4 bedroom country house for sale
France - Serres et Montguyard, Dordogne
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- A fully renovated and thoughtfully blended stone built farmhouse and barn.
- Beautiful manageable gardens providing seclusion, but with a variety of vistas.
- Dramatic living and dining room of 71 square metres.
- A covered terrace of 46 square metres seamlessly linking the house to the pool and garden.
- Set in a peaceful and welcoming hamlet.
- DPE = 122 [C] GES = 26 [D]
This STONE BUILT FARMHOUSE and attached barn have been caringly RENOVATED by the present owners, with the support of SKILLED ARTISANS, to create this comfortable and adaptable home. Set on a gentle slope, in the valley of the River Dropt, between the villages of Serres et Montguyard and Queyssel, the location provides easy access by road to Bergerac and its airport (25 mins) and the bastide town of Eymet (7 mins).Within the original stone walls, the ground floor of 220 sq. metres has gas-fired central heating and the first floor of 60 sq. metres (the old hay loft) has the benefit of reversible air-conditioning and electric heating. The roof is fully insulated and with the added benefit of 2 wood burners the temperature in the house can be effectively controlled, whatever the weather. All doors and windows are double-glazed and those on the ground floor have shutters. The property is protected by an alarm system, which can be controlled remotely through a Smartphone.
The rooms on the ground floor are at present: a large living and dining room (grand séjour), a lounge (salon), a fully fitted kitchen/diner (cuisine), a utility room (buanderie), an en-suite bedroom (chambre d’amis), 2 further bedrooms (chambres) served by a family bathroom (salle de bain) and store/pool room (cave). On the first floor there is another en-suite bedroom (chambre principale), a dressing area and a study (bureau), which could be used as a fifth bedroom.
Attached to the house there are two covered terraces and a further terrace with a pergola. Steps running along the full length of one of these terraces provide access to the swimming pool (10x5 metres) within its own encompassing terrace.The house is complemented by a landscaped garden, with a variety of shrubs and flowers and mature trees, which provide gently shaded areas of grass. The plot extends to 1,760 square metres with parking for three cars on hard standing, one of which is under a carport. A garden shed, set in amongst the shrubbery, provides over 7 square metres of storage for garden tools and machinery.
ABOUT THE AREA
The hamlet of Moulin Neuf is at the eastern end of the Serres et Montguyard commune and comprises 10 owner occupied homes, except for the mill itself, which is a holiday home. It is therefore a quiet but secure neighbourhood approximately 1.5km from the centre of the village. Whilst Serres et Montguyard only has a village hall and the mayor’s office, there is a full range of shops and other amenities at Lauzun 4km and Eymet 6km. The riverside location and surrounding farmland and woods offer rambling opportunities, whilst the quiet lanes are ideal for cycling.
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Entrance hall - 15' 1'' x 14' 1'' (4.6m x 4.3m)
With double glazed front door and shutters, the hall has a tiled floor, central heating radiator and an oak staircase leading to the first floor. Steps lead down to the inner hall, which provides access to the kitchen, living/dining room and family bathroom.
Living and dining room - 27' 11'' x 27' 3'' (8.5m x 8.3m)
This dramatic room is light and airy with four sets of patio doors, all with electric shutters, and two large Velux windows. However, whatever the weather, it offers comfortable and adaptable living space due to its under-floor heating and Jotul wood burner. As the principal room, it can be accessed directly from the covered terrace, the pergola patio, the kitchen, the inner hall and two of the bedrooms, the latter via a gallery with oak balustrade.
Kitchen/breakfast room - 17' 5'' x 13' 1'' (5.3m x 4m)
The fully fitted units have oak doors and include built-in refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, cooker hood and a one and a half sink. As with the adjacent grand séjour this family space is light and airy due to the high ceiling, Velux window and triple patio doors, these leading onto the covered terrace. A gas point is available for a cooker, whilst heating is provided by a large stylish radiator, and security by an electric shutter.
This storage area is accessed, by ladder, from the kitchen and offers 20 square metres of useable space.
Utility room - 12' 6'' x 7' 7'' (3.8m x 2.3m)
The gas-fired boiler is located here and provides hot water throughout the house and central heating on the ground floor, including the under floor heating in the living and dining room. There is a sink and plumbing for a washing machine.
Storage/pool equipment room - 12' 6'' x 4' 7'' (3.8m x 1.4m)
Originally a prune oven, the pumps and the salt system for the swimming pool are installed here, as well as shelving for the storage of pool and garden equipment.
