Larger than average pool 10m x 6m
Attractive lighting to rear garden and pool, and automatic security lighting to front
Imposing, elegant property in grounds of approx 2 acres and small wood
In a major important touristic town with great facilities
New Fosse Septique installed in 2017
Extremely attractive pool and garden area to the rear
No close neighbours, but not isolated
Calm and tranquil area with woods and fields adjacent
Full basement suitable for conversion to additional living space
Cosy and warm with central heating and woodburner
This spacious 4 bed house with 10 m x 6 m heated swimming pool sits in the middle of approx 2 acres of land including a small wood, just above the stunning touristic town of Les Eyzies de Tayac.
There are two main floors to the house and a full basement.
The spacious 'L' shaped lounge and dining room are reached via stone steps and a small terrace to the front of the house. The lounge features a huge Perigourdine white stone fireplace. Also on this floor are a double bedroom and adjacent bathroom with slipper bath and rainshower - the door into this suite can be locked making the area private. The kitchen is also off of the lobby facing the rear door.
Just outside the rear door is a large terrace with stone BBQ, and we have a wooden table and chairs here which seats 9, covered by a cream curtained pergola. This terrace features elegant balustrade steps with in-ground lighting, which lead down to the pool. Stepping stones under a pretty wooden pergola draped with honeysuckle and wisteria lead to the pool terrace which features an ornamental fountain and plants.
Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are available.
On the top floor in the pigeonnier there is a stunning huge master bedroom, another double bedroom large enough for a double and single bed at the opposite end of the corridor, and a large single bedroom in the middle with a dormer window. Adjacent to these are a shower room and separate WC. Also on this floor is a large landing which could become another sleeping area, second lounge or office space.
The decor throughout is mainly neutral and white with some wallpaper. There is secondary glazing and gas central heating via radiators throughout. The lounge can also be heated by a woodburner.
The kitchen has an electric oven and gas hob and the fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine can be left if necessary.
In the rear garden, the huge swimming pool has Roman end steps for comfort and is 1.25m deep throughout. The pool can be heated via a very efficiently run pool heater on chilly days. There is effective in-ground remotely controlled lighting around the pool and within the garden, making it an enjoyable space for summer evenings. There is also automatic sensor lighting to the front of the property, and lighting to the front gates. There are many trees in and around the front garden and a border of shrubs surrounds the lawn. There is a small wood which extends from one side of the front gates to the end of the rear garden which forms an 'L' shape. The entrance to the property is via white metal gates then along a drive, at the end of which is a large raised island full of established shrubs and flowers. There is parking for several cars on the property, and a carport to the side.
In the basement, one end houses the central heating boiler, hot water tank, swimming pool filter pump and a sink. There is also a water softener in this room, although we have never used it. Just outside this end of the basement are a tap with garden hose and the pool heater, and there is automatic security lighting. The basement could easily be transformed into further accommodation if necessary, and two good sized rooms are already formed at the opposite end. The large open space in the centre can take a table tennis table and small pool table comfortably.
We have made several improvements to the house and garden since acquiring the property in 2011. The downstairs bathroom has been totally remodelled and modernised, the swimming pool and terraces were added and the back garden, wooden pergola, steps and fountain area were created and the area now features plenty of established plants. Improvements in 2015 - we added an impressive balustrade and steps down to the poolside, together with remotely controlled lighting around the pool and garden, and at the front gates. A new fosse septique was installed this year (2017).
The surrounding environment is wooded and wonderfully tranquil, and the house and gardens are not overlooked. It's a short trip downhill to the village with its several shops, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office, 2 cash dispensers, laundry and other shops, and in a beautiful riverside setting. Les Eyzies is a touristic town and caters well for the many visitors who come each year, mainly from April to October. There are a number of cafes and restaurants in the town which provide everything from pizzas and take-away snacks to award winning gourmet delights, and some stay open all year round. The two nearest larger towns of Le Bugue and St Cyprien are about 10 minutes away by car and here you can find larger supermarkets and banks. The larger medieval town of Sarlat is approximately 20 minutes' drive away.
There are several interesting attractions in the area and the house is perfectly situated for major places of interest such as the Lascaux cave paintings, medieval Sarlat, Domme, Castelnaud, La Roque Gageac and so much more. Les Eyzies has fascinating pre-historic links, a museum, the Font de Gaume and amazing and beautiful grottos, and is situated alongside the massive River Vezere. For foodies there are 13+ restaurants in the town alone, and several lovely places to find delicious food all around this area!
Les Eyzies is approximately an hour's drive from Bergerac Airport (Ryanair), and slightly more from Brive Airport (Ryanair). Bordeaux (Easyjet)and Limoges (Ryanair) Airports are between 2 and 4 hours' drive. Driving from Calais in the UK takes 9-13 hours, depending on stop offs and traffic conditions.
Floorplans, more photos and information can be provided upon request.