8 bedroom property for sale
St Aulaye, Dordogne, 24410, France
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An historic Maison de Maitre in the heart of a pretty village, oozing elegance and style.
This grand property - originally built as a Consulate for Napoleon in 1792 - has an immaculate garden and pool, and even a second house. There is plenty of scope for further development, and this charming family home would make a superb boutique hotel or wedding venue.
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The principle house has an impressive entrance hall with timber paneling and a tiled floor. This leads directly to the rear garden, and side doors open to the reception rooms. The high ceilings have substantial figured oak beams and give the house a spacious and airy feel. The kitchen was designed by celebrated French film-set designer Jean-Michel Simonet and features polished granite worktops and a Godin range oven. The lounge/dining room has windows to the front and rear and has a stone fireplace with an original 18th century iron fire-back. A billiards room with an enamelled wood-burner can be used as bedroom six.
A stone staircase leads to five bright and airy bedrooms, again with high ceilings and large windows. Most rooms have striking wall-paper dating from the 50s/60s.
A timber staircase leads to a vast attic area, which has been recently renovated, insulated and boarded and could provide space for substantial accommodation.
A second house, with a separate entrance, needs refurbishment - but has two bedrooms and a wonderful timber staircase marked with the carpenter's name in 1788.
The pretty garden - around 800m2 - is set to lawn with shrubs, a vegetable patch and swimming pool (4.5 x 8.4m). Outbuildings include a former Coach porch and large garage - sufficient for at least 8 cars. There is also a former wine-making 'Chai', and an elevated area overlooking the pool with a terrace - great as a studio or apartment. Underneath the house there is a wine cellar.
This expansive property has been at the heart of village life for over 200 years and has been expanded and improved by its former owners.
There is a butcher's shop opposite and bakeries, bars and restaurants are all a few metres away. The village of St Aulaye, on the border of the Dordogne and Charente areas, is popular with tourists and attractions include a cinema and a river-beach with bathing area and bar - great for families! Bergerac airport is around 1 hour 10 minutes away, and Bordeaux airport around 1 hour 35 minutes away.
Dan Arnold, (Agent Commercial) - RSAC No513103663.
(dont 5 % TTC honoraires a la charge de l'acquereur)
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