On the borders of the Charente and the Dordogne, in the Péri
Between Angoulême and Périgueux, the dovecote is located a few dozen metres from an 18th century Périgord castle. The undulating region combining woods and fields boasts a rich architectural and cultural heritage. The village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, the village of Villebois with all its shops and its fortress are nearby, just as the Réthoré brothers' castle, known as the "Little Versailles of the Charente"; or Brantôme, "the little Venice of the Périgord", to name only a few. The property lies 25 minutes from Ribérac and its famous duck market offering truffles, walnuts, chestnuts and many other local products; and 35 minutes from Angoulême, the city of chocolate factories, capital of comic strips, also known for its annual classic car race on the Circuit des Remparts. The TGV-Atlantique station links the city to Paris in just two hours. Past a few villages and hamlets with houses built of old stone and exposed coursed rubble masonry, the country road runs alongside the dovecote, leaving the castle, which appears in front of the woods, on the side. The property is surrounded by thick laurel and conifer hedges, leaving only the main building with an attached outbuilding exposed. The garden is studded with trees. At the entrance, a small shed precedes a carport. The large tower is topped by a pointed tiled roof with a gutter. A swimming pool. The dovecoteThis is a large tower built at the end of the 18th century with a pointed flat-tile roof with a gutter, two dormer windows and a chimney.