The Rhone Valley north of Valence is narrow. To reach the heights, visitors have to go up into the neighbouring Ardèche hills via the magnificent balcony roads. Following the development of river tourism (cruises along the Rhone), numerous foreign tourists, especially Americans, flock to the small town near the chateau. This town, with its young, lively and dynamic population, hosts several festivals (music, song, theatre, comedy) and exhibitions. It is 30 minutes north of Valence and its TGV train station, with several 2¼-hour daily links to Paris. Lyon-St-Exupéry airport is 1½ hours away by car.
The main building of this chateau spans three levels, extended on either side by two round towers. The roofs are covered with red tiles. The facades feature exposed stone, but the towers are rendered. Its numerous openings are regularly arranged. A flight of stone steps go up to the front door on the courtyard side. The main facade, facing the parklands, is bordered by a terrace, with a central flight of stone steps. On one side of the chateau, a swimming pool is flanked by wide terraces, lined with open, stone outbuildings.
The two wings of living space
The south wing houses two separate living areas. The first one comprises a lounge, heated by a wood-burning stove, and a kitchen. Parquet flooring blends superbly with the barrel-vaulted ceiling. A stairway goes up to a floor with two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and toilet, laid out under the eaves.
The second one is bigger. In addition to a garage where the boiler room is installed, it comprises a vestibule leading to a lounge, with a stone fireplace. A glazed door opens on to the garden and a terrace. Next to this lounge is a kitchen. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and bathroom as well as a toilet.
The north wing is also converted into living space, comprising a lounge and a kitchen where a wood-burning stove has been installed in the old stone fireplace to provide a source of heat as necessary. A bedroom with its own bathroom completes the ground floor. A wooden stairway goes upstairs to two bedrooms. These rooms only take up part of the wing and there is a large area, spanning approx. 90 m², still awaiting conversion.
The swimming pool and the outbuildings
Following on from the north wing, but nevertheless independent, is the old stable which has been converted into a function room. It spans approx. 90 m² and looks out over the garden, not far from the swimming pool. It adjoins an old outbuilding, known as the dairy, laid out above a room which once housed the wine press.
Another stone outbuilding comprises four rooms, each spanning approx. 30 m², which are used as a workshop, a pool-house, etc.
A paved alleyway leads to the swimming pool. Installed below the north wing, the pool is surrounded by vast, paved decks. This relaxation area is delimited by stone walls, providing privacy. Large covered areas bordering the swimming pool could accommodate guests during functions.
The originality of the chateau’s history is written in its stone. Good use can be made of the current layout and the possible conversion of its different sections. The various, self-contained living areas would ideally suit some form of a hotel and catering activity. The estate’s 15 hectares are like a summary of a region where the presence of vines is compensated by the continuing existence of woods and meadows.
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|Land registry surface area||14 ha 84 a 54 ca|
|Main building surface area||670 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||490 m2|
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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.