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Stunning Manoir, Pigeonnier & extensive barns complex

Stunning Manoir, Pigeonnier & extensive barns complex priced for quick sale

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Whilst it is thought that this property has evolved over many generations, the main character is defined by the heart of the house built in 1699. The barns complex, located just to the flank, are in excellent condition and have entirely new rooves, offer considerable renovation potential at 424sqm, and are ideally suited to a range of uses. Situated within half an hour of Bergerac International Airport, and walkable into a village offering a great restaurant, epicerie and boulangerie, this property is an ideal family home, residence secondaire or indeed a rental business.



Traditional French Longere for sale

Traditional French Longere for sale, nr Bergerac, France

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Set in the middle of the countryside amidst peace and tranquility, and yet commanding stunning views over vines, fields and lakes, this property offers the very best of French living. It has been cleverly designed to be manageable for two (even in the depths of winter), and yet extremely scalable and flexible. There are 8 bedrooms in the main house (most offer separate access), with two additional guest suites – each of bedroom plus large living room / open plan kitchen and a pair of bathrooms apiece. The garden is similarly delightful – colourful, full of interest, and with a heated swimming pool that enjoys a south facing aspect and view. A gym suite, with Jacuzzi / balneo and sauna, complete the ensemble.


Traditional Maison de Maitre for sale

Traditional Maison de Maitre for sale, Dordogne, France

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Traditional Maison de Maitre for sale - oozing architectural charm, with a modern contemporary style. Main house, adjoing annex, self-contained cottage all on the ground floor (suitable for disabled access), second guest cottage. Swimming pool with electric retractable cover, well-equipped summer kitchen. Close to St Emilion. Dordogne, SW France.

Fully renovated French Farmhouse for sale

Fully renovated French farmhouse for sale, nr Eymet, Dordogne, France

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5 bedrooms  all ensuite that includes a studio apartment, south-facing roof terrace, with sauna, BBQ / summer kitchen, sheltered fully-enclosed heated saltwater swimming pool with poolside shower and kids paddling pool – a very private suntrap ideally suited to nude sunbathing, barn to convert that is partially-renovated, walkable to village with epicerie, boulangerie and bar/restaurant. With Jotul wood-burning stove. Edge of village setting, near Bastide town of Eymet, Dordogne, South West France. Option on neighbouring 5 bedroomed house.


Former Knights Templar Commanderie for sale

Forner Knights Templar Commanderie for sale, Dordogne, France. With river frontage.

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A four-bedroomed riverside manoir (manor house) dating back to the Knights Templar, enjoying 200m of Dordogne river frontage, a heated saltwater swimming pool set within a courtyard offering complete privacy and tranquillity, a separate and self-contained 2 bedroomed guest / guardians’ cottage, an apartment offering disabled access, garage with electric doors for 4 classic cars, with a reputed secret tunnel, a wine cellar, garden irrigation system. Close to 27-hole international golf course. Country setting, near Ste Foy-la-Grande, Dordogne, South West France.

Magnificent Townhouse for sale

Magnificent townhouse for sale, Aquitaine, France

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Magnificent townhouse offers spacious accommodation and a large but very private enclosed garden. Spread over two parts - the main house with three bedrooms and two reception rooms, with an additional shop front currently being used as an artist's studio comprise one, the second a separate wing with an additional reception room and bedroom.  The property has been the subject of extensive renovations by the current owners, leaving only the second floor with two additional bedrooms 'to do' if so required. Ste Foy-la-Grande, on the Dordogne / Gironde border, giving excellent access to both Bergerac and Bordeaux. Situated in the heart of a bastide town boasting a number of restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Equestrian Estate for sale

Equestrian / Country Estate for sale, Lot-et-Garonne, France

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A 19th century French domaine (Equestrian Estate) for sale complete with stables and horse boxes, with fenced and fully enclosed paddocks, two lakes, a wood with oak, chestnut and beech trees, plum orchard, long tree-lined drive and electric wrought-iron gates, fabulous original features including open fires, corniced ceilings. 6 bedrooms in house, plus 1 bedroom in cottage.  22 hectares (50 acres) of land. A superb equestrian property for sale. Country setting, Lot-et-Garonne, South West France.

Bourgeoise Townhouse for sale


A bourgeoise French townhouse over four floors, with a separate guest cottage, gated drive and garage, a heated swimming pool in south-facing courtyard / compact garden. Garage and off-street parking. 6 bedrooms, plus 1 bedroomed cottage. Within 45 minutes of Bordeaux International Airport serving the North America and USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia. Gironde, South West France.

