- Detached House
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Reception rooms: 2
- Property size: 202 sqm
- Land size: 3595 sqm
- Year built: 1980
5 Double Bedrooms
3 bathrooms 2 en-suite
Heated Swimming Pool
Vaulted ceilings 1st floor
Ample parking for 10 cars
5-bedroom 3-bathroom house for sale €310,000.00
The house is located on the outskirts of Le Bourdeix, a medieval hamlet in the Dordogne and sits in the Périgord Limousin National Park. The hamlet comprises of around 20 houses and the house is approximately 250 metres from a 12th century Roman church and a watch tower that was built between the 12th and 13th century. The watch tower is all that remains from an earlier fort. Richard the Lionheart was known to be active in these parts, and he was killed in Chalus some 36kms from here in 1199 at the age of 41.
The house is approached by a private gravelled drive (24,00m by 4.00m) and accessed through the remote-controlled electric gates. This leads into a gravelled courtyard approximately (23,00m by 7,00m) and has ample parking space for about 10 cars.
The main entrance is on the 1st floor, accessible by tiled steps and front terrace. This leads into a wide (1.65m) hall, which contains the security alarm panel and motion sensor. 1 double panel radiator.
All of the 1st floor rooms have vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, all windows are double glazed and all lighting is by a combination of table floor and wall lights.
To the left is an open plan lounge and dining room (7.6m by 4.5m) with a double aspect window and double French doors leading to the terrace (7.7m by 3.26m) with open and uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. There is a wood burning fire, output 14kw installed. 3 double panel radiators.
To the right are 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, and a separate toiletand wash hand basin.
Bedroom 1: (4.38m by 3.65m) with fitted “Hunter” ceiling 3 speed fan, “Hunter” fans are known for their low noise operation. Double panel radiator
En-Suite: (3.56m by 2.2m) which contains a double shower cubicle (1.18m by 0.79m) with an overhead and 3 forward facing pivotable jets, toilet and fitted vanity units with inset porcelain sink. Two shaver charging sockets behind glass doors. Heated ladder towel radiator and extraction fan.
. Both rooms have open views of the surrounding countryside.
Bedroom 2: (4.0m by 3.14m) there is an alcove in the bedroom (2.2m by 1.56m) which currently contains a triple wardrobe with double sliding mirror doors. A Hunter 3 speed ceiling fan is fitted. Double panel radiator. There are open views to the woods at the rear of the property.
En-Suite: (2.28m by 1.94m) installed is a whirlpool bath with overhead shower spray, toilet and fitted vanity units with inset porcelain sink. Heated ladder towel radiator and extraction fan.
There is also a study area of (4.00m by 3.00m) with a window to the woods at the rear of the property. 1 double panel radiator.
Open Plan Lounge, Dining Room and Kitchen.
Kitchen: (3.9m by 3.6m) fitted wall and cabinet units with a centre island (1.5m by 0.95m) Neff gas hob and Neff electric oven, built in hob extractor unit and Microwave oven. Remote control under cupboard LED lights. Double French Door leading to natural stone patio area (12.6m by 2.9m) and courtyard.
Lounge and Dining Room: (7.00m by 3.9m) although the dog-leg stairs reduce part of the 3.9m by 0.85m. Seven kw wood burning fire, Double French doors leading to pool area and 2 windows, 2 double panel radiators.
Bedroom 3: (3.4m by 2.8m) 1 double panel radiator and ceiling fan.
Bedroom 4: (3.15m by 2.93m) 1 double panel radiator and ceiling fan.
Bedroom 5: (4.7m by 3.4m) 1 double panel radiator and ceiling fan.
Separate toilet: (2.10m by 1.00m) with wash hand basin, a single panel radiator and extraction fan.
Bathroom: (2.00m by 2.00m) Bath with overhead shower spray. Heated ladder towel radiator and extraction fan.
Connecting the bedrooms/bathroom and toilet is an internal hall (3.2m by 0.96m)
Garage: (7.2m by 3.7m) with some fitted kitchen units, currently used as a workshop and storage space. Insulated up and over double garage door.
Cave: pronounced Carve (7.10m by 2.9m) this houses the Oil-Fired Central Heating Boiler and 2,000 litre oil tank. The boiler is an Ideal Standard Bvi 25kw output that heats both the radiators and hot water. There is a separate 200 litre electric hot water tank. The rest of the space is used for storage.
Swimming Pool: Overall dimensions including Roman Steps and Stardeck enclosure is (5m by 12.8m) swimmable (5.00m by 10.10m), all of the equipment is housed in “pool house” this includes Sand filter, automatic Chlorine feeder, UV sanitiser and automatic PH dispenser. For security and heat conservation purposes the pool has an electrically controlled “Stardeck” which sits on the water and is made of aluminium foam filled slats. This satisfies the French regulations on child safety and does away with the need for the pool to be fenced in. The pool is heated by a heat exchanger.
1: Arrow Metal Garden Shed: (3.00m by 2.85m)
2: Pool House: (3.10 by 2.50m)
3: Workshop 1: block built and rendered with a pitched roof, (4.50m by 2.00m), currently used for storage and workshop.
4: Workshop 2: block built and rendered with a pitched roof, (4.70m by 2.00m) currently used for storing garden machinery and tools.
The land is approximately 3595 m2, 0.89 of an acre and is set out with mature shrubberies and trees. There is a 3-metre borehole and the water table is normally between 6 to 8 metres down, this provides all the water necessary to water the plants and shrubs. There are 11 in ground watering points making for an easier life. We have 2 neighbours to the south of us with whom we have a very good relationship and for the 15 years that we have lived here never once have we heard a radio or been disturbed by noise. Neighbours to the East, North and West are some kilometres away.
We are situated between 2 small towns Piegut Pluvier (5.6km) and Nontron (11km). In Piegut there is an Intermarche Supermarket and a number of café/restaurants, there is a doctor’s practise and Dr Chepau speaks English and a superb pharmacy where a number of the staff speak English also. There is a Wednesday market in Piegut which has been in existence since the 16th century, it fills the main street from 8.00am until 12.00am
Nontron is the larger of the 2 towns, it has 4 Supermarkets Intermarche, SuperU, Lidl and a Bio Coop, and a large DIY store, Bricomarche part of the Intermarche group and a couple of traditional Builders Merchants. There is a doctor’s practice where Dr Chraibi speaks some English, however his receptionist and also his wife taught English to French pupils, so there are no language problems. There is also a dental practice run by a Dutchman called Hugo Kun.
Also, in Nontron, Hermes the luxury goods manufacturer has extended their manufacturing plant and now employ around 600 people.
In Nontron the famous knives which bear the name of the town are handmade, they have changed little since they started being made in the 15th Century. There is a viewing gallery in the workshop where you can see the knives being made.
A couple of kilometres away is the village of St Estephe with its large lake and free boating activities and swimming access, hot snacks are served during Summer.
Brantome, known as the Venice of Périgord is just 25kilometres away and is well worth the visit, surrounded as it is by the river with at least a half dozen of restaurants and cafés.
Limoges Airport with multiple links to the UK is an hour’s drive away,
Bergerac Airport is 2 hours away.