Stunning Chateau With Excellent Equestrian Facilities Near Bergerac
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- 10 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
Property descriptionHistory This country estate of 30 hectares comprises an 18th century chateau and several outbuildings. It is private and secluded due to its long tree lined drive but close to a wide range of amenities and a regional airport. The buildings are set in a large gravelled courtyard bounded by mature shrubs. The current owners carried out a major renovation between 2012-14 and it now provides a comfortable family home with spacious light rooms and all the facilities required in the 21st century. The gite or annexe has also been upgraded. Key points Fully renovated chateau with charm and character Luxurious bathrooms and farmhouse style kitchen Additional buildings housing high quality stabling Mains electric horse rail fencing to the numerous paddocks Large heated swimming pool with appealing covered terrace The chateau This restored blonde stone chateau has retained its most of its original character and it has been enhanced by its upgrading. The living areas are on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the first floor. The rooms are all spacious and light with high ceilings and flow well. The floors are tiled on the ground floor and oak planks in the bedrooms. There is an impressive comfortable formal lounge, a domed dining hall with stunning mosaic tiles and a smaller snug/ tv room. A spacious fitted farmhouse style kitchen has a large range cooker and Belfast sink. There is an wooden island and ample room for informal dining or sitting. A spiral stair leads down to a summer kitchen and out to the covered terrace adjacent to the pool. Upstairs there are 7 extensive bedrooms some with fitted wardrobes. There are 6 with ensuite facilities which are modern and large - 3 have baths as well as separate showers and 2 of the bedrooms share the family bathroom. Although some of the bedrooms are set into the eaves the head height is not compromised and the exposed beams had to the character of the rooms. The heated chlorine pool is 16mx6m and is surrounded by terraces for relaxing and al fresco dining. In addition there is a beach volleyball court for the more energetic. A microstation deals with the waste water from the chateau. Other residence This has also been upgraded and is suitable for family living, groom's quarters or to provide some income as a gite. There is an open plan living area with space for dining and a fitted kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms, the master with ensuite facilities and a family bathroom. There is a utility room. This building is independent and has its own fosse septic and above ground pool. Gardens and grounds The are smaller areas of garden around the chateau and drive but the majority of the flat land is set out in fenced paddocks for grazing the horses. It is currently a national hunt stud. High quality electric fenced paddocks resembling post and rail keep the horses safe and secure. Each paddock has its own water supply. Estate The major stable block has 10 boxes, 4 of which are foaling boxes with CCTV cameras. All have automatic water feeders. There are 3 pens for young stock and a treatment area with stocks for examining and scanning horses. There is an area for showering horses with hot and cold water. Finally there is a tack room for equipment and a feed room. Adjacent barns provide storage for hay and straw. Further stables Outside there is a top of the range covered 6 horse walker with rubber matting and a large lunge pen with a sand surface. Location The estate is an easy10 minutes drive from Bergerac and its regional airport. Bergerac is a bustling vibrant town with a wide range of facilities and shops as well as places of interest to visit here and along the Dordogne river. Bordeaux, a major city with its international airport is 75 minutes distant and en route is the motorway network. It is 10 minute drive to the Chateau de Vigiers golf course and its Michelin star restaurant.
Stunning Chateau with excellent equestrian facilities near Bergerac, Bergerac, Dordogne, France
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