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10 bedroom country house for sale

Dordogne, Dordogne, South West France


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Key features:

  • Chartreuse offering 5 bedrooms
  • Guest Cottage of 3 bedrooms
  • Guardian's cottage of 2 bedrooms
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Set around a courtyard
  • Edge of village, countryside setting
  • Tremendous depth of character
  • Excellent views
  • Private and tranquil

Full description:

Sat atop a ridgeline and yet tucked discreetly off the beaten track, this fabulous Chartreuse offers the ultimate in fine French living - wonderful views over lovely countryside, but with the privacy and tranquillity offered by its 45 hectares of land which surround it. The extensive accommodation is split between main house that offers five bedrooms, a guest cottage offering three bedrooms and a guardian's cottage offering a further two bedrooms. All are set around a courtyard. The heated indoor pool, flanked on one wall by glass sliding doors, is a rare bonus offering year round swimming and fabulous views. The main house retains some excellent period features whilst the cottages have been sympathetically renovated to a high standard over the last few years.

Main Chartreuse - Entrance Hall 9' 11'' x 7' 8'' (3.03m x 2.34m)
Accessed by a double doors opening off the courtyard, the entrance hall provides access right to the living room and left to the drawing room. A guest cloakroom is located off it, and enclosed stairs rise to the first floor. With pize floor.

Living Room 18' 6'' x 17' 9'' (5.63m x 5.40m)
With dual aspect French doors opening onto the inner courtyard, and over to the stunning east terrace to the rear, an open fireplace, pize floor. The daily kitchen is open plan, and a short flight of stairs rise to the master bedroom suite.

Day Kitchen 8' 4'' x 17' 9'' (2.54m x 5.40m)
Fully equipped with a matching range of base units, with oven, sink, hob, dishwasher etc. A window over the sink looks out over the land to the rear. Door to:

Professional Kitchen 15' 10'' x 17' 9'' (4.83m x 5.40m)
The previous owner offered commercial meals from the property on occasion, and this professional kitchen will be the envy of many an committed cook. It is equipped with a full range of stainless steel equipment including cookers, ovens etc - as well as extensive cold storage facilities. To the rear is a equipped laundry and linen store.

Pantry 15' 10'' x 7' 1'' (4.83m x 2.15m)
Lined with extensive shelving on both sides, the pantry provides ample storage for both crockery etc, foodstuffs and excess kitchen equipment. To the rear is the:

Wine Cellar 15' 10'' x 11' 6'' (4.83m x 3.51m)
A wine connoisseur's dream - cool, dark, and with plenty of storage - the perfect home for an extensive wine collection.

Drawing Room 21' 5'' x 17' 9'' (6.54m x 5.40m)
Double French doors offer access and views to the front courtyard and land to the rear. With large open fireplace, terracotta tiled floor, and original fitted cupboard and shelf units.

Dining Room 16' 9'' x 17' 9'' (5.10m x 5.40m)
With French door to the courtyard, and window to the rear. Fitted throughout with floor-to-ceiling shelf units, this would equally make a fabulous library. Open fireplace, door to:

Games Room 25' 10'' x 14' 9'' (7.88m x 4.50m) max
With large windows overlooking the drive, and a door opening on the rear covered terrace. The boiler is located in a small room off, and a further door provides access to the front lobby and a bedroom en suite upstairs. Terracotta tiled floor.

Bedroom 3 (First Floor) 25' 8'' x 15' 7'' (7.83m x 4.75m) max
Located above the games room, this bedroom has an en suite shower room, with WC, wash hand basin and shower.

Bedroom 4 21' 2'' x 13' 5'' (6.46m x 4.10m) max
Accessed from a landing above the main entrance hall, bedroom 4 is also set into the eaves and has an en suite, with bath and wash hand basin.

First Floor - Central Landing 9' 11'' x 13' 5'' (3.03m x 4.10m) max
Rising from the entrance hall, the central landing gives access to bedrooms 4 & 5, and has a shared WC.

Bedroom 5 18' 3'' x 13' 5'' (5.56m x 4.10m)
Window the to the courtyard, this room is currently used just for storage. Some finishing off is required before it is comfortably habitable.

Master Bedroom 18' 4'' x 15' 10'' (5.58m x 4.83m)
With wooden floor, French door providing access to the raised covered terrace, window to the rear, open fireplace and traditional wooden fitted wardrobes.

Bathroom to master bedroom 13' 5'' x 8' 7'' (4.10m x 2.61m)
With shower, his and hers wash basins, large double-ended bath, set in an alcove that offers wonderful views over the land and surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 2 15' 10'' x 13' 9'' (4.83m x 4.19m)
With double French doors opening out onto the side raised terrace, open fireplace, window to the courtyard, walk-in wardrobe, and en suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC.

Guest cottage 3 bedrooms, 241 sqm
Located on the opposite side of the courtyard to the main chartreuse, the guest cottage is entirely self-contained, and has attached to it the swimming pool complex, and the guardian's cottage.

