Dordogne/Perigord Chateau with pool - nestled in the peaceful Perigord Vert countryside of the Dordogne region, this splendid 15th century small chateau, known locally as a Chartreuse, has been meticulously renovated and transformed into an elegant and comfortable period property, encircled by a large century-old parkland, just a mile away from the village of La Tour Blanche.
This style of property is unique to the Dordogne and all those remaining are listed. The slate roof of the Pigeonnier was a traditional symbol of wealth, displaying the status of the former occupants; in this case the Mayors of Perigueux. It retains many other original features including stone fireplaces in every room, a bread oven and an outdoor well. Furnished with antiques and period furniture, the generous indoor living space opens onto an equally generous courtyard centred around a century-old lime tree, spreading a lovely scent as you dine al fresco or enjoy your drinks under its shade. The parkland surrounding the property is tended with care and passion; wander among its tall trees, orchard and flower beds to fully appreciate the sense of peace permeating these wonderful grounds.
Many pretty villages and ancient towns dot this verdant corner of the Dordogne crisscrossed by numerous rivers and streams. A number of beach resorts with snack bars and canoe-hire facilities have developed along the banks of the river Dronne, such as Lisle. Boat trips are highly recommended in Brantome, also known as the Venice of Perigord, strategically situated on the ancient pilgrim route towards Santiago de Compostela. Similarly, along the same route and within twenty miles of La Chartreuse sits Perigueux, the capital city of the Perigord region, with so much to offer to visitors of all ages; a Gallo-Roman museum, an amphitheatre, weekly markets, medieval houses, the stunning 12th-century cathedral of St Font, lovely promenades along the river banks. Just some of the reasons to visit Perigueux during your stay at this impressive Dordogne Chateau.
Large entrance/living hall, French doors to courtyard.
Large living room, grand piano, large open fireplace.
Large dining room, stove, French doors to courtyard.
Fully fitted kitchen, French doors to courtyard, outdoor dining facilities.
Master double bedroom (1.40m), open fireplace, ensuite bathroom, WC, dressing room, French door to garden.
Double bedroom (1.40m), open fireplace, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Study, French doors to courtyard.
Separate family shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom/ study/ TV room (TV) - more suitable for teenagers.
Double bedroom (1.40m), original bread oven, desk.
Separate shower room.
Open sided stairs to first floor (care with children):
Twin bedroom (2 x 1.0m), wooden beamed ceiling.
Approximately 2.4 acres of mature grounds planted with tall trees, shrubs and flower beds. Lawn areas. Large fully enclosed courtyard with tall lime tree and fountain. Covered original well. Outdoor dining facilities. Private 11m x 5m pool (depth: 1m - 2.40m, Roman steps) accessed through the annex or via a garden gates. Orchard and vegetable patch. Wooden fort for children - children need supervision at all times. Table tennis. Ample parking for over 6 cars.
Nearest shops/ restaurants La Tour Blanche and Bourg des Maisons 1 mile. Verteillac 5 miles. River beach in Lisle 9 miles. Riberac 10 miles. Brantome 15 miles. Aubeterre sur Dronne 16 miles. Perigueux 20 miles. Varaignes 22 miles. Cave of Villars 24 miles. Bussiere-Badil 28 miles. Bergerac airport 45 miles. Golf in Perigueux 22 miles. Tennis court in Verteillac and Celles 5 miles. Horse riding in Celles 4 miles.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 3 WCs.
2 bedrooms, 1 shower room, 1 WC.
PRIVATE 11m x 5m POOL
ONE MILE TO LOCAL VILLAGE
Walk to Beach
Walk to Tennis