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House Clermont-Ferrand (63)

  • Surface 382 m2
  • Rooms 20 
  • Bedrooms 10 
  • Land 439 m2

Two 19th century mansion houses, with a medieval tower, in the Auvergne region, 20 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand.
Very near to Clermont-Ferrand in the midst of the Auvergne region. Between volcanoes and the Tuscany of Auvergen, ideally located less than 10 minutes from the A75 motorway providing a link between Paris and Montpellier. Lyon is less than 2 hours away; Paris and Montpellier are 4 hours away via the motorway. A local train station has links taking less than 15 minutes to reach Clermont-Ferrand, the regional capital with its airport and daily flights to Paris taking less than an hour. It also has weekly flights to London, Malaga, Porto and Lisbon, as well as to Ajaccio, Nice and Figari in season.
Here, both lava stone and limestone were used through the ages and the architectural history is to be seen when strolling around the medieval village stronghold where this property is located.
The mansion house delimits the medieval village stronghold, its round tower is a reminder of the latter’s limits as well as the centuries of human occupation at the foot of the volcanic mountains. It stands in this pleasant valley with various horizons between the Chaîne-des-Puys, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, and the Livradois-Forez, granite foothills looking out over the area around Lyon. Its closed, L-shaped layout, defines a house, a 19th century mansion house and a medieval tower. The latter, as of the springtime is dressed in the colours of a majestic, vigorous, one-hundred-year-old wisteria, with blue, white and purple flowers, that tightly embraces the straight flight of open, Volvic stone steps. It continues over a pergola, providing summer shade in front of the first floor of the house.
The mansion house is set in the medieval perimeter wall that can be glimpsed from the layout and enlivens the narrow streets by exhibiting a facade opening on to the outside and a discreet access to a garage at the back in the village stronghold.
The round medieval towerTradition has it that Richelieu stayed in this residence during his journey in 1634, a memorable time for Auvergne when he ordered the destruction of La-Batisse, Mauzun and Marchidial castles just a short distance from here. It is possible to imagine the Cardinal, who gave his name to this 4-storey tower, being welcomed by the owners of the time, themselves depicted in the form of two haut-relief sculptures on either side of the ground floor door lintel.
The layout of the facade is vertically marked by a tympanum and two gothic, half-casement windows as well as a recuperated window. The actual tower is topped with an imitation, neo-medieval, round balcony, following the arrow-loops.
Ground floor
Visitors are immediately intrigued by the entrance door. It is topped with a monolithic lintel with a triangular arch and a tympanum adorned with a coat-of-arms, not hammered, featuring an escutcheon of a single character on the dexter, that of a langued lion. For the holders of the escutcheon, the piece is flanked by two lions, confronting and facing one another. The escutcheon is topped with a helmet, marked at the front with seven grilles, crowned and enhanced with five finials. The coat-of-arms, holders and escutcheon, is supported on a pair of twinned capitals in the form of angels that can be seen confronting one another and extending their wings on the corners. This is only a preliminary explanation of the coat-of-arms as its mystery remains unsolved and at first glance, it could be the arms of an unsovereign duke, a great officer of the crown or even that of a baron. Its history will be updated by whomever takes the trouble to research and uncover the truth. The communication between the ground level and the upper floors is presently condemned as it is not in line with the current standards upheld by the “Gîtes de …

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Advertiser reference: 721377 - Le Figaro Properties reference: 28762105

In detail

    • Surface 382 m2
    • Rooms 20
    • Bedrooms 10
    • Land 439 m2
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 2
    • Shower rooms 4
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    in KWhPE/m²/year

    D (225)
    • A ≤ 50
    • B 51 to 90
    • C 91 to 150
    • D 151 to 230
    • E 231 to 330
    • F 331 to 450
    • G > 451

    GreenHouse Gas emission

    in CO2eqkg/m²/year

    E (52)
    • A ≤ 5
    • B 6 to 10
    • C 11 to 20
    • D 21 to 35
    • E 36 to 55
    • F 56 to 80
    • G > 80

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