- 500 m2
- 13 rooms
- 8 bedrooms
- land 14.7 ha
In the Auvergne region's Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park, a 15th & 19th century chateau amidst 15 hectares near to a medieval town.
Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park, in the midst of the Massif-Central, is the fourth biggest nature park in France. The Auvergne region remains wild and authentic. It includes a large number of villages and towns that still exude authenticity. This chateau and its outbuildings stand at a distance from one of these villages in the midst of a 15 ha estate. The famous medieval town of Thiers, renowned for its cutlery, is only 25 minutes away. The large town of Clermont-Ferrand, with its TGV train station and its airport, is a 40-minute drive away and Lyon is 1œ hours away. Vulcania, the volcano theme park, is an hour away.
A long, tree-lined drive leads to the entrance to the property which extends over some 15 hectares. It consists of a 15th century castle, redesigned in the 19th century, and several outbuildings converted into houses for accommodating guests as well as a caretaker. A glazed construction houses a swimming pool and a summer kitchen. Behind the chateau, at the end of a bridle path, a fish-filled lake extends over about 1œ hectares.
The chateauThis chateau is composed of a quadrangular keep-house which flanks the corner of a large house, spanning three levels over cellars. A polygonal stairway turret stands where the two buildings meet. All the buildings are topped with steep roofs. In the past, the chateau also housed a chapel.
The chateau entrance is set in the centre of the facade on the main building. The gothic arched door is marked by stone framing decorated with a dog and a coat-of-arms. It opens into a vestibule which leads, on one side, to a study as well as a dining room and, on the other, to a lounge. The doors to these three rooms are adorned with coloured stained glass, embellished with images: a chateau, a dog's head, a dragon. The lounge extends the full width of the building. Its stone floor blends beautifully with its exposed ceiling beams. An outstanding stone fireplace, enhancing one wall, bears a blazon featuring the family coat-of-arms. Behind the lounge, a modern kitchen provides access to a back kitchen. A door leads to the cellars and a toilet. The lounge communicates with the polygonal tower, housing a wide, stone spiral stairway, and then leads to a reception room, once the chapel. This room is topped with a cross-ribbed vault, painted to represent the four seasons. The floor is covered with parquet flooring and a fireplace enhances the room which opens on to an atrium and then a terrace.
The landing leads to a suite laid out in the keep-house and provides access to the first floor of the main building. The suite comprises a spacious, bright bedroom, followed by a bathroom. The bedroom is richly decorated with a fireplace as well as panelling, decorative plasterwork and parquet flooring. The other first floor rooms are laid out in the main building. A vast lounge has a fireplace featuring a carved wooden mantel, topped with a trumeau covered by a tapestry. It leads to four bedrooms and a bathroom.
This floor includes four bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a music room. The layout on this level is similar to that on the floor below. The room in the keep-house, laid out directly above the master suite, awaits full renovation works.The former stable, now transformed into a houseThe old stable standing near to the chateau has been transformed and converted into a comfortable house (approx. 400 m² of living space). The building spans two levels and is flanked by a round tower next to the entrance. Two horses' heads encircled by red brick decorate the entrance facade. A wide door, ...
reference : 554924 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 24075221
- EPC : D (196)
- GHG : E (54)