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DLB 320 - 1 890 000 Euros (AFI)

Uniquely situated private nature reserve comprising large main house, outbuildings and pool around a natural rock courtyard and surrounded on three sides by a 4-hectare natural spring water lake, stream, private access road, all set in around 88 hectares of grounds with substantial development potential in the north of the Dordogne. 


This lovely estate offers around 88 hectares of fields and woodland where deer and wild boar wander, and where truffles and several different kinds of wild orchids among other rare wild flowers are abundant. The lake has around 7 varieties of fish including fresh water crayfish.


Access to the property is from a private road lined in part with cliffs where even grottos can be found… something for which the Dordogne is famous of course.  In fact, it could be said that the heart of the property itself is in a cirque and where one can walk the perimeter admiring the views around. 


The residence: The main entrance to the property is over a bridge on the stream leading into the courtyard where there is the main house and a number of outbuildings, a large garage, a pool (16m x 8m), and a bar. 



One of the outbuildings has an apartment with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, shower room and separate wc.  In a second outbuilding facing the lake on the south side are 4 guest bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms with wc., and a kitchen, all leading out to a large covered balcony with views on the lake.  


The main house with views from all rooms on both the south and north side of the lake has a farmhouse kitchen with old fireplace and terra cotta tiled floor, an entrance hall with fireplace and stairs down to the cellars below, a living room/study with bread oven, a very large dining/living room with fireplace equipped with roasting spit, and a downstairs wc with old stone sink washbasin. 


Stairs from the entrance hall lead to the first floor where there is a large landing off which are three bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and one with ensuite shower room and large south-facing balcony and superb views on the lake. 


Under the house is a whole floor of cellars comprising boiler room and laundry, workshops, storerooms, wine cellar and garages.   

Half way up the private driveway towards the main house area are a stable block and another large barn. 


Business Potential:  As well as being an outstanding opportunity to acquire as a private residence in one of the most sought after areas in France, this property has enormous potential for a number of tourism projects and which the current owner has already explored in some depth. 


In co-operation with the local authorities, a number of detailed feasibility studies and business plans have been carried out and for which the local authorities have indicated the possibility of providing considerable financial aid for a tourist development project. 



Such projects include a complete holiday village with villas, apartments, a hotel with restaurant, function rooms, seminar centre, spa, equestrian centre, tennis courts, bars, a pub and an additional swimming pool on the lakeside.    


For potential buyers able to undertake such a project we are authorised, in certain circumstances, to provide access to this proprietary information either on or subsequent to a visit. 



Certain assets belonging to the owner including a Licence IV for the sale of alcoholic beverages, are for sale by separate negotiation.


The property is around 120 km to Bordeaux, around 80 km to Bergerac and around 55 km to Angoulème and the TGV high speed train to Paris and Eurostar link. 


A unique property in an idyllic setting where the only sounds are those of nature and where the nearest neighbour is over 2km away.  Huge development potential.


Facilities:  mains water, electricity, source water with pump station, stream, lake.  Septic tank.  Oil and wood burning central heating, large gas tank for cooking. Generator.  Automatic watering, security lights & detectors.  Pool (16m x 8m).  ADSL broadband, satellite TV.  Licence IV. 

Annual taxes:  3667 Euros - Legal fees:  112 672 Euros (approx.)