A beautiful estate with two houses, swimming pool, private driveway and 8.6 acres of land. An ideal equestrian and/or income generating property, it is situated in a beautiful valley, with stunning views, yet less than 4km from the medieval town of Duras.
This lovely country home sits in a commanding position above a beautiful valley with lovely views. It is a very peaceful spot. However, as there is plenty of space, large living spaces, lots of bedrooms, a wonderful terrace for dining alfresco and large garden, ideal for entertaining and holidays with family and friends, when it might be anything but peaceful!
In the main house is a converted barn with stunning full height cathedral ceiling and traditional exposed beams. There are also beautiful travertine tiles. The accommodation is extremely spacious and if you require ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, this house can provide those facilities. Here’s the layout:
The main living room is an impressive size, 85m2, and comprises an open-plan format of sitting room with large wood-burning stove, dining area and large french doors that open straight onto the south-facing terrace.
Second family sitting room (30m2) with beautiful parquet floor and office.
Brand new kitchen (28m2), fully equipped and sold with professional range cooker.
Ground floor bedroom 1 with ensuite bathroom
Ground-floor bedroom 2
A large stone staircase leads up to a mezzanine (30m2)
Master suite with bedroom, bathroom, WC and dressing room
Bedroom 4 with shower room.
The master bedroom and mezzanine open onto the balcony that runs along the southern elevation with a stunning view down the valley.
The first floor is air-conditioned and the windows have recently been replaced with double-glazing. Oil-fired central heating.
Main living space, 42m2
Stairs with a stairlift
Large mezzanine area (22m2) that could be used as an additional bedroom
The gîte also has oil-field central heating. With it’s private access and electric gate, the second house can easily be rented out.
The garden is very well maintained and has a wonderful selection of mature trees and plants. In the summer, it is a riot of flowers. Just down the slope from the house is the swimming pool with a surrounding terrace and under cover dining area. A small stream runs along the bottom of the garden - perfect for watering the garden!
Surrounding the garden, the fields are ideal for ponies.
Every now and then, you may have to prise yourself away from the tranquil valley for supplies and it’s just a 4km trip into the centre of Duras. Duras is a lovely medieval town, popular with visitors, but plenty of resources for the locals too. Complete with fabulous chateau and authentic weekly farmers market in the town square, it may not be a particularly large town but there is an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes and shops as well as all the useful amenities you will need.
If you are a keen walker, there are lots of lovely country-side walks on the randonées and vineyard paths. There is also a choice of golf courses and plenty of opportunity for a spot of fresh water swimming and perhaps fishing in the lakes. This is also a good area for cycling.
Habitable space: 424m2
Plot size: 3.36 hectares / 8.3 acres
Heating: Oil-fired central heating
Drainage: Septic tank
Distance to shops: 4km
Distance to airport: Bergerac 40mins
Please note: All room sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.