A charming family home plus two gites & two full size swimming pools. It enjoys an exceptionally private and beautiful location and is set within a hectare of well laid out mature gardens with plenty of privacy for guests and owners alike.
This lovely stone property, which has been tastefully renovated, is very secluded, south facing and has wonderful views over rolling countryside.
The gentle rolling countryside and near empty country lanes and bridleways offer ideal rambling and cycling conditions. There are opportunities for water sports, and canoes can be hired on the rivers of the Dordogne and the Lot. There is also excellent swimming in the lakes nearby. Other local activities include golf, vineyards, an Outward Bound Park, horse-riding, tennis, fishing and bird watching.
The area is steeped in history and there are many fine châteaux close by to visit. Beautiful historic towns and 'Bastides' including VILLEREAL, MONFLANQUIN, SARLAT, PUJOLS, BERGERAC, CADOUIN & MONPAZIER. Very close to one of the main wine growing areas of SW France, Bergerac, and short distance from the famous wine areas of St Emillion and Bordeaux.
Within a short driving distance all basic amenities such as doctors, dentists, post offices, pharmacies, garages, nursery, primary & secondary schools, supermarkets and of course plenty of lovely restaurants. There is also a local market for everyday of the week, with night markets in July and August.
Very well located, between the Bastide towns of Villeréal and Monflanquin. 30 mins drive from Bergerac airport,2hrs from Toulouse and Bordeaux and 3 hours from Carcassonne, Limoges and Rodez.
Choice of a very comfortable family home or home with income. There is an established rental record for the gites providing a good income and are offered for sale fully furnished. The purchaser has the opportunity to walk into a ready-made business which has been established for 14 years, and enjoys high levels of repeat business. Or it could be a large home with one gite for rental or for use by family and friends.
MAIN HOUSE (200m²) Traditional stone farmhouse with large reception rooms, exposed stone walls and oak beams. Large lounge with a beautiful stone fireplace and log burner. Another particularly lovely feature is the enclosed south facing veranda, which has double glazing for use throughout the year. Also on the ground floor there is the dining room or 4th bedroom, office area, kitchen, shower room, WC, utility room and boiler/storage room. On the first floor there is a master bedroom, second shower room + bath, WC and two further bedrooms. There is a large attic for storage.
Private terrace for outside dining. Garage with mezzanine for good storage. Large area of parkland, trees and fruit trees including walnut, hazelnut, peach, cherry and plum. There is also a large plastic tunnel which is excellent for seedlings, storing delicate plants over winter or for storage.
LE TOURNESOL GITE (Sunflower) (70m²) is a spacious barn conversion, with exposed stone walls & oak beams. It provides excellent accommodation for six guests. Very private setting, with gardens, its own EXCLUSIVE FULL SIZE swimming pool, large private south facing sun terrace and wonderful views There is a separate area adjacent to the pool for al fresco dining. Campsis and passionflower plants weave their way through the wood and bamboo pergola, which shade this area. There is a large garden area with flower gardens and mature trees.
Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner with triple French doors which lead onto the south facing patio. Twin bedroom. On the first floor there is the master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, second twin bedroom, WC and a second shower room.
LA PETITE BESSOU GITE (91m²) is a traditional stone cottage with exposed beams and excellent accommodation for up to six guests. It is detached and very private, with its own EXCLUSIVE FULL SIZE swimming pool and a south facing terrace which is a wonderful sun trap. A very tranquil location, with beautiful views over the rolling countryside.
Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner. There is a Master bedroom with en suite shower room, WC. The second shower room & WC is circular in shape and is a delightful conversion of the old prune oven with stone walls, oak and pine ceiling. On the first floor there is one double bedroom and one twin. The south-facing French doors in the lounge lead on to the very secluded south facing sun terrace (20ft x 20ft) and the exclusive full size swimming pool and a large, private garden. There is a lovely view from this terrace across the valley beyond.
Oil central heating in the main house.
There is a well and two large water butts.
English/French satellite TV, Wi-Fi
Swimming Pools are security protected as per the French Regulations
Veranda is double glazed.
New roof on main house in 2004, incorporating 7mm layer of foil insulation and canelit under tiles.
Major refurbishment of Le Tournesol in 2003/2004 to include new walls, new staircase, new kitchen, additional shower room and electrical re-wiring.
New kitchen in La Petite Bessou in 2005.
Floor size of all rooms as accurate as possible.
Main House (200m2)
Enclosed veranda 13 x 2.25m
Lounge 8.00m x 5.00m
Dining Room/ 4th bedroom 3.60m x 3.60m
Hallway/ Office area 5.00m x 4.00m
Kitchen 4.50m x 3.50m
Kitchen 2/utility area 4.00m x 4.00m
Shower room 1 2.50m x 2.50m
Boiler Room 3.50m x 3.50m
Oil central heating and wood burner
Bedroom 1 6.20m x 3.50m
Bedroom 2 5.00m x 3.00m
Bedroom 3 4.00m x 3.00m
En suite Shower Room + bath 3.00m x 2.50m
Gite 1 Le Tournesol
Living/dining/kitchen 6 x 5m with fitted kitchen area
Bedroom 1 3.2 x 2.3m
Bedroom 2 2.8 x 2.7m with en suite 1.8 x 1.2m
Bedroom 3 3.1 x 3.4
Bathroom 2 4.9 x 1.9m
Exclusive Swimming Pool 9 x 5m
Gîte 2 La Petite Bessou
Kitchen/living/dining room 5.4m x 6.7m
Bedroom 1 5.2 x 2.3m En suite 4.1 x 2.3m
Shower room 2 5.7m², converted prune oven
Bedroom 2 2.6 x 2.6m Bedroom 3 4 x 2m
Mezzanine 2.00 x 3.00m
Electric heating and wood burner
Exclusive Swimming Pool 12 x 5m