- Detached House
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Reception rooms: 1
- Property size: 145 sqm
- Land size: 2 Acres
- Year built: 1970
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 direct 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
Spacious house with 4 bedrooms (one on main living floor) and a larger than average heated swimming pool. This elegant property sits imposingly in the middle of approximately 2 acres of land including a small wood, just above the stunning touristic town of Les Eyzies de Tayac. Surrounded by woods and fields and nature, it benefits from a large amount of space and privacy. The next properties are well within walking distance, but are not directly adjacent.
During the summer the house is a successful holiday property, so there is a business opportunity if that appeals. Equally it is perfect for all year round living, or as a holiday home.
There are two main floors to this well constructed house, and a full basement.
The rooms are spacious and elegant with high ceilings.
Entry into the 'L' shaped lounge and dining room are reached via stone steps and double doors on a small terrace to the front of the house. On entering, to the left is a square shaped lounge which features a dominating white Perigourdine stone fireplace. The door from the dining room leads to a small open area, off which are the kitchen and the doors to the top floor and the basement. There is also a short corridor at the end of which is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, and bathroom with slipper bath and rainshower opposite.
Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are available.
Upstairs at the end of an enclosed curved wooden staircase is a large single bedroom with built in low cupboard storage, and a dormer window with views over the treetops to the front. To the right of this bedroom is a large open office/sleeping area with built in low cupboard storage, adjacent to which is a shower room and separate WC. This area leads into a stunning spacious master bedroom which has great views over the treetops. To the left from the top of the stairs, at the end of a small corridor there is a bedroom large enough for a double and single bed. This bedroom also has built in low cupboard storage and has views into the woods.
The decor throughout is mainly neutral and white with some wallpaper. There is secondary glazing and central heating via radiators throughout. There is an ornate woodburner in the lounge, and a larger woodburner in the basement which can be used as a very economical way to heat the water and radiators, though there is the option of using gas.
The square shaped kitchen is a good size and fully fitted with plenty of oak cupboards. It has an eye level electric oven and a gas hob. The fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave oven can be left in situ if required.
Through the rear door opposite the kitchen is a large terrace with a cream coloured stone BBQ. Also on this terrace facing the BBQ is a square wooden table and 9 chairs, covered by a metal framed pergola with cream curtains for shade. The terrace features elegant balustrade steps with in-ground lighting, which lead down to the poolside. Stepping stones lead to the pool terrace under a pretty wooden honeysuckle and wisteria-clad pergola. The pool area is framed by many well established attractive plants, trees and bushes including vines and a fig tree, and features an ornamental fountain.
The 10m x 6m swimming pool has Roman end steps and is a comfortable 1.25m deep throughout. The pool can be heated via a very cost effective pool heater on chilly days.
In-ground remotely controlled lighting has been installed around the pool and within the garden, which makes it an enjoyable space to spend time during long 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 and trees 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 to and around a large raised island full of established shrubs and flowers. There is parking for several cars on the drive, and a carport to the side.
Part of the basement 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 through the large double garage doors is a tap with garden hose and also the pool heater. This outside area is lit by automatic security lighting. The basement could easily be transformed into further accommodation if necessary, and two further good sized rooms are already formed at the opposite end. The large open space in the centre currently houses a table tennis table, pool table and the ride on lawnmower, but equally it could house at least 2 large cars comfortably.
Several improvements have been made to the house and garden since it was acquired by us in 2011. The downstairs bathroom has been totally remodelled and modernised, the swimming pool and terraces were added. The garden which frames the pool area was formed and a wooden pergola, steps and fountain area were created to enhance the whole environment. In 2015 an impressive balustrade and steps down to the poolside were added, together with remotely controlled lighting around the pool and garden, and at the front gates. A new 4000L fosse septique was installed at the end of 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, cash dispensers, and restaurants, all in a beautiful riverside setting. Les Eyzies is a popular tourist 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 by car and here you can find larger supermarkets (Carrefour, Lidl, Aldi, Intermarche), and in Le Bugue there are banks. The larger medieval town of Sarlat is approximately 25 minutes' drive and here can be found more services and official offices, as well as larger shops.
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, 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 takes approximately 9 hours, depending on stops and traffic conditions.
Floorplans are included here. More photos and information can be provided upon request.
Some furniture may be purchased by separate negotiation if required.