Where the regions of Burgundy, Centre and Auvergne meet, border-country surrounded by land benefiting from a mild climate courtesy of the dominant west winds, equidistant from the ocean and the Alps.
Near to a very pretty town on the banks of the Loire.
Not far from an A77 motorway slip road as well as a train station with 2-hour links to Paris-Bercy.
The large, luxurious home
This large, luxurious home stands in a dominant position facing the parklands.
The building is topped with a slate gable and hipped end roof featuring roof dormers.
Its wide facade still exudes an unusual charm with its multitude of openings.
Destroyed and then rebuilt during the 18th century, the house comprises a main, rectangular, two-storey wing with an attic floor. It is flanked by the gardener’s cottage, with which it communicates.
Its interior decoration was carried out by a Parisian ornamental sculptor.
The floors are covered with tiles featuring geometric patterns and oak wood parquet flooring. Various rooms are decorated with 19th century marble fireplaces and panelling.
It spans a total floor surface area of approx. 550 m².
The gardener’s cottage
Adjoining the large, luxurious home, the gardener’s cottage spans a total floor surface area of 120 m² over two floors.
Its entrance, facing the parklands, is at the top of a few steps with wrought iron railings.
It opens into a 28 m² room, with a stone fireplace and a very well preserved limestone floor, which adjoins the kitchen. This floor also comprises a shower room, a toilet and a storage room.
A hall area upstairs provides access to three bedrooms.
The floors are covered with oak wood parquet floor and sea-rush matting.
Oscar’s small vegetable garden
The residential gardener has planted a superb vegetable garden, growing tomatoes, courgettes, carrots and herbs.
The outbuildings, spanning a total floor surface area of approx. 180 m², comprise stables, a tack room, a covered courtyard, a garage and kennels.
The old forge and its bellows
The restored forge was built at the beginning of the 16th century. Its quarry block walls with dressed stone quoins have semi-circular openings and are covered with a roof featuring skylights. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 250 m².
The room containing the old bellows is currently a machine room for the garden watering system. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 30 m².
The millrace and the lake
Dug at the beginning of the 16th century, then renovated at the beginning of the 18th century, the lake spanning a surface area of approx. 3½ ha and its millrace are encompassed by a set of low quarry stone walls. All have been authentically restored using good trade practices.
This rectangular building spans a total floor surface area of approx. 350 m² over two levels with an attic floor.
It stands on the edge of the property, adjoining the entrance gates.
Its long sloped roof features a roof dormer on the facade; its rendered rubble stone walls have dressed stone quoins.
Three different accesses lead to this building, decorated with an old vine, the openings of which look out over the parklands. It has oval openings on the other side.
It is composed of its original materials and although the building has been preserved, it is in need of internal restoration works.
Designed in the 18th century and redesigned at a later date, this 5 ha landscaped garden has French “Jardin remarquable” (outstanding garden) classification. It was laid out in line with the lake, the millrace as well as the river and exudes different fragrances, producing a colourful atmosphere. Its alleyways are planted with numerous varieties of trees, shrubs and other perennial plants.
An old vegetable garden has been preserved as has a plane tree with French “arbre remarquable” (outstanding tree) classification.
The estate’s current owners have managed to preserve all the character of the place by composing a magical verdant atmosphere around these historic buildings. Open-air cocktail parties, concert-evenings or art exhibitions, this exceptional site is ideal for organising all kinds of prestigious events, which go naturally with this unusual concentration of art and nature.
This property will also appeal to investors and botany enthusiasts.
Its maintenance and management costs as well as the necessary conversion works could be deducted from taxable income once agreement has been obtained from the French Historic Monument Association.
945 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||20 ha 34 a 54 ca|
|Main building surface area||700 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||810 m2|
Nelly Parisot       +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.