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FOR SALE AV3033 *Stunning 5-bed stone residence with pool, 4 acres & convertible Millhouse in idyllic countryside near Brantome
Office ID: FOR SALE AV3033

€595,000



FOR SALE AV3033 *Stunning 5-bed stone residence with pool, 4 acres & convertible Millhouse in idyllic countryside near Brantome

  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 of which are ensuite)
  • Habitable space – 458m2
  • Land – 15,900m2 (Just under 4 acres)
  • Wow-factor Living-Dining Room – 100m2
  • Sumptuous Master suite – 60m2
  • Income-generating potential – B&B, Gite
  • Could be split into 2 adjoining dwellings
  • Small Lake & Millstream
  • Potential to convert Millhouse – plans for 3-bed property
  • Haven of peace and tranquility
  • 11x5m Swimming pool – saltwater
  • 15 minutes from beautiful Brantome
  • 1hr 15 from Bergerac airport. 1hr 20 from Limoges airport
  • 1hr 45 from Bordeaux airport



If you’ve been dreaming of finding a quintessentially French property in a sublime, rural setting, but only a short drive from one of the most beautiful and sought-after towns in the Dordogne with all amenities, then this superb property could be the one to make those dreams come true!

Located close to the stunning town of Brantome with its picture-postcard riverside scenes, Benedictine abbey, and fabulous restaurants, this property would make the ideal holiday home or permanent home. It is easily accessible from three airports, Bergerac (1h15), Limoges (1hr 20) and Bordeaux (1hr45), all of which have regular flights to the UK and more routes opening all the time, including a new British Airways route to Bergerac from London City during the Summer months.

Nestled in 4 acres of its own land, with its own millstream and small lake, this very large residence has an overriding sense of grandeur from the enormous living/dining room with its high, beamed ceilings, to the sumptuous Master bedroom suite with its luxurious freestanding bath and own log-burning stove. It is the perfect property for large or extended families, or anyone looking for an income-generating proposition. Built in 1853, it could easily be divided into two adjoining dwellings with one part rented out as a gite, or it could be run as a B&B with letting rooms to supplement income. There is also the charming millhouse on site and granary store, complete with their original machinery, which, once renovated, could also provide further income-generating accommodation.
Whether for your own personal use, or for holiday rentals, this property and its location offer the ultimate haven of rural peace and tranquility, drenched in Dordogne sunshine. The perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of busy lives. As you lie by the pool, the dulcet sound of the gently ebbing millstream further adds to the sensation of restorative relaxation.
A Must-See property!

ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation has been created by converting a traditional stone farmhouse and its adjoining barn into living space. The barn conversion part of the property has extremely large living spaces, which would lend themselves perfectly to entertaining large numbers, or to being used as a communal space in a B&B type arrangement, or communal classes like yoga, pilates, or even a restaurant of some description. The rooms that were in the original farmhouse part of the property are regular sized. For this reason, the property could be divided into owner’s accommodation and letting rooms or split into 2 gites that could be rented out individually or together as one large property.

GROUND FLOOR

Through the extra large, extra tall French doors, into:
Entrance Hall – 7.5x4.6m (35m2)
A very large, room with the original animal feeding troughs still in evidence. You are immediately introduced to the calming neutral tones that you find throughout the interior of the property – the light, exposed stone walls and floors, juxtaposed with warm browns of the wooden ceiling beams and wooden window and door frames, contrasting with the warmer russet tones of the herringbone briquette feature. This is the theme throughout the entire property. The only difference is there are wooden floors upstairs instead of stone floors.

Turn Right from Entrance Hallway into:
Breakfast Room – 7.5x4.4m (18m2)
A cosy-feeling room leading off the kitchen with window to front of property. This room could be incorporated into the kitchen if desired by knocking through to create a larger kitchen.

Through doorway to:
Kitchen – 7.4x4.5m (34m2)
Lovely, light, dual-aspect room, flooded with natural light. French doors onto rear terrace and out to front of property. Farmhouse style fitted kitchen with a large fireplace and log burner at its heart. Free-standing range cooker. Double sink. Door to staircase leading to Master suite.

Door through to Utility/Boot Room.
Plumbing for washing machine. Hot water tank. Room for tumble dryer & large fridge. Door to W.C.

Walk back to Entrance hall,
Turn Left, down 2 steps into:

Living /Dining Room – 10.5x7.4m (78m2) + 4.1x6.8m (28m2) – 106m2
A wow-factor, supersized living space which offers the flexibility to be used either as a wonderfully, spacious entertaining room for friends and family, or as a communal space for B&B guests. Currently, it offers three distinct zones for dining, relaxing and also the cozy fireplace sitting area. It could equally be used for group classes such as yoga, pilates or even art lessons or crafts. Oversized French doors and windows ensure the room is bathed in sunshine all day and allow direct access to the rear garden and swimming pool area to the front. There is underfloor heating for the cooler months. Upon entering this space, your eyes can hardly take in the sheer size and scale of it. It is extremely impressive. The abundance of wood and natural stone is a feast for the eyes.

