An enchanting 14th century chateau in the beautiful Dordogne countryside
- Reference: BVI62196
- Property Type: House
- Status: Available
- Location: 24310, Brantôme, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
- Land Space: 7.62 ha
- Sale Price: €1,890,000
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 5
- Agent Fees Included? Yes
! This is a rare opportunity to own a fortified 14th century chateau in the heart of the Dordogne.
Close to the beautiful town of Brantôme, often referred to as the 'Venice of the Perigord' as the pretty touristic village sits on an island surrounded by the river on all sides.
This once neglected 14th property has been lovingly restored using highly skilled local artisans, craftspeople and local materials, and now provides a luxurious family home. The main chateau sits at it's heart with a circular tower at each end.
The property is incredibly private and tranquil. It sits around an enclosed courtyard with stone outbuildings and a beautiful walled swimming pool.
Inside the chateau is a grand entrance hall with a beautiful oak staircase, and black and white stone floors.
Leading off the hall through some elegant double doors is the family sitting room in the west wing. It has a spectacular stone fireplace, ideal for cosy nights in, and two large newly replaced leaded glass patio doors providing plenty of natural light. The floor is laid with locally sourced "Combe-Brune" light stone.
A corridor leads to one of the 5 family bathrooms, which has a bathtub and shower, marble topped vanity unit and gorgeous chestnut parquet flooring, which has been fitted throughout much of the chateau.
The first ground floor bedroom has a traditional handmade tiled floor, original exposed beams, and a feature fireplace. In this room (as with most of the bedrooms) some of the windows are nestled into "arrow slit alcoves" which are typical of the period.
On the ground floor of the east wing there is a spacious kitchen/dining room equipped with a large double range AGA cooker, oak units, a beautiful stone sink, feature fireplace and limestone floors. Stonework rescued from a local historical building has been lovingly incorporated into the restoration of this room. A covered terrace sits adjacent to the kitchen with magnificent views over the rolling countryside.
In this part of the chateau there is also a utility room equipped with the original wooden cupboards, a shower, wc, handbasin, and it leads to the chateau's own fully restored bread and meat roasting ovens.
The second ground floor ensuite bedroom is in this wing, with grey stone flooring and a charming clawfoot bathtub. In the hallway there is a separate wc, and cloakroom with built in cupboards and more storage space.
Each of the chateau's 7 bedrooms have so many wonderful features, this property really needs to be visited to experience them all.
On the second floor there is a large library with colourful stained-glass windows, impressive arched doorways and luxurious chestnut flooring.
Leading off of the library are the 3rd and 4th bedrooms with a separate wc and shower room, and bedrooms 5 and 6 with a shared bathroom. All the bedrooms have feature fireplaces, exposed beams and impressive high ceilings.
The third floor is a blank canvas awaiting your creativity. There is a spacious bedroom, a bathroom area, and a main living space that makes an excellent games room or family room.
The cellars under the property are just as impressive as the chateau itself, with vaulted ceilings and impressive colourful stonework. They would be ideal as a relaxing spa area with an indoor pool, or an exquisite wine tasting venue.
The interior courtyard is surrounded by outbuildings, including two cottages to renovate, and two large barns. The outbuildings could be converted to offer staff accommodation, luxury gîtes or B&B.
The chateau sits privately in 17 acres of land with plenty of space for horses. It has so much to offer. A visit is a must to experience both it's history and it's charm.