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(03) Allier

Beautiful 19th C. Chateau for sale in the Bourbonnais.

property under offer

Reception Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 16
Bathrooms: 3
Land: 12.34 ha

Reference: C5-3738
£ 696,227
$ 898,222

This superb 19th C. Castle for sale is in the Bourbonnais, 17 kms from the nearest Autoroute Exit and on the edge of a village. The nearest village with shops and services which is also known for its historical buildings including an abbey and medieval houses is 8.7 kms away. The area is peaceful and the region has great charm. Nearby are national forests and the gorges of Bouble and Sioule and it is an area of natural beauty.

The Chateau has a vaulted basement and three floors of about 200m2 each. In the cellars are the pump rooms and storage areas as well as the wine cellars.

Ground Floor; A vestibule crosses the ground floor and opens into the main Salon which in turn, opens onto the terrace. There is an exceptional trompe l’oeil marble decoration, oak herringbone parquet floor, a beautiful stone staircase with wrought iron banisters and railings and many different mouldings which combine to create a rich décor of period features emphasising the authentic nature of this lovely property. In the dining room there are statues in the corners of the room, set on a shell to receive water. There are two smaller living rooms, a kitchen, scullery, pantry, library, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a further kitchen.

First Floor: A large landing is in use as a billiard room under a coffered ceiling from which one reaches a Salon and six bedrooms with two bathrooms, a W.C., a dressing room and W.C.

Second Floor; A central corridor leads to eight bedrooms. This floor is not in a habitable condition and has remained in its original state. Attic above.

Above the porch into the farmyard is a beautiful dovecote.
In front of the Chateau a building, about 50 metres in length, houses the stables ( 9 boxes and stalls) the garages, tack room and wood shed.

There is a workers dwelling with a garage and two rooms one of which has a bread oven.
Metal shed covered with tiles.
Greenhouse and frame in the vegetable garden.

A lovely park surrounds the Chateau with mature ornamental trees including oak, cedar, black Austrian pines, willow and plane trees. Beyond the park meadows of 12 hectares 34 a 29ca , part of which is rented under a rural lease for approximately 300 Euros p.a. to a neighbouring farmer who will soon retire.