Lounge - 16' 5'' x 14' 1'' (5m x 4.3m)
Accessed directly from the entrance hall, this would have been the family room in the farmhouse and therefore has a fireplace. This has been sympathetically renovated and a wood burner installed, which provides an alternative to the central heating radiator. A laminate oak floor adds to the comfort of the room, whilst natural light comes from French doors equipped with shutters leading to the front porch and a Velux window in the study above. Steps lead down from the lounge into the adjacent en-suite bedroom and the two can be combined to form a guest suite.
Bedroom 1 - 20' 8'' x 12' 6'' (6.3m x 3.8m)
As the largest bedroom in the house, this could be used as the master bedroom if a ground floor location is preferred. Direct natural light comes from a large double glazed window fitted with an electric shutter, beneath the window is a central heating radiator. The flooring is a wood effect laminate.
Shower room - 12' 6'' x 6' 7'' (3.8m x 2m)
This en-suite has double basins, bidet, toilet and enclosed shower. There is a radiator/towel rail connected to the central heating, whilst a window and Velux window give the room an airy feel.
Bedroom 2 - 14' 1'' x 11' 6'' (4.3m x 3.5m)
This bedroom is entered by a door from the gallery in the living and dining room and also has French doors with shutters, which open onto the front patio. Flooring is a wood effect laminate and heating is provided by a radiator.
Bedroom 3 - 14' 1'' x 10' 6'' (4.3m x 3.2m)
This room can be accessed from the entrance hall and the gallery and also has French doors with shutters opening onto the front patio. Flooring is wood effect laminate and heating is provided by radiator.
Family bathroom - 7' 7'' x 6' 3'' (2.3m x 1.9m)
Fully tiled with a bath, shower, basin, toilet and central heating radiator. Ventilation is provided by an extractor fan.
FIRST FLOOR - 60m2
The oak staircase leads from the entrance hall to a galleried landing with pine flooring, which runs throughout the first floor. Natural light comes from a window to the front of the house and a Velux window, which also benefits the hall below.
Study - 16' 5'' x 14' 1'' (5m x 4.3m)
This double aspect room has an oak balustrade around the opening down to the lounge below. This feature allows light from the Velux window to benefit the lounge and, in the winter, the heating from the wood burner to warm the study. However this could be used as a duplex style bedroom in conjunction with the guest suite or indeed the opening could be closed, in order to create a separate bedroom.
Dressing area - 11' 10'' x 6' 11'' (3.6m x 2.1m)
On the opposite side of the landing to the study a door leads into a dressing area, which is part of the master bedroom suite. There are two fitted wardrobes set either side of a window.
Bathroom - 11' 10'' x 6' 11'' (3.6m x 2.1m)
The door on the left of the dressing area opens into the bathroom, which has two Velux windows. The walls are fully tiled and enclose a walk-in shower, large bath, bidet, basin and toilet. Heating comes from an electric radiator/towel rail.
Bedroom 4 - 14' 1'' x 13' 5'' (4.3m x 4.1m)
This double aspect room also has a Velux window. A reversible heating/air-conditioning unit ensures a controllable temperature at any time of the year.
Covered terrace (veranda) 12.5m x 3.7m overlooking the garden, with full-length steps leading down to the travertine paved surround of the swimming pool (10.0m x 5.0m plus roman steps).Open terrace (terrasse) 6.0m x 3.9m, accessed from the living and dining room, with a pergola and climbing plants providing shade.Covered terrace (terrasse couvert) 10.0m x 2.6m providing shade and weather protection for the access to the entrance hall and the lounge.Garden shed (abri de jardin) 3.0m x 2.5m nestling in the shrubbery providing storage for machinery and tools.Carport (abri de voiture) 5.0m x 3.0m constructed in sympathy with the covered terraces and adjoining pergola. Hard-standing for two further cars within the boundaries of the property.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property has colourful mature hedges on three sides, providing privacy, but with an open aspect over the surrounding fields. The swimming pool and surrounding terrace are set within shrubs, flowers and ornamental trees, with steps and paths leading down to the grassed lower garden. Mature trees grace this area and offer welcome shade in the summer months, whilst at the same time a fountain, set between the pergola and covered terrace, provides a cooling background sound.
A gas fired condensing boiler (De Dietrich) linked to a gas reservoir....Septic tank....Habitable area = 280 square metres....Total land area = 1760 square metres....Tax Fonciere = 1473 euros in 2015....
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