Renovated, fully fitted buildings, vestiges of an old, listed abbey,
in 2 hectares of parklands in the Allier department
Vichy, ALLIER auvergne 03200 FR


Some 30 minutes from Vichy and Moulins by road; near to the river Sioule, 30 minutes from an SNCF train station (Vichy, Moulins). Near to the A71 motorway. Ébreuil is 20 minutes away; Clermont-Ferrand is 50 minutes away; Lyon is 2 hours away and Paris is 4 hours away.


Revolutionary destruction left standing the abbey’s east and west-facing buildings, comprising the chapterhouse and the part of the cloister, on one side, and the old hospital, on the other, both sections now separated by a garden courtyard, taking the place of the cloister. These rectangular buildings stand facing one another. Although the north facade is open, the southern facade is closed by a covered area, supported by wooden medieval columns, bringing the old cloister to mind. A millrace, supplying the neighbouring mill, borders the east side of the parklands.

The cloister buildings

The old abbey’s two remaining buildings span a ground floor and an upstairs. The building on the east side, listed as a French Historic Monument, stands on the old chapterhouse and the calefactory, both large, vaulted rooms with wonderful arcades opening on to the inner courtyard. Nowadays, the upstairs constitutes the owners’ flat. The second house, parallel to the first, comprises function rooms on the ground floor and guest bedrooms upstairs. It is on the French Historic Monument List.

Ground floor
The best-preserved section of the abbey is the ground floor of the east wing. The chapterhouse, like the calefactory adjoining it, are covered with superb Romanesque vaults which rest on pillars with sculpted capitals. The chapterhouse is made extremely bright by the arcades that open on to the old cloister. The calefactory has a large, restored, medieval fireplace. A kitchen and a toilet complete this level.
First floor
A straight, stone stairway goes up to the first floor, where a covered terrace provides access to the flat. A floor surface area of 180 m² comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, a lounge, a study and a dressing room.
The unusable attic space is insulated with rock wool slabs and blown wool.

Reception building
On the west side, another building, on the French Historic Monument List and parallel to the first corresponds to the old hospital, spanning a ground surface area of 200 m². It is separated from the first by a courtyard laid out as a garden. The ground floor comprises a vast function room, able to seat 120 covers, a fireplace, a bar, a kitchen and toilets.
The first floor of this building has been converted into four guest bedrooms, a linen room and storage areas. This level also includes an independent flat awaiting renovation.

Covered passage
This passageway links the two buildings and can be used for parking cars. Constructed with the old, wooden medieval columns, it also reconstitutes a section of the cloister, no longer in existence.
The parklands
The parklands surrounding the buildings are composed of a meadow, planted with trees and shrubs. A water-filled millrace borders its entire length. A garden, abounding in flowers, has been planted in the centre of the old cloister.

Our opinion

This property, with its outstanding architecture, stands in a quiet, restful setting, forming large areas which can be used as a family home or for commercial purposes, all the features being in place for the latter.

777 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 994631

Land registry surface area 2 ha 17 a 2 ca
Main building surface area 900 m2
Number of bedrooms 7
Outbuilding surface area 50 m2


Olivier Paradis +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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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