its orchard in a hamlet in the Green Périgord area
On the outskirts of the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park, in peaceful countryside, where the undulating landscapes, crisscrossed by a multitude of streams, are ideal for hiking. The architecture in this land of stone and history blends harmoniously in with its surroundings, encouraging visitors to explore the many unforgettable sites such as Brantôme, the Périgord region’s “Venice”, Jumilhac, Hautefort, Bourdeilles and Saint-Jean-de-Côle. This property is just 10 minutes from a bustling market town with all main amenities (as well as a renowned fine-dining restaurant); 10 minutes from two little, lively medieval towns, with all shops, including a weekly market, the notoriety of which attracts the crowds.
Trains leaving from Thiviers station provide links to Périgueux, Bordeaux, Limoges and Paris.
The large, luxurious home
The current house is composed of two buildings from different eras. The first, with a 3-sloped roof covered with flat tiles, is an old farmhouse, probably dating from the 18th century. This building was adjoined in the 20th century by a mansion house, with a Mansard slate roof, topped with a weathervane and a finial. The facade rendered with crushed shells enhances the dressed stone used for the quoins and the surrounds framing the openings. The latter, three of which open on to small balconies with Art Nouveau style railings, are numerous and narrow. A large balcony on the south side dominates the garden.
In the section with a Mansard roof, next to a machine room with a separate entrance, a sliding wooden door and its pedestrian door open into a vast garage and a wine cellar, under lock and key. The main entrance is formed by a vestibule with panelling, two cupboards, one of which conceals a stone sink, indirect ceiling lighting, a wooden stairway and a dining room behind two large double wooden doors, glazed with panes of coloured stained glass. An old monumental fireplace and a walnut wood mantel. A spacious kitchen can be reached via the dining room and both terraces. A recent, Godin wood-burning stove has been installed in the old fireplace, whilst the wall tiles are old. The inside of the cupboard is lined with Thiviers earthenware tiles. The main door was custom-made with carved panels and double-glazed windows, protected by wrought ironwork. A wooden stairway goes up to two floors, independent of the house with the Mansard roof.
The stairway going up from the kitchen leads to a landing, with oak wood parquet flooring, which provides access to a bedroom, with a view of the courtyard, a second bedroom, with a view of the garden, and a shower room, with a power jet shower and a toilet. The stairway in the main entrance hall leads to a bedroom with new wooden flooring and an alcove, as well as a large landing, followed by a corridor with a stairway dating from the construction era and a separate toilet. One bedroom has a Louis XV style marble fireplace, enhanced with earthenware tiles, oak wood flooring and a bathroom, with a wash-hand basin featuring an Art Nouveau pedestal, a free-standing, eagle-claw, cast iron bath, a toilet and an aluminium-framed, double-glazed window overlooking the garden. Another bedroom, combining comfort with refinement, features a Louis XVI style marble fireplace recognisable by its sculpted acanthus leaves, an aluminium-framed, double-glazed window and French window with a garden view, parquet flooring and a private shower room. The gable wall features a balcony with Art Nouveau style railings.
In the attic space of the old farmhouse is a study, fitted with pivoting skylights, with integrated curtains, and an independent attic which could be converted. In the house with a Mansard roof, this floor comprises three additional bedrooms, two of which have small balconies and one has its own shower room and toilet, a large landing and a bathroom, with a new bath, a sliding door and a toilet.
This shady, multi-coloured garden, planted with flowers and trees, is enclosed by gates and walls with wrought iron railings. It extends around three sides of the house and a terrace, ideal for taking an afternoon nap. Numerous species, including hydrangea, rose bushes (Pierre-de-Ronsard), cactus, camelia, Mexican orange, boxwood, hibiscus, trumpet vine, St John’s wort, acanthus, wisteria, Chile pine, cedar, weeping beech, hornbeam, magnolia, ornamental lime, yuca, silk plant, crepe myrtle and lavender, share this immaculately kept area which, courtesy of the well and the rainwater recovery tank, never lacks water.
Beyond the garden are three plots of land taken up by an orchard, and a vegetable garden, with apple, plum, cherry, walnut and pear trees.
On the partially covered, east terrace, out of sight of onlookers, the area once used for raising rabbits is now used as a summer kitchen and a storeroom, near to a renovated bread oven and a fireplace.
Furthermore, facing the house is a 2-storey outbuilding. Currently used for storage purposes, it could be converted into a garage or a workshop.
This property is in a natural setting without being isolated, the two neighbouring houses being kept out of sight by the layout of the hamlet and the protective garden. A haven of peace, it is made largely self-sufficient by its fruit trees, its two vegetable gardens, its water well and its bread oven, in good working order. Restoration works, carried out using quality materials, have preserved all of its authentic Art Nouveau style features.
|Land registry surface area||5781 m2|
|Main building surface area||270 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||106 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||8|
Jonathan Barbot +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.