A delightful ensemble of buildings, grouped around a grassy courtyard with lovely valley views. Located not far from the market town of Le Bugue the property is privately situated in 2 hectares of lawn and woodland and has the added advantage of a separate guest cottage and large 12mx6m newly installed swimming pool.
This property has been lovingly restored with a strong eye to detail (full history of renovation works available on request). On entering, to the right, is the first of two very light sitting rooms with tiled floor and large glazed doors leading out to the garden as well as a solid oak door leading to the grassy courtyard to the rear of the property. To the left of this first sitting room is an office which has made clever use of the space and which incorporates the original stone bread oven. Also at this level is a modern shower room with corner shower, basin, Wc and laundry area.
Steps lead to the second sitting room with terra cotta flooring, large fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed stonework and beams and glazed doors on both sides leading out to the gardens.
A door leads through to the kitchen/dining room where a very attractive Mark Wilkinson style kitchen has been installed with a good selection of wall and base units, solid wood work surfaces and range style oven. The terra cotta floor tiling, exposed stonework and beams combine with this modern farmhouse kitchen to provide a very comfortable and well equipped room from which doors lead directly out to the grassy courtyard for al fresco dining. Large windows also allow plenty of light and affords lovely views over the valley.
From the sitting room stairs lead up to the master suite with beautiful mansarded limed beams, chestnut flooring and fully tiled master bathroom with large heated towel radiator and which also incorporates the original beams which have been limed. The bedroom has air-conditioning and there is a built-in dressing area.
Returning to the first sitting room, a corridor leads into two very good sized bedrooms with pale coloured floor tiles. Glazed doors lead out to the garden from each bedroom and the characterful exposed stonework has been retained to some of the walls. Between the two bedrooms is a large family sized bathroom with separate bath, walk-in shower, heated towel radiator and basin. A glazed door leads out to the garden and has interior shutters to provide privacy when the bathroom is in use. There is also a separate Wc.
The outside space combines a charming grassy courtyard to the rear with huge tree for shade - ideal for outdoor dining, a stone loggia with tiled floor overlooking the gorgeous countryside views at the end of the property and a large lawn within which is set the 12mx6m pool with sunbathing terrace and electric cover (conforming to French law). The pool has a new "pompe à chaleur" to allow the pool to be heated. The ensemble of buildings is surrounded on two sides by a good selection of mature trees.
The grounds are also encircled by a professionally installed electric dog fence for those clients wishing to let their dogs roam freely.
Privately set away from the main house is a separate gite in wood cladding which has a covered dining area at the end of the property. The gite has an open plan kitchen/sitting/dining (currently used as a gym), one bedroom, a shower room with separate Wc and a tiled floor throughout.
At one end of the property is also located the garage and store room/workshop which houses the new Ideal Standard boiler.
A very pretty ensemble of buildings, very well thought out in terms of its renovation for which have been used high quality fixtures and fittings. With the added advantage of a separate gite for those who wish to house guests or earn some additional rental income and being located very close to the market town of Le Bugue, this property has something for everyone.
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.
Only 5km from the market town of Le Bugue with all amenities. 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.
Price € 495,000
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