Forez is one of France’s natural, historic regions predominantly set in the central section of the current department of Loire. This chateau stands on the outskirts of a delightful little town, with a Gallo-Roman past, surrounded by farming landscapes and a variety of water habitats.
45 minutes from St-Etienne and an hour from Lyon and its TGV train station with 2-hour links to Paris.
30 minutes from Andrézieux-Bouthéon airport and 90 minutes from Lyon-St-Exupéry international airport.
A long alleyway, lined with trees over a hundred years old, leads to heavy wooden gates in a stone porch way, topped with sculptures comprising two lions, a claw on a coat-of-arms, guarding the Eucharist and two Baroque vases. Once through the gates, the alleyway goes between the outbuildings. It leads to wrought iron gates, flanked by two tall stone pillars, topped with stone balls. These open into the enclosed courtyard, in front of the chateau, which is adorned with three sets of wrought iron gates. The chateau, spanning three levels, is topped with an attic floor. Two symmetrical buildings, flanked by square towers at their ends, are connected via a central projection with a triangular pediment. The total floor surface area is approx. 900 m², each level spanning 300 m².
Historically speaking, a dovecote was a privilege reserved for the nobility. It is an external sign of wealth and power, in proportion to the size of the property. This dovecote stands at the entrance to the property. Originally, there were two identical dovecotes but one has been removed. It is a square building, featuring a pyramid roof, topped with a lantern. It has 450 dove-holes on the inside which reflected the power and the surface area of the property at the time!
Some 1,000 m² of outbuildings complete this property. These buildings are constructed from packed mud, stone and pebbles. The facades are rendered and span two levels; a ground floor and a level under a Mansard-style roof. These two rows of buildings facing one another extend the chateau’s main entrance driveway. They once housed the stable and its hayloft, a workshop, garages, staff accommodation, a caretaker’s cottage and storage areas.
This chapel was built, in 1740, following on from the outbuildings and separating the enclosed courtyard in front of the chateau from the gardens which used to feature lakes. It has a sacristy. The altar, facing the entrance with its stone font, is made of wood. The two-tone parquet flooring goes harmoniously with the murals. An outstanding stained glass window dating from the early 19th century gives the light warm hues.
The old orangery, facing the chapel to provide an impression of symmetry, is built in a corner of the enclosed courtyard. Several of its picture windows are arched.
Time has stood still in this property which appears to have been sleeping since the 18th century. All the architectural and decorative features are authentic. Only the gardens have disappeared, giving way to a meadow. Available archives show that they featured three lakes and alleyways, lined with pear trees. They are also included in the French MH listing and could be recreated like-for-like. This property is otherwise most unusually complete with its chateau, its chapel, its dovecote, its orangery and its outbuildings.
The house is vast and could also be divided vertically courtesy of its three stairways. Near to the river Loire and all main communication routes, this chateau is but waiting for new owners to come and write their own individual page of its future history.
570 000 €
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Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Land registry surface area||4 ha 84 a 92 ca|
|Main building surface area||900 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1000 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.