castles / chateaux for sale - nièvre - close to the morvan regional nature park

An 18th century chateau, with a house and an outbuilding, in
some 3 ha on the edge of the Morvan Regional Nature Park
Corbigny, NIEVRE burgundy 58800 FR


On the edge of a rural village, with 150 inhabitants, in the French department of Nièvre. 3 hours from Paris via the A77 motorway. 50 minutes from Vézelay, one of France’s most beautiful villages, classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco.


On the outskirts of a small market town, two impressive stone pillars flank remote-controlled gates, opening on to a gravel driveway. The stables and a garage, spanning 120 m², stand on the left-hand side behind a stone parvis, on the right-hand side is the independent caretaker’s pavilion. The driveway leads to the chateau’s east-facing, central courtyard which looks out over the parklands with the Morvan grasslands as a backdrop. This is followed by a superb hornbeam hedge, planted at the time of the French Revolution and meticulously trimmed ever since.

The chateau

This chateau, constructed in the 18th century and redesigned in the 19th century, is laid out around a central building spanning two levels, topped with attic space. The building is flanked by two rectangular, 3-storey pavilions, in line with the facade on the west side and set at right angles on the east side. The east-facing facade in the inner courtyard features a semi-circular arched doorway on the ground floor, on the left of which stands a well with engaged coping. The ground and first floors are illuminated via wide openings, framed with dressed stone, and the attic level via three bull’s eye windows with curved pediments. The west-facing facade features three French windows and wide openings, the attic level being illuminated via a double roof dormer with hanging windows, topped with a triangular moulded pediment which stands out from the small tile roof.

Ground floor
The vestibule, set in the centre of the building, houses a wide, stone, half-pace stairway with a double flight and intermediate landings. The ceilings feature semi-circular vaults, the floor Burgundy stone tiles. It provides access on either side to two lounges with parquet flooring as well as 19th and 20th century fireplaces under French ceilings. The kitchen, with its impressive stone sink and terracotta floor ties, is in the north pavilion. The south pavilion comprises two small lounges.
First floor
A corridor with parquet flooring provides access on either side to four bedrooms, two of which have bath and dressing rooms. One of the pavilions comprises a bathroom and a separate toilet, the other has a ladies’ sitting room adjoining a bedroom. The decor dates from the 19th century.
Second floor
A corridor, with a sloping ceiling, provides access to seven bedrooms on either side of the stairway.
Set out on the south side and spanning 90 m², the cellars take up about half the ground surface area of the building.

The separate house

This building, once the caretaker’s cottage, spans 80 m² over two levels. It awaits renovation.

The outbuilding

The ground floor of this building, spanning 115 m², comprises stables with stone mangers, a 2-car garage, an old dwelling and the tack room. An outside stone stairway leads up to the attic, awaiting conversion.

Ground floor
The old stables can accommodate four horses. The floor is paved with brick and the mangers composed of dressed stone. The garage can take two cars. The old dwelling comprises two rooms awaiting renovation.
First floor
The attic, spanning the full floor surface area, is illuminated via two roof dormers.

Our opinion

These sound buildings have remained virtually intact since the 19th century, especially as the current owners have had all the roofs renovated. The residences are all of a reasonable size and the interior living spaces exude warm, welcoming atmospheres where the charm particular to sleepy family homes dominates. The chateau’s new residents will have no problem converting it to suit their own personal tastes, in the peace and quiet of particularly restful, rural surroundings. This residence is ideally suited to multiple projects such as the creating of one or more holiday rental accommodation units in the outbuildings and a bed & breakfast activity in the chateau. Horse lovers will be able to house their 4 mounts in the old stables.

Exclusive sale

450 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur

Voir le Barème d'Honoraires

Reference 637311

Land registry surface area 3 ha 6 a 89 ca
Main building surface area 600 m2
Outbuilding surface area 190 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Michel Barré       +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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