XVI Century Property
Dordogne – France
Mansion Guesthouse Cottage
Magnificent Estate 17th century, beautifully restored to a high standard, with several outbuildings, covered swimming pool, tennis, golf and a stunning 900 year old pigeonnier
(dove till) on 30 acres of land
Price: 1.180.000 euros
Habitable space: 294
30 acres ( 12 Ha) More possible! Plot:
Rooms: Main house 7, Guesthouse 1, Bungalow 1
Bathrooms: Main house 3, Guesthouse 1, Bungalow 1
Completely restored to a very high standard, individual house, 2 chimneys, beamed ceilings, all exterior and most interior walls in natural stones, many character features. The mansion is located in the midst of a spacious lanes surrounded by natural and planted woodland and offering lovely views on the pigeonnier and the Château of Biron.
The property is in an excellent condition. In the year 2000 important restoration works have been done on it in the respect of its original style and with authentic local materials. Electrics and heating are new and, where possible, floor heating has been installed. All sewage and underground cables have been renewed and a watering spray system has been installed. The new central heater works on gas provided by an underground central gas tank. The house is surrounded by nice terraces, decorated with old lanterns and cast iron pots.
The house has been tastefully decorated, partly with antic furniture and stylish carpets. One of the most beautiful rooms is the spacious reception room of 42 m? with its enormous natural stone chimney, old sink, beamed ceiling and massif oak parquet. All walls are in natural stone and some windows have stained glass. The house has original features and though you can fully enjoy all the charm of old here, nothing lacks to have perfect nowadays comfort.
The mansion has a big open plan fully equipped kitchen with seating area and a large terrace to the south offering views on the 900 years old pigeonnier. Next to the kitchen is the laundry with washing machine, dryer en lots of storage. There is also a complete bathroom, more storage space and a closed area for the heating machinery.
A beautiful wooden staircase leads unto the second floor with the nice reception room, 2 good dimension bedrooms, complete bathroom and separate toilet.
The third floor comprises 2 good dimension bedrooms, a dressing, a 42 m? attic room all decorated in Harry Potter style, a shower room and separate toilet. Because of its very good insulation, the Harry Potter room could also be used as a fitness space.
On the frontside of the mansion natural stone stairs lead to the second floor, on the side are smaller stone stairs leading unto the reception room.
An equipped area for children has been made on the kitchen side so that parents can easily watch their children.
On the other side an independent guest apartment has been made bordering a beautiful stone terrace with a round plant arrangement. The guest apartment comprises an old bread oven, kitchen, shower, toilet and bedroom with three beds. All inside walls are in natural stone. Two French windows open unto the nice terrace. Left from the terrace is a big 120 m? barn that could be used for to keep horses.
At some 100 meters from the mansion is an independent and sunny cottage of 55 m? comprising a bedroom, kitchen, shower room and toilet.
There is a covered pool of 6 x 13 meters that can be heated. It has roman steps, under water lights and new machinery. The children’s pool in the form a of a fish also has under water lights and a fountain.
The all weather tennis court has been made in the year 2000. There are two golf holes for training.
The pigeonnier is about 10 meters high and 8 meters wide and has inside over 1000 cut out places for doves. It is one of the most beautiful pigeonniers in the region and in an amazingly excellent condition. We have always been very grateful to have this beautiful building on our grounds, as a solid witness of so many ages and ages ago.
It could be used in different ways as the installing of water and electrics have already been prepared.
There is a gorgeous private valley with stream and lovely old stone bridges and interesting views.
The property is surrounded by a tranquil countryside with here and there some agricultural activity. The landscapes are rolling with woodlands, panoramic views and some old farms.
La Capelle Biron ( 5 km.) has a supermarket, chemistry, garage, baker, butcher, restaurant, post office and an English speaking doctor.
Schools for small and older children are in the direct surroundings. In Fumel (20 minutes) you’ll find all the big shops you might need. The bastide towns of Monflanquin, Villereal and Monpazier are all at a 20 minutes drive.
Bergerac Airport with direct flights to several destinations in the U.K. is at 30 minutes and the international airports of Bordeaux and Toulouse at about 2 hours.
The climate is agreeable with mild springs, long warm summers, lovely sunny autumns and most of the times mild winters.
The property can be sold fully furnished, equipped and decorated.
For more information and photographs, please contact J.H. van Riet
tel. 0033 – 22.214.171.124.19