‘Franquettes’ is a magnificent recently constructed modern day home. Offering instant appeal from the moment you enter the front door. This impressive property benefits from 6 double rooms (4 with en-suite facilities) is highly insulated, has heated marble floors, is filled with character and charm including features such as log burning stoves, exposed stone and high beamed ceilings, creating an infusion of modern day building technology with traditional style. The house, barn and pool have been built in a walnut grove overlooking pastures and forest. From the oak stairs in the Perigourdian tower to the 1000 square foot contemporary artist’s studio in the tobacco-drying barn, this property presents boundless future possibilities for business & pleasure.
Set in the heart of the stunning Dordogne the property is perfectly placed for easy access to the many attractions, historic villages and River Dordogne where there is fishing, canoes and idyllic riverside picnic spots. Close by and all within 5 mins are bakers, restaurants, cafe’s bars, grocery store, local produce deli, garage, post office and dentist. Within a short drive are the medieval villages of Domme – a hill top town steeped in history with cobbled streets, local produce fairs and restaurants over-looking the river valley below, La Roc Gageac and the stunning town of Sarlat which is one of the most attractive and alluring towns in southwestern France and hosts 3 market days a week!
Priced to sell an early viewing is highly recommended.
Entrance Hall & Cloaks: Entrance hall with tile floor measuring approx. 4.7m2 with a cloakroom of approx. 2.8m2 set off the hall and comprising of low level WC with wash hand basin.
Dining Hall / Stair Hall: Approx. 36m2 – Impressive formal dining room with marble floor and under floor heating, beamed ceiling, oak panelled door, double French hardwood doors leading out to the gardens. Stair hall with under stairs storage, custom made oak stairs leading to the 1st floor, half landing and oval stone window.
Lounge Room: Approx. 38m2 Light room with triple aspect, twin set of French doors (in hardwood) leading out to the gardens, marble flooring with under floor heating, stone fireplace with slate hearth, Vermonts Castings Encore wood burning st0ve, exposed stone & beamed ceiling.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room: Approx 26m2 – Fitted and equipped. A good selection of fitted birch eye and base level units with stainless steel fittings, Birch wood butchers block work surface, double ceramic sink with mixer, additional single ceramic sink, stainless steel 5 ring hob burner and electric oven with stainless steel extractor over, further built-in stainless steel oven, built-in dishwasher, 2 X silver fridge / freezer units, beamed ceiling and marble floor with under floor heating. Ample space for a breakfast table.
Utility Room: With further Birch units, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and extractor. Plumbing and space for a washing machine.
1st Floor - Landing with oak panelled doors to bedrooms and family bathroom. Full height cathedral ceiling with exposed timber & beams.
Master En-Suite Bedroom: Approx 20m2. Light room with 3 Velux windows, Chestnut flooring, cathedral ceiling with exposed timbers, fitted dressing room measuring a further 7m2, further velux window and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, low level WC, wash hand basin & bidet, tile flooring and exposed beams.
Double Bedroom 2: Approx. 15m2 with exposed beams, high ceiling and Chestnut flooring
Double Bedroom 3: Approx. 28m2 with triple aspect windows, Chestnut flooring and exposed beams.
Family Bathroom: Impressive bathroom suite with twin stainless steel basins, bath with oak & stainless steel panelling, low level WC.
The barn: A separate attached self – contained barn style building offers flexible potential lending itself to a variety of uses that may include incorporation into the main home, annex, gite or workshop. The current vendors use the first floor as a contemporary art studio.
Double Bedroom 4: Approx. 15m2 with french windows leading to outside, beamed ceiling, en-suite shower room with marble flooring, walk-in shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.
Double Bedroom 5: Approx. 13.5m2 with French patio doors to the outside and gardens, exposed beams, en-suite shower room with marble flooring, basin and WC.
Double Bedroom 6: Approx. 13m2 with en-suite shower room.
Stairs to 1st floor:
Art Studio / Gallery / Workshop: A large light room ideal for artists. Measuring an impressive 94m2 with solid chestnut floor, 5 windows over-looking the surrounding countryside and gardens, hot and cold water.
Gardens / Outside: The gardens and grounds extend to approx 5560m2 (1.4 acres) There is ample parking for several cars. The lawns are gently sloping and lead to a Walnut grove with approx 44 trees. The below ground pool is salt water based measures approx 4m X 11m with under water lighting, conforming security cover was installed approx 7 years ago. The whole is surrounded by decking ideal for relaxing, sun bathing or simply enjoying a cool glass of wine and maybe the odd Perigordian truffle! The home is surrounded by pasture land and forest. The land is partly enclosed and afforded a high degree of privacy.
The property has a fully conforming environment friendly fosse septique sanitation system with 2 X 3000 litres underground tanks and sand filtration bed.
Energy report – C 134 kwhrs pa Per M2 / CO2 – B 6 kgrms pa pm2.