in the north of the French department of Puy-de-Dôme
This comfortable chateau, some 30 minutes from Vichy or Riom and 10 minutes from a slip road for the A71, Paris-Clermont, motorway, is set in the peace and quiet surrounded by verdant countryside. An SNCF train station and all amenities are 10 km away.
A wide, stone terrace borders the west-facing facade. On one side, a square wing; on the other, a round tower; in the centre, the building features four French windows opening on to the terrace. Four large windows are on the first floor and three others on the second, including a central one opening on to a balcony. Constructed from white stone, with slate roofs, this chateau is reminiscent of those residences to be found in the Touraine region. The rear section reflects a more neo-gothic appearance, with two entrance porches: one in the centre, for the main door and the other back entrance on the side.
The main entrance opens into a vast, very bright vestibule, with stone flooring and exposed ceiling beams. Straight on are a dining room and a large lounge, both opening on to the terrace. On either side are another lounge-study and the kitchens. The main stairway, with stone steps, is set in the centre of the house. It goes to the various floors, providing access to the different rooms via the centre of the chateau.
The landing, paved with Volvic stone, gives access to two bedrooms on the left and right-hand sides as well as to another two straight on. A corridor leads to the north wing which forms a main, independent suite. All the bedrooms are beautifully illuminated via wide windows. They all have parquet flooring and marble fireplaces as well as their own bathrooms and dressing rooms.
This level has the same layout as the floor below, with a large, central linen room, four bedrooms, without private bathrooms, and a main suite in the north wing. The ceilings and large windows are the same heights and sizes as on the first floor.
The attic space spans the entire floor surface area of the chateau, creating a spacious area. The roofing framework and the roof are both in a good state of repair.
The chateau’s entire basement is composed of robust, vaulted cellars which are extremely sound and free of any damp. The vaults go up to a height of approx. 3 m.
The 7.5 ha of parklands are composed of grasslands, with trees planted towards the outside. Boxwood and flower-filled parterres enhance the courtyards and the terrace.
The southern section of the single outbuilding, spanning approx. 400 m², comprises a small, 2-storey flat awaiting conversion. An old tack room and stable, a barn, a garage, a boiler room and a woodshed take up the ground floor. The upstairs, illuminated via windows, is currently used as storage space but could be converted.
Dominating tranquil, verdant countryside, its home comforts and the number of its rooms make this chateau a very pleasant place which is, nevertheless, near to public transport services and all amenities. A haven of peace, it is able to accommodate a large family as well as friends, and is ideal for recharging one’s batteries and for entertaining.
|Land registry surface area||4 ha 60 a|
|Main building surface area||500 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||400 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||11|
Olivier Paradis +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.