Traditional stone property with stunning contemporary 2-storey extension, 3 bedrooms, swimming pool, in tranquil countryside setting, near Chateau des Vigiers
- 3 bedrooms (2 on Ground floor)
- 2 bathrooms (1 on Ground Floor
- 200m2 habitable
- 2718m2 terrain
- Mix of contemporary design & traditional stone
- Open-plan contemporary living space
- Wow-factor Master Bedroom Suite
- Peaceful countryside location with no neighbours
- Heat Exchange Pump Central heating with underfloor heating
- 10x5 Heated Swimming pool
- 5 minutes from the prestigious Chateau des Vigiers Golf course & spa
- 15 minutes from Eymet
- 30 minutes from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from Bordeaux
If you are struggling to decide whether you prefer the charm and character of a traditional French stone property or the clean lines and practicality of contemporary, modern design, then look no further! This property, unusually, offers both options under the same roof. Here you really can have the best of both Worlds!
The current owners embarked on an ambitious and stylish development of a traditional, single-storey stone-built farmhouse by adding a contemporary 2-storey larch-clad extension designed by a local architect, mirroring the style of the local tobacco barns. This wooden exterior completely belies the ultra-modern interior with its polished concrete flooring & counter tops. The result is stunning! Understated contemporary elegance and manageable in size. The ideal living space for a couple, with room for family and friends to visit. Or indeed rooms that could be used as AirBnB-style letting rooms to generate a little extra income.
The ground floor boasts 2 bedrooms, a shower room and a living room in the original, stone part of the property and a large open-plan kitchen/living/diner with separate utility room in the modern part. The modern living space opens out through bi-fold doors onto a lovely wisteria-covered terrace overlooking the pool. However, the piece de resistance of this property is the envy-inducing master suite which occupies the first floor of the contemporary extension along with an open-plan office area, which could be converted into a fourth bedroom if required. With this Master Suite, there is an overriding sense of self-indulgence from the open-plan bath & shower area, from which you can soak in the countryside views, the walk-in dressing area or a choice of 2 first-floor balconies to sit and watch the sunsets. It has the feel of a boutique hotel.
It is located just 5 minutes drive from the prestigious Chateau des Vigiers Golf and Country club, home to an 18 hole golf course, luxury hotel, Michelin starred restaurant, brasserie and spa. The picturesque town of Eymet, with its beautiful medieval square, schools, commerce and vibrant expat community is a 15 minute drive away.
This is a must-see property if you like to stand out from the crowd. Dare to be different! Early viewing advisable.
Through Front door into:
Entrance Hallway – (9m2)
You are immediately introduced to the mix of traditional and contemporary styles, with exposed stone walls and clay tiles on the floor as you enter, juxtaposed with the superb wooden, partly-open staircase, the plastered walls and polished concrete floors of the open-plan living-Dining/Kitchen.
Turn right into:
TRADITIONAL STONE WING
This is ideal accommodation for visiting family and friends with two bedrooms with sinks, a bathroom and a separate living room. Equally, it could be rented out as charming, income-generating letting rooms, away from the contemporary part of the house.
Stone Living Room – (32m2)
Clay tiles on floor, exposed stonework on walls, exposed beams on ceilings. Decorated in muted ‘Farrow & ball’ colours. One large window & French door onto terrace allow natural light to stream in. This also enables you to directly access the beautiful covered terrace outside. Large open fireplace as centerpiece to room. Bespoke wooden bookshelves lining one wall. A cosy yet spacious living room, oozing with period charm. Ideal sitting room for guests if used as letting accommodation.
Across small hallway to:
Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor) – 13 + 5m (18m2)
Clay tiles on floor, some exposed stonework on walls. Beams on ceiling. Window to side of property. Sink & counter top with cupboards underneath. Mezzanine platform above bed with painted wooden steps to access it. Room for 2 singles or one Double bed. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor) – 12 + 5m (17m2)
Mirror image of Bedroom 1 with same features. Window overlooking terrace & pool. Sink with cupboards under. Double bed.
