An excellent opportunity for a wonderful property, beautifully renovated to an extremely high standard. The property consists of a seven-bedroom Chateau, three gites with two bedrooms each and a one bed pigeonier. Perfectly situated, in five hectares of land, the property offers tranquillity and privacy with stunning panoramic views.
Currently run as a holiday home for the owners as well as a luxury holiday rental destination, it is perfectly set up to continue to be as such. There is more than enough space for guests and family, it could also easily be a destination for retreats, large parties, events, or weddings. There are four private terraces, three swimming pools, a small lake and a multitude of quiet corners offering a fabulous sense of serenity.
The Chateau is stand alone from the other buildings on the property. It was originally built for the Bishop of Agen as his summer residence in the 1700s. As such there is a certain grandeur to it, with wooden floorboards and stone floors throughout. The ground floor has an impressive entrance hall that has a games room to one side and an opulent sitting room to the other side. Behind, there is a flagstone floor hallway with a magnificent stone staircase leading upstairs. At the rear of the Chateau is an expansive open plan living area with dining and seating area with the kitchen under a handsome stone arch overlooking and leading to the main pool area. The rest of the floor consists of a sizeable study and library with an open fireplace as well as a big utility and laundry room and huge cellar. There are two staircases to the bedrooms upstairs, one from the main hallway in the centre of the property and the other from the utility room. The accommodation is spacious with seven large double bedrooms, five of which have their own en-suite bathrooms. With high ceilings and generous, tall windows, there is an enormous amount of natural light and a calming sense of warmth throughout.
Outside is a substantial, partially terraced courtyard area surrounding the main swimming pool (12m by 6m). On the far side is an old tobacco drying barn that is used as an outside games area with table tennis table, or as a shady spot to relax by the swimming pool. On the other side of the courtyard are three of the gites as well as a gym, equipped with its own shower room. The gites have two pools and terraces to share between them, both of which are separate and private. Two of the gites have a connecting door that can be utilised if desired to transform into one for larger parties of guests. The fourth gite is a one-bedroom pigeonier set apart from the other buildings and has its own private terrace, overlooking the beautiful local scenery.
The property is well positioned being close to numerous pretty bastide towns with their restaurants, bars, and local markets. It is also only a little over 30 minutes’ drive from Bergerac and its International airport and under 2 hours from the larger city of Bordeaux.
This is a truly exceptional and luxurious property that has a vast amount of history, charm and elegance.