Down 2 steps into:

Summer Kitchen – 8.7x4.2m (37m2)
A very useful secondary kitchen area, located at the opposite end of the property the main kitchen and as such, very handy for the pool and terrace area. Double sink, base and eye-level cupboards, room for fridge, microwave and coffee machine. Ample space for storing outdoor furniture and pool cover. Separate storage area to the rear of this space used by current owners as garden equipment storage.
Could be converted to a self-contained apartment or a ground-floor bedroom if required.

Back to the Living room, up the bespoke wooden stairs to:

Mezzanine – 11x5m (55m2)
Very large area used currently used as games room. Lots of wood present including the beautiful exposed apex beams, wooden paneling and wooden stairs down to Living room and up to First Floor.

FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Up 7 steps to Bedroom Landing – 9x1 (9m2)

Up a further 7 steps to Small raised platform – Used by current owners for model train set. Ideal storage area.

Landing outside Bedrooms – 3.7x2.1m (8m2)

Turn right into:

Bedroom 1 – 4.4x3.4m (15m2)
Wooden flooring (same throughout First Floor), some exposed stone work. Room for large wardrobe. Storage heater. Window to front.

Across hallway into:

Bedroom 2 – 4.8x3.2m (16m2)
Double room with velux window. Room for wardrobe.

Down 3 steps through door on right into:

Bedroom 3 – 4.3x3.7m (16m2)
Porthole-style window. Current configuration has 3 single beds, but room for double bed.

Left into:
Bathroom – 2x3.4m (7m2)
Tiled floors & walls, W.C., hand basin, bath. Window over rear garden.

At end of corridor into:
Bedroom 4 (with ensuite & walk-in wardrobe) – 3.8x5.3m (26m2)
A characterful room with exposed stonework and window to the front. Walk-in wardrobe off the bedroom (approx. 4m2).

Ensuite – 2x2m (4m2)
Tiled floor & walls. Shower cubicle, W.C., hand basin.

Up 2 steps into:
Bedroom 5 - Master Bedroom Suite – 8x7.3m (56m2) + 3m2 = 60m2
A large, luxurious & indulgent Master Suite with a fabulous free-standing Villeroy & Bosch bath as a focal point in the room, an ensuite shower room, a wood-burning stove, a seating area and 4 sets of large windows comprising cleverly designed window seats. This envy-inducing suite really has wow-factor. It’s a room that cannot fail to impress. As such, it could be rented out as a luxury Air BnB room, honeymoon suite, or as part of a larger gite-style letting. Or, you could keep this wonderful space for yourselves and rent out some or all of the other bedrooms. The second staircase in the property leads down from the Master Bedroom to the Kitchen.

Ensuite –
Tiled flooring, exposed stone walls. Free-standing shower cubicle, W.C, small hand basin. A larger sink with vanity unit and larger storage unit is located just to the rear of the bath in the main body of the room.

OUTSIDE

Millhouse
This is located opposite the Main house across the driveway. All the original equipment is still in place, including the water wheel outside. There is enormous scope for conversion of this building to create an independent gite. In fact, planning permission was previously granted for a 3 bed dwelling.

Granary Store house
The roof has been re-done on this three story building adjoining the Millhouse. (Building nearest the pool). The pool pump & filter are housed in the basement of this building. Internal photos of the Millhouse & Granary Store available upon request.

Plot – 4 acres – This is mostly laid to lawn. An agreement is in place with the neighbouring farmer to maintain a portion of this land. There is a driveway and a hard standing area infront of the house.

Swimming Pool – 11x5m. Salt water pool. Octagonal in shape with internal roman steps. Terrace around pool. A perfect spot for relaxing surrounded by birdsong and the gently trickling millstream.

Millstream & lake
This runs alongside the driveway, down the side of the Millhouse and then collects in a small lake. This lake could be extended to create a larger one if required for fishing purposes.

Miscellaneous
Heating – Central Heating in the main, plus some Log burners, storage heaters & underfloor heating in Living Room
Drainage – Septic Tank
Taxe Fonciere – 2528€
Furniture available by separate negotiation
Nearest amenities – Brantome

EPC Certificates



Price: €595,000
For Sale: Character Property
Locality: Brantôme
County/Municipality: Aquitaine
Base Property Details
Bedrooms: 5
Total Bathrooms: 3
Living areas: 458
Ad #: 1634
Office ID: FOR SALE AV3033
Land Information
Land Holding Type: 15900
Additional Details
Closest town: Brantôme
Custom 1: FOR SALE AV3033 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 of which are ensuite), Habitable space – 458m2, Land – 15,900m2 (Just under 4 acres), Wow-factor Living-Din
Custom 2: FAI (Agency Fees Included)
Custom 5: Gite Complex
Custom 6: Town/Village
Custom 8: 1800's

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