Oh-so-charming Dordogne stone cottage with 1-bed attached gite, pool, B&B room, WOW-FACTOR VIEWS, 5 minutes from Bergerac. Excellent income-generating potential
- 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
- Main House - 2 beds, 2 bathrooms - Gite 1 bed, 1 bathroom
- Habitable space – 180m2
- Land – 2400m2 (approx.)
- Fully renovated – turn key condition
- Flexible income-generator – B&B and Gite
- Single-storey throughout
- Scope to create one more bedroom
- Wine-lovers paradise – in the prestigious Monbazillac vineyards
- Double-glazed throughout
- 8x4m Swimming pool – salt filtration system
- Very close to 3 fantastic restaurants, including a Michelin-starred one
- 10 minutes from the beautiful riverside town of Bergerac and its airport
If you are dreaming of owning a beautiful stone cottage with wow-factor views, nestled among acres of pretty, undulating vineyards, very close to the beautiful Dordogne riverside town of Bergerac, with a fabulous Michelin-starred restaurant on your doorstep, then look no further! This could be ‘the one’!
This pretty, honey-coloured stone cottage, quintessentially Perigordian in style and its attached barn have been lovingly and stylishly restored by the current owners in keeping with the period of the property. A neutral colour palette and vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses, mean that the interior is surprisingly light and airy. This is unusual for an older property. The current owners have run a very successful gite business during the Summer months, with the added bonus of a B&B letting room in the Main house. The close proximity to Bergerac & the Dordogne, not to mention three fabulous restaurants on the doorstep, including a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, as well as the prestigious Monbazillac Chateau and vineyards, ensure there is a healthy demand for year-round B&B accommodation as well as gite holidays. It’s a highly sought-after location.
This property is ideal for a couple to live in full-time; it is a manageable size, as is the gite. As such it is also extremely 'lock up and leavable.' The attached gite could also be used to accommodate visiting family and friends.
This single-storey property currently boasts 2 bedrooms in the Main house (one very large one which has independent external access) and is used as the B&B room, two bathrooms, a kitchen and 2 reception rooms. There is scope to create an additional bedroom in the loft above the kitchen or by dividing the large bedroom into two smaller rooms. The 1-bed attached gite has a large Living/Kitchen/Diner, a bedroom and a bathroom. The entire property, garden & pool all look out over the fabulous vine-covered landscape
Early viewing is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Properties rarely come on the market with these kind of views, yet close to amenities. Come and see for yourselves!
All single-storey, laid out in a linear fashion – very typical of the longere style of the local farmhouses. Alternate rooms open directly out onto the front terrace. There are vaulted ceilings in all the rooms in the house, except the kitchen.
Through door on terrace into:
Kitchen – 4.4x6.2m (27m2)
Wooden floors (same throughout the whole property), original beams & wooden ceiling. Plastered walls. The centerpiece of this room is the wonderful, large fireplace. The current owners do not use it for heating purposes, but there’s nothing to stop you from doing so. Modern fitted kitchen and wooden countertops. Mostly base units with one, large, eye-level cupboard. Large central island unit with seats and additional legroom at one end. Electric oven, gas hob. Door to front terrace and door to Living Room. Plumbing for washing machine & dishwasher. Disused door on end wall leading outside. The current owners had plans drawn up and approved to build a small utility room at the end of the kitchen, adjoining the kitchen, accessible via the disused door. Potential buyers can easily apply to reinstate the lapsed permission and build such a room.
Through door in Kitchen into:
Living Room – 4.6x6m (28m2)
Dual aspect, vaulted ceiling and the warm tones of natural stone and juxtaposed wooden beams create a very relaxing feeling in this room. A lovely logburning stove provides the heat source for the property during the cooler months of the year. A bespoke wooden staircase leads up to a mezzanine area with room for a study. A door leads through to a loft (above the kitchen). This could be converted into another bedroom.
Through opening into:
Dining Room – 6x3.3m (20m2)
Dual aspect, feature aperture connecting the Dining room to the Living room - a nod its original use as a hay loft in the property. Room for large table. French door out onto terrace
Corridor – 5.5x1.2m (7m2) + 2x1 (2m2) = 9m2
Leading to the bedrooms & bathroom.
Through door on left into:
Bedroom 1 – 4.7x3.1m (15m2)
Vaulted ceiling, window overlooking garden.
Through second door on left into:
Bedroom 2 – 4.7x6m (28m2) + (8m2) = 36m2
With its independent access from the terrace, this room is ideal for a B&B room. Indeed it has been used very successfully as such by the current owners who rented it out for 80€ per night with breakfast included. This spacious room can be rented as a family room as there is ample space for a Kingsize bed and room for several single beds for children too. Or it would make a lovely Master suite if not rented out, with dressing area.
Across from Bedroom 2, through door on right into:
Bathroom 1 – 2.3x2.8m (6m2)
Tiled floor, partially tiled walls. Bath with shower over, sink with cupboard under, W.C.
Adjacent to Bathroom 1 – assigned to Letting room if guests staying in it:
Bathroom 2 – 3x2.8 (8m2)
Tiled floor. Large shower cubicle, bath with shower over, sink, W.C.
Attached Gite/Maison d’Amis
This building is attached to the main house, set back a little and accessed via an external door from the covered terrace at the end of the building. It has a very successful letting record during the Summer months, renting out for 750€ per week in the peak season, with average earnings of between 17-20,000€ per season.
Through main door, into:
Kitchen/Living/Dining Room – 5.2x5m (26m2)
A lovely, spacious, airy room with the Kitchen down one side and the living/dining area on the other side of the room. The sofabed proves invaluable for holidaying families. A woodburner could be installed as there is a chimney already installed for this purpose.
Through door into:
Bedroom – 3x5m (15m2)
Room for double bed & single bed.
Bathroom – 2.3x4m (7m2)
Bath with shower over, hand basin & W.C.
A lovely tiled terrace runs the length of the property. There is considerable potential to extend this terrace out across the grass to the Swimming pool and create a wow-factor, large terrace extending from the house to the pool, as the levels marry up perfectly.
Covered terrace outside kitchen. The perfect spot to dine al fresco soaking in the mesmerizing views.
Small, covered terrace outside gite entrance. Room for table & chairs.
Pool – 8x4m – Salt Filtration system – Views, views, views! Internal corner roman steps. Sand-coloured liner. Installed 6 years ago. Security cover.
Garden – laid to lawn with some mature trees & shrubs. Hedges around the pool area ensure maximum privacy, The house sits to the rear of its plot, so most of the garden extends out behind the property and to the side of it.
Open sided barn – 50m2 (approx.)
This is located about 15 metres from the gite. It currently houses a static caravan which is included in the sale. This is connected to the Fosse septique and has electricity too. It could provide additional accommodation if required.
Well – very handy for watering plants in the scorching summer months.
Drainage – Fosse septique – installed 6 years ago
Taxe Fonciere- 1050€
Annual Electricity Bill: 1000€ (approx.)