Superbly situated, 19th century Manor house for sale (250m2) with adjoining tobacco barn, pool, with terraced gardens set in the valley of the 5 chateaux with stunning views between Beynac and La Roque Gageac, 10 kms from Sarlat in the Perigord Noir. Currently a successful rental business.
Main Features (Manor house):
- 250 m² of living space (approx.)
- 3421 m2 of grounds
- 9 rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- oil-fired central heating (new boiler 2008), wood burner in living room
- landscaped garden, fruit and ornamental trees, mainly enclosed
- large secured pool (11m x 6m)
- covered outside terrace, large open terrace
- wine cellars
- 5 minutes to all amenities, walkable distance to baker and restaurants
This house has a lot of history, notably in the 50's when it was, for many years, a small inn with reknowned restaurant frequently visited by stars from show business including Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot, many of which often sat talking on the vine covered terrace until the early hours of the morning.
Over the past 8/9 years, the current owners have lovingly restored the house with all modern comforts which has attracted guests from all over the world... where many have carried on the grand tradition of sitting and talking on these very same south facing terraces.
On the raised ground floor is a central hallway with beautiful wooden
staircase to the 1st floor (11m2), to the right a large square living room with woodburning fire and access to the covered and open dining terraces (40m2), to the left a large dining room (28m2) with attached walk-in linen store.
At the end of the hall is a downstairs loo with washbasin, leading on through to a newly fitted kitchen with vaulted ceiling and old original fireplace, and access to the covered dining area and terrace (right) and access to the adjoining laundy room/office and back entrance (left. )
On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms (34m2, 28m2, 17m2, 13m2) and one twin bedroom (12m2). All the bedrooms have their own en-suite shower or bath room and two of the bathrooms have been completely refurbished this season.
All the bedrooms have parquet floors, three have south-facing windows and two are north facing.
On the lower ground floor is the basement, running under the whole of the
house, with two high-arched front entrances housing the boiler room and a
wine cellar with exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings.
Under the stone steps to the left of the cellar entrance is a soon-to-be-finished garden loo and washbasin.
On the upper ground floor level with access from both the kitchen and the living room is a covered dining area, ideal for eating out when the weather is wet or just too hot to sit on the adjoining lavender south-facing terrace.
On the lower ground floor level to the right of the house is the enclosed pool area with stone slab surround and small pump room discreetily concealed by the traditional Périgourdine "colombages".
Around the pool area and to the sides is a pretty landscaped garden with mature trees, flowering shrubs, fruit trees, vines and flower beds.
Outside, the grounds (3421 m2) are terraced on four main levels with a wood
running along the top level behind the house.
A set of wide stone steps leads down to the lowest terrace which is grassed and enclosed by stone walls and where the owners have established a kitchen garden amongst the variety of fruit trees in the orchard.
Adjoining the house on the left side with access from both the south and north sides is a large tobacco barn (70m2 ground surface) which has the potential and outline planning permission for three floors of living accommodation. Currently, the middle floor of the barn has been converted into a one-bedroom apartment with stunning views (living/kitchen, bedroom, shower room and separate wc). the ground floor is used for storage and as a garage, and the top floor is ready to make a second apartment, again with large double-glazed windows and fab views.
In front of the house and barn is a parking area for around 4 to 6 cars.
In front of the property, a magestic stone staircase leads down to the flat garden with veg plot and a variety of fruit trees, with a small rain water reserve.
Across the road from the property is a small track leading to the river bank, no more than a 5-minute walk.
A finely preserved property with lots of character, suitable for a large family home or established bed and breakfast, with lots of further potential.
Annual taxes: 1660 Euros (approx.)
Legal fees: 38 878 Euros (approx.)