coats, shoes and family paraphernalia.
Through door into:
Living/Dining Room - 9.4x5.4m (50m2)
A beautiful, spacious room flooded with natural light. Plastered walls, exposed, painted beams on ceiling. The Dining room end has ample room for a large table and chairs and sideboard. Two sets of French doors leading out to the East-facing covered dining terrace and South-facing wooden balcony. A wood burning fire forms the cosy heart of the Living room end of the space. The Living Room is cleverly connected to the Kitchen via a beautifully large opening, which allows light to flood into both spaces and also gives it an open plan feeling, but still allows the kitchen to be slightly separate at the same time.
Through opening into:
Kitchen - 6.2x4.3m (27m2)
A superb, bespoke kitchen with base units in a traditional style with wooden doors, hand painted in partridge grey with pewter handles. A bank of floor-ceiling storage cupboards cover the end wall of the kitchen.
There is a fantastic island unit with a breakfast bar at both ends, built-in microwave & storage cupboards. There is a beautiful polished granite worktop, with large upstand behind the sink and a stunning splashback of black subway tiles behind the hob. There is a black Stoves Range Cooker with electric induction hobs, 3 electric ovens and a grill. There is plenty of room for a large, free-standing fridge-freezer. French doors lead out onto the South-facing balcony and the West-facing stunning stone staircase.
Through doorway into:
Corridor - 3x1m (3m2)
Tiled floor. Leading to Utility room, shower room and downstairs bedroom.
Through door on left into:
Utility room - 3.3x1.7m (5.6m2)
Tiled floor, sink, base-level units, plumbing for washing machine. Window to the front.
Shower room - 1x3m (3m2)
Tiles on floor and walls in the shower. Italian-style shower with doors across, hand basin, W.C. Currently used as an occasional shower room to the downstairs bedroom when guests are staying, but could be re-configured and enlarged into the Utility room area to create a wonderful ensuite bathroom if required.
From Corridor, through door into:
Bedroom 1 (Downstairs) - 4x4m (16m2)
Wooden floors, plastered walls & ceiling. Wonderful, original small windows allowing snippets of the fabulous countryside view over sunflower fields and beyond.
Upstairs from hallway onto:
Intermediate Landing - 2.7x2.7m (7m2)
Used by current owner as sewing area due to the natural light that floods in from the Velux above.
Main Landing area - 3.1x3.1 (10m2) + 2.5x2.8 (7m2)
Used partly as an office area with under-eaves storage cupboard, but plenty of room for bookcases or other furniture.
Bathroom - 2.7x1.6 (4m2)
Tiled floors and walls. Small corner bath, sink with vanity unit under. Velux window.
Bedroom 2 - 2.6 x 4 (10m2) -
Wooden floor, exposed beams, plastered walls & ceiling. Velux window (each Velux has remote controlled blinds & retractable mosquito nets). Room for king size bed & chest of drawers.
Please note, the floor space in all the bedrooms is actually larger than measurements given, but reflects the French ' loi Carrez 'which only recognises spaces with head height above 1m80.
Bedroom 3 - 2.6x4 (10m2) + Alcove - 2.8x1.2 (3m2)
Wooden floor, exposed beams, plastered walls & ceiling. Velux window. Alcove which conveniently houses a wardrobe. Could potentially be turned into a small ensuite or W.C, if required, as lies adjacent to the ensuite of the Master.
Bedroom 4 (Master suite) - 5.5x4.1 (23m2)
Walk-in Dressing Area - 2.8x2m (6m2)
Ensuite Bathroom - 2.5x3.4m (9m2)
Wooden flooring, exposed beams & plastered walls and ceiling.
A beautiful 'retreat' of a bedroom with a fabulous, large dormer window offering views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It is East-facing allowing the early morning sunshine to stream in. To one side, there is a stylish ensuite with an extra-width shower, hand basin. W.C, smart grey tiles on floor and on shower wall. To the other side there is a walk-in dressing area with hanging space and drawer space. An excellent use of the under-eaves area. There is also a smaller storage cupboard under the eaves on the other side of the room.
The master bedroom suite takes up half of the top floor of the house. If desired, this could be mirrored on the other side by adding an identical dormer and knocking through the two bedrooms & creating another large, luxurious bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom.
There is a gravel driveway to the front of the property and parking area for 10-12 cars. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn and is punctuated by a couple of low-maintenance borders and raised beds. There is a wall of lavender flanking the pool as well as some cypress trees. To the front there are three majestic cedar trees, which undoubtedly date from the same epoque as the house.
To the rear, there is a wonderful South-facing wooden balcony - 3x8m (24m2) which leads off the Kitchen and round onto the paved terrace area. It has a wooden balustrade and is enclosed to the front by glass panels. A double-width retractable sun shade provides much-needed shade during the heat of the Summer. It offers truly fabulous panoramic views over the pool, garden and the stunning countryside. There are steps down to pool area.
There is also an East-facing tiled terrace with pergola over. An ideal spot to dine al fresco away from the sizzling sun or to catch the early morning sunshine at breakfast time. This is accessed either via French doors from the Dining room or by walking round from the wooden balcony.
Heated Swimming pool - 8x4m - with salt water filtration system and offset, internal steps. The perfect spot to sit and sip a glass of something, or equally for toddlers to play. The pool itself is uniform depth throughout. There is a lovely, wide tiled terrace area to the side of the pool for loungers and a tiled path that leads up to the bottom of the steps from the balcony.
A pond is located to the side of the property.
Garage/Store room - 12x5m (60m2)
Two smaller store rooms - 2x2m (4m2)
These were the original pig sheds but are ideal storage for garden equipment.
Two basement rooms. Both have external doors and one houses the pool machinery. Perfect for storing poolside furniture and equipment. There is room to create an additional W.C for pool use.
Underfloor electric heating throughout the whole property, upstairs and downstairs (with the exception of the upstairs bathroom which has a wall heater). Individual thermostats allow the heating to be controlled on a room by room basis. It is very rare to find underfloor heating throughout an entire property, upstairs and downstairs.
Fully double-glazed and insulated so a very efficient property in terms of energy consumption
Drainage - 4000L Septic Tank, installed 4 years ago.
Full Diagnostics Report already done and a complete 'clean bill of health' has been given for this property in every element tested - the electrics, termites, asbestos & lead paint. This is highly unusual for an older property and testament to the care and attention paid by the current owners during the extensive renovation work.
Taxe Fonciere - 910€ per annum
- Bergerac (International), 12 miles
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