Charming home with fabulous spa and guest accommodation, Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Standing quietly in the beautiful countryside of the Perigord Noir, between the popular towns of Montignac and Sarlat, is this charming stone property. Set discretely back from the quiet lane, the large five bedroom main house, guest annexes and dependances have all been renovated with style and and unusual attention to detail.
Built of the local honey coloured stone and topped with traditional lauze roofs, the property is packed full of original character features, and artisanal wood and stone work, but does not ignore the requirements of modern living with double or triple glazing throughout, top end insulation, wifi and a very comfortable indoor pool and hammam.
The charming five bedroom main house proudly bears a "Label de la Fondation du Patrimoine" and can trace its history back to 1725. The history and charm of the house combined with the care and attention evident through the quality of the renovation creates a unique and very welcoming home.
The open living area and kitchen offers a warm, friendly family space and the large traditional fireplace is a fabulous focal point. The cellars have been converted and now house a practical laundry room and a very useful additional room - perhaps a bedroom, or a gym. Upstairs the bedrooms are packed with character and traditional features - the attention to detail that the owner has shown to the property is evident in every room. The bedrooms and office look out over open countryside.
The two stone annexes currently provide facilities for chambre d'hotes guests with two large and stylish guest suites - 1 double and 1 family sized. Totally independent, the rooms have been converted and decorated to the highest standards and are very popular with visitors to the area. A third suite in the same building is partially completed and will be presented to the same, very high, standards.
The guest annexe also houses the large indoor heated pool, hammam and spa. With triple glazing, high spec insulation, and top of the range fixtures and fittings, this facility is a year round treat and definitely sets the property apart. The hot air from the Spa area is used to heat the attractive greenhouse in the courtyard. A gardener's delight, the greenhouse is sympathetically designed and sits amongst the original buildings in a very "natural" way.
A second annexe houses a useful summer kitchen and dining room. This very useful guest facility has a slightly more contemporary feel but the high spec theme continues here and attention has been paid to every detail.
The buildings are set around an attractive inner courtyard with quiet shaded seating areas, a covered walled terrace, small vegetable garden, all enjoying views over the beautiful Perigord countryside. There are additional spaces that could be converted to provide yet more accommodation if required or simply left as very useful storage and garaging. Additional outbuildings include a small barn, chicken house, and stone borie. All in very good order.
Throughout the property the renovations have been completed with the highest quality materials and by craftsmen. No corners have been cut with the oak parquet, pisé floor, oak staircases, and handmade interior shutters. Original features have been preserved or incorporated into a comfortable, energy efficient home with additional space to tailor to your family's needs.
Beyond the inner courtyard the property has an attached meadow and a large Walnut orchard standing across the quiet lane. Views are of the beautiful Perigord countryside. Although quietly tucked away in a stone hamlet, the property is within easy reach of some of the regions most notable attractions - Sarlat, Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Perigeux, Bergerac.