In the Bourbonnais,
a neo-Louis XIII manor and its park
, ALLIER auvergne FR


Located fifteen minutes from Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, half an hour from Moulins and fifty minutes from Vichy, in the very picturesque and historic village of Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais, the manor sits in a quiet environment and at the same time not far from the motorways and shops.


The manor, erected in 1895 by Raymond de Chaumejean, was built on the site of an eponymous former fiefdom. The neo-Renaissance brick facade evokes a history that goes back to the end of the 15th century, when Colas de Chaumejean was a Bourbonnais gentleman mentioned in the Armorial of Guillaume Revel. The family vault is in the church of Verneuil. Loys de Chaumejean was a squire and vassal of the Duke of Bourbon around 1500. The fiefdom was transferred by marriage to the Chambon family, then to the Saulnier family, lords of Fontariol, and then to the Renaudet family, the king's attorneys, who kept the property until the 19th century.
The facade on the courtyard side is in polychrome brickwork and gives the manor a majestic and warm appearance. It represents a remarkable architectural endeavour.
The two-storey square dwelling features windows, cornices and limestone quoins in Louis XIII style. A narrow, timber-framed wing has been added to the manor. Set back from the main building, its red brickwork is laid in a diamond pattern. A square tower completes the gable. The high, pointed French-style roofs bring to mind the Renaissance châteaux in the Allier, combining neo-Renaissance and Louis XIII styles, an architectural repertoire that was very popular in the Bourbonnais at that time. The facade on the park side is very different, contributing to the charm of the house. In a more classical style, it offers many windows overlooking an English lawn and shrubbery.

The manor

Three-storey building with converted attic. An outside staircase leads to a basement cellar.

Ground floor
The entrance is through a door painted in red ochre set in a facade of polychrome bricks with diamond patterns combined with half-timbering. Inside, a long corridor with geometrically patterned floor tiles leads to all the reception rooms: the living room and kitchen on one side, the dining room and the study on the other. The recently refurbished kitchen is very functional and opens directly onto a conservatory where you can enjoy your meals.
First floor
A wooden spiral staircase with a metal handrail support leads up to the first level. It is not dominating and very well proportioned. A second corridor serves the rooms on either side, the layout being the same as on the ground floor.
Second floor
Located under the attic, this level offers a decent ceiling height. It is a genuine flat that can be lived in independently. It comprises a toilet, bathroom, wardrobe, bedroom and living room. The view of the village of Verneuil from the dormer windows is exceptional.

Access is via a long external staircase from one of the gables. There are several storerooms: one with the boiler, another with the oil tank and a third used as a wine cellar. Many brick racks have been installed for storing bottles.
The stables
This wooden building could be used as a woodshed or a stable for animals such as horses or small animals. A small adjacent storage area offers space for hay or tools.
The parklands
The park is studded with trees, shrubs and rose beds, small gravel paths lead through lawns on both sides of the manor.
A gate opens onto meadows partly enclosed by walls and a pond surrounded by wetlands plants such as willows and water lilies.

Our opinion

The property is spacious without being overpowering, and bright thanks to the large number of windows. It is ready to move into and does not require any major refurbishment, only the attic floor needs to be repainted. This is a rare feature in this region. The rooms are human sized and there is enough space to accommodate a family. The house would also be suitable for a bed and breakfast activity, each room having its own bathroom, toilet and shower room. An added asset for animal lovers: a small meadow 5600 m² with a pond could also accommodate a horse or small animals.

445 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 925082

Land registry surface area 8808 m2
Main building surface area 268 m2
Number of bedrooms 6

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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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