A charming stone cottage built in the Périgourdine style and situated in
the heart of the countryside between Trémolat and Calès. Lalinde, on
the banks of the Dordogne river, is only 10 kms away and has a busy
market on Thursday mornings.
The cottage has been sympathetically restored and provides
comfortable and well equipped accommodation with the possibility of
further extension into the attached stone barn. Regularly maintained,
inside and out, this property is in very good condition.
On the ground floor there is a sitting room with parquet flooring and
jointed stone open fireplace leading through to an open plan tiled
kitchen/dining room. Although compact the kitchen, with pale lemon base
and wall units, is well equipped. Several sets of windows in addition to a
set of French doors leading to the gravelled rear dining terrace make
this property light and airy.
Also on the ground floor is a fully tiled shower room with Wc.
Solid wood stairs lead from the dining area to the first floor where there
are three bedrooms with exposed beams - one carpeted and two with
chestnut flooring. A large landing with ample storage and a second fully
tiled shower room with Wc complete the first floor.
Outside the 10m x 5m swimming pool is situated at the rear of the
property. The garden has been lovingly maintained, laid to lawn with
plenty of trees and shrubs offering perfect shade for outdoor eating.
A very pretty cottage situated in a tranquil corner of the Périgord Noir.
The house was built around 1845 and at that time was the only house in
the hamlet. It is a typical Perigordine fermette and is understood to have
been the original farmhouse, with various dependancies including the
barn at the top of the garden. Originally only the ground floor was
habitable and the original evier (stone sink) is under the window
alongside the front door. It is believed that the small barn adjoining the
house which has a much lower pitched roof and is now a garage, was
used for animals. It is also believed that the first floor of the house was
converted to living accommodation in the late 1980s by the then owner,
a Parisien architect, and the opportunity was taken to extend into upper
part of the barn/garage at that time.
This property is based in the Dordogne (often referred to by its ancient
name "The Périgord"). Although times may have changed over the
years the beautiful Dordogne landscape, in one of the most beautiful
areas of France, continues to offer something to amaze and delight
everyone. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west
France, is perfect holiday country; a magical place that will reward all
those who choose to explore it.
The Périgord Noir is the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Dordogne for here, in
the triangle formed between the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, you will
find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and
the loveliest stretches of both rivers. The area is bounded by four
famous towns and this property is well situated within this boundary -
Sarlat, a medieval treasure house; Périgueux, a thriving and
sophisticated small city; Bergerac, shippers of wine since the Middle
ages and Monpazier, an extraordinarily well preserved bastide built by
King Edward I in 1285.
The property is less then 1 hour from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from
Brive airport, 2.5 hours from Bordeaux airport/Tgv station and 2.5
hours from Toulouse airport.
It is located just 4 kms from Trémolat (general shopping, cafe &
restaurants - including Michelin Star) and 10 kms from Lalinde
(supermarkets, banks, restaurants and all amenities).
Size of property: 123m2
Size of barn: 52m2
Size of grounds: 1,841m2
Full oil fired central heating
Internet access via Orange
Furnishings negotiable separately
120 m² of habitable surface (1292 sqFt)
1840 m² of land (19806 sqFt)
oil-fired central heating
good structural condition