The beautiful landscape in this section of Green Périgord, with its numerous unimagined historic residences, is a combination of verdant countryside and bare, exposed, white limestone. Undulating hills and valleys, some featuring sheer cliffs, are covered with crops, woods and moorland. Add to this a light mist and the atmosphere is set. Springs and streams are to be found in abundance. These surroundings are quite naturally suited to horses.
The property is 10 minutes from a market town and 15 minutes from the little town of Nontron which has all daily amenities. Limoges international airport is 70 minutes away and the town of Périgueux 50 minutes away.
The large, luxurious home
This rectangular house was constructed directly on rock. Prior to its restoration, it comprised a cellar, pigsties and rabbit hutches on the ground floor. The first floor was reached via a stone ramp and composed of two large reception rooms which are still in existence. The old attic has been transformed into a flat.
As astonishing as it might appear, the tower is recent. It is currently used as the sole entrance and houses a spiral wooden stairway going up to the two floors.
The sheepfold was constructed between the 12th and 18th centuries. It was greatly transformed in 1975, notably with the addition of three small windows, a window, two doors and an outside stairway. This former sheepfold now comprises a workshop and a boiler room on the ground floor and a small flat, spanning 21 m² of living space, upstairs.
Constructed between 1978 and 1980 with a 3 m square base, it comprises a ground floor with a door, a window, a small window, a cupboard and a spiral stairway going up to a small bedroom, with a shower room and toilet, a dovecote and a small window.
The concert hall now a holiday accommodation rental unit
Representing a slightly crazy dream intended for music and art purposes, its construction began in 1986 and took several years. Its shape was designed to be classical and yet original as well as harmonious, able to blend in with the landscape. Its south facade was inspired by the outbuildings of Monbazillac castle. With walls and facing built of coquina, a rock containing fossilised shells, and with mouldings and sculptures made from decorative stone, this building comprises some outstanding features such as thick walls, a stone stairway with stone railings, overhanging cornices to seal the projecting roof, semi-circular arched openings, a Spanish-style gallery, monumental fireplaces, stained glass windows, two spiral stone stairways, local terracotta floor tiles, etc.
The guest house
The last restoration works involved an old garage, transformed into a small guest house, spanning approx. 50 m², with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge, a toilet, cupboards, a terrace and a view over the woods. The inside abounds in features, revealing a talent for masonry. The openings, several of which are arched, are made of exposed, dressed stone, the walls are lime-rendered, the doors are solid wood, the floors are covered with terracotta tiles and the fireplace is made of stone.
This site is obviously one that greatly inspires builders as the current owner has continued successfully building there. It is true, however, that the only access to the site is an experience in itself. The original hamlet, which has been developed, is remotely laid out in a vertiginous setting where natural surroundings stretch for as far as the eye can see. And yet, a market town is just 10 minutes away. Hence, there is enormous potential in the numerous accommodation and reception areas. Meadows await horses or other pets. The peace exuded by this solitary retreat can but soothe the soul. Engraved words welcoming future residents can be translated as “Those who will live in this magical place after me should remember from time to time that it is steeped in the work of a builder who devoted a great deal of his life to it. It is a combination not only of lime and mortar sand but also of joy and pain.”
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|Land registry surface area||12 ha 57 a 9 ca|
|Main building surface area||240 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||300 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.