A 13th & 19th century chateau, its watchtower, its caretaker’s cottage and its outbuildings
in parklands, enhanced with fountains, on the hillsides of the river Saône

Location

This house is in a sought-after village which is part of the urban area around Lyon, a reasonably-sized city. It is near to the very famous “Auberge du Pont de Collonges”, the starred restaurant owned by Paul-Bocuse. 15 minutes from the centre of the Gauls’ former capital, the outstanding historic heritage of which is continually being enhanced with contemporary creations.
15 minutes from the TGV train station (2 hour links to Paris), as well as the A6 motorway (4½ hours from Paris) and 40 minutes from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry international airport.

Description

This property spans a little more than 2.5 ha on the side of a hill, looking down on the river Saône. Heavy wrought iron gates, set between pillars, open on to a long driveway, bordered by trimmed boxwood and hundred year old trees. It leads to the main courtyard in front of the chateau, the watchtower of which looks out over the entrance. The caretaker’s cottage and the outbuildings are on a lower level. The parklands comprise woods and a terraced garden, enhanced with several fountains.

The chateau

This chateau takes the form of a square building, flanked by two towers. One is round, the other square. Dating from the 13th century, it was redesigned in the 19th century. The main courtyard extends in front of the rendered facade, featuring regularly aligned, small-paned windows. The chateau spans four levels, three levels on the courtyard side, with an additional level on the garden side. The inside, spanning approx. 330 m², is not excessively large.


Ground floor
A heavy wooden door opens into a vestibule, with a stone tile floor which complements the exposed beams in the French ceiling. It provides access to a vast lounge where a monumental stone fireplace takes pride of place. Its French ceiling contributes to the creation of a warm, welcoming atmosphere, enhanced by this room’s small-paned windows. It opens on to the main courtyard and a terrace on the garden side. A library has a coral floor, a stone fireplace, featuring a scallop shell and a French ceiling. This level also includes a cloakroom and a toilet.
A spiral stairway, with wooden steps, is housed in the round tower and connects all the levels in the chateau. It also goes down to the garden level.

Garden level
This garden level comprises a kitchen and a dining room. A heavy wooden door opens on to an outside terrace, complete with its stone fountain. An outbuilding housing a bread oven is not far away. The spacious dining room is illuminated via small-paned windows. It features a stone fireplace and cement floor tiles. The kitchen still has its stone sink and an old fireplace. Adjoining it, the back kitchen is illuminated via a triangular arched window. This room houses a door leading to the vaulted stone wine cellar. There is also a toilet on this level.
First floor
The first floor is composed of three suites. They are reached via a vestibule, featuring cement floor tiles and a wooden stairway, leading to the top floor. The master bedroom is both bright and spacious. Its parquet flooring, its marble fireplace with its scallop shell and its old cupboards make it extremely pleasant. It has an alcove and a large bathroom as well as a cloakroom. Two other suites have a bathroom and are decorated with panelling. The ceiling roses and moulding complement the parquet flooring.
Second floor
The stairway, with its wooden steps, features outstanding wrought ironwork. The top floor has been left open-plan and its exposed roofing framework is stunning. It could be used as a games room or an artist’s studio or even a home cinema. Its numerous windows mean that it could even be partitioned off into rooms.

The watchtower

The watchtower stands at the entrance to the main courtyard. Spanning two levels, it is topped with a roof covered with glazed tiles. The front door opens into a room, featuring a stone fireplace. Red terracotta floor tiles complement a French ceiling. A recent stairway set in a corner of the room was built to provide access to the upper floor. Upstairs, the room is illuminated via openings, one of which leads to a balcony. There is an attic floor under the roofing framework.

The caretaker’s cottage and the outbuildings

The caretaker’s cottage and the outbuildings are laid out below the chateau and the main courtyard. They are reached via an entrance different to that leading to the main driveway. The caretaker’s cottage, spanning two levels, adjoins the other outbuildings. The ground floor comprises a boiler room and a garage. The living accommodation, on the first floor, comprises a kitchen, a lounge and two bedrooms, with a shower room and toilet. A woodshed and cellars complete these buildings.
Landscaped parklands span approx. 2½ ha. The terracing is enhanced with numerous fountains and waterfalls. The miscellaneous areas, on various levels, feature trees over one hundred years old. A superb bridle path, lined with plane trees, leads to a grassy esplanade that dominates the river Saône.

Our opinion

Florence was used as inspiration during the 19th century restoration works; after all, the Saône’s embankments in Lyon do vie with those of the Arno! The terraced garden, with its fountains, is reminiscent of Florence’s Boboli Gardens. Vestiges of the medieval stronghold are harmoniously blended with modest classical architecture. This is an extremely tasteful place of residence, set in natural surroundings on the outskirts of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. It could be extended through conversion of its outbuildings. New owners will be able to stroll along the plane-tree lined alleyway of an evening whilst they watch the sun set beyond the river, flowing slowly past at their feet.

1 795 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 575614

Land registry surface area 2 ha 71 a 43 ca

 

 French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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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.


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