Perigourdine Stone Home, Pool & Barn to Develop

PRICE: EUR €375,000

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Estate Agent: ARB French Property
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This delightful Old Perigourdine stone house of character in a small peaceful hamlet of just 12 properties surrounded by the beautiful undulating Dordogne countryside of woods and meadows, together with a large traditional 2-storey stone barn.

Property features:
Swimming pool
Immediately habitable
Reduced price
Perigourdine Stone Home, Pool & Barn to Develop
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Property Details:

Accommodation Comprises:

Living Room/Dining Room: Measures approx. 11.4m X 6.5m and comprises: Large light room with double aspect French doors leading to the terraces and the garden. Stone walls and original ceiling beams. Feature stone fireplace with Godin Log burner. Supplementary electric heaters which rarely need to be used due to the output of the woodburner. Television point, phone connection and 14 power points. Tiled floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: approx. 6.6m X 6.5m with exposed stone walls and original ceiling beams. Range of traditional oak base and wall units plus island unit separating the kitchen area from the breakfast area. Built in refrigerator, freezer, washing machine and cooker plus Godin woodburning stove in the breakfast area. Tiled floor. Glazed door leading onto a covered terrace. 9 single and 3 double power points. Fan assisted hot air vent providing background heating from the lounge fire for when the kitchen woodburner is not lit. Coats cupboard, broom cupboard housing electricity fuse board. Custom-built solid oak staircase leading to the small landing which houses a large airing cupboard heated during winter months by a hot air duct from the living room fire. One power point

Double Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Approx. 4.0m X 2.6m with electric panel heater, heated towel rail, window to north, 3 power points, door leading to en-suite shower room with WC, wash basin unit with cupboards and mirror over with lights and shaver point, walk in shower. Solid oak flooring in bedroom, tiled flooring in shower room

Double Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor): Further double with measurements of approx. 3.01 m X 3.77m Electric panel heater, heated towel rail, window to south, 3 power points, half panelled wall, door leading to en-suite bathroom comprising, corner bath, washbasin unit with cupboards and mirror over with lights and shaver point, WC. Both rooms have solid oak flooring

1st Floor:

Master Bedroom – Impressive room of approx. 5.2m X 4.25m with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Electric panel heater, 4 single power points, air vent from the heater box above the living room fire for background heating, 4.3 metre long fitted wardrobe, (two doubles), Velux window to north, French door to the west to watch the sunset from the large balcony with wall lights and views down the valley towards St Geniѐs. Tiled floor. Door leading to en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin unit with cupboards and mirror over with shaver point. Separate WC.

Double Bedroom 4/Office: Approx: 8.4 m X 5.65 m Original ceiling beams. Telephone point. 9 double power points, 2 single power points, 3 electric panel heaters, fan providing background heat from firebox above main fire. French window on north side with roller blind, leading on to small Juliet balcony with stunning uninterrupted views of the woods and fields down the valley towards the village of St Geniѐs. Second triangular window on north and also window on south side with roller blind. Pine floor, 2 metre long fitted wardrobe/storage cupboard, behind which there are removable panels giving access to the 250 litre electric water cylinder. Built-in filing cabinets and bookshelves.

Double Bedroom 5: Measures approx. 5.25 m X 4.25 m Original ceiling beams. Floor to ceiling wood panelling on one wall. Pine floor
The whole of one wall has storage cupboards including a 2m long double wardrobe in the middle. Window to south with roller blind and triangular window to north. Two electric panel heaters and 5 double power points. Access to heavily insulated loft area via trap door. Please note that all outside walls in this room have insulation comprising 20 cm conventional fibre glass and a hi tech layer of Airflex which is equivalent to another 20 cm

Family Bathroom / Shower room – 2.76 m X 2.88 m Corner bath with shower taps and shampoo spray, washbasin unit with cupboards and mirror over with lights and shaver point. WC, shower cubicle with multi-function controls, heated towel rail, high level fan heater and timed extractor fan. Window to south with roller blind

