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With 3.6 Ha (9 Acres), A 5/6 Bedroom House with Gite, 2 Stables, (room for more) Barns, A Charming Pigeonniere and Excellent Outriding.

Location: Near Nontron, Dordogne, Aquitaine.
Price: €499,000
Status: For Sale
ID: 644

A figure of approximately 6.5% should be added to the purchase price to cover Tax, Registration and Notary Fees.

Nontron – 13 kms
Angouleme - 30 kms
Limoges Airport – 1 hour drive
Bergerac Airport – 1 hour 30 minute drive

With 9 acres of post and railed pastureland, a Perigordian Longere farmhouse set in the Perigord-Limousin regional nature park in northern Dordogne, along with a second one bedroom house. Both houses have been fully and sympathetically restored but have modern amenities. Within the grounds is a beautiful, restored pigeonniere and fantastic outriding is redily available immediately from the properties boundaries.

The house is in a hamlet and is set off a minor road but is part of the local rural community. The property is not visible from the road as it is set behind large wooden, double gates. There is a large barn plus two very large stables but room for many more stables if required. The property was the principal house of the village for many years so is historically important.

The nearest village is 4 kms away with a ‘huit de huit’ shop (8 till 8), 3 bakers, an award-winning butchers and a bar/restaurant that is very busy and where the French and English meet. Post office, doctor, pharmacy, 2 hairdressers, men’s barber shop and a holistic masseuse. Primary school, collège and Lycée locally.

Within 15 minutes driving distance is a public lake that has its own beach with swimming, canoeing, fishing, golfing, archery, tennis and a keep-fit walking track with exercise machines, 2 cafes and a lovely restaurant.

MAIN HOUSE

From the courtyard enter the property via the front door to a reception hall, fully tiled, with two antique floor-to-ceiling wooden cupboards for coats and storage, radiator, old wooden door to:-

Open plan “American style” family living/dining/kitchen: 10m x 8m. Fully fitted kitchen with Falcon range cooker and hood. Breakfast bar, living and dining area, tiled floor and exposed beams.

Second Office/Library: 3m x 2m. Fitted out with bookshelves, tiled floor and Wifi.

Formal Drawing Room: 7m x 7m. A beautifully renovated room with windows and French windows down one complete side opening on to the garden and views beyond. On the opposite side is an original French antique door which opens up onto the courtyard. The room has parquet flooring and an original stone fireplace with a wood burner.

Dining Room: 7.3m x 4m. Parquet floor, french windows onto the garden and window overlooking the courtyard and stables. Radiator, archway and corridor through to-

Bathroom:

Laundry Room/Store Room: 4m x 3m. This room houses washing machine, dryer, freezers and hot water boiler. Tiled floor.

Master Bedroom: 8m x 4m. Fitted wardrobes, radiator, window overlooking the garden, door to En-suite bathroom and walk-in shower, separate WC.

Gym/Bedroom 5: 4m x 4m. Door to garden, radiator, internal door to barn. Door to:-

Office/Bedroom 6: 4m x 3.4m. Large window onto garden, radiator, full internet and broadband including wifi telephone supplying and covering the entire house.

Original oak stairway leading to the first floor :-

2 Bedroom Suite comprising:-

Double Bedroom: 5m x 4m

Single Bedroom: 4m x 3m

Living Room/Bedroom 3. 5m x 6m. Currently used as living area to form part of the suite, however could easily revert to another bedroom.

The bathroom is newly fitted with a shower, WC and modern sink unit. Radiators and velux windows.

Scope for further bedrooms.

Gas central heating by radiators

SECOND HOUSE

A beautifully, fully restored second property with crepied walls and exposed old stonework.
Front door leads into:-
Hall/Dining Area
Living Room: Fireplace housing a woodburner, 2 windows overlooking the garden, back door to yard and front door to private, covered veranda.
Bathroom: Fully tiled, electric radiator.
Staircase leading to a Mezzanine floor.
Large bedroom with parquet flooring, window to garden and orchard and a velux window in the roof. Room for a king-size bed plus a single bed.
Ground floor is fully tiled.
This second house has been rented out continuously over the months of Oct – April for the past 2 years at a rate of 450 Euros pcm excluding electricity. Between April and October it is used by friends and family.

OUTSIDE – Courtyard
From the gate enter the courtyard, which is enclosed on all 4 sides. To the left is the hay and main barn with beautiful, old barn doors. The barn measures 12m x 20m. Up the stairs to the mezzanine floor for storing hay/straw on one side and attic storage for household goods. Water supply and electricity newly fitted in 2009.

On the right in the courtyard are 3 large outside sheds for storing wood for the winter.

Further down on the right are the following:
Stable 1: 6m x 5m. Concrete floor with rubber matting, it has a new roof and outside and inside electricity, haynet rings.
Stable 2: 5m x 4.8m. Concrete floor with rubber matting. Electricity inside and out, haynet rings.
Outside the stables is a hard-standing with a post and railed area for tying horses up. Outside water is right by the stables for ease, as is electricity for clipping etc.

On the left is the entrance to the farmhouse via a pathway.
At the bottom of the courtyard is the pigeonniere which is fully renovated and fitted out and used as a tack room. To the right of this is the exterior door to the feed room with a range of steel feed containers. In the feed room is another door leading into the sheep shed, which measures 4m x 22m. This shed has been extended and reroofed.

There are double gates between the re-roofed pigeonniere and the house which lead to the vegetable garden which is fenced and contains many raised beds.

On the left is a new tractor shed, which measures 5m x 6m. This area then has a wooden gate which leads to the paddocks. There is another covered area in the first field.

Huge patio with bbq area. The back garden is full of plants, and there are two ponds, a chicken house and run, orchard with apple, pear, quince, plum, mirabelle, kiwi, peach and hazelnut trees. There are also 2 walnut trees in one of the many paddocks.

There are grape vines to the front and rear of the house and outside the second house and barn. The grapes are used to make ‘Pineau’ and ‘eau de vie.’

Services – Mains water plus well for vegetables and garden watering and refilling pond water. Completely re-wired and re-plumbed in summer of 2009. Fosse Septic being renewed early 2013.


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