Reception Rooms: 5
Land: 9 ha
French castle for sale in Dordogne
Built in the 16th and 17th centuries with a glorious blond coloured stone construction with lime mortar.
On the left, the watchtower retains a plastered finish creating a lovely contrast. Harmony is also given by a large roof of a similar height to that of the facade. Its gray slate roofing offers a touch of colour opposite that of the facade.
With a living area of approximately 490sqm, the distribution is as follows:
Ground floor: The entrance hall gives access to a large living room with a magnificent oak beam and Limeyrat stone slabs that are also found in many other rooms.
The office, located just opposite the entrance, overlooks the rear facade, with light streaming through the castle at this point.
A dining room with a fireplace
An intimate living room with a fireplace
Fully equipped kitchen
Then there is the alley, named after the gallery that was added a few centuries ago. A beautiful stone floor is found in this room which leads to the watchtower serving the upper floors.
The stone spiral staircase is also a witness to the rich past of the place. A second staircase also exists at the end of the large living room, allowing for a great fluidity of movement.
First floor: 3 bedrooms each with a bathroom or shower room There is also a room used as a sports room. The materials chosen are all of high quality with old parquet floors, stone fireplaces.
The master bedroom has 3 bathrooms, a sauna and a large dressing room.
Second floor: Divided in two parts, with on one side a vast attic directly under the roof and on the other side, accessible mainly by the second staircase, a living area with 3 rooms and 2 bathrooms. With lovely high ceilings, plenty of light, visible crossbeams and a mezzanine in one of the rooms. There is also woodwork on the lower parts of the walls in some rooms.
Third floor: The wide spiral staircase is greatly reduced this time to lead to the highest room of the castle. The view of the French gardens and the horizon is magnificent.
The outbuildings include :
An old annex house not contiguous to the castle of 150sqm on two levels has been restored offering on the first floor a large living room/kitchen with fireplace and a large bedroom.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room.
A longère of 27 meters also covered with slates closes the access to the French garden. The entrance to the courtyard of the castle is made by passing under the second floor of the longère under a magnificent stone vault. The floor under the vault has been paved with pebbled conductive paths on edge of the most beautiful effect.
On the first floor of the barn is a relaxation room with a spa. There is also a large area dedicated to storage.
An old walnut dryer on the courtyard side of the castle is used as a workshop.
On the ground floor there is an old vaulted cellar (4.80m under the vault) and a second workshop.
On the other side of the entrance porch, an old wine storehouse similar to the first one has been divided on the height (wooden construction) to create a stable where the old racks still exist.
The almost 22.23 acres (9 hectares) of land contribute strongly to the development of the castle and other old buildings.
A large part of the area is wooded with meadows with a more formal part surrounding the castle exists, with a French garden on the front side and an English garden on the back side.
A natural swimming pool has also been created, contributing to the enhancement of the place by its aestheticism and what this type of swimming pool conveys.
Various species are found on the property which include boxwood, cypress, a chestnut tree and various shrubs and ornamental plants. Further away, there are lime trees, walnut trees, cherry trees, apple trees, truffle oaks, oak trees and other hardwoods in the outlying woods.
Set in fabulous countryside and yet conveniently close to a small town where you can find all conveniences. The location is an undeniable asset to be able to take full advantage of all the treasures of the Périgord, whether it is the caves of Lascaux, the medieval town of Sarlat and the gardens of the manor of Eyrignac.
Brive -19 kms,
Périgueux- 50 kms
State of the property
Important works since the date of acquisition (2009) have been done such as the roof in 2000, the facades in 2012.
Double glazing 4/16/4 in 2012 for all the windows except 5;
Underfloor heating, geothermal heat pump in 2011;
Recessed electricity in 2012;
Reversible air conditioning in two rooms;
Boiler Geminox with suction cup of 2006 and tank 2000 litres;
Heating of the annex with two PAC air;
Autonomous sanitation in conformity;
Spring with a flow of 16m3/day. WC and washing machine connected to this network. Supply of the natural swimming pool;
Existing watering network with water from the spring;
Fibre just needs to be connected;
Cellar present under a part of the chateau.