4 bedroom country house for sale
France - Paunat, Dordogne, Aquitaine
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- Great Views
- Infinity Pool
- Old stone character buildings
- Full central heating
- Large grounds some with building permit
- Large barn for further renovation if desired
- Original features
- Open fireplaces
The property has 2.8 hectares of land, including 2,000m2 of garden directly surrounding the house, and further land with CU (outline building permission).
This original exposed stone house is set on a hill and is just 300m from the 1000 year old abbey of Paunat. It has a lovely view over the valley of the Pradelle, a little stream that flows into the river Dordogne
2km beyond. The house has large terraces which enjoy the views over the infinity swimming pool and the rolling countryside of the Périgord and beyond, to the Dordogne valley.
The property is approached via a large, round gravel parking area, offering parking for several cars.
The main house has a wealth of exposed stone work and beams and a large open fireplace in the sitting room. In addition to the main oak door leading into the sitting room the owners have also installed a second, glazed door, looking out to the views from its elevated position. Also on the ground floor is a newly installed kitchen with light coloured units, a pantry area and a dining room with glazed doors leading to the sitting room.
An open staircase leads up to the mezzanine where there is a TV room, a shower room with corner shower and double basins, and a large master bedroom with pale grey built-in dressing units.
Across the courtyard is the cottage which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with covered outdoor dining area. To the left in the entrance hallway is the original bread oven that was used in times gone by to bake bread for the monks. The property once belonged to the abbey and was also used as accommodation for shepherds.
From the hallway a door leads to a shower room with WC. The hallway then leads to the sitting room with picture window overlooking the countryside. This leads through to the dining room with exposed stonework and beams and an impressive open fireplace. From the dining room a door leads through to a long galley style, very well equipped kitchen. The master bedroom, with its ensuite shower room and WC, is also on the ground floor.
Wooden stairs lead up to two charming twin bedded rooms, both retaining exposed stonework and beams. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a washbasin.
Outside the gravelled courtyard leads to a stone barn. The laundry room and boller rooms are also located in the barn.
Several terraces and lawns surround the property on different levels enjoying the view over the orchard and the countryside.
The salt water swimming pool - 10 x 5 m - (low chloriine doseage) also has a solar shower with warm and cold water.
Within walking distance of the property (300m) the picturesque village of Paunat has an abbey dating back to the 10th century. In one of the outbuildings of the abbey is a Périgourdine style restaurant. Within 3km is the mediaeval village of Limeuil, one of "Les Beaux Villages" of France, which is situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. Le Bugue, with its colourful bustling market every Tuesday morning, is just 7km away and has several supermarkets, banks, restaurants, hotels and boutiques.
PLEASE NOTE: Furnishings are negotiable separately
This property is based in the Dordogne (often referred to by its ancient name "The Périgord"). Although times may have changed over the years the beautiful Dordogne landscape, in one of the most beautiful areas of France, continues to offer something to amaze and delight everyone. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west France, is perfect holiday country; a magical place that will reward all those who choose to explore it.
The Périgord Noir where the vast majority of our properties are located, is the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Dordogne for here, in the triangle formed between the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, you will find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and the loveliest stretches of both rivers. The area is bounded by four famous towns and this property is well situated within this boundary - Sarlat, a medieval treasure house; Périgueux, a thriving and sophisticated small city; Bergerac, shippers of wine since the Middle ages and Monpazier, an extraordinarily well preserved bastide built by King Edward I in 1285.
Less then 1 hour from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from Brive airport, 2.5 hours from Bordeaux airport/TGV station and 2.5 hours from Toulouse airport.
In the village of Paunat (restaurant with small grocery corner); 7kms from Le Bugue (supermarkets, banks & restaurants).
- Bergerac (International), 17.7 miles
- Limoges (International), 68.1 miles
- Bordeaux (Mérignac) (International), 77.4 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (International), 91.6 miles
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