Occupying an enviable position on the edge of a small, Southern Dordogne hill top village this mid 19th century Maison de Maitre, for sale at an asking price of 295,500 euros, is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of 21st century living.
Originally the house of a wealthy wine merchant or negotiante the accompanying barns and wine chai which once buzzed with activity still house the wine vats and barrel racks. Wine was produced at the house as well as being traded with regular shipments onward to Bordeaux.
More recent years have seen the house become a beautiful family home offering an enticing mix of village life and the best that rural France can offer. Although part of a village community the far reaching rural views give a real sense of space with peaceful country walks accessible from the back gate.
The outbuildings now offer flexible and multifunction storage with garages, wood store, workshops and covered social areas all with power and light. It is very rare to find such extensive, original stone built outbuildings in a village setting.
In keeping with the Maison de Maitre style inside the house is well proportioned with many original features carefully preserved during the renovation giving homely living spaces. The upstairs of the house is light and spacious offering great family accommodation and the enormous boarded out attic with proper staircase is a tempting project waiting to happen!
The commune and village people are and have always been open, friendly and helpful particularly if you support and get involved with the social events and fetes which abound in this part of Perigord.
The church bell has just rang for 7.00pm better stop now and pour a glass of Red from the village vineyard (we wandered up after lunch to stock up unfortunately the rose disappeared over lunch!!)
We often like to sit down by our chickens and watch the colours change on the side of the valley as the sun sets. The house has about 2200sq metres of land (about half an acre) but there is plenty of agricultural land for sale within easy walking distance of the house should you want to try your hand at smallholding.