The first house is a charming restored barn, built in 1827 on the site of an old château, with glorious south facing views over rolling hills. All rooms are on one level, facing south and overlooking the pool.
There is a large entrance lobby leading to a large reception/dining room with satellite, a well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge. The spacious master bedroom and 2nd bedroom both have washbasins, and there is a separate shower room and w.c.
Plumbing for a washing machine is located in the ground floor utility area. Here there is also plenty of storage, and potential to create a studio if desired.
The 2nd property is a charming 17th century house, (actually dating back to 1662), set beneath a “lauze” roof. The large kitchen/diner has fireplace with wood-burning stove, and is well equipped with gas stove and hob, microwave and fridge freezer, plus a feature stone “evier” sink. The large lounge has French windows overlooking the valley, and a wood-burning stove set within a pretty stone fireplace.
The master bedroom is double aspect with a range of built-in cupboards and overlooks the valley. There is a smaller 2nd bedroom and a family bathroom. As with the other house, all of the accommodation is on one floor. In each property there is potential conversion scope to develop the upper floors (subject to the required consents). There is a double cave beneath the house (one is vaulted).
The fosse septique is not in conformity, and the asking price reflects the work required for an upgrade to take place.
The extensive land around the property is mainly wooded, while the garden has well maintained lawns, mature shrubs and attractive flowers / planting. There is a very private 8 x 4m swimming pool, (recent new liner), shaded dining areas and further terraces with far reaching views over the valley towards the small village of Gagnac sur Céré. There is also the remains of an old bread oven and other building, offering the footprint for a pretty exterior summer dining room.
The local medieval town of Beaulieu sur Dordogne is under a 10 minutes’ drive, and has a twice weekly market, a large supermarket, several banks, various specialist shops and a good choice of bars / restaurants. There are numerous chateaux and superb natural heritage sites dotted throughout the region. This property is well placed for visits to several of “les plus beaux villages de France”, with no less than 6 within 30 minutes. Travel is easy with the A20 at around 30 minutes and the airport at Brive / Vallée de la Dordogne around 40 minutes drive.
Price € 349,950
Agency fees to be paid by buyer included: 5.00% inc vat
Price without fees: € 332,453
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,944.17
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