The property is set well back on a feeder road from the minor road through the hamlet with double ornamental wrought iron gates leading to the drive in a garden of approx. 2,500m2. Near the house there are lawned areas with flower borders, shrubs, dedicated rose garden and an ornamental fish pond. The drive, which has room to park three or four cars, leads down to the sunken swimming pool and to the stone barn, behind which is a productive vegetable plot. 4.5 m x 2.5 m, aluminium and glass greenhouse and cold frame and many varied fruit trees and soft fruits in a grassed orchard area. From the garden there are beautiful, uninterrupted views down the valley, through which a bridle path leads to the village of St Geniѐs. The entire garden is ring-fenced to a minimum height of 1.5 metres and is completely dog-proof. There are some irrigation aids though not completely automatic. To the south end of the barn where the pool controls are housed there is room to garage one car and this section would not be altered if the rest of the barn was converted.
One 900 litre water storage tank outside. There are two further 900 litre storage tanks in the barn though these would have to be repositioned if the barn was converted. Two large compost bins

Swimming Pool –In ground 11.5 m X 4.5 m With depth of 1 metre to 1.82 metres. Professionally built in ground in 2006 of reinforced concrete with liner and tiled surround. Has filtration system, under-water lighting, summer and winter covers, and a cleaning robot is included in the sale.

Attached former stone stable on eastern end of building, with lighting.5.3 m x 2.45 m
Approx. 20 cubic metres of storage space under the large master bedroom balcony for logs.
Greenhouse with staging and automatic ventilation

Stone Barn with building permissions and detailed plans to create a 3 bed, self- contained home suitable for living or holiday rental.

The property offers a good degree of flexibility. The development of the barn would lend itself to becoming the main residence allowing for 2 letting apartments to be easily created for minimal cost from the current main residence, therefore providing letting income from 2 units if required.

The home benefits from being double glazed throughout and comes with a free-standing wood burning stove in the kitchen with output of 8 kw, plus background heating from the living room fire if required via a fan assisted hot air vent.
Large feature stone fireplace in the living room with insert Godin wood burning stove with output of 14kw. Firebox above, from which ducted air leads to stairs, master bedroom and bedroom 4.via the bottom of the airing cupboard
Electric panel heaters in all rooms but these are rarely needed due to the output of the 2 log burning stoves and the recently reinforced insulation.
Good insulation comprising: For the kitchen and master bedroom above walls are 50 cm stone thickness providing natural insulation. Between the tiles and plaster board above the master bedroom there is a layer of Airflex reflective thermal insulation equivalent to 20cm of fibreglass. The other two thirds there is a sheet of Airflex between the downstairs and upstairs rooms. Above the upstairs ceiling there is another layer of Airflex plus 2 layers of 20cm conventional fibreglass insulation. The end elevation of the 5th bedroom has a layer of 20 cm conventional fibre glass insulation plus 1 layer of Airflex behind the wood panelling. Vertical walls and sloping ceilings also have 1 layer of 20 cm fibre glass insulation plus 1 layer of Airflex. The downstairs walls are simply stone averaging 50 cm thickness providing natural insulation.

Local Area
Set in the heart of the true Dordogne, with numerous nearby villages to visit and plenty of year round activities including: Lascaux UNESCO World Heritage Site and other Prehistory Attractions, Helicopter and Light Aircraft (Heli Club), Canoeing, swimming and boat trips on River Dordogne & River Vézѐre, Water Sport and family beach at Lac du Cause, numerous chateaux e.g Beynac, Hautefort, Castelnaud, Gardens e.g. Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac, Les Jardins del’Imaginaire. Many way-marked footpaths and bridlepaths, dances and discos, classical music concerts,fishing, walking club, cookery club. Golf course – 39 mins
DPE – Energy results E290 kwhrs pa pm2 / CO2 – B 6kgrms pa pm2

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Energy efficiency rating :

Very energy efficient – lower running costs


Not energy efficient – higher running costs

Environmental (CO2) rating : kg

Very environmentally friendly


Not environmentally friendly