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Périgueux
€945,000
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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 habitable rooms
  • 740 square meters of living space
  • 300 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
Property description
A 16th century castle, its outbuildings, stables and all of its furniture, with 18 hectares dominating the Isle Valley on the outskirts of Périgueux - ref 514519
In the midst of the Périgord region with its “1,001 castles”, just a stone’s throw from Périgueux, a town of art and history, renowned for its famous colourful, fragrant markets.
An ideal starting point when visiting the mecca of cultural and great outdoor tourism, and following a gastronomical tour of the land of good restaurants. Here, local products abound such as Périgueux’s famous pâté with truffles, farm chickens, chestnuts, wild mushrooms such as ceps, walnuts and strawberries, with flavours continuously renewed all through the summer, as well as apples, peaches and all the other fruits grown on the hillside.
Sarlat, Lascaux and Les-Eyzies are less than 80 km away; the area around Bergerac with its “bastides” or fortified towns is less than 50 km away; Brantôme, on the edge of the Périgord-Limousin National Regional Park, is 30 km away. Whether by train or via the A89 motorway, Bordeaux is but 1¼ hours away. Nearby, a market town set out around its impressive bell-tower, bearing witness to a rich past, has all shops and amenities.
This castle is in an area where wooded hills alternate with green valleys. Perched on a knoll, it dominates a plain which stretches out in front of it, sloping down to the peaceful river Isle. 18 hectares of beautiful, predominantly wooded, natural surroundings border the property and extend over the heights providing an ideal setting for walks. Numerous trails will delight horse-riders, especially as their mounts can then rest in suitable stables, standing at the end of a bridle path.
This castle was built in the 16th century on old wine storehouses and then raised a level in the 19th century so that staff could be accommodated on site. Now perfectly restored with great attention paid to its authenticity, robust and flanked by its two impressive round towers, it exudes a proud bearing. By its sides, a house and a barn, currently undergoing restoration works, provide a surface area of approx. 300 m² to be developed. The buildings are bordered by a wide terrace, protected by stone baluster railings, which dominates a second terrace, taken up by a vegetable garden, and a secondary road leading to Périgueux, passing by on a lower level.

The castle

This castle is accessed via a double-sided, straight stairway, the steps of which form a porch at the top. The entrance door is flanked by two pilasters topped with capitals, engraved with 1550 and 1857, the castle’s two construction dates. Above, two balconies enhance the two floors of the main residence.
Apart from the second floor, converted in a more contemporary style but with the same level of home comfort as the rest, the interiors abound with period furniture and decor including tables, dressers, monumental fireplaces, French ceilings, herringbone pattern parquet flooring, panelling and old wallcoverings as well as mosaic floors.

The outbuildings

Two outbuildings stand near to the castle: a caretaker’s cottage undergoing restoration works and a barn awaiting renovation where it would be possible to add a floor.



Our opinion
An absolute gem, this castle has been perfectly restored and is sold with all of its period furniture. This is a really good opportunity for those wishing to move straight in and take advantage of modern-day home comforts in an authentic setting, steeped in history. The secondary road below is quickly forgotten once across the threshold as the background noise disappears, giving way to a source of wonder at the richness of the inside. Everyday life resembles that of a large house courtesy of the harmonious sizes of the rooms, whilst the large bedroom on the ground floor, with its bathroom and toilet, could prove extremely useful. The 5 horse loose boxes and the trails through the woods will delight horse-riders and golfers will have but a 10-minute journey before taking up their clubs.
Périgueux, France
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