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A typical French Medieval chateau for sale

A typical French Medieval chateau for sale

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Comes with its own vineyard with AOC Bergerac Red wine, rose and AOC Saussignac sweet white wines, 3 bedroomed guardians’ cottage, staff apartment and office, manege and paddocks. The heart of 5 bedroomed property is set within in own castle walls offering totally private walled garden and heated saltwater swimming pool complete with gatehouse and fortified towers with machiolations, stone-mullioned windows etc. With pigeonnier, banquet hall, barn to renovate, security alarm. It is located just a within commuting distance west of Bergerac International Airport and a within a few kilometres north of a world-class golf course, complete with spa, beauty therapy, gym open to the public. A rare opportunity to buy your very own French fortified castle with its own wine label! 40 hectares (100 acres) of land, of which 19 hectares (45 acres) of vines. The vineyard – a fully self contained and equipped working farm – is located around its own courtyard, complete with chai, chilled storage, bottling plant, wine tasting room, despatch hangar, vignerons cottage. Edge of a village, close to Bergerac, Dordogne,  South West France.

 

Classic Girondine chateau for sale

Classic Girondine chateau for sale, Bordeaux, France

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An excellent example of a Girondine Chateau, this property is presented in excellent order throughout, and, in addition to the six-bedroomed main chateau, includes an adjoining two-bedroomed Guardian's Cottage in similarly good order.  This is a fully operational vineyard with 8½ hectares of Première Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superior and Cadillac appellations producing 360 hectolitres of wine per year. The chai is extremely well equipped, and comes complete with farm machinery etc. At the time of writing, the staff are all in place (including an English-speaker) - representing an exciting, complete 'vineyard in a box' acquisition, should the purchaser wish to continue the business with minimal additional input. Moreover, the property has also been run as a Chambre d'Hotes by the staff, offering further income generation potential.

 

French medieval chateau, country setting for sale

Medieval Chateau, country setting for sale

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Stunning views over surrounding countryside. Stone spiral staircases, stone-mullioned windows, fortified towers with machiolations, fairytale turrets with witches hat roofs. Banquet hall, courtyard and garaging for cars. Renovated to a high standard, favourite holiday home of celebrities, the rich and famous. Separate Guest cottage, swimming pool, ensuites in most of the seven bedrooms, country setting, very quiet. Countryside setting, near Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, South West France.

 

Perigordine Historical Chartreuse for sale

Historical Perigordine Chartreuse for sale

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With a Forge at its heart where Napoleon’s cannons were reputedly made, with guest cottages and gamekeepers lodge, offering over 70 hectares / 170 acres of forest, meadow, private fishing lake, stream with cascading waterfalls, woods full of wild boar, wild deer, pheasant, quail and grouse. The land is ideally suited to an English-Style driven shoot with beaters, as well as for shooting enthusiasts and huntsmen mounted on horse-back. Paddocks & stables. Would suit upmarket hotel or B&B, or secong residence. Good access to private airfield with hard strip and hangar for private jets / planes. The perfect spot to get away from it all and enjoy French rural life. Country setting, Dordogne, South West France.

 

18th Century Listed French Chateau for sale

An 18th Century Listed French Chateau for sale

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Wth lake, moat and draw-bridge, pavilions, with excellent potential to run as a hotel. Great authentic architecture with period features, flexible accommodation, walkable into town. Ensuites to all principal bedrooms, with large walk-in showers and/or Jacuzzi baths. Close to hospital, schools, dentists, doctors, cinema, discotheque, hotels, train station with good access to TGV trains, pharmacies, vets etc. Plenty of activities and things to do for children. Within a few kilometres / miles of Bergerac International Airport serving UK and Europe. Bergerac, Dordogne, South West France.

 

Elegant riverside chateau for sale

An elegant riverside chateau for sale, Lot-et-Garonne, France

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With guardians’ cottage, complete with fairytale towers and turrets, infinity swimming pool and overlooking the river and jetty / mooring. Pigeonnier to restore / convert. Magnificent entrance gates leading to wonderful long tree-lined drive. Paddock to the side. North bank of the river, south-facing aspect. The only thing it is missing is a riverside open-air Jacuzzi / hot-tub! Edge of village setting, Lot-et-Garonne, South West France.

