5 bedroom country house for sale
Between St Emilion and Bergerac, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
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- Views to vineyards and orchards
- Tastefully renovated
- Quick access to airports and TGV
- Close to premier 27 hole golf course
- Pool of 10x5m with pergola
- Clay tennis court
- Potential for conversion of barns
The property lies on the southern range of hills which run along the Dordogne river valley. It is bounded by vineyards on three sides and by plum orchards on the south, and enjoys excellent views. The land extends to five hectares, ensuring privacy and tranquillity. The house is approached by a driveway bordered by trees and parkland, leading to a pretty courtyard with two lime trees.
The southern part of the house dates to the 1700s, with a maison de maitre extension of two floors and attic added in 1860. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, study, dining kitchen, family room, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house was substantially and tastefully renovated in 2009-11, using local artisans. Covered and open terraces provide ample opportunities for entertaining and relaxation.
The property has a good range of outbuildings, including a wine cellar, laundry and boiler room, garage, wood store and two stone barns. The gardens and park have been attractively landscaped. The park contains over 100 oak trees and a variety of fruit trees. There is a swimming pool and a clay tennis court, both installed in 2009.
An excellent feature of this property is its outdoor terraces. The west terrace is accessed from the kitchen, and has an Unopiu pergola covered with vine and wisteria. If the weather is hot, use can be made of the south terrace which has a tiled roof. Both these terraces have glorious views of vineyards and plum orchards, and are excellent spaces for entertaining, eating out, evening sundowners and barbecues.
There is also a terrace on the courtyard side, outside the master bedroom. Breakfast can be taken in the rose and jasmine covered gloriette, which enjoys morning sunshine.
The two barns lie on the western boundary, next to adjoining merlot vineyards. The internal dimensions of the east barn are 10.6m x 6.1m, and the east barn 7.8m x 4.7m. There is a covered area between the barns which is used for storage. The barns could be converted into one or two dwelling units, with access from the southern park road.
The garage has space for two cars, and has a wood store adjacent with facilities for sawing and wood splitting. There is a second store room at the rear.
The wine cellar, still with its original concrete wine vats, is now used for storage. It leads out on to the covered south terrace, which is built above eight underground wine vats, capacity 100,000 litres, which capture rainwater for use in July and August.
A fully equipped laundry has been created between the garage and the wine cellar, also a separate boiler room with Viessmann 53 Kw boiler installed in 2011.
Please note, the property to be sold is owned by an international associate of Savills. The vendor has a professional relationship with Savills.
Five minutes from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, a popular market town on the Dordogne River, with a train service to Libourne and Bordeaux.
30 km west of Bergerac
- Bergerac (International), 15.1 miles
- Bordeaux (Mérignac) (International), 45.3 miles
- Limoges (International), 86.4 miles
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