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(24) Dordogne

Luxury Chartreuse & Estate for sale in Perigord Noir.

property sold

Reception Rooms:
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 12
Land: 73 ha

Reference: E9-3880612
£ 3,084,550
$ 3,979,465

This beautiful chartreuse and its domaine are a pure example of French classical romantic architecture, in an equally idyllic peaceful setting in the stunning Perigord Noir area of the Dordogne. Overall there are 1395m2 of habitable space.

Built in 1680, the house has retained abundant period features, whilst being restored to its original grandeur with a newly refurbished kitchen, breakfast room and bathrooms throughout that provide stylish modern comfort in a classic period setting. The property faces east west with a habitable surface area of 1395m2 with extensive views onto the countryside and forest. It lies in a quiet, open valley, with a stream running through it.

The main chateau has 600m² of living space.
Ground Floor: Newly refurbished bespoke kitchen featuring an central island with granite counter tops, limestone flooring, a Lacanche gas oven, 2 Siemens dishwashers, a double fridge freezer, cream fitted kitchen units, painted beams and stone walls, with ceramic radiators. This leads to the breakfast room with a limestone floor, cream storage units and lit display cabinets, a stone fireplace with a wood burner. The informal dining room has a traditional stone 'pisé' floor, a stone fireplace with a wood stove, and painted beams. The ground floor also offers a laundry room, a sauna, shower and WC, a snug with more intimate living space with a stone fireplace and wood burner, a bar, and a large twin bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath, shower and underfloor heating. Stone steps lead to:-

First Floor: lGenerous entrance hall with steps leading down to the gardens. In the west wing there is the formal dining room with original panelled cupboards, a stone fireplace and dual aspect windows. This leads to three bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and stone fireplaces. The master bedroom opens on to a private terrace with glorious views over the luxuriant garden and park. The vast attic, approached via a hidden staircase from the main hall, covers the entire space of the first floor below and could easily be converted to loft style living space/bedrooms or a games room.

Guest house Enjoyingprivacy across the gardens from the chartreuse with a very large and luminous open plan living space with a kitchen and several seating areas, and a stone fireplace with wood burner. There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor with an ensuite dressing room and bathroom with a freestanding bath and shower.
First Floor: There is a large mezzanine landing and three further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom is very light and offers his and hers bathrooms. All the bathrooms are newly refurbished and there is new lighting thoughout.

Heating is stove, electric and individual with hot water and a hot water tank.

On the domaine there are also two stone cottages; one with a yoga room/exercise studio on the ground floor, and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and the other divided in two, one part with a gymnasium on the ground floor, and a bedroom on the first floor, and the other part with a room on each floor. The domaine is completed with a two bedroomed caretaker's cottage.

The heated 15m x 7m swimming pool has loggia and changing room and enjoys delightful views of the chateau and the domaine. 73 hectares (182 acres) of land, principally pasture and woods.

Grounds; The grounds consist of magnificently maintained formal gardens around the house, a formal fruit and vegetable garden next to the lake containing mostly carp and trout, which is fed by the stream. A veritable paradise..

It is located near Les Eyzies de Tayac, the centre of prehistoric sites, with easy access to the motorway, Bordeaux (1h30 hours), 30 minutes from Sarlat and 45 mins from Bergerac airport.

For sale unencumbered.
Air-conditioning, Internet, Barbecue. Exterior lighting.
Furnished Caretakers house

Airport 50 minutes, Golf 30 minutes. Highway 15 minutes, Lake 200 metres, Train station 5 minutes, Shops 5 minutes, Supermarket 7 minutes