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8 bedroom property for sale


St Aulaye, Dordogne, 24410, France

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Call: 03339 396621

Key features:

  • Gas
  • Outbuildings
  • Pool

Full description:

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.

A video tour is available by request.

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)
Agency fees are included in the asking price.
Tel. 06 37 69 46 59 - Mail:

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Nearest Airports*

  • Bergerac (International), 51.4 miles
  • Bordeaux (Mérignac) (International), 78.1 miles

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To view this property or request more details, contact
Allez Francais, Corrèze

Le Cros, Puy d'Arnac, Corrèze19120.
03339 396621  Local call rate
About Allez Francais, Corrèze

Allez-Français was founded in 2001 by Peter Elias, a year after Bridget and Peter completed their own property purchase in France. Having spent a considerable amount of time searching for houses in France, we are all too aware of how time consuming and frustrating the process can be. We know that many agents will meet you at their offices and offer a portfolio of properties for you to browse through, even though you have made appointments to view specific properties a few days earlier. We don't work like that - we promise. (see below).

We would normally expect to spend a whole day with you on viewings, probably visiting 4-5 properties in the day. We prefer to spend 2 days with you if possible, we find that ensures that you will find that dream home. You won't be rushed and we will answer your questions during the time that we spend together. We are committed to dealing in a professional manner with all of our clients both vendors and buyers.

Having worked previously as a highly qualified independent financial adviser, Peter Elias is able to introduce clients to a network of advisers able to place business in all aspects of finance and insurance. Combined with our expertise in the French property market, we can pass on our knowledge to your advantage, making the whole process as hassle-free as possible.

As your purchase progresses, we will, where possible refer you to an English speaking Notaire. We can also introduce you to architects or surveyors, if required, who will be able to advise you upon the condition of your house or perhaps assist with drawings that you may require in connection with proposed improvements.

Please contact us to let us know how we can help you to find your ideal property.


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Allez Francais, Corrèze

Le Cros, Puy d'Arnac, Corrèze19120.
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