5 Bed Country House for sale

Gourdon, Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4


  • Central heating
  • Garden
  • Internet connection
  • Landscaping

Full Description

REDUCED in price - A most attractive country home built in Perigord stone to a high standard in 2007, set in 5 acres mature gardens, with swimming pool, garage and barn, near to Gourdon, Lot. This spacious home offers some 235m2, 4 en-suite bedroom accommodation in move-into condition in a delightful rural setting, yet close to villages with shops and restaurants, such as Gourdon, Prayssac, Villefranche de Perigord.

The style is typical of the Perigord and indeed the Dordogne is just a few minutes away.

If you are looking for a comfortable and low maintenance property, equiped to a very good standard, then come and view as soon as you can. The property is approached off a country road, via a long drive up to ample parking and a double garage to the right of the house. It is a very impressive property as you drive up.

The house offers 235m2 centrally heated accommodation, with all hardwood and double glazed windows, hardwood doors, bevelled glass in internal doors, French oak parquet floors. Underfloor central heating throughout.

Entrance hall with very high ceiling open right up to the rafters, giving an airy feeling. To the left and through glazed doors with bevelled glass into the double living room (45m2) with oak parquet flooring, feature custom built fireplace with insert, triple aspect so nice and bright and French windows to gardens front and rear. At the rear of the hall a sitting area ideal for contemplating the pool and garden beyond, or as a breakfast room. The country kitchen/dining room (25m2) is fully equipped and fitted, with tiled floor and with a utility room behind, French windows to rear dining terrace. On the ground floor there is also a cloakroom and a study ( or bedroom 5).

From the hall the stairway leads up to the first floor landing, off which are 4 spacious double bedrooms, all with French oak floors, bright double aspects, 3 with built-in wardrobes, 3 with en-suite shower rooms and 1 with en-suite bathroom. All very comfortable up here and with views in all directions to the gardens and surrounding woods.

To the rear of the house is the swimming pool, 10m x 5m, with generous sunny terraces around, plus a pool house with covered dining/BBQ terrace. There is a mature formal garden surrounding the pool at the rear of the house and beyond that the land has been left as natural scrub, oak trees, a fruit orchard and a paddock large enough for a horse or two. Overall there are 2.13ha or over 5 acres grounds.

To the front of the house is the double garage and then further down the drive is a former agricultural barn which has been renovated to create an internal space ideal for parties, seminars, theatre, home cinema etc. The barn measures some 420m2 overall. Ideal for someone with a car collection!

The department of Lot is a land of beautiful landscapes and dramatic gorges, slow moving rivers, beautiful villages such as Puy-l'Eveque and Rocamadour, and the vineyards of Cahors - other highlights included the Upper Dordogne Valley and the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park. Largely unspoiled by the passage of time, the Lot department of France is a delight to discover and explore.

The Lot & Quercy region in the South of France covers three French departments (Lot, Lot et Garonne, Tarn et Garonne) and is what remains of the ancient province of Quercy, to the south-east of the Perigord (Dordogne).

Situated between Bordeaux and Toulouse the area experiences hot dry summers and cold dry winters. The region has a micro climate that is drier and warmer than the regions to the north (Dordogne, Limousin), and is characterised by warm late Autumn months.

The Lot department is proud of its fine, local produce - from the truffles, to confit of duck & goose, to dark Cahor wines and the goat's cheese of Rocamadour - you won't be disappointed.

Three rivers flow through this department, the Dordogne to the north, the Cele in the centre and the Lot to the south. The first two rivers are generally given over to kayaking and canoeing. Boat trips are more popular on the Lot and provide an enjoyable way to see the villages and vineyards that drop down into the river.

Worth visiting are the medieval centres of Cahors & Figeac and the 25,000-year-old prehistoric caves (Grotte de Pech-Merle) near Cabrerets.

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