House Brive-la-Gaillarde (19)
- 363 m2
- 14 rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- land 1 850 m2
A 16th century, listed residence on the outskirts of a village in the Brive area.
In the low country of the French department of Corrèze, on the outskirts of a village which is an integral part of the urban area around Brive-la Gaillarde, the origins of which date back to the Middle-Ages. This site, closely linked to the history of France, was the residence of an influential chapter.
A slip road for the A20 motorway puts Paris some 4œ hours away, whilst Toulouse and Bordeaux are less than 2 hours away. In addition to its train station, the subprefecture of Corrèze has a new airport with flights to Great Britain and to Holland.
Brive's shopping centres are but 5 minutes away by car.
The site is ideal for exploring and visiting the fabulous natural and historic heritage of the Upper Quercy, Black Perigord and Lower Limousin regions: the Dordogne and the Vézère valleys, the Grands-Causses Park, the Medieval towns of Martel, Turenne, Collonges, Saint-Robert, Terrasson, Rocamadour and Sarlat, as well as the sinkholes, including that of Padirac, and countless castles.
This property stands on the top of a hill, on grounds spanning 1,850 m², bordered by a low stone wall and a hedge. The nearest neighbours are at a reasonable distance and the view is predominantly unobstructed. A few shops and amenities can be reached on foot. Its garden, crisscrossed with limestone-covered alleyways, is planted with various species of beautiful trees and flowerbeds. The grounds also include a swimming pool, a well, a parking area and an outbuilding used as a garage.
The residenceThis building, constructed in the 16th century for members of the clergy, is currently classified, for its exterior and its interior, on the French Supplementary Historic Monument List. Its architecture is typical of the regional style: dressed sandstone, slate roof, ceilings with exposed beams and joists as well as oak wood roofing framework rafters that form the truss. The building comprises a central dwelling flanked by two wings. The first, the end of which is flanked with buttresses, comprises a large porch way with two semi-circular arches facing one another, as well as a loggia on the first level. The second is constructed on lower sections via which it is possible to access a suite of cellars, some of which are vaulted. A rectangular stairway tower stands in the inner corner formed by the two buildings.
It spans approx. 363 m² of living space (excluding the lower sections, the cellars and the attic space, which could be partially converted). This carefully restored residence still has all of its character and authenticity: an outstanding half-turning stairway with monolithic stone steps, monumental fireplaces, two of which dating from the Renaissance era are extremely beautiful, a stone sink, wall recesses, exposed beam systems supported by stone corbels, original doors, etc. The spacious rooms are bathed in light and their layout is such that they could be divided into independent areas.
The porch way forms a superb summer dining room, spanning approx. 25.5 m². Next to it, by the east wing is a 2-storey suite comprising a vestibule, a bedroom and a shower room. Straight ahead, the main door opens directly on to the stone stairway leading upstairs as well as into the access corridor. The large, south-facing lounge, spanning approx. 44 m², together with a study, communicates with the dining room which is, in turn, extended by the fitted kitchen. This level also includes a master suite with a bedroom, a shower room and two dressing rooms.
This floor is taken up by two suites, each with a bedroom, a living room and a bathroom. The one in the east wing has direct access out on to a small covered balcony which furthermore opens on to the landing. At the south end of the west wing are a ...
reference : 763171 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 20366485