Dordogne: For sale, Superb classic French private “hôtel”

Reference: 1192

Superb classic French private ‘hôtel’ or aristocratic townhouse classified as an historic monument with around over 9000sq ft (850m2) of luxurious living space.

Built in 1770 on the ruins of a medieval castle and forming an interior courtyard, the house represents the height of royalist fashion just before the Revolution. It was designed by architect Victor Louis, also responsible for the interior of the Palais Royal in Paris and the Bordeaux Opera House.

This property is outstanding for the authenticity of its generous, bright rooms with their paneling, moldings and ceilings up to 18ft (5.5ms) high, all finished to the highest standard evoking the lifestyle and tastes of the aristocracy of the period.

It has been fully restored and is ideally suited for commercial use as a residential conference and/or wedding venue.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:

A professional fully-fitted kitchen of 430 sq ft (40m2) with a double Godin range, double thickness granite and amethyst worktops, farmhouse style chimney with wood burner/open fire, glazed quarry tiles and 18ft high ceiling.

Entrance Hall I, 195 sq ft with 14 ft ceiling, moldings and period clay quarry tile floor.

Entrance Hall II, 280 sq ft (26m2) with listed historic monument wooden staircase dating from the turn of the 18th Century.

Dining Room. Exceptional showpiece room listed historic monument with enormous period porcelain cupboard, 16 ft (4.5ms) ceiling, exquisite paneling and moldings, parquet flooring, period fireplace. With pantry leading off.

Withdrawing Room. Around 440 sq ft (40m2) with period fireplace, paneling, moldings, parquet floor and panoramic view over countryside.

Cloakroom with lavatory and double sink.

Grand Salon.  Listed historic monument. 550sq ft (50m2). 20ft high ceiling, exceptional paneling, moldings, friezes and magnificent 8ft wide 18thC carrera marble and porcelain fireplace make this the grand statement room of the property. Parquet floor, three grand French windows leading to 220 sq ft (20m2) balcony with listed 18th Century cast iron balustrade. Magnificent view.

Music Room. 330 sq ft (30m2). Silk wall coverings, moldings, 18thC marble fireplace, parquet floor.

Boudoir  85 sq ft (8m2).

Vestibule with 18thC parquet floor. 130 sq ft (12)m2.

Office. 270sq ft (25m2)  With period fireplace, parquet floor, moldings.

Laundry Room/Cloakroom with separate lavatory 175sq ft (16m2).

Small oratory.  110 sq ft (10m2).

Library 180 sq ft (16m2) with period fireplace and bookcases.

First Floor:

Bedroom I  275sq ft ( 25m2).  Bathroom 220 sq ft (20m2) with Italian shower, bath, washbasin, WC and bidet.

Landing/Sitting Room 220sq ft (20m2).

Bedroom II 275sq ft (25m2).  Bathroom 66 sq ft (6m2).

Bedroom III 375 sq ft (35m2).  Marble fireplace. Three windows giving on to view. Bathroom of 110sq ft (10m2).

Attic of 550 sq ft (50m2), suitable for conversion into further accommodation.

Bedroom IV 330 sq ft (30m2).  Parquet floor. Bathroom 55sq ft (5m2).

Bedroom V “The Oriental’ decor in Japanese style 440 sq ft (40m).  Triple windows with views. Parquet floor. Bathroom with shower and bath, basin and WC. 88 sq ft (8m2).

Bedroom VI 440 sq ft (40m2) with bathroom 110m2. Featuring medieval from original castle.

Bedroom VII 490 sq ft (45m2 ) with bathroom 50sq ft (4m2).

Below Stairs:

Medieval crypt on two levels dating from the 13th Century with a dumb-waiter between floors to serve ground floor reception areas.

Independent apartment with stone vaulted ceilings comprising bedroom (VIII) 220sq ft (20m2), living room 330 sq ft (30m2), bathroom 60 sq ft (5m2), fitted kitchen 110sq ft (10m2), terrace 220 sq ft (20m2).

Completely equipped professional kitchen (II) 400 sq ft (35m2).

Bar/Servery/Studio 275sq ft (25m2).

Conference room/gallery/ dining room to accommodate 100 people. 880 sq ft (80m2). Stunning medieval vaulted stone ceiling.


Lavatory. Cloaking area.

Garage (also serving as public entrance to Gallery) 250sq ft (22m2).

Wine cellar I    275sq ft (25m2).

Wine cellar II 330 sq ft (30m2).

Workshop  440 sq ft (40m2)

Cellars 440 sq ft ( 40m2).

Underground spring and pool.

Fitting out of Bar/Reception/Dining room 440sq ft (40m2) with independent lavatory in preparation.

Mains drainage.

Oil fired central heating.

Property tax €2100 per annum.



Fees including all taxes charged to the buyer: 4.5 % of the price of the property excluding fees

Price of the property excluding fees: 1,050,000