House Mareuil (24)
- 240 m2
- 7 rooms
- 3 bedrooms
- land 12.6 ha
A 16th century, stronghold house on a rocky spur, with 13 ha of land, 50 minutes from Angoulême and 15 minutes from Nontron, in Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park.
The beautiful landscape in this section of Green Périgord, with its numerous unimagined historic residences, is a combination of verdant countryside and bare, exposed, white limestone. Undulating hills and valleys, some featuring sheer cliffs, are covered with crops, woods and moorland. Add to this a light mist and the atmosphere is set. Springs and streams are to be found in abundance. These surroundings are quite naturally suited to horses.
The property is 10 minutes from a market town and 15 minutes from the little town of Nontron which has all daily amenities. Limoges international airport is 70 minutes away and the town of Périgueux 50 minutes away.
This property is reached via a country lane that crosses the woods and leads to a plateau with coppice stand and meadows, surrounded by forest and ending in a ravine on the north-east side. Several buildings, all constructed from dressed stone and obviously old, delimit a sort of inner courtyard that is almost circular. Unfenced, it has 4 gaps set out in a star-shape. The main house is built on a prominent rock, dominating a valley and an artificial lake, dug more than a dozen metres below the house. An old sheepfold, spanning two levels and standing next to it, is also on the edge of a sheer drop.
Diagonally opposite the sheepfold, a vast, stone, 2-storey building intrigues visitors. Although meticulously built with a composite architectural style, it has been given an unusual form. This modern construction, perfectly integrated with the landscape, was built using old-fashioned methods by the current owner himself!
Yet another surprise stands but a few metres away. An age-old looking dovecote, in an excellent state of repair, has also been constructed in the
reference : 591101 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 19045361