The verdant countryside, in the French department of Allier, on the outskirts of the old Bourbonnais region, facing the Duchy of Burgundy, is full of small fields and hedges, crossed by numerous rivers which have formed little valleys. The villages are laid out as market towns, constructed of stone, very often clustered around a church. This stronghold house is in the immediate proximity of road and motorway networks as well as a train station with 2-hour links to Paris-Bercy.
This dwelling, built in the 18th century, comprises but a ground floor and is connected to the keep. It is entered via double carved doors, coming from a luxury flat in the Place-des-Vosges in Paris. The hall, which includes wall cupboards on either side, leads into a corridor and a living room. Further away, a triple aspect lounge faces east, west and south. It houses a bookshelf unit and a marble fireplace. The floor is covered with strip pattern parquet flooring. The corridor leads to three bedrooms, a bathroom, a study and a toilet.
The living room is adorned with a monumental fireplace and is superbly illuminated by three windows which look out over sheer drops. Its floor is covered with Vichy stone. The kitchen also features a monumental fireplace. Its floor is covered with terracotta tiles. It communicates with the garden and with the vaulted cellar in the keep.
The vast attic spaces could be converted.
This building is connected to the second round tower by a thick wall. Its first level is laid out above a vaulted cellar. Opposite, in the courtyard, a horse chestnut tree and a stone ornamental pool enhance the garden. A stone stairway goes up to the first floor. A spiral stairway then continues up to the second floor and the attic space.
The second dwelling
This building, not far from the main dwelling, was built adjoining the wall of the old keep. Rectangular in shape and featuring irregular openings, it spans but one level. The entrance hall opens into a living room. It also includes a bedroom, a bathroom and a toilet.
The floor is covered with hexagonal terracotta tiles and the ceiling features exposed beams. A fireplace completes the decor.
This old stronghold house stands, like a sentry, watching over the countryside from the top of its limestone plateau, a link in the valley’s fortified line that extended as far as the Auvergne mountains, more than 80 km away. Today, the high walls of the medieval fortress, both unoverlooked and near to the sky, create a completely entrancing atmosphere. The superb local countryside appears to be laid out in such a way as to provide the most beautiful of backdrops. The desire to restore these 13th century vestiges, including towers, the old keep and curtain walls, will be especially strong as they have probably not yet revealed all of their secrets.
590 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||3519 m2|
|Main building surface area||138 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.