 

Secret French domaine / chateau for sale

Secret Domaine / Chateau for sale

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Found at the end of a 600m tree-lined drive, so secret and hidden that many locals don’t even know that it exists, set in 13 hectares (35 acres) of land, the very essence of privacy and tranquillity, four bedrooms in the main part, three bedrooms in guest wing, two fishing ponds (carp in once, black bass in the other), garden irrigation system, coach house suitable for conversion / renovation, tennis court, swimming pool with kids end. Within 30mins of Bergerac International Airport offering regular scheduled flights to Europe and UK. Country setting, close to a bastide town, Lot-et-Garonne, South West France.

 

Sixteenth century stronghold / chateau for sale

Sixteenth century stronghold / chateau for sale, Lot-et-Garonne, south west France

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Lovingly restored by the current owners to an exceptionally high standard, this impressive and yet homely chateau offers excellent accommodation. The chateau itself offers 7 bedrooms with magnificent reception rooms and 'must see' bathrooms, whilst three cottages are set around a courtyard to its flank. A noble stronghold known since the 16th century the property is set in its own beautiful garden and adjoining parkland, orchard and woods. A pigeonnier, stream with waterfall and a lily pond (the original lavoire) are to be found on the estate. Freehold, the 10 hectares (approximately 26 acres) includes 3.5 hectares (approximately 7 acres) d’appellation AOC Buzet (not planted). There are some 22 Buzet wines and the Chateau is to be found in the top three.

 

A 16th century French maison forte (fortified house) for sale

A 16th century Maison Forte (fortified house) for sale

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This property was subsequently converted to a Gentilhommerie (a French country seat / country estate), then a French chateau with 20 hectares of grazing meadow and woods suited to hunting, barn to convert, attached garage ideal for classic car enthusiasts, walkable to a bastide (medieval) town complete market square at its heart surrounded with stone arcades, river, bistro, bars, cafes, quality gastronomic restaurant, banks, dentists, doctors, primary and secondary school etc. The medieval town is the focal point for a string of adult activities - wine and oyster festivals, jazz festivals, medieval festivals, weekly local markets, night markets in the summer, art classes, bridge clubs etc throughout the year. Edge of village setting close to a bastide town, Lot-et-Garonne/Dordogne borders, South West France.

 

Chateau to renovate for sale

Chateau to renovate for sale, Gironde, south west France

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10 bedroom chateau with stunning vaulted cellars running the length of the main facade that have been restored. The main accommodation of up to 10 bedrooms is to be restored but retains many fabulous original features. In addition to the main wing, there are two 2 separate six-bedroomed guest houses, each with their own swimming pool, as well as numerous barns and agricultural buildings for wine production. The 11 hectares of working vineyard under the Bordeaux appelation purchased as an option. Set well back from the road and offering wonderful views, the property is surrounded by vines and formal gardens, offering the best of French countryside tranquility. This property has the potential to be a magnificent private residence and offers good income generation and tax perks if so required.

 

Ancient French chateau with river frontage for sale

Ancient chateau with river frontage for sale, Lot-et-Garonne, south west France

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Beautiful chateau dating back to 1477 abounding with charm and character. The property currently comprises 9 bedrooms, three reception rooms, plus a self-contained one-bedroomed guardian's cottage. The chateau is set in 3.4 hectares of very private grounds, set well back from the road and with 200m of river frontage, and with stable and paddock. Whilst idyllic in its tranquility, it is never-the-less only a few kilometers from a lovely bastide town offering all the usual facilities. The pool has its own summer kitchen, with BBQ, kitchen, dining and ablution facilities. Lot-et-Garonne, south west France

 

Chateau in Bastide Town for sale

Chateau in Bastide Town for sale, Dordogne, south west France

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Set in a very popular bastide town, this property currently offers 14 bedrooms, all with ensuites. It benefits from river frontage and a large barn. It is currently used commercially, and is likely to requrie some renovation to suit a change of use. The price advertised is the maximum, at which additional land and the barn is included - it could be bought for less without. Dordogne, SW France.

 

Majestic French fortified chateau for sale

A majestic fortified chateau for sale, Dordogne, south west France

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With 200m of Dordogne river frontage, with a guardians’ apartment, two bedroomed guest cottage, five bedrooms all ensuite in the main chateau. English hand-made kitchen, wonderful formal reception rooms including panelled drawing room and panelled dining room, banquet hall. Wine cave (cellar) with stone vaulted ceilings. Tunnel believed to pass under the River Dordogne dating back to the Wars of Religion. Rich in history – several members of French monarchy believed to have stayed at the property. Round tower with machiolations and witches-hat turrets.  Mature garden with magnificent Cedars of Lebanon. South-facing elevation. Near Ste Foy-la-Grande, Dordogne, South West France.

