- Stylish stone house with lots of original features
- Fully renovated
- 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- Space for more bedrooms
- Private garden of approx 0.5 acres
- Full oak double glazing
- Honeywell oil-fired heating system
- One hour from Bergerac airport
Situated in the popular Dordogne, the owners of this house have created a contemporary, open living space, that flows from the sitting room, to the kitchen and the terrace. The property is light filled, with super modern bathrooms, travertine stone floors, yet retains its original character.
The Dordogne is often described as a warmer, sunnier version of the Cotswolds, where homes are built in honey-coloured stone. The countryside is gently rolling, dotted with old villages, castles and small country towns. This property is about 12 minute’s drive from Verteillac, which despite its modest size, acts as a hub for the surrounding villages. It has a larger than usual range of shops and services, and a popular Saturday market. The atmosphere is vibrant, friendly and welcoming.
The neutral palette of the house is evident on entry. Leading off the hallway (6.29m2) in a guest cloakroom, with WC and washbasin, all white. There are exposed stone walls throughout the property and downstairs, toning travertine floors. The kitchen/dining room (28.58m2) is fitted with white floor and wall units, an integrated oven, hob and extractor. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the triple aspect sitting room (33.46m), which has far-reaching views across the countryside. The open feature fireplace, with stone surround is a focal point and provides warmth when the nights are a little chilly.
On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms, both with polished wooden floors, exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings. Bedroom 1 (29.72m2) has an ensuite bathroom, with separate shower, bathtub, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 2 (22.11m2) has an ensuite shower room with WC and washbasin. The large boarded attic and spacious barn loft could be converted easily into an additional 3 bedrooms.
The large garden is fully enclosed, completely private and with enough space for the creation of a swimming pool. The plumbing and electrics have already been roughed in. There are multiple fruit and nut trees, a large vegetable garden, and a smaller kitchen/herb garden. On the south side of the property is a lovely stone Zen garden and a large driveway with plenty of parking space.
With energy efficiency in mind, all the exterior windows and doors have been replaced with oak, high efficiency double glazing. The attic is fully insulated and there is a Honeywell, 5-zone heat and hot water system, easily monitored and controlled remotely. Lighting throughout is LED, with dimmers for the kitchen, sitting room and terrace.
This region of SW France offers holidaymakers a wide range of activities and variety of landscapes, from the Bordeaux vineyards, to the Dordogne Valley, the mountains of Limousin to the islands of Ré and Oléron. For the resident, you can anticipate a leisurely pace of life, more space and regular gourmet delights! The region is served by a number of international airports with direct flights from the UK to Bordeaux and Bergerac. The latter is the closest to this property – a drive of about an hour.
Habitable area 140m2
Land area 2162m2
Tax Foncière 598€ p.a.
Oil central heating
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