In a medieval town of the 'Périgord Vert', an 18th century mansion, its outbuildings, its courtyard and its garden extending over 3,000 m2, entirely enclosed by walls.
In the south-west of central France, the Périgord Vert is a land of old stones and history, where the architecture blends harmoniously with the environment and invites you to discover unmissable sites such as Hautefort, Brantôme, also known as the 'Venice' of the Périgord, Jumilhac, Bourdeilles or Saint-Jean-de-Côle.
Situated between the steep Gorges de l'Auvézère and the small Causses de Savignac-les-Eglises (limestone plateaus), the medieval town of Excideuil is known for its fortified castle erected on a feudal mound and its markets selling foie gras, truffles and local produce. The town offers all the main amenities and essential shops. The proximity of the secondary school is an additional advantage for families. Périgueux is about 40 km and Limoges is 70 km away. The A89 motorway, linking Bordeaux to Lyon, can be reached in 30 minutes and Brive-la-Gaillarde airport in 1 hour.
The property forms a private, elevated complex in the north-western part of the municipality. It is entirely enclosed by a thick retaining wall, which is topped by the foliage of trees and shrubs, protecting from prying eyes. To the south, a carriage gate with a flattened arch and a central pedestrian door has been created in its high wall. It is clad with monk and nun tiles. Its leaves open onto a lawned inner courtyard shaded by two centuries-old lime trees. The imposing building faces the courtyard, while two outbuildings frame and close off the courtyard on either side. It is possible to walk around the entire property crossing the garden and then through a small side courtyard, in which an extension and a staircase leading to the first floor were built later on. In the outbuilding that houses the former stables, a covered passageway takes you through to a separate garden that was once used as a vegetable plot.
The mansionWith a rectangular plan and a slightly protruding central section adorned with pilasters, the classical style residence was built of dressed stone over three vaulted cellars in the 18th century by Aubin Barbary de Langlade, a local notable from Dussac. Unlike the neighbouring buildings of the same period, it has no second floor or dormer windows on the eaves of the gutter walls, so that it resembles more a country manor house than a townhouse. The steeply pitched hipped roof is clad with flat tiles and has two arched roof dormers turned into hip dormers at each end. The windows, of which there are thirteen on each facade, feature wooden frames and mullions with small panes, most of which are single-glazed. In the 20th century, an extension was built on the east gable, allowing the building to be divided into four flats, two of which have independent external access. The large entrance hall, the stone staircase and the landing on the first floor served as communal areas.
The arched entrance door, topped by a glass transom, opens onto a large hall with a patina flagstone floor. This leads to the monumental stone staircase with a wooden banister and flat pear-shaped balusters, as well as to four doors, one of which features two reinforced leaves to improve soundproofing. Behind these doors, the drawing room - currently used as a bedroom - is connected to a dining room. Each of these rooms has a ladder parquet floor and a French window opening out to the garden. The oldest part of the house comprises a drawing room with a rammed earth floor and a large stone fireplace. This connects to an open plan kitchen on the gable side and, via a hallway, a shower room with toilet, as well as a small bedroom. The other half of the ground floor offers a flat with the entrance door under the stairs. It comprises three ...
Price 495,000 €
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