 

18th Century French hunting chateau for sale

18th Century Chateaux for Sale, Dordogne, France

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Set in 25 hectares of fully fenced land. Fully renovated to a exceptionally high standard, with seven bedrooms (four bedrooms ensuite), impressive yet homely reception rooms. Accessed through magnificent gates that are electrically-operated and remote controlled, numerous outbuildings and barns, including Keeper’s Cottage to restore. Large heated saltwater swimming pool with electric retractable hard cover. Well and underground cave system reputed to have been secret hideout of French Resistance during WWII. Isolated setting, Dordogne, South West France.

 

Stunning Perigordine chateau for sale

A classic Perigordine chateau for sale

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With 12 hectares of land, 9 bedrooms in all, elevated position offering stunning views over the Dordogne river valley, with Dordogne river frontage, swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, steamroom, ample garaging suited to accommodating a fleet of classic cars, barns suited to conversion, huge wine cellar. With a self-contained guest wing, including snooker / billiard room. Close to Michelin starred restaurant. Country setting, Dordogne, South West France.

 

Urban Chateau for sale

Urban Chateau for sale, near Perigueux, Dordogne

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Compact and refined. 7 bedrooms in main chateau, two additional bedrooms in Maison d’Amis. Ensuites in five bedrooms, most set in the towers. Solarium, cellar, stream and ornamental ponds with fountains, all beautifully floodlit at night. Remote controlled, electrically-operated gates, driveway and car port for 4 cars. Set in a town, walkable to restaurants, shops, bars, banks, schools, supermarkets, libraries etc. One of the largest private swimming pools in the area, with fountain and summer kitchen. Approx 2 hectares (5 acres) of land. Edge of town setting, near Perigueux, Dordogne, South West France.

 

Immaculate Chartreuse with pool & separate cottage

Immaculate Chatreuse, guardians cottage & covered pool for sale - Dordogne

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This magnificent 5 bedroomed chartreuse has been recently renovated to an exceptional standard, and includes covered swimming pool and separate 2 bedroom guest / guardian’s cottage. Set in beautiful grounds, and approached via magnificent electric gates and sweeping drive, the property offers a wonderful courtyard around which is set the main house, museum-grade garage, outbuildings and the most impressive wine cellar (and yes, the wine could stay!). With its covered and open terraces, its coverable swimming pool, and separate guest cottage, this house offers flexibility and scalability. It is ideally suited to either primary or secondary residence. Situated on the outskirts of a town with all the usual facilities. Dordogne.

Fairytale Chateau for sale

18th Century Chateaux for Sale, Dordogne, France

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Wonderful chateau just outside Bergerac, with large heated saltwater swimming pool to the south-facing facade. Great summer kitchen - self-contained, practical, oozing character. Totally private and tranquil, seven bedrooms. Manor house to restore. Dordogne.
   
   

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Classic French Homes is a specialist real estate agency focussed on exclusive property sales in the Dordogne and wider Aquitaine Region of South West France. English-owned, fully French-registered and insured, Knight Frank appointed Representatives for the Dordogne, member of professional body FNAIM, we are committed to the highest levels of excellence. We provide outstanding property marketing solutions, including floor plans, virtual tours, elevated photography, and comprehensive details supported by professional-grade photography. We extend the same services to house hunters and buyers, including property search solutions and property consultancy. We have a clientele of international buyers and house hunters in search of prime real estate, property investments, etc.


Located in Perigord Pourpre in the south of the Dordogne, we cover Perigord Noir, Perigord Vert and Perigord Blanc, the eastern corner of the Gironde, North Lot-et-Garonne and South East Charente. We offer a range of luxury French properties for sale. Our handpicked portfolio is constantly changing, please note that the properties on this page are from our archive. The live property portfolio can be found here.

 

We are the local appointed representatives for international prestige estate agent Knight Frank, the property arm of Private Members’ Club and International Luxury Lifestyle Group Quintessentially, Quintessentially Estates, and for London-based Sifex. Moreover, we enjoy excellent relations with the local Savills Representative.

 

In addition to our focus on prime real estate sales of luxury and prestige property sales, we assist with the sale of second homes and subsequent marketing of properties suited to gites and vacation rentals.

 

 



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