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Renovated 12 bedroom Chateau for sale in Valence, Rhone-Alpes

2,980,000 EUR
2,562,800 GBP 3,188,600 USD
Beautiful and sympathetically restored French Nineteenth Century manor house with gites in a very popular area close to Valence, set in manageable grounds of over 2 acres with swimming pool.

The real estate complex consists of a manoire and 2 houses in a wooded parkland of almost 9,000 m2, just 20 minutes from the TGV station and 5 minutes from a motorway exit.
The main residence features living space of 425 m2 with many bedrooms, reception rooms, bathrooms as well as a full basement with cellars.

Ground floor: an entrance hall, a living room/kitchen, a living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 wc.
First floor :5 bedrooms including a large master suite, 4 bathrooms and 4 wc, a laundry room.
Basement: a wine cellar, a gym or games room, a boiler room and storage rooms.

The residence, whose origins date back to the 19th century, has retained all its charm and authenticity such as old parquet floors, fireplaces, period staircases etc.

In addition, the property includes;

- 2 gites of 116 m2 (kitchen, living room, dressing room, 2 bedrooms, wc, bathroom, storeroom and garage) and 118 m2 (kitchen/living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wc, storage and garage.

- a large garage of 100 m2 (6 vehicles)

- a large swimming pool

- grounds planted with hundred-year-old trees

This property has much to recommend it: the layout of the property, its authentic charm, its versatility, its location, its access...
The location is ideal for a commercial project (catering, hotel, parties, head office etc ) or for a personal project (family home, rental investment )

Please contact us for additional information.


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