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Between Angoulême and Périgueux, la Cotencie is only 10 km from the pretty, yet bustling town of Brantôme and in the beautiful rolling area of the Périgord Vert. La Cotencie is a charming and historic house dating from 17th century with guest apartments, and extensive equestrian facilities. At la Cotencie's core is a fine group of buildings giving extensive, yet flexible, accommodation which is currently used as a private residence, but it is also ideally suited to be a thriving equestrian or event centre. With wonderful views overlooking the valley of the Boulou and beyond, and in lovely countryside, la Cotencie has about 40 ha of pasture, (of which about 4ha is railed paddocks) and about 60 ha of woodland.


The Manor House

The ground floor with tiled floors: Living room with cellar off, Dining room, Kitchen with larder, and WC

1st floor, with fine cherry wood parquet flooring: Entrance, Reception room, Main bedroom, Bathroom

Tower: Bathroom, and studio.

2nd floor: 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, Laundry room

The gardens by the house consist of a long terrace, overlooking the valley, and a kitchen garden with an espaliered hedge.

Across the driveway to the front of the house are the fountain and the swimming pool.

The Guest House / Grange

With large reception area, and visitors' area on 3 levels and a total of 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms:

Ground floor, with tiled floors: Hall, Reception Barn, Kitchen with bread oven, Bedroom en suite bathroom with disabled facilities, Laundry / shower room

1st floor, with tiled floors: 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 2 bedrooms sharing a bathroom

2nd floor: 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms

The building also has studio with reception room with open plan kitchen, bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

In an attractive courtyard behind the Grange approached by its own drive is:

The Cottage: A cottage on 2 floors with parquet flooring:

Ground Floor: Living room and Kitchen,

1st Floor: 2 bedrooms, Bathroom

A Stable Barn - 8 boxes

A Second Stable Barn - 5 boxes and tackroom

To the south of the house:

A barn with feed bins garages and 5 boxes and boiler room

A versatile Building with Vet rooms, workshop, storage with oil tanks and upstairs studio/ sitting up room with shower and kitchen area.

Beyond the garden and swimming pool:

Outdoor school, 60m x 30m approx

An indoor school of 720m².

In the valley:

The Mill - At the bottom of the valley, in a beautiful position by the valley of Boulou is an abandoned grain mill, reroofed and rewalled. Adjacent are the cut stone walls of a former walnut mill, which could be a worthwhile project.

Land - 101ha

About 4ha of railed paddocks.

About 35 ha of pasture

About 60 ha of woodland

Agricultural barn at the north western end of the farm.

Disused quarry ideal as a setting for events and receptions

PRICE GUIDE: €1,378,000 Agents fees included

General Remarks:

Further information is available from the agents.


Specific information will be from the local agent in Brantôme, who will undertake detailed negotiations.

Thierry de Langsdorff +33 6 61 26 68 25

Services: Mains water, (there is also a well), electricity, septic tank drainage

Taxe Foncière: €4,000 per annum


By appointment through

Windsor Clive International +44 1672 521155


From Angoulême take the D939 towards Périgueux, passing La Rochebeaucourt, Mareuil and the first turning to St.Félix-de-Bourdeilles. One kilometre afterwards take the slip road to the right, signed la Cotencie. Keep straight ahead for one kilometre to la Cotencie itself.

Windsor Clive International - Specialist firm of chartered surveyors

+44 (0) 1672 521155