Dordogne - Hautefort - renovation property in perfect location

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Dordogne - Hautefort - Renovation project


€43,000 * (ref: 120)


House with commercial space for sale in Hautefort, Dordogne

Hautefort - On the main street


Now and again we offer our customers a real challenge: a complete renovation project. We have a couple in the Aude - on the Canal du Midi and in the Pyrenees. This one is in the heart of the Dordogne, in one of the 'plus beaux villages de France' - Hautefort, dominated by its massive chateau dating back to the 12th century.


This is a three - four if we count the roofspace - storey building on the main street of Hautefort. Originally, there were a couple of shops on the ground floor with dwelling space above. The back garden gives on to the countryside with views over a wide expanse of woodland and meadows. In all there is more than 400m² of living surface.


The whole inside has been gutted in preparation for extensive renovation work. The basement has been given new concrete slab flooring and a security wall has been built to protect the building from run-off water from the street. Most of the windows on the 'garden' side of the building have been replaced.


Obviously, with this sort of project, one must start with the roof. Basically sound, with good timbers and slates, it unfortunately suffered in a mini-tornado last year resulting in the loss of some slates and water infiltration. The present owners have estimates for a completely new roof from €35-42k.


There is electricity and water in the building. It needs to be hooked up to the village's main drainage system (a question of a few metres of piping).


Realistically, one could aim at creating two 2-bedroomed gites over the top of two commercial premises (these could be let out to local artisits and artisans) ... or turn the whole building into an upmarket B&B. There are no hotels in the village at present.... but there is a crying need.


Our opinion:

Whatever your project is, there is a lot of work to be done. At least €200k and a year's work is needed to get it into shape. Then you will have a splendid property in the centre of one of France's most attractive villages - between Brive and Sarlat, near Montignac (Lascaux caves) and the Gardens of Eyrignac. It's basically an investment property as the two gites and the two shops should bring in enough to pay off the investment within 10 years.


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* agency fees included ____________reference n°: 120/122014


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Legal details:

SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925


RESPONSABILITE CIVILE: Assurance : Allianz 41404407

GITES A LA FRANCAISE ne manie pas de fonds. A ce titre, et en conformité de l’article 38 de la loi (n°2010-853) du 23 juillet 2010, elle est disposée de garantie financière








The charm of the region lies in the unspoilt nature of the countryside, the picture-perfect villages and a rich heritage of churches, abbeys and chateaux. Above all, Dordogne is home to two (at least) of the most remarkable prehistoric sites in Europe: Lascaux and Font de Gaume.


The region south of the Dordogne river is carpeted with vast forests of oak punctuated with fields and stone walls. Dwellings tend to be grouped in fortified villages and bastide towns with high walls and narrow mediaeval streets.


North of the Dordogne river the landscape becomes wilder with rivers cutting deep gorges through the honey-coloured liestone. In the region - the Golden triangles - between Dordogne and Vézère river valleys - one finds the principal pre-history sites of the Perigord


Sarlat is the uncrowned capital of the Dordogne: all roads lead to this uniformly lovely town with its honey-coloured stone houses and public buildings, its museums, galleries and biutiques, its cafés, restaurants and - especially - its weekly market.


Winters can be cold but summers are inevitably hot and rain-free.








- centre ville location

- garden

- shop space

- view on chateau

- 10 minutes motorway

- 30 minutes Brive airport

- knock-down price



- a bit of work to be done!




other gite businesses in the region:


- Tourtoirac

- Belvès

- Montignac/Lascaux



other renovation properties

- Canal-du-Midi

- Axat, Pyrenees

GITES FOR SALE FRANCE (Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L.) 17 rue des Roseaux, 31400 Toulouse
Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L. 2014