A beautiful, newly built 5 bed contemporary villa, finished in sandstone with infinity pool and high end fittings; La Mothe, located in sought after Trélissac near Périgueux, is every inch the grand country villa.
The impressive white tile entrance hall leads on the sumptuous sitting / dining room, State of the art Porcelanosa kitchen with built in Miele appliances (oven, steam oven, microwave, automated coffee machine etc), utility room and TV room. The ground floor is completed by 2 bedrooms; 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 1 further bedroom and a separate WC.
The first floor boasts 1 master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and 2 further bedrooms and 1 bathroom and separate WC.
On the lower ground floor there is a large 4 vehicle double garage, sports room and gym, utility room and wine cellar.
The stunning landscaped garden with heated infinity pool (with custom electric cover) and summer kitchen (with pizza oven) look out across the unspoilt Dordogne countryside.
Additionally there are 2 studio apartments adjacent to the pool house. 1 studio is complete and the other is completed to shell and core. There is an exotic wood deck and the building has its own separate garage, in all about 130 m2.
It is worth noting that this property was built by the present owner as their main family home, so no expense has been spared with large well-proportioned rooms. The price is well below the sum of its parts.
All the floor tiles, kitchen and bathrooms are exclusively Porcelanosa. The underfloor heating/cooling is the latest reversible aerothermal system. Centrally controlled electric shutters. ‘A’ rated for energy efficiency. There is an automatic irrigation system in place for lawns and gardens with 10,000 litre underground rainwater recovery tank.
La Mothe backs onto a +50 km2 forest with tracks for running, walking, horse riding or mountain biking. The village of Trelissac is a short distance at the bottom of the hill and there is a sports centre with indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
La Mothe is available for immediate occupation and can be sold furnished or unfurnished.
In addition to its castles, chateaux, churches, bastides and cave fortresses, the Périgord region has preserved from centuries past a number of wonderful villages which still have their market halls, dovecotes, tories (stone huts), churches, abbeys and castles. Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, Connezac, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, La Roque-Gageac and many others are real jewels of architecture. As for the old quarters of Périgueux or Bergerac, restored and developed into pedestrian areas, they have regained their former charm. A number of small towns, such as Brantôme, Issigeac, Eymet and Mareuil, have withstood the often brash changes of modern times. A special mention should be made in this respect to Sarlat and its Black Périgord area.
Dordogne is one of the original 83 departments created on 4 March 1790 during the French Revolution. It was included from the former province of Périgord, the county of Périgord. Its borders would continue to change over the subsequent decades. Perigueux is the 'capital' of the Dordogne department is set towards the north of the region. Many miles from the Dordogne River, it is actually found on the Isle River.
The town of Perigueux has been in existence since neolithic times, and later became an important Roman centre. The town suffered a great deal in the Middle Ages through the Hundred Years War and other conflicts in the region, then had a 'rebirth' - and much construction in the town dates from this time - in the 16th century. From the 18th century onwards, Perigueux continues to be an important centre for the region.
Each of these periods has left its mark on the town. From Roman times, you can see the Vesone Tower and the remains of the amphitheatre, and the Chateau Barrière dates from the early middle ages.
Saint-Etienne church (once a cathedral) dates largely from the 16th century when it was reconstructed, although parts of the earlier church on the same site can still be seen.
Perigueux also contains an interesting medieval and renaissance centre, with attractive boulevards and streets lined with medieval houses to explore - these are concentrated in the region around the cathedral Saint Front, which also retains its attractive arched cloisters.
The main sights of Perigueux can be seen on an easy walk around the city centre. You can pick up a map from the tourist office.
Start at the Mataguerre tower which is all that now remains of the defensive wall that formerly surrounded the town centre. Originally there were 28 towers and 12 gates. This tower has the cannon ports and archery slits that were a key part of 15th century military design.
Next walk to the attractive Place de Navarre with its 16th century buildings. One of many attractive spots in Perigueux to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or stop for lunch. Nearby on the Rue Aubergerie is the 15th century fortified Abzac de Ladouze residence and also on the street the Sallegourde building - both homes to wealthy merchants in the 15th century.
The House of the Ladies of the Faith on Rue des Farges dates back to the 12th century and became a convent in the 17th and 18th centuries. From here continue to the Place de l'Hotel de Ville where as well as the town hall there is a fortified house dating to the 15th and 17th centuries.
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