Shower Room (3m2)
Shower, hand basin, heated towel rail & W.C
Across Entrance hall into:
Living/Kitchen/Dining Room – (57m2)
An envy-inducing contemporary living space incorporating a cosy sitting room at one end with wood burner, the kitchen area in the centre and the dining area to the rear of the property. This living space is straight from the pages of a glossy magazine. From the polished concrete floors and work surfaces, the accents of light oak throughout, the clean lines and white plasterboard walls, this is a fantastic example of contemporary design. It is highly unusual to find this level of contemporary finish in a property in the local region, outside of the larger conurbations. Bi-fold doors open out from the dining area onto a beautiful wisteria-clad terrace with views over the pool, allowing light to flood in and enhancing the flow from the inside out, during the warmer summer months. There is also another French door at the far end of the Dining area offering an alternative point of access to the terrace and garden beyond. It is a good- sized room, smaller than some large contemporary open-plan spaces, but as such, maintains a feeling of intimacy and cosiness.
This is the stylish heart of the living space and a fantastically social kitchen area enabling you to never be far from family or guests while cooking! A bank of fitted base-level units adorn the far wall, complete with double sink, dishwasher and a polished concrete work surface. To the side of this, there is a bank of fitted units encasing the eye-level electric oven, steam oven, the large fridge and even a warming draw for plates! Every detail has been carefully thought of in this kitchen!
The free-standing island houses a fabulous 5-ring gas hob and an extractor fan above it and storage cupboards and drawers below. Finished with another polished concrete counter top. All appliances are Siemens.
Through door at end of kitchen into:
Utility Room (10m2)
Sink, storage cupboard, boiler. Door to side of property.
Up the partially-open staircase to:
Seagrass flooring, bank of oversized windows allowing light to stream into the stairwell and downstairs of the property. Door onto balcony situated exactly between the stone part and modern part. Views over pool & garden and countryside beyond. Large opening down onto living room below, punctuated by the polished-concrete woodburner flue.
Office/TV room – 19m2
This is an open plan room leading off the landing. There is considerable scope to enclose this area and make a 4th bedroom or child’s room.
W.C – Sink area and W.C with door, storage cupboard & shelves above it.
Door through to:
Master Bedroom Suite – (41m2)
- Bedroom Area (24m2)
- Bathroom Area (11m2)
- Walk-in Dressing room (6m2)
This sumptuous, self-indulgent suite has the overriding feeling of a boutique hotel. Natural light floods in from the floor-to-ceiling glazed doors at the far end, which slide open onto a lovely, covered balcony, with room for sun-longers and far reaching views across the pool and garden to the pretty countryside beyond. This is the perfect spot to sit and watch the breathtaking sunsets, with a glass of the local vino in hand!
Back in the bedroom, there is partly divided bathroom area, with double sinks, a long, split-level counter top and plenty of room for storage shelves. More windows, more light flooding in. Not at all overlooked. There is an open bath and a stunning shower area. There are clever blinds that can be drawn at nighttime, closing off the sleeping area completely and keeping the light out.
There is also a large walk-in dressing area.
In summary, this property is absolutely unique in the local area. It transcends all the normal boundaries with its harmonious marriage of traditional and contemporary design. A must-see property!
Swimming pool - 10x5m
Heated, cholorine filtration. Liner changed in 2012. Terrace around pool, ideal for sunloungers.
The garden is laid to lawn with mature hedges and trees all round. It is fully enclosed.
To the front of the property:
Gravel driveway with room to park 4 cars, leading to:
Attached CarPort – Covered structure with room to park 2 cars.
Very useful addition in the heat of the Summer.
Next to the carport is an enclosed workshop.
On the pool side of the building are 2 more storage areas – one houses the garden equipment the other the pool pump house.
A dog kennel and enclosure are located to rear of the property.
If you do have a dog, you only need walk up a short way along the peaceful lane from the property before you’re into to beautiful countryside.
Heating – Heat Exchange pump (Pompe a chaleur)
Drainage – Septic Tank - Conforms to recent norms
Taxe Fonciere – 861€, Taxe d’Habitation – 959€
Annual Electricity Bill – 3,000€ (approx.)