Highly successful Gite Complex for sale

Highly successful gite complex for sale

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A very successful gite complex with ongoing business, highly regarded and listed by Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay Guide, Mr and Mrs Smith Boutique Holiday and Hotel Directory, recommended by Lonely Planet Travel Guide and Rough Guides, amongst other travel directories and gite guides. Great manor house kitchen with gas-fired Aga. With multiple occupancy cottages,  shared swimming pool, individual laundry facilities.  A ready-made holiday rental business, ideal for family vacations. Set in a small hamlet, north of Lalinde, Dordogne, South West France

Riverside Hunting Lodge for sale

French Hunting Lodge for sale, Dordogne

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Graceful 9 bedroom Hunting Lodge for sale, with river frontage, large swimming pool with saltwater filtration system, plus three bedroomed guest cottage. Large garage accommodates a number of cars. An ideal principal residence or holiday home, with income generation potential. Ideal for keen fishermen. Near Thiviers, Dordogne, South West France.

Beautiful 'shabby chic' Manoir for sale

'Shabby Chic' Manoir (Manor House)  for sale, Dordogne, France

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Stunning period property and the subject of extensive renovations by the current owners to an authentic 'shabby chic' style. The main house offers good all-round accommodation with well-proportioned rooms, with further renovation potential in the attic (subject to Planning Permission). It has in addition a two-bedroomed cottage, as well as garages and outbuildings. The gardens have been well designed, with mature trees and shrubs offering year-round colour and interest. A genteel property, it benefits from tranquility and lovely views over countryside. With swimming pool. Hamlet setting, good access to Bergerac International Airport. Dordogne.


Entire Private Hamlet for sale

Entire Private Hamlet for sale, Dordogne

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Set in 15 hectares of unspoilt countryside! The habitable properties have been restored retaining some lovely period features, includes a swimming pool, and has in the past been run as holiday homes / gite complex. With the configuration of both properties and land, it would be possible to divide the lot to provide separate homes. The hamet itself features on Michelin maps, and is one of less than 1500 in France to be privately owned. Dordogne.


Graceful Farmhouse Conversion for sale

Graceful French farmhouse conversion for sale, Lot-et-Garonne

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Stunning character property finished to a very high standard. Potential to convert into two separate properties, therefore ideal for gite or B&B. Set in its own grounds on the outskirts of a hamlet, only ten minutes from a lovely market town offering all the usual facilities of restaurants, banks, schools and shops. OPen villa-feel throughout. With very private swimming pool. Lot-et-Garonne.

Stunning Gentilhommier for sale

Stunning Gentilhommier for sale, Lot-et-Garonne, France

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Stunning Gentilhommier (country house / family seat) for sale on the Lot-et-Garonne borders. Fabulous courtyard flanked by three wings of the property, opening on to rare par-terre garden & ornamental pond, all immaculately maintained. Light & airy reception rooms, including library and open-plan living room / diner. Possibility of putting a great indoor swimming pool into an adjoining barn. A beautiful period property. Lot-et-Garonne.

Country Estate & 'Golf Course' for sale

Country Estate with private golf course for sale, Dordogne, SW France

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Painstakingly renovated in its entirety by the current owners, this property offers a plethora of hidden treasures amongst the four separate habitable units and the 50 hectares of property – a fun twelve hole private golf course (with, dare I say it, its own ‘club house’), a most unusual heated swimming pool, outhouses, water features and more…Lots of fun - a must-see! Issegeac / Baumont. Dordogne

Fully renovated Priory for sale

Fully renovated Priory for sale, Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne

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Built from 1499 to 1512 to accommodate the six priests serving the local Chateau, this Priory oozes original authenticity and charm. With walls up to a meter thick in places, and retaining heavy oak doors and ironwork, original flagstone floors and stairs, high oak-beamed ceilings and great stone fireplaces, the stunning features are wonderfully complimented by modern conveniences – ensuites throughout, central heating and everyday comforts, the subject of complete renovation over the last ten years. Stunning. Dordogne.

Water Mill for sale

Water mill for sale in the Dordogne. In need of renovation.

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Water mill for sale at the heart of a Bastide town. In need of renovation, but with architect's drawings and planning approval for conversion into ten apartments, sauna suite & health spa, BBQ complex, swimming pool, secure parking etc. Eymet, Dordogne

Charming townhouse & cottage for sale

Charming townhouse for sale, Gironde, France

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Charming early 19th century 6 bedroomed town house with walled garden, heated swimming pool, and separate one-bedroomed guest cottage. The property retains a wealth of original features - part-panelled walls, intricate plaster ceiling moulds and ornate marble fireplaces. Much of the property has been recently restored to a high standard by the current owners. The property is situated in the middle of a vibrant town on the banks of the Dordogne offering all of the usual facilities, including some lovely restaurants, and yet the garden and pool are totally enclosed - an oasis of tranquillity and privacy. It enjoys excellent communications links to both Bergerac and Bordeaux, and is located close to the St Emilion wine region. With separate one-bedroomed cottage, off-street parking in courtyard and garage, electric gates. Gironde.

