DORDOGNE – Magnificent 12th Century Priory

PRICE: EUR €779,000

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This 12th Century Priory is catalogued in the Perigueax Archives as being founded in 1130 as one of the first churches in the Dordogne. Previous residents include King Richard the Lionheart and the sister of King Louis XIII to mention only 2.

Property features:
Swimming pool
Immediately habitable
Reduced price
Bed & Breakfast
House
DORDOGNE – Magnificent 12th Century Priory
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Property Details:

REDUCED for quick Sale
Recently completely renovated to the highest specification, discovering and maintaining so many original features, we offer you a brand new, super insulated, full central heating, double glazed with wi-fi security system inside an ancient frame.

Sited in the centre of the commune of Champagne et Fontaines, this 5 bedroom, 5 en-suite, 2 luxury kitchens, huge lounge, mezzanine private bedroom, balcony, approximately 2.5 acre garden and heated pool, certainly takes centre stage.

The original church is undisturbed in the vast cellar, a huge barn and another housing a large bread oven and forge ripe for conversion into a superb holiday let. A large garage and all the storage for garden furniture are sited beneath this magnificent Priory.

The south facing sun terrace surrounding the heated pool is laid with synthetic grass and golden pea gravel, surrounded by beautiful mature flower borders, leading down to the River Lizonne bordering this breath-taking home.

This property is the ideal family home or potentially a small business. The undisturbed original cellar church opening onto the rear terrace and garden could once again be put to use with wedding breakfasts cooked and served in the huge barn.

Approximate Room Sizes in metres.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall 4 x 2

Lounge 8 x 5.5

Drawing Room 5.5 x 5.5

Bedroom 5 (including en-suite) 5 x 5.5

Day Room (including 2nd kitchen) 5 x 5.5

West Hallway (including wc) 4.5 x 2

Main kitchen 8 x 3.5

Spiral Staircase leading to the rear garden and first floor.

First Floor

Main mezzanine bedroom 4 x 5.5

Main bathroom 4 x 2.5

Bedroom 4 (including en-suite and shelved linen room) 5.5 x 5.5

Bedroom 2 (including en-suite) 4.5 x 4.5

Bedroom 3 (including en-suite) 5 x5.5

Corridor 1.2 x 6

Cellar running the length and width of the Priory.

Barn (including log and tool store) 18 x 6

Barn (including ancient bread oven and forge) 8 x 5

Heated, saltwater pool 10 x 5

For those who need easy access to Paris or the UK, there are low cost flights from Bergerac & Limoges, both around 1.5 hrs drive, while Bordeaux International airport is just under 2 hours. The ferry ports of Caen and St Malo are reachable same day (approx. 6 hours) making the home convenient for visiting guests and family.

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