Esales Property ID: es5553753
192, Impasse de Claudis
St Michel de Montaigne
With its glorious natural scenery, excellent climate, welcoming culture and excellent standards of living, France is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most desirable places across the world to live or visit. On offer here is a chance to make a smart financial investment in this magnificent part of the world.
It’s a long standing, but solid, stone house, comprising a fully equipped kitchen; a lounge with stone open fireplace, 1 triple bedroom above the kitchen with en-suite facilities and 1 mezzanine bedroom above the lounge, with open en-suite facilities, including an antique claw foot bath.
To the front is a paved terrace with pergola and herbaceous borders; to the left is a large grass area; to the right is a pathway with metal shed for gardening tools; and to the rear is the former barn, the same size as the house, ready for restoration, with stone, roof tiles and floor tiles ready. The parcels of grass and woodland are to the right from the front.
Logistically the house is (by car) 5 min from the village, with its chateau and Montaigne’s tower; 10 min from the main road Bordeaux-Bergerac, with their historic towns and airports; 15 min from the nearest town (Castillon-la-Bataille) for shopping/fuel, market, river swimming and mainline train station; 20 min from the famous St Emilion ( in fact the area has many vineyards)..St Emilion, Pomerol, Bordeaux, Castillon-la-Bataille and Bergerac.
Mainly during the Summer months, the area is blessed with a multitude of festivals and there is a large, safe lake for swimming and kayaking nearby. Dordogne is a department in southwest France, set between the Loire Valley and Pyrenees mountains. it’s known for prehistoric cave paintings in the Vezere Valley, like those in Lascaux Cave. The town of Perigueux is home to the Cathedrale St-Front, with its 5 domes, and the Vesunna Museum, built around Roman ruins. The medieval town Sarlat-la-Caneda centers on the Rue de la Republique and the Cathedrale St-Sacerdos. The Property is on the edge of the Dordogne so we have the advantage towards the city of Bordeaux. Plus the vineyards of St.Emilion which is a UNESCO town. Lots of wildlife, deer, boar plus birds.
The heart of the “Dordogne” area is, naturally, the department of the Dordogne, centered on its capital Perigueux: the French tend to refer to this area not as “la Dordogne” but as “le Perigord”, and in France the area is most famous for its gourmet delights, notably pate de foie gras, walnuts and truffles. For tourists, the epicentre, indeed the epicurean centre, of this Dordogne is an area known as “le Perigord noir”, situated in the south east of the department. Centered on the town of Sarlat and the river Dordogne, this is the classic Dordogne, with its limestone cliffs, castles (such as Beynac or Castelnaud) and picturesque villages such as Domme and Laroque Gageac, and also its world-famous caves with their stalagmites and stalactites, and in several cases prehistoric paintings. The French National Museum of prehistory is at Les Eyzies, while the grotto at Lascaux boasts the world’s most famous prehistoric cave paintings. On account of the damage being caused by tourists, the real Lascaux cave, a UNESCO world heritage site, was closed to visitors back in 1963, but an exact replica has been carved out underground close to the original location, and the visitor experience is totally authentic.
ABOUT THE AREA
Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. The Château de Montaigne, where philosopher Michel de Montaigne lived in the 16th century, is situated in the commune.
This beautiful area in southwest France is now officially called Nouvelle-Aquitaine, after territorial changes in 2016 merged the previous regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes into one. In this article we are focusing on the historic region of Aquitaine, which stretches from the Pyrenees in the south to the limestone hills of Lot-et-Garonne in the north, from the beautiful beaches of the Pays Basque and Atlantic coast to the vineyards and river valleys of the Dordogne.
This region stretches up the west coast of France from its border with Spain up to the mouth of the Bordeaux river. It has a long coastline but also sweeps inland a long way and include part of the Pyrenees mountain range.
In the Middle Ages, Aquitaine was allied with the Plantagenet kings of England, so the region has many historic connections with the United Kingdom, most notably through the wine trade. You will recognise a lot of the town names from the wine bottles on your local supermarket shelves like Saint-Emilion, Bergerac and Bordeaux.
• 110m2 of living space
• 5800m2 plot room to develop further
• 2 Bedrooms
• 2 Bathrooms
• Stunning Views
• Private Garden
• Private Terrace
• Private Parking
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of France
• Many excellent sports facilities, walking and cycling areas nearby
• Rental Potential through Airbnb and Booking.com
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