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Luxuriously restored 15/16th C. Chateau for sale - Views.

€1,260,000
property reduced

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Land: 15 ha

Reference: S0-18554AU
1,260,000
£ 1,110,438
$ 1,432,607

Luxuriously restored Chateau for sale between Vichy and Clermont-Ferrand dating from the 15-16th Centuries and listed Monument Historique, set on a hillside on the edge of the Limagne. The chateau was completely and meticulously renovated ten years ago (from the roof to the cellars) for an investment in excess of 1.3 million euros. Traditional methods and materials were used in conjunction with current technologies to provide very high quality services in sympathy with the authenticity of the property. New joinery was installed using the old fashioned method and parquet floors, hand - forged ironwork, lime plaster, natural stone bathrooms with whirlpool baths, automatic watering, outdoor lighting, computer and sound wiring, intruder alarm and fire detection etc. The Chateau has a habitable surface area of 510m2 on three levels with ten main rooms, five of which are bedrooms.  

Access to the ground floor via a double staircase to the north.
Ground floor: A very large kitchen of 45m² with a large medieval fireplace, a central island and dining area next to a cellar of 10m². In the East tower, a 20m² study. On the other side, in the old guard room, a 56m² vaulted ceiling living room with dining area and sitting area in front of a beautiful medieval fireplace. In the west tower, a study. The kitchen and dining room overlook terraces with panoramic views to the south.

First floor:  To one side is the master suite with a bedroom of 49m² with a dressing room and a tower bathroom of 19m² with jacuzzi bath. On the other side, 2 bedrooms of 24 and 30m², with bathroom and spa bath. The rooms on this floor have magnificent 16th C. painted French ceilings carefully restored.

Second floor: Under the eaves, with 2 bedrooms of 48 and 55m² with cathedral ceilings under the exposed roof structure. A bathroom is shared by both rooms.

Basement: A large vaulted cellar of 25m² has been converted into a living room/home cinema. A sauna/hamam. In the East tower is a beautiful wine cellar.

Outbuildings: 
A renovated outbuilding of 450m2, 50 metres north of the Chateau. It includes a storage room of 126m² with a mezzanine upstairs,
Barn, 60m²,
Garage, 136m² and a study of 77m². This could be easily become a caretaker's house or guest house with some re-arrangement.
The wiring and pipes for plumbing are already in place.
Attached to the barn is a lean-to of 58m².
Nearby is a covered well, a dovecote and a former chicken coop.

Grounds:
The land of 15.1 hectares consists largely of meadows around the buildings and offers a magnificent extended view as far as the chain of the Puy mountains.  1.5 hectares is the garden immediately around the Chateau and the rest is meadowland.  Automatic watering and external lighting.

The property is located in a peaceful unblighted and rural environment. There are no close neighbours. The nearest towns with all shops and local services are less than 7kms away. The Montpensier forest golf course is nearby. The cities of Vichy and Clermont-Ferrand are 8 and 40kms away respectively. The A719 motorway is 4 kms away. SNCF train station main lines are 10kms away and Clermont-Ferrand Airport is 37kms from the Chateau.