Louis XV style castle,
5 minutes from Dijon
Near to Dijon, at a crossroads for major traffic routes, not far from a French MH listed monument, 3 hours from Paris by road and the A6-A38 motorways, French TGV train station 105 minutes from Paris (Gare-de-Lyon). Dijon-Longvic airport (scheduled flights to Southampton, Nantes, Bordeaux and Toulouse).
The first trace in the departmental archives of this fiefdom in which the castle and its outbuildings were built dates back to 1603. The first castle built on the lands of this fiefdom was a Seigneurial home and a nearby farm. But in the 18th century, the property became the fiefdom of the bishopric of Dijon, one of the bishops of which built the current day castle. In 1730, this task was entrusted to a project manager whose name remains unknown.
The castle then became the summer residence of Dijon’s bishops.
The property was confiscated during the French Revolution and became a property of the State.
In the middle of the 19th century, the castle was reduced by half and transformed into a rural working property.
It is possible to imagine the state in which the current owners found this site. Works carried out since 1988 have renovated the entire property.
The 17th century farm was replaced by a fully restored outbuilding. Said outbuilding contains a studio flat, an old shop with attic space that could become a complete flat. The ground floor comprises machine rooms, notably including the boiler room. Cellars with walls that have been entirely repointed are also operational. A heated swimming pool has been installed. Attic space that could be converted covers a large part of this annex.
Significant works have been carried out on the castle itself, the carcass has been completely restored, parquet floors, floor tiles, floors and all the interior decorative elements are old but were added, they are not the original features.
The 18th century style is authentic.
The care taken with the renovation and restoration works bears witness to great professionalism.
All the buildings are between the courtyard and the garden at the end of long central driveway. They are a majestic sight, with their cream-coloured rendering and exposed dressed stone.
In front of said castle is a large expanse of lawn and to the rear is a gravelled courtyard with a garden featuring a small ornamental pool, a dovecote completes the property. It is enclosed by high walls on the country side and a hedge with wire fencing on the town side.
The residence consists of a main building flanked by two turrets that can only be distinguished at roof height where a variation in levels can be seen.
The facade of this two-storey building has long, wide windows with four casements on the ground floor and square windows on the first floor.
The roof features an attic roof dormer with an oculus on the front facade. Two roof dormers flank a second attic roof dormer with an oculus on the rear facade. Flat Burgundy tiles cover the roof.
On the two turrets, superb dressed stone adorns the pilasters flanking, an opening on the one hand, and a fountain on the other, topped by arcading.
Three bedrooms on the first floor, a bathroom and a toilet, and a fourth bedroom under the rafters, a large lounge, a study, an old chapel, and a kitchen opening into a summer kitchen comprise this castle’s main living rooms.
Outbuildings are transformed into a two-storey flat with an old shop. Water and electricity supplies have been installed in the latter which could easily be transformed into a second dwelling.
The property also features an indoor, heated swimming pool.
The countryside in town, a beautiful castle fully restored with traditional materials such as Burgundy stone and traditional local flat tiles. The castle is luminous and near to Burgundy’s regional capital.
The semi-urban setting of this character property also augurs well for a commercial activity, notably bed & breakfast, large company conferences or as holiday accommodation for those who wish to find out all about the Côte d’Or regional heritage.
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|Land registry surface area||1ha30ca61ca (3,17 acres)|
|Main building surface area||310 m² (3,336 sq ft)|
|Outbuilding surface area||430m² (4,627 sq ft)|
Celine Berrette       +33 (0)6 98 65 18 07
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.