135 minutes from Bordeaux and 105 minutes from Toulouse on the A20 and A89 motorways. At the tourist crossroads of the Upper Quercy, Lower Corrèze and Black Périgord regions. One of the most appreciated areas in France not only for the richness of its surroundings but also for its historic heritage and the quality of its gastronomy. The ideal spot for exploring the Dordogne Valley (classified as a Grand National Site) as well as the Lot and the Célé Valleys, the Grands Causses park, the Medieval villages of Martel, Carennac, Collonges-la-Rouge and Rocamadour, sinkholes such as that of Padirac and numerous castles. Thirty or so minutes from the town centre of Brive-la-Gaillarde (international airport and rail network) a dynamic town standing where the A20 (Paris-Toulouse) and the A89 (Clermont-Ferrand-Bordeaux) motorways meet. Just a few minutes from a small lively market town, with numerous shops and amenities, where markets, fêtes and second-hand markets are held.
This chateau was constructed on foundations that most probably date back to the 12th century. The origins of the building, as it stands today, date from the 16th and 17th centuries, but modifications were also carried out over the following two centuries. Spanning two levels (excluding the attic), this chateau faces east and looks out over the valley it dominates. A dressed stone cornice enhances the slate roof, with its impressive pediment roof dormers. The main facade bears witness to an extension carried out long ago, the two buildings following one on from the other. A rectangular tower flanks the north-east corner. Numerous small-paned windows provide their touch of elegance and let copious amounts of light into the inside. At the back, a protruding section housing the main stairway adjoins the west facade.
This chateau has been carefully restored to include modern-day home comforts whilst preserving the character of the building and its authenticity: stone floor tiles; wooden flooring and period doors; panelling; numerous fireplaces; a stone sink; wall alcoves, etc. Warm and welcoming, it spans approx. 450 m² of living space, excluding the attic which could be converted. Amongst the main rooms are five bedrooms (as well as a spare bedroom), all bright and comfortable; three bathrooms; two shower rooms; two lounges; two dining rooms; two kitchens; a large study; a laundry room. The layout holds great potential for creating totally separate units, making it easy to receive guests.
This stone construction, spanning a single level (excluding the cellar and the attic), is topped with a hip roof covered with small tiles and featuring two roof dormers. It comprises the boiler room (5.7 m²) as well as a storage area, illuminated via three windows (33 m²).
This stone construction, spanning a single level (excluding the attic), has a gable roof covered with interlocking tiles. The building is currently partially used as a garage (21.6 m²). A second room (30 m²) is used as storage space but could be transformed into a workshop.
The smaller dwelling
This old dwelling, spanning two levels, is topped with a hip roof covered with small tiles and featuring seven roof dormers. The two levels do not communicate with one another. Although in a good state of repair, this dwelling is not habitable. It comprises a main room (50 m²) on the garden level, and another room (25 m²) on the floor below where the old bread oven is to be found. This area is reached via the section of the garden containing the orchard and the vegetable garden.
This chateau is ideally located in the heart of the Dordogne Valley, in the French department of Lot, out of sight of onlookers. It stands on a slight knoll adjoining the wooded slopes of the dominating cliff. The village takes up the lower slopes and is laid out between its initial centre, the church and the train station. This property spans close to two hectares and has an outstanding panoramic view on the west side. It is reached via a narrow lane that comes to a dead-end near the wrought iron gates. The peaceful sound of a spring, the resurgence of which is directly above, is much appreciated as it flows past. The outbuildings are followed by a dwelling set opposite and then by a vast esplanade in front of the chateau, forming the main section of the terraced gardens. Installed at a distance and discreetly sheltered further to the south behind a high wall, the swimming pool provides an exciting view of the valley. The orchard and the vegetable garden, on a lower level, extend right up to the dwelling whilst, higher up, two more terraced levels follow on from one another and provide access to the woods. This immaculately kept property is harmoniously planted with a variety of trees, bushes and shrubs.
1 450 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||19262 m2|
|Main building surface area||454 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||200 m2|
Périgord, Limousin, Quercy, Aveyron, Tarn
Ilan Libert       +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.