16th Century Dordogne Château And Land For Sale
Real Property Included
Property prices are still falling in France but none are falling as fast as château prices. There are some extraordinary bargains to be picked up.
This magnificent 16th century château, manor house and 6 cottage complex on 60 hectares of estate is hard to beat. Located in the Périgord Vert, to the north of Dordogne, on the edge of the Périgord Parc Naturel.
The château itself contains over 17 bedrooms, a dozen or so bathrooms, three fine reception rooms - oak-pannelled walls and ceilings - monumental fireplaces, kitchens, servants' quarters and miles of corridors, secret staircases, towers and turrets. The roof was re-done in 2000 and the main structure is sound and dry. Oil-fired central heating.
The 'manor house' has some nice features - fireplaces, flooring, brickwork - and comes with stables and outhouses.
Six cottages dot the 60 hectare estate and are in differing states of repair: some are usable immediately.
Through leasing bits of farmland, letting out the cottages as summer gites and - above all - getting the chateau running as an upmarket Guest House and events centre, basic income from the estate is enough to cover all running costs.
Location: In its own extensive grounds 3 kms from village
Premises details: Over 1200m² of living space in chateau alone. One manor house and 6 cottages as well
Expansion potential: all the cottages plus out-houses could be brought on stream as holiday accommodation.
Competition / Market: nothing nearby