Chateau in PERIGUEUX, Dordogne, Aquitaine

€15,540,000 (FAI) £13,487,166**
Ref: 50030DG24
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Château of historical interest with over 500 hectares of land in South West France

Dawn Gregg, your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €15 540 000 (FAI)** Ref 50030DG24
Town PERIGUEUX Dept Dordogne
Surface 3500 M2* Plot Size5300000 M2
Bathroom 6 Bedrooms 25
Location
  • Isolated
  • 0-2KM to amenities
Type
  • Chateau
  • Working farm
  • Land without CU
  • Land with CU
  • Fishing Lake
  • Equestrian
Features
  • Well
  • Water on site
  • Swimming Pool
  • Private parking
  • High speed internet
  • Guest house / gite
  • Garage
  • Electricity on site
  • Detached
  • Character property
  • Business potential
  • Barns / outbuildings
Condition
  • Habitable
  • Good condition
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A unique opportunity to hold the key to nearly a thousand years of rich French heritage, this château has been owned and cherished by the same family since early 12th century. Today, Leggett's are proud to be appointed sole agents for the sale of this important Estate. Professionally managed, the Château sits in 530 hectares of land, comprising 200 hectares of arable, with meadows, woodland and a lake - all in excellent order. In addition there is a newly constructed stable block with 17 loose boxes, a groom's apartment and large barn.

First built in 1143, the château was re-built in 1740. Since that time it has never been modified and retains all its original features, contents and early 18th century elegant charm. Currently the château enjoys 25 bedrooms, a suitably noble entrance hall, with a sweeping stone staircase and classic tiled floor. The Grand Salon is over 64m2 with doors leading to a large terrace with commanding views over the rolling countryside. There is also a private theatre, library and a spectacular dining/banqueting hall. This is a Château where entertaining has considerable importance. The large kitchen is in the basement and there are extensive cellars with subterranean passages.

The new stable block is of the highest quality, with a newly refurbished grooms apartment, horse shower, tack room and office. The estate offers over 37km of private tracks. As you can see, this is a very special property and will be sold with many of the contents, made specifically for the family, displaying the family crest. The tapestries were hand-created in Aubusson and are of world importance.

To learn more about the fascinating history of this property and its intricate details, please contact Dawn Gregg. dgregg@leggett.fr

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Location in France

The Dordogne is France's third largest department, and as well as numerous picturesque villages, it also boasts an incredible 4,000 chateaux, 10% of all the chateaux in France. Many people, including many expatriates, feel that the Dordogne is one of the most beautiful regions of France.
The Dordogne has traditionally been one of the most popular department for foreign buyers, including many British, Irish and Dutch home owners. Like many French departments, the Dordogne is named after the river that flows through it. Foie gras, duck and goose are regional specialities.
The department has four distinct territories. In the north you will find 'Green Périgord' which derives its name from its many green valleys and woodland, covered with trickling streams, and houses the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park. The major towns in the area are Brantome (the "Venice" of the Dordogne), Nontron and Riberac.
In the centre of the department is 'White Périgord', so called because of its limestone plateaux. It contains the capital of the Dordogne, Périgueux, with attractive shopping centre and marvellous winding old town.
The 'Purple Périgord', in the South West of the department, is named from the area's grapes, which are put to good use in Bergerac, the capital of this wine producing region. The area was of great strategic significance during the hundred years war, and visitors will find a number of fortified villages, castles and chateaux built by both the English and the French here.
In the south-east you'll find 'Black Périgord', with deep valleys and ancient forests. It contains the towns of Saint-Cyprien and Sarlat-la-Caneda, which are both popular with foreign buyers. It houses numerous prehistoric caves with some 30,000 year old cave paintings.
Nearest international airports are Limoges, Bergerac and Bordeaux with regular flights back to the UK, and the department has good motorway and TGV access.