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.
This 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 farm’s 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 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 upstairs.
Once used for farm animals, this outbuilding comprises several areas with various accesses to the courtyard. It currently houses a laundry-boiler room and a storage area with a concrete screed, as well as a storage room with a packed mud floor. A communal roofing framework supports a restored roof.
Constructed from brick with a packed mud floor, this bread oven is in a very good state of repair. It is accompanied by an oven for preparing food for pigs as well as a storage room. The roof needs to be redone.
The swiming pool
This rectangular, 13x5 m swimming pool has a semi-circular shallow end. It has a new pump and is well-maintained. It is set below the terrace where there is a masonry barbecue.
This property exudes a wonderful feeling of freedom! The enclosed courtyard and the copses at each of the property’s ends create an impression of entrenchment and safety whilst the view, dominated by peaceful countryside, stretches into the distance on the east and west sides. The estate is like a local ranch, the layout of the land being ideal for living amongst animals. Horses, donkeys, sheep and even lamas can graze and amble to their hearts content all around the house, with its 9 ha of fenced grasslands, protected by the woods. There is already a small animal shelter and water is never lacking. The house will need some attention before becoming a main residence. The barn and the tower await their vocations. But, it is the bread oven, in good working order, that will finally convince enthusiasts of a country way of life.
|Land registry surface area||18 ha 80 a 68 ca|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Main building surface area||182 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||235 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.