French chateau for sale in Allier department., Allier, Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes
Ref.3738 : French chateau for sale in region of Bourbonnais.
The property is located in the Bourbonnais region, in the Saint-Pourçain-Sur-Sioule area, 17 km from the highway exit. The castle is 300 meters from the first village and 8.7 km from a charming historical village known for its abbey and numerous medieval houses. This village has the first usual shops and services. The area is quiet and restful, and the region has a special charm. Close to large state forests and the Bouble and Sioule gorges, the pleasures of nature are numerous.
The chateau is built on a vaulted cellar basement, raised with three levels of around 200 sqm each. The cellars include the pump rooms, the food storage rooms and the wine cellars. The ground floor is crossed by a vestibule extended by a lounge opening on to the terrace. An exceptional trompe l'oeil marble decoration can be seen. Oak parquet flooring with Hungarian stitches or stone paving, cast iron railings, generous mouldings, are all elements that make up an abundant and authentic decor that is so much appreciated today. The dining room is also decorated with statues in the corners of the room on a shell base, receiving water from their statue in their niche. And then two small living rooms, kitchen, scullery, kitchenette, library, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, another kitchen.
On the first floor, a large landing serves the billiard table under a coffered ceiling and distributes a first floor lounge and 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, toilet, wardrobe and wc.
On the second floor, a central corridor leads to 8 bedrooms. This floor is not habitable and has remained in the same state since the origin of the castle. Attic above.
Outbuildings include : A very beautiful dovecote which surmounts the porch leading to the farmyard. A large building in front of the castle, around fifty metres long, housing the stables (9 boxes and stalls), the car sheds, tack room and wood shed. The so-called "régisseur's accommodation" with a garage and 2 rooms, one of which has a bread oven. Metal shed covered with tiles. Greenhouse and frame in the vegetable garden.
A beautiful park surrounds the castle with its large ornamental trees (oaks, cedars, bunch of Austrian black pines, willows, plane trees). Beyond the park, meadows widen the cadastral complex for 30 acres (12ha 34a 29ca), part of which is rented by rural lease (for about 300€/year) to a neighbouring farmer who is 58 years old in 2020 and who has no successor.
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