The Bourbonnais region is a land of pastures, large oak forests, fertile soil, hunting grounds as well as history. Wonderful residences, manor houses and chateaux are not rare in the country and the villages dotted through it. Under the “Ancien Régime” (old order), this area was the fastest route between Paris and Lyon. Today, the famous N7, with many segments comprising 4 lanes, still crosses it prior to changing to the A77 motorway (free) in the direction of Paris. It takes 190 minutes to reach the French capital. Lyon is but 180 km. A direct train takes 2½ hours to get to Paris. All shops and amenities are to be found in a medium-sized town, 10 minutes from the estate.
The architecture of this rectangular chateau was influenced by the neo-classical fashion of the late 18th century. On the south side, a slight 3-bay projection, flanked by dressed stone quoins and topped with a pediment, marks the sober facade. On either side are two lateral, 4-bay buildings. All the buildings span three levels, the top one comprising attic space. The very plain, north facade, featuring 11 bays, faces a large lawn. Further away is a lake, followed by the forest.
The farm holding
The DPU (Sole Payment Entitlement) / CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) surface area is 305 ha, most of which is drained. Approx. 203 ha are used for growing rape, wheat and barley in rotation. A well makes it possible to water approx. 60 ha for the growing of maize. And lastly, a surface area of 3 ha is given over to the growing of miscanthus. The rest of the farmland is grassland or land left to lie fallow.
The solar farm
30 ha of land have been given over to the creation of a solar farm, the construction of which was completed in 2013. It is run under an emphyteutic lease signed between the estate’s trading company and the third party operating company. The negotiated rent ensures a good profitability over and above the repayments of the loan that they cover.
The farm buildings
Two farm buildings were recently built at a distance from the chateau and its outbuildings. They are used for storing harvests until they are dispatched to their end user.
The solar panels
Solar panels have been installed on the two recently constructed farm buildings as well as on the roofs of an old farm with a total power of 154 KWA. They produce significant income.
The rented farms
Two old farms, dotted around the estate, and a house, included in the chateau’s outbuildings, are leased to their residents. Their rents produce regular income.
The forest spans 236 ha, predominantly planted with oak trees and, in the damper areas birch and hazelnut trees. This forest stand is relatively rich overall: the average volume is in the region of 90 m³/ha for the timber. The forest is, obviously, governed by a Simple Management Plan drawn up for the period 2016-2035 which plans for selection felling every 20 years with a 20% harvest rate. It is also home to a large population of roe deer and wild boar. Woodcock are numerous during their migration period and the natural population of pheasant can result in a hunting plan of 50.
The estate’s four lakes are an invitation to several species of duck and migrating birds to stopover and are of great interest to birdwatchers.
The last dynasty under the “Ancien Régime” bore the name of this very French region. This vast estate is a faithful reflection of regional landscapes, natural surroundings, economic potential as well as architecture. The sober layout of the chateau says much about a certain moderation that reigns here and the outbuildings exude local character. The range of possibilities for such a property has already been widely initiated in keeping with the 21st century. Forests, lakes and grasslands form the backdrop as much for the art of living that they inspire as for concrete, serious and modern innovative activities.
6 650 000 €
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Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||565 ha|
|Main building surface area||520 m2|
Gilles Larosée       +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.