Guest - Open plan Kitchen / Dining / Living Room 35' 10'' x 18' 3'' (10.91m x 5.56m)
Accessed directly off the courtyard, this is a fabulous living space extending from the magnificent open fireplace at one end, around which is the living area, through the dining area which accommodates 10 with ease, to the kitchen at the other end - fully equipped with a matching range of base and eye level units, and offering all of the usual appliances. Stairs rise to the first floor - and off it is both bedroom 1 and the pool complex.

Guest - Bedroom 1 18' 8'' x 12' 11'' (5.68m x 3.93m)
With French doors and window to the rear, and an Italian shower area. The WC is located in a lobby - doubling up as a guest cloakroom.

Guest - First Floor - Media Room 4 1' 1'' x 18' 7'' (12.52m x 5.67m)
With stairs rising directly from the living room below, the huge media room provides access to bedrooms 2 & 3. In addition to a couple of windows opening onto the courtyard, it has a floor to ceiling picture window overlooking the grounds to the south.

Guest - Bedroom 217' 10'' x 22' 1'' (5.43m x 6.74m) max
Created in the original attic space, this magnificent bedroom benefits from the magnificent exposed woodwork structure of the roof. With windows to south, west and north elevations, and an ensuite bathroom. A separate WC doubles as a guest loo off the media room.

Guest - Bedroom 318' 4'' x 18' 7'' (5.58m x 5.67m)
Similar in its feel with the exposed beams of the original roof structure but rather more intimate in its proportions, this bedroom has a window overlooking the courtyard, and a en suite shower room.

Guardian's cottage 2 Bedrooms, 110 sqm
Strategically located adjacent to the parking area and drive, and with a facade looking over the inner courtyard but discreetly accessed from its own parking area to the rear, this cottage is ideal for guardians or independent house guests. Arranged over two floors, it offers two bedrooms.

Guardians - Open plan kitchen / living room 21' 8'' x 26' 11'' (6.61m x 8.20m) max
Open plan kitchen with kitchen area that has a hob set in an island, and a matching unit on the wall to the rear. The living room is set around a wood burning stove. Windows open out onto the driveway and to the courtyard, with the entrance door opening onto a private terrace and parking are to the rear. Stairs to first floor, walk-in cupboard with utility area, and open plan to:

Guardians - Dining Room 13' 0'' x 9' 3'' (3.95m x 2.82m)
Cosy and intimate, the dining room will seat four to six. With its two large windows to the courtyard, it would equally make a wonderful study.

Guardians - Bedroom 1 17' 2'' x 21' 8'' (5.24m x 6.61m)
Set into the eaves, this double bedroom has a window to the driveway.

Guardians - Bedroom 2 11' 7'' x 9' 5'' (3.54m x 2.86m)
Configured as a twin bedroom, with a window facing west.

Guardians - Family Bathroom 7' 10'' x 6' 1'' (2.40m x 1.85m)
A window to the courtyard, with basin, WC and bath with separate shower over.

Pool Complex 59' 9'' x 26' 4'' (18.22m x 8.03m) min
Purpose built, the entire south facade of this fantastic indoor pool has glass sliding doors that open up in the warmer months to offer a fresh air feel, but when closed allow year-round swimming thanks to the heated pool. The pool itself measures 12.5 x 5.3m, is tiled, and has a hard cover. To the side is the Jacuzzi / hot tub, and a separate shower room / changing room with WC.

Morning Room / Gym19' 7'' x 17' 7'' (5.96m x 5.37m)
Currently used as a morning room, this room would equally make a stunning gym. Again, large sliding glass doors open to the south facade, and further glass sliding doors open onto the pool area. It can be accessed from an external opening onto the courtyard, and has an interconnecting door with the living room of the guest cottage.

East and South Terraces
Wrapped around the entire east and south facades of the main house, the raised terraces are the perfect spot from which to enjoy France 'al fresco' from dawn to sunset and beyond. They offer commanding views over unspoilt countryside, but with privacy and tranquillity. At one end of the east terrace is an extensive covered terrace that opens off the games room - ideal for covered dining and BBQs. Rising from the south terrace is an extensive balcony that opens from the Master Bedroom - enjoying the same

Land 45 ha (112 acres)
The land extends over some 45 hectares, and comprises mainly of prairie, with a good amount of woods, and of course the formal garden immediately around the property. Part of the land is rented to a local farmer - please enquire for details. It would be ideally suited to equestrian, livestock - or left in its current form by taking hay a couple of time a year.


The property is situated on the outskirts of a charming little village, and whilst the setting is very much "countryside", it also has excellent access to Bergerac with its international airport and all the amenities of a buzzing town.


Easy access to Bergerac International Airport

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Nearest Airports*

  • Bergerac (International), 24.3 miles
  • Limoges (International), 54.2 miles
  • Bordeaux (Mérignac) (International), 73.8 miles

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