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Chteau Dordogne With 12th Century Origins
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  • 17 bedrooms
  • 14 bathrooms
Property description
This handsome chteau located in the Dordogne valley between Sarlat and Souillac has 12th century origins and was reconfigured in the 17th century to its current allure. The chteau and is annexes, offering a total of 17 bedrooms, are set in a park of 7.5 hectares with two swimming pools. The chteau is entered through the round tower with an original stone staircase that serves all floors. It offers on the ground floor a large fully kitchen with marble tops and a range cooker, a dining room with stone floors, exposed beams and a monumental stone fireplace, a guard's room with a vaulted ceiling, and a salon with parquet floor, exposed beams and an adjoining bar area. On the first floor there is a master suite with parquet floors, a stone fireplace, exposed beams, a private covered balcony with views over the valley, a dressing room and an ensuite bathroom. There are a further 4 ensuite bedrooms on this floor. On the second floor there is a large double ensuite bedroom with exposed beams, and a smaller ensuite bedroom. There is a large attic space that could be converted to further living space, and a narrow stone staircase that leads to the terrace on the tower. The chteau is equipped with gas central heating. In front of the chteau is a lawned area with a dining terrace and barbecue area, and the pool sits on the terrace below. The annexe, or 'Maison du Parc' offers on the ground floor a kitchen, bathroom, 5 ensuite bedrooms with direct access to the gardens, and on the first floor 3 further ensuite bedrooms, and a large reception space/ snooker room that opens on to a further terrace on the first floor with steps that rejoin the grounds. It is equipped with electric heating. There is also a further apartment, the 'pigeonnier', which offers a living room and open plan kitchen and a further two bedrooms, with its own enclosed garden. Equipped with gas central heating. The second pool (13.5 x 7.5m) is set in the park with a lawned play area. The grounds include orchards and meadows, including the resident donkey and two sheep! The property has a good track record as a holiday rental property and wedding venue, ideally situated 20 minutes from Brive airport, 1hr 20 mins from Bergerac and Limoges airport, 1h 40 from Toulouse airport, 2h40 from Bordeaux airport, and 5 minutes from Souillac for trains to Paris and the motorway.
Chteau Dordogne with 12th century origins, Sarlat La Caneda, Dordogne, France
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