An imposing country residence set in an elevated position overlooking the verdant scenery of the Perigord-Limousin National Park and just 10 minutes from the beautiful town of Brantôme.
Privately located within over one hectare of parkland style grounds, this unique, stone built property was originally constructed in 1973 and has since been maintained and developed to an exceptionally high standard. The property benefits from oil fired central heating, double glazing throughout, a double garage and a heated swimming pool. Running costs are kept to a minimum thanks to the ability to use water extracted and filtered from a well in the grounds for all household and drinking purposes. Mains water is available if preferred, it simply requires the supply source to be changed via a valve in the basement.
Access into the property is via electric gates that open onto a large, graveled driveway and parking area which leads down to a double garage of 36m2 that is equipped with power and water.
The main entrance into the house is via double doors that open into a welcoming entrance hall with fitted storage cupboards. This hallway is of sufficient size that the current owners use it as a home office.
The primary living space is a through lounge and dining room of 42m2. Two sets of French windows open out onto a paved terrace overlooking the grounds and with open views across to the other side of the valley. A focal point is created by an inset wood burning stove.
It is no exaggeration to say that the kitchen is a true ‘chef’s kitchen’ because this is the heart of the current owner’s catering business. Thanks to windows and glazed doors to three aspects, the kitchen is flooded with natural light and is well equipped with a range of worktops, cupboards with underlighting, integrated Bosch dishwasher and a Falcon range cooker set beneath an extractor canopy.
Stairs lead down from the kitchen into a basement area that houses the Viessmann central heating boiler and also acts as a laundry room and storage space. There is also a storage tank that holds the water that is pumped up from the well.
There are three double bedrooms, the largest of which has a range of fitted wardrobes whilst one of the bedrooms has French windows opening onto the terrace. The recently refitted bathroom has double wash basins, a bath, toilet and storage cupboard. In addition there is a fully tiled shower room which has a washbasin and toilet.
To the side of the house is a large deck which acts as an outdoor dining terrace and has been constructed to allow a hot tub to be positioned upon it. Steps lead down into the grounds from both the terrace and the deck.
The grounds have been meticulously maintained and in addition to a pretty cottage style garden next to the house, there are sweeping lawns with a wide range of mature trees and shrubs.
The heated, salt-water swimming pool measures 8m by 4m plus it has access steps from the ‘Roman end’. The pool has a paved surround and there is a pool house along with a covered seating area.
Within a 5 minute drive is a small town with supermarkets, bakers, restaurants, doctor and dentist. The property is just 40 minutes drive from both Perigueux and Angouleme, with the latter having access to the high speed rail service which reaches Paris in just over two hours or Bordeaux in 35 minutes. The nearest international airports are in Limoges and Bergerac, both around 75 minutes away.
Agency fees of 5% are included in the asking price.
Price € 299,985
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,973.59
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