A delightful and carefully restored property set around an enclosed courtyard and situated in the centre of the charming and historic village of Sainte Alvere. The courtyard includes a private swimming pool of 6x4 metres and a decked sun-bathing area which is shaded by a 100 year old lime tree.
This property has been lovingly restored throughout with a strong eye to detail. On entering through the courtyard into the spacious entrance hall, to the right, is the large very attractive kitchen (30 m2) which has been installed with a good selection of oak wall and base units, solid granite work surfaces and an immense Godin oven. Large windows also allow plenty of light and the kitchen currently has further dining space, which is an ideal breakfast area.
The kitchen leads to the very light sitting room (46 m2) with tiled floor, wood burning stove, exposed stonework and beams and 3 sets of large glazed french doors leading out to the courtyard. To the far end of the sitting room, stairs lead up to a mezzanine level which has made clever use of the space and is currently used as an additional 7th bedroom but would make a spacious office or snug.
Returning to the entrance hall, to the left is the bright formal dining area and a long hallway off which is accessed a separate WC and the ground floor king-size bedroom (1) with ensuite shower room. Stairs from the hallway lead to a second king-size bedroom (2) also with ensuite shower room. All the bathrooms within the property have been recently modernised and renovated to a high standard with tiled flooring and large heated towel radiators.
Stairs from the formal dining room lead down to the lower ground floor where, to the left, is a spa/sauna room with shower (sauna to be included as part of the sale). On this level there is also a small laundry room and the large master suite (3) complete with “his and hers” basins and where the freestanding roll-top bath makes for an elegant feature.
Returning to the entrance hall on the ground floor, stairs lead up to 2 good sized double bedrooms (4 & 5) on either side of the landing, both with their own en-suite bathroom. A staircase takes you from the first floor landing to the second floor where there is a further bedroom (6), with modernised bathroom opposite.
All the rooms in the property are light and bright with recently renovated large french windows throughout.
The outside space combines a charming private courtyard with huge lime tree for shade - ideal for outdoor dining, and the 6mx4m pool with sunbathing terrace. The pool has a new « pompe à chaleur » to allow the pool to be heated. Also outside at one end of the property is located the store room/workshop.
A very pretty building, very well thought out in terms of its renovation which major on high quality fixtures and fittings. With the added advantage of a lively village location, which has many small shops and a popular Monday market, as well as being just a short drive from the market town of Le Bugue, this property is ideally situated to access amenities and sites.
Total living area 340m2
Garden of 397m2
Open living-dining room (46m2)
5 ensuite bedrooms
Agency fees included in price.
This property is based in the Dordogne (often referred to by its ancient name "The Périgord"). Although times may have changed over the years the beautiful Dordogne landscape, in one of the most beautiful areas of France, continues to offer something to amaze and delight everyone. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west France, is perfect holiday country; a magical place that will reward all those who choose to explore it.
The Périgord Noir, where the vast majority of our properties are located, is the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Dordogne for here, in the triangle formed between the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, you will find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and the loveliest stretches of both rivers. The area is bounded by four famous towns and this property is well situated within this boundary - Sarlat, a medieval treasure house; Périgueux, a thriving and sophisticated small city; Bergerac, shippers of wine since the Middle ages and Monpazier, an extraordinarily well preserved bastide built by King Edward I in 1285.
Only 5km from the market town of Le Bugue with all amenities. Less then 1 hour from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from Brive airport, 2.5 hours from Bordeaux airport/TGV station and 2.5 hours from Toulouse airport.
In the village of Ste Alvere (small supermarket, bank & restaurants); 10kms from Le Bugue (all amenities).