Wonderful gite complex for sale, with house plus two gites

Wonderful gite complex near Eymet for sale. Dordogne / Lot-et-Garonne borders, close to Bergerac

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Situated on high ground overlooking the Dropt Valley, this wonderful gite complex comprises a four bedroomed house (with additional expansion potential), one four-bedroomed gite (with central heating) and another three-bedroomed gite. Spaced conveniently apart, each building is advantageously situated such that they all benefit from privacy to one elevation, and yet open out towards the shared pool complex in the other. The pool complex is ideal - with one large heated pool with a gentle beach end at one end and an infinity at the other. There is a second pool for kids beside it. Good access to Bergerac International Airport, Dordogne.

Wonderful Barn conversion overlooking vines



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An unusual barn conversion offering 6 bedrooms on the ground floor, with the living areas located on the First Floor offering wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and Dordogne valley. This property has been running very successfully as a gite, and offers good income potential. Gironde.

Amazing Interior designed house and open plan barn


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A house and barn conversion now offering a three bedroomed house plus self-contained open plan one bedroomed barn with further expansion potential if so required. Traditional meets ultra-contemporary - this stunning property has rightly been featured in magazines in France and the UK. It will be highly desirable to the discerning buyer in search of a striking house for entertaining and appreciating the best of rural France. Although attached and providing good communication throughout, it works just as well split into two very separate dwellings – perfect for house guests or for running commercially as a holiday home. Lot-et-Garonne.

Renovated Period Maison de Maitre, walkable to golf course



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This Maison de Maitre is a genteel property offering plenty of space and comfort. It boasts both homeliness and grandeur, with wonderful large reception and bedrooms, and retains plenty of original features. It has numerous outbuildings representing great renovation projects should one be so inclined (renovations subject to the usual planning permissions), all of which are set around a courtyard. A walled but roofless barn would be a fun spot to put a swimming pool. Likewise, a large attic could be converted is required. Close to golf course. Dordogne.

Quaint five bedroom cottage overlooking vines


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this quaint five bedroom cottage oozes character and charm, offering both informality and grandeur. It sits in a very manageable plot surrounded by vines, benefiting from privacy and tranquillity. Dordogne.

Upside-down Barn conversion overlooking vines


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An unusual barn conversion offering 6 bedrooms on the ground floor, with the living areas located on the First Floor offering wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and Dordogne valley. This property has been running very successfully as a gite, and offers good income potential. Dordogne.

Fantastic barn conversion, walkable into town


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This recent conversion is the very essence of style, combining a contemporary airy and functional feel with traditional French rustic charm. The property has been thoroughly renovated by the current owners, and although 'done' in the main body of the house, still offers further expansion potential (see Floor Plan). It is ideal for a French style of living, combining as it does indoor and outdoor space, and is as equally well-suited to a second home as it is a primary residence. Lot-et-Garonne.

Fabulous farmhouse conversion with studio apartment


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This fabulous farmhouse has been the subject of considerable renovation by the current owners and now offers a three-bedroomed main house with additional self-contained studio apartment, plus a separate two-bedroomed guest cottage. There is a stunning walled swimming pool and terrace, together with a barn in ruin suitable for restoration if so desired (subject to planning permission). Converted piggeries offer carport and good covered storage for garden equipment. The property is situated in countryside offering privacy and tranquillity and yet is only 15 mins to Bergerac airport and 7 mins to the nearest town with supermarket, bank, school etc. Dordogne.

Five bed house with two bed cottage in country setting


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Spacious family house with excellent facilities (365 sqm), offering light and airy feel - the result of a recent and thorough renovation. Additional guest cottage (suitable for Gite accommodation, 97 sqm), large swimming pool and additional barn. Large plot of land including formal garden and meadow set in beautiful country situation location that offers stunning views over vineyards and woods. Gironde.

Charming three bedroom house with round pigeonniere



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A wonderful collection of buildings comprising three bedroomed house, separate self-contained guest cottage, simple studio flat and garage. The buildings are sympathetically set around a generous garden of mature trees and shrubs offering privacy, and are well serviced by driveway and parking. The terrace and swimming pool provide the ideal spot from which to enjoy the long French summers and the delights of the countryside, and yet its location on the edge of a town provide the convenience of shops, bars, restaurants, and all of the usual facilities. The main part of the property has been the subject of considerable renovation by the current owners to a high standard. Dordogne.

Eight bedroomed Presbytery, all ensuite, stunning views


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Recently converted Presbytery boasting 8 bedrooms with ensuites throughout. Perched high on a ridge line it offers outstanding views over the Dordogne valley, the benefit of which is fully realised with the main living space arranged over the first floor. The heated swimming pool is surrounded by a stone terrace and is fully enclosed with a fence. The reception rooms are large and various, making this the perfect property for large groups. It is currently being run as a very successful holiday home, but would equally suit a private residence. Gironde.



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