Dordogne: hamlet with 6 gites, farmhouse and out-buildings
Between Monpazier and Belvès
€985,000 * (ref: 070)
What used to be a thriving hamlet with three or four working farms has been transformed into a very special holiday gite complex. The old Perigord stone houses have been converted into comfortable self-catering holiday dwellings – nothing fancy: just good well-equipped rural accommodation.
There are 6 gites in al as well as the owner’s house and barn. Lying to one side of the estate is a very large stone property dating back to the 16th century which has now begun to be renovated. The new roof is on (all the timber has been replaced) and the interior remains to be finished. The communal pool area lies in the centre of all these buildings: a superb 18 metre heated pool and a smaller paddling pool.
Of course this hamlet is secluded; that’s the whole point! Surrounded by forest and pasture there is total peace and tranquility. But the local village – Belvès – is only 10 minutes away with St Cyprien and the Dordogne river another 15. To the south the bijou village of Monpazier is a twenty minute spin.
There are 6 gites in all: some are based in the old farmhouse with its low beams and wide fireplaces, others are more modern with central heating and sophisticated kitchens. They range in size from a spacious 8-person, 3 bed, 2 bath affair to a simple studio with bathroom for 2 people.
Apart from the gites there is the owner’s accommodation: a house with 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living-room, 2 bathrooms. They have a barn too with 150m² of storage room. Then there is the events room: a large purpose-built hall with space for 120 people, long tables, fireplace and a professional kitchen (fully equipped and with regulation personnel shower and wc). This facility is highly appreciated by groups who can book out the whole complex and use the hall for seminars, weddings, family reunions – whatever.
There is another communal building for all the guests: a sort of café/summer kitchen where they can buy drinks, watch TV or just play cards and get to know each other.
Finally, there is the ‘old’ manor house: probably the first building on the site in the early 16th century, this fine stone Dordogne mansion covers 200m² of suface on the ground floor. There are three floors. The roof has been completely renewed: timber, beams, tiles, guttering. It remains a work in progress…
There is always a demand for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ retreat in a secluded part of the Dordogne … and this is it. It’s at the end of the road and no one is going to bother you. We would keep the business ticking over as is while we renovate the old ‘mansion’. This is the place for the owners to live! Wonderful house slightly apart from the rest of the hamlet. This would then free up another gite. The events room could then be used for serious, out of season activities.
What’s for sale?
– a 2 hectare estate in central Dordogne south of Belvès
– 1 x 8-person gites
– 3 x 6-person gites
– 1 x 5-person gite
– 1 x 2/4 person gite
– owner’s house: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living/dining area, kitchen, central heating, private terrace and patio
– events hall with professional kitchen
– 18 metre pool – heated and fully secured. Paddling pool
– Summer kitchen/café area for bathers
– outhouses: over 350m² of solid outbuildings which could be converted
– car park for over 20 vehicles
– play area with sandpit, swings, slide,
– septic tanks
Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.
* 3% agency fees included reference n°: 070
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- Ref n°: 70
- Summary: Big hamlet comprising 16th century manor house, six gites, owner's cottage, outhouses, 15m pool on 2 hectares of land between Belvès and Monpazier in the Dordogne. Not cheap because there are very few hamlets like this for sale in the Dordogne region.
- Address: Belvès, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
- Price: €985,000
- Commission: 3% (included in asking price)
- Surface Area: 2 hectares
- Bedrooms: 20
- Bathrooms: 9
- Pools: 18 metre pool
The charm of the region lies in the unspoilt nature of the countryside, the picture-perfect villages and a rich heritage of churches, abbeys and chateaux. Above all, Dordogne is home to two (at least) of the most remarkable prehistoric sites in Europe: Lascaux and Font de Gaume.
The region south of the Dordogne river is carpeted with vast forests of oak punctuated with fields and stone walls. Dwellings tend to be grouped in fortified villages and bastide towns with high walls and narrow mediaeval streets.
Winters can be cold and long but summers are inevitably hot and rain-free.