The architectural features of this property, in the French department of Dordogne, in the midst of the wooded, undulating Green Périgord area, in countryside dotted with white limestone troglodyte cliffs, outline the contours of a minuscule residential village dominating the Lizonne Valley. A few houses, a recently restored chapel, a cemetery and the town hall guarantee everyday life as well as tranquillity. Just 5 km from a little town with all daily amenities. Angoulême provides a wealth of cultural events and its TGV train station has fast links to Paris. Bordeaux is 2 hours away by car via the N10.
Archives show that this property belonged to the Count of Galard-de-Béarn, whose coat-of-arms can still be admired on the monumental stairway. It comprises 3 crows for the Galard family and 2 cows for the Béarn region. The motto “In via nulla invia” can be translated as “no road is impassable”.
This illustrious family, originating from Gascony and already known in 1062, played an important role in the 13th century crusades. Their name and their coat-of-arms engraved in the Hall of Crusades of the Palace of Versailles bears witness to this. Incidentally, Hector-Galard (1415-1475), companion of Joan-of-Arc and Grand Marshal of Court Residences under Louis XI, is supposedly the jack of diamonds in our packs of cards.
This chateau still has many of its original architectural features such as its oak wood roofing framework, its watch-turrets, its high French ceilings, its fireplaces, some of its panelling, its Versailles pattern parquet flooring and its monumental stone stairway with its curved wrought iron railings.
The converted wing
Constructed as an extension of the chateau, the outbuilding comprises additional living rooms, a boiler room and a porch separating the parklands from the garden of the caretaker’s cottage.
The outbuildings, laid out on two levels between the village and the chateau, delimit three separate living areas.
The barn, the old pigsties, the lower rooms in the farm building, the stables, with twelve horse loose boxes, and the tack room are all set out around a small courtyard, closed by fencing and a gateway.
A stone stairway provides access to the chateau terrace and to the upper level of the large farm building. The latter is divided into four large independent rooms in use as a workshop, a stable with six additional horse loose boxes, a garage and a storage room. It is also the passageway that leads to the attic above the stables. And lastly, on the top floor, four large windows let light into the old haylofts, running the full length of the building, which could be converted. They are reached via a wooden stairway under the porch of the converted wing.
Behind this porch is an enclosed space, closed by a gateway opening on to the street. This is the second entrance to the chateau and the garden of the caretaker’s cottage.
The caretaker’s cottage
This cottage, awaiting renovation, spans a floor surface area of 135 m² over two levels. It comprises an entrance hall on the garden side providing access to a lounge and a kitchen-dining room as well as to two bedrooms, with an adjoining bathroom and toilet. On the lower level, a laundry room with a fireplace overlooks the street.
These sunny, unoverlooked parklands include a cascading fountain with its ornamental pool fed by water from a spring, a gazebo and, further down, a heated, 6x12 m swimming pool, with a pool-house, awaiting renovation.
A property where the number of possible projects equals the number of available spaces, each one more interesting than the other. The chateau takes advantage of different styles and the lie of the sloping land. The outbuildings, set between the chateau and the village, are ready to accommodate an equestrian activity once again, to become home to a collection of vintage cars or an artist’s vast workshop. The south-facing parklands are but waiting for a determined gardener. Furthermore, the estate could be greatly increased for those with grand ideas. Currently sound, its aesthetic quality would unfailingly attract guests and it would no doubt form a dream setting for those seeking to live collectively. One way or another the time has come for new life to be breathed into this wonderful property.
735 000 €
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||4 ha 60 a 10 ca|
|Main building surface area||867 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1100 m2|
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.