residences for sale - ain - a 30-minute drive from lyon

A 30-minute drive from Lyon,
former hunting lodge of the Dukes of Savoy

, AIN rhones-alps FR


The property is located in the Ain department, 30 minutes from Lyon, 20 minutes from Saint Exupéry international airport and 5 minutes from the motorway (Geneva is an hour’s drive). Built on the ruins of a templar commandery The walled grounds overlook the river Ain with a 180° view of the plain framed by the Monts du Bugey and with the Alps as a backdrop.


This former hunting lodge, property of the dukes of Savoy, was once part of the House of the Princes of Pérouges, a medieval town set on a hill near Lyon. This residence has the typical style of Renaissance mansions and comprises two wings. The first one is rectangular and has a tower on the west and the other is practically square-shaped. The two wings are linked by a covered gallery such as those seen in Italy. By its architecture and structure, the building is reminiscent of the Italian villas of Fiesole that overlook Florence and Tuscany. This impression is further emphasised by the stepped garden with its large pointed box hedges and elegant swimming pool.

The main house

The entrance is at the side, through a door that is as high as the first floor ceiling or via a small internal courtyard with Burgundy stone floor. The ground floor comprises the reception rooms such as the grand living room, a reading and television room, a kitchen-dining room and service and store rooms. All the rooms overlook the garden or the courtyard and have all the features one expects of an old house: wood panels, beams, fireplace, stone walls and floors. A stone staircase with a central column leads up to the first floor. Three comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large study/library located at the end of the Italian gallery. A hidden door leads to the warden’s house. Finally, on the second floor, there are three bedrooms, a shower room and a convertible attic.

The summer house

The summer house or pool house is an annex where the current owners enjoy spending time when the weather is warm. Located beside the pool, facing the gardens and backing onto the tennis court, the pool house has a large living area and a sleeping area on a split level. There are two shower rooms and a toilet. The large covered patio is the ideal place to dine on a summer evening.

The warden’s lodge

Currently separated from the main house by a wall and a library, the warden’s lodge comprises a living room, dining room, four bedrooms, two toilets, a bathroom and a shower room plus a basement cellar. The house overlooks the courtyard and the garden to the back of the house where there is a car park and car port for 4 cars.

Our opinion

The stone walls of this lovely old house exude sturdiness and reliability. The property has a serenity that is sure to seduce visitors. The building, the grounds, the view, the tranquillity and the nearby river will draw you in and make you want to stay forever. A family house near Lyon with an easy commute. Go and work in the city and return home in the evening to relax and take advantage of the spectacular surroundings of your home.

Exclusive sale

1 990 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur

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Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
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*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur


Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 336957

Land registry surface area 6110 m2
Main building surface area 530 m2
Outbuilding surface area 120 m2


 French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Florence Granier       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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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.



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