A chateau, its golf course and its hunting grounds,
all in 80 hectares, in the centre of France
, ALLIER center-val-de-loire FR

Location

Where the regions of Burgundy, Centre and Auvergne meet, amidst lands with a mild climate, courtesy of the dominant west winds, near to a town with some 37,000 inhabitants. The surrounding French bocage countryside is notably renowned for its wealth of woods and forests, including Tronçais Forest, Europe’s biggest oak tree stand, as well as for its spa resorts, long frequented by royal and imperial courts.
The A71 motorway slip road is nearby as is a train station with three hour links to Paris. Belgium is six hours away via said A71 motorway.

Description

Gates open on to a driveway that leads to the chateau and its outbuildings, built on slightly undulating land. This estate spans approx. 80 ha. A 9-hole golf course is beautifully set between meadows, lakes and woods. Facing each of the two main facades is an ornamental pool with fountains that can be remote-controlled from the chateau. A borehole, recently professionally drilled, goes down to a depth of approx. 65 metres. It is fitted with a submersible pump with a flow rate of between 3 and 4 m³ per hour.
Built at the beginning of the 19th century, this chateau spans two levels, excluding the cellar, with a total of approx. 750 m² of living space. It is constructed from quarry stone blocks under a zinc, gable roof and is flanked by four towers, each topped with a candlesnuffer roof. All the roofs are covered by a ten year guarantee. Both levels feature numerous openings. Next to it, the former servants quarters have been transformed into accommodation for the current caretaker, kennels, stables and outbuildings housing vehicles and equipment.
Nearby, an 18th century chateau, spanning two levels over a basement, awaits full restoration works. There is also a walled orchard.
This property is partially enclosed by walls and woods delimit its boundaries.

The early 19th century chateau

This chateau, meticulously transformed and renovated by its current owners with an architect’s help, spans two levels over a partial cellar. Its refined reception areas reflect a sober, elegant contemporary style.
Several steps lead up to a porch way providing access to double doors that open into a vast vestibule. This is decorated with two Tuscan order columns, featuring cubic pedestals, extended on the open, first floor landing by two more similar columns that go up to the 7.6 m high ceiling. The floor is covered with marble and herringbone pattern parquet flooring. A large stairway, with wrought iron railings, leads to the bedrooms upstairs as well as to a conservatory. The rooms are spacious and copious amounts of light come in through the double-glazed French windows which are fitted with electric shutters. Miscellaneous rooms are enhanced with 19th century style, marble fireplaces and panelling.


Ground floor
The front door, with a numerical keypad security system, opens into the large vestibule which provides access to the vast reception rooms: a hunting room, a billiards’ room and its ladies’ sitting room, a lounge as well as a dining room and its smoking room. These are followed by a kitchen with access to the cellar and a door leading outside. This level features numerous openings on both main facades.
First floor
This level includes four comfortable bedrooms, all decorated differently. Some have bathrooms, shower rooms, toilets and/or dressing rooms. There is also a conservatory.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings comprise accommodation for the caretaker, stables, kennels and a farm shed.

The garage

A converted farm shed acts as a closed garage for housing cars and equipment for maintaining the golf course.

The 9-hole golf course

This very real golf course, with a natural, authentic character that is unique in the region, was designed and created by its current owners in accordance with good trade practices and therefore, in true English style. It spans approx. 17 ha and integrates 18 tees for the 9 holes, five of which are par-4, two are par-5 and two are par-3. Watering is guaranteed by some 350 water outlets. A course demanding all golf shots, where forest and water are omnipresent, it has a fairway as well as roughs such that even golfers with the lowest handicaps like to come here to recharge their batteries and boost their confidence; ideal for beginners and experienced players seeking practice.
The course is set out around a wood where fleeting glimpses of roe deer or the frequent flight of wild ducks are unexpected attractions; its natural lakes are fed by a water tower and, currently, by a 65 m deep bore-hole.
Miscellaneous species of trees create a landscape, featuring a variety of colours in keeping with the season and a superb panoramic view of the chateau.

Features of the forest estate

This estate is governed by a simple management plan which nevertheless makes provision for regular small fellings, thus making it possible to earn income in order to maintain the property and take advantage of tax allowances.
It is predominantly planted with pine, oak, beech, hornbeam, Douglas fir and acacia trees.
Some 12 kilometres of forest paths provide easy access to the estate for operating purposes.

Features of the hunting grounds

This estate is a haven for all hunters, not only is the land continuously laid out but it is also perfectly suited to hunting.
These grounds adjoin another open hunting estate, spanning almost 180 hectares, which could be rented on a yearly basis.
The hunting plan includes two identification tags for roe deer and two for wild boar.

Our opinion

Two 3-hectare lakes, 20 hectares of parklands, 4.5 hectares of grasslands and 50 hectares of woods comprise this chateau’s sumptuous surroundings, in which is pleasantly set a 9-hole golf course and, not far away, a second, 18th century, 3-storey building awaiting full renovation works, its exterior in an excellent state of repair. This unusual living area features a harmonious blend of astonishing contrasts between materials and eras, amidst natural colours that change with each season. This property exudes the French tradition of luxury and elegance which immediately transports visitors without diminishing its unwavering character, especially as all electricity lines have been laid underground.

1 995 000 €
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Reference 624867

Land registry surface area 80 ha 67 a 25 ca
Main building surface area 750 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.

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