In the Sologne Bourbonnaise region, 330 km (206 miles) from Paris, between Vichy (50 km / 31 miles) and its international airport, and Moulins (30 km / 19 miles), this old medieval fortress can be proud of having been one of the two castles in the Besbre Valley to have withstood the English during the 100 Years’ War.
In the 13th century, the Châtellenie de Chavroches was donated to Béatrice de Bourbon wife of Robert de Clermont, son of Saint-Louis.
At the foot of the castle, a peaceful village backs on to its mound. Peace and quiet reigns in the surrounding unspoilt countryside. There are no nuisances. The dominant view stretches to the Monts de la Madeleine, and in clear weather the Puys Mountains can be seen in the distance. In the high part of the village, a neighbouring 12th century church, with its illuminated stained glass windows, marks the time of day.
Once the Châtellenie du Duché - Pairie du Bourbonnais, the castle is situated atop a limestone mound, around the periphery of which stand the perimeter walls. The remains of these walls, already in ruins in 1572, its postern that can be accessed from the village square and its 12th century church as well as a former square tower still appear to protect the property. Inside the perimeter walls, on a vast esplanade, dominating the valley to the east and south, stand a tall rectangular keep with a truncated summit, an 18th century, oblong dwelling and a guest house.
Built in the 18th century, its west wing looks down on the Besbre Valley.Comfortable, it comprises a dining room, a kitchen, 4 bedrooms, a bathroom, a toilet and a lounge/library that opens on to the outside.
The current owners have put in a door so that it can be accessed from the dwelling.
This opening, situated in a space between the dining room and the kitchen, leads via a stone spiral stairway up to the first floor and a vast bedroom and its shower room, and up to the second floor and a large library. Above is the attic with its outstanding roofing framework.
Backing on to the old rectangular tower of the fortress, a sober, comfortable house is ideal for guests or a caretaker.
Spanning approx. 50 m² (538 sq ft), it comprises a bedroom, a small lounge and a shower room with a toilet.
- a deep cellar contains the oil tank (5,000 litres / 1,100 gallons).
- a well.
Behind these tall, imposing walls stands an impressive witness of the past.
The 18th century dwelling makes it possible to live pleasantly in this setting, the daily upkeep of which is more than reasonable.
Its external appearance impresses passers-by, its interior seduces friends.
A property that exudes poetry and romanticism.
640 000 €
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Jean-Pierre Chomilier       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.