• HOUSE in DORDOGNE €735,000 €699,000
  • 10
  • 4
  • 550 m2
  • 10198 m2

Exceptional landmark property minutes near Bergerac. Discover this 'Knights Templar' property. with its outbuildings and pool at the heart of a 2.5 acre park ... prepare for a voyage through time

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In the heart of the Purple Périgord, with its vineyards and wooded hills, at the end of a lovely gated entryway, you will marvel at this former 'Knights Templar' property where every detail reminds us of the region's history. Exceptional original wooden framework, fortified stone loopholes, tobacco drying barn, and the foundation of an ancient chapel, are all here to enjoy.

Set within 2.5 acres of ground, this home offers more than 550m2 of living space. Exceptional volumes and space abound giving itself to a most imaginative buyer: touristic project, bed and breakfast, relaxation/yoga destination, or, perhaps, a wonderful family retreat.

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The Périgord is known worldwide for its thousand-plus-years of history and its châteaux, churches and manoirs from many periods of times gone by; through Roman Art to the Renaissance, Middle ages to the Modern Era. This property celebrates these snapshots in time and a focus on history ... a place where time stops and allows for reflection.

On over 10 000 m2 (2.5 acres) of manicured gardens, this home dating back to the time of the Knights Templar, tells an amazing story. It was built as an Armory, it served to stock weapons for the Templars and was fortified to protect its contents. The outbuildings were used for agricultural activities and the foundation of an ancient chapel is apparent at the front of the property. It benefits from dominating, spectacular views, that reach as far as the hills of Saussignac and Montbazillac.

The property has been repurposed over the years as a lovely family home, with exceptional space to accommodate many friends and relatives. With no less than 10 bedrooms (including a dormatory-sized space), a living room with 'Cathedral' ceilings, a bar and game room, kitchen and wine cellar.

This lovely home is bright, with large window-doors in the main living areas, windows and skylights in the bedrooms. Defense loopholes (balistraria) are present in many parts of the main house. Beautiful brick and stone walls are evident throughout, lending to its authentic and warm feel. Functional fireplace.

A spacious outbuilding (250m2 footprint) includes a tobacco drying barn, livable space (renovation-ready) with a kitchen and dormitory could be the ideal location for a gîte, storage space, or a collection of classic cars.
The grounds measure over 1 hectare and are surrounded by stately hedges containing fruit trees, mature trees, and an in-ground swimming pool (11.5 m x 5 m).

Situated only 20 minutes drive to the Bergerac Airport and the lovely wine town of Monbazillac. Train access to Bordeaux in less than an hour.

* €699 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
This property has ...
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Swimming Pool
Property Type
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Country House
  • Equestrian
  • Family Home
  • Gite Complex
  • Holiday Home
  • Manoir
  • 50km or less to airport