A traditional farm, with 18 ha of grasslands and woods, in the countryside between Périgueux and Bergerac.
The farmland to the south of Périgueux has a gently undulating horizon. The landscape is composed of fields, wooded plots and extensive grasslands where cows, donkeys and horses graze peacefully. Near to the property is a lively market town, with infant and junior schools, a library, a traditional bakery, a grocery-bar-tobacconist, a village hall, a church and a sports field. The well-known Donkey Fair is held every year. Vergt, renowned for its strawberries, is 15 minutes away, the A89 motorway is 30 minutes away and Bergerac international airport is 45 minutes away.
At the ends of this continuous property, 9 hectares of woods enclose a similar surface area of grasslands. In the centre, an old farm and its outbuildings are all laid out in a U-shape around a courtyard, closed by a low stone wall. A square tower, in a corner between the barn and the house, dominates the other buildings. Although recently constructed, it still awaits completion inside. This property is reached via a path that crosses a wood and then runs alongside the fence of a vast meadow. A copse of old oak trees conceals a water well, probably fed by the same spring as the pond, to be found a little further on. In the meadow, ruins are concealed in a coppice stand and an indoor riding arena has been created slightly lower down. Behind the farm, a west-facing terrace looks down on to a swimming pool and a natural garden dotted with trees and shrubs. The view stretches over the countryside to the horizon and the setting sun.
The houseThis rendered quarry stone block house is covered with ivy. Laid out longwise, it has through rooms on the ground floor, topped with an upstairs under the slopes of the roof. The Roman tiles covering the roof as well as the canopy above the front door, the roof dormers, the hip roof tower, the barn and the outbuildings are all part of the farms stylistic coherence. An extension has enlarged the lounge and created a link with the barn. A square, 3-storey tower, incomplete inside, has been added in the corner between the barn and the house, providing the farm with additional character. The wooden-framed doors and windows feature small, single-glazed panes.
The front door opens into a large, 51 m², through kitchen, with an original open-hearth fireplace and exposed ceiling beams. The walls are white-washed or feature exposed stone. A French window opens on to a terrace. Behind the fireplace, the only bedroom on the ground floor has its own shower room and toilet, which can also be reached from the kitchen. Two steps provide access to an 82 m² lounge, enhanced with a stone fireplace. A central stone pillar supports the exposed roofing framework and the wooden floor of a reading room on a mezzanine.
This level, now converted attic space, features exposed beams and sloping, panelled ceilings. A wooden stairway goes up to a reading room on a 35 m² mezzanine, made safe by thin, turned balusters forming a wooden guardrail. A long corridor runs along the west facade and leads to three bedrooms, with views of the courtyard, a storage room and a toilet. A bathroom can be reached from the last two bedrooms.
The tower has its own entrance. The first floor can only be reached via a ladder and an additional floor could be created.The outbuildingsThe outbuildings are composed of three separate buildings, a 17.3 m² lean-to used for keeping animals and a riding arena.
In a good state of repair, this barn has two doors opening into the courtyard and a door communicating with the lounge. This outbuilding is high enough to envisage creating an ...
Wohnfläche: 182,00 m², Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 4, Anzahl der Badezimmer: 1, Bundesland: Aquitaine