8 bedroom French chateau for sale with 30.09 hectares of land, Saint Germain de Salles, Allier 3, Auvergne
1,950,000 EUR 1,755,000 GBP 2,301,000 USD
REF: 218039 Show Map
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 8
- Floor Size: 740 m2
- Plot Size: 30.09 hectares / 74.36 acres
- Work Required: None
- Equestrian / horse ownership facilities
- Parking space(s)
Outstanding and beautifully restored French Chateau dating back to the Sixteenth Century, with outbuildings and set in an estate of 30 hectares ( 75 acres).
This elegant historical property sits in the heart of the Bourbonnais area, home to the last and most famous royal house of France, surrounded by an enclosed park of 8.6 ha.
The property is situated close to the famous spa town of Vichy, with its imperial parks, designer shops and opera house.
Within walking distance of the small local village, you will find a peaceful, intimate and refined lifestyle in this beautifully restored chateau.
Chateau - Approached via gilded front gates, the property dates from the first half of the 16th century and is in a classical L- shape, consisting of 2 separate architectural entities: - a main building, flanked by a pavilion and by a round tower and a wing, flanked by a round tower.
The property comprises 18 rooms with living space of about 740 m2.
Main building, built over cellars, consists of: - large kitchen with 2 back kitchens - 3 large communicating reception rooms (dining room, living room and video room) - 5 bedrooms - 4 bathrooms - 2 shower rooms - 2 offices - 1 lobby - 1 laundry room - 8 wc - Convertible attics with former servants rooms Possibility to create more bedrooms.
The wing, former service quarters, consists of: - a very large vaulted exposed stone reception room - a smaller reception area with summer kitchen - utility room - 3 bedrooms - 2 shower rooms - 3 wc.
The castle and the outbuildings have been listed since 1947.
The interior - The layout is very contemporary and functional, both in the main building and in the wing, with the public areas situated on the ground floor and the more private night-time areas on the upper levels.
The simple and harmonious geometry of the castle and of all its rooms creates beautiful and elegant volumes with a great fluidity of circulation. The ornamentation in the main building, dating from the 18th century, is very delicate with classic geometric panels framed by very fine mouldings, counter-balanced by antique-style ribbon-shaped flower friezes. The wing, on the other hand, is characterised by natural materials such as exposed stone and wooden beams. Using only a narrow colour palette and neutral tones, the discreet decor and the purist renovation throughout both the main building and the wing have created a minimalist and elegant design where the Medieval curves meet the straight lines of the classical era.
Land and Outbuildings:
Several outbuildings complement the property: a large barn with an adjacent store room and dovecote, the former stables and gate house and the underground wine cellars.
The chateau is nestled in enclosed wooded parkland of 8.6 ha, with a natural spring flowing through it and a small pond. The property overlooks around 21 ha of agricultural land and a small plot completes the property.
Restoration - The property has been entirely restored, costing over a million euros. Completed in 2014, it involved both structural and finishing works on the chateau and on the outbuildings. The works included the recovery of degraded exterior coatings, the insulation of the attic in the main building, extensive external and internal woodwork, revision of the entire wooden flooring and the restoration of the plasterwork and of the painting of the entire castle and wing (interior and exterior). The roof is in excellent condition after defoaming and a precedent restoration by the previous owners.
The electricity has been entirely redone, adding new underground cables and new distribution boards. The heating system was completely modified and the entire property is now heated by 2 wood-pellet boilers (Okofen Pelletronic) fuelled by 10 tons of pellets, stored in two 5-ton silos located in the cellar.
These renovations have brought the heating charges down to a minimum : around 2700. p/a.
Security - Special attention has been paid to making the property as secure as possible.
A centralised system (Central Galaxy Flex) with smartphone management guarantees maximum outdoor and indoor protection.
Income - The bedrooms have been renovated in the spirit of a chambre d'hotes business.
With the possibility to farm around 21 ha of agricultural land, the property is situated in the wine producing area of the labelled " Val de Loire " wine and on the border with the AOC Saint Pourcain vineyards.
The village produces red, white and rose Val de Loire wine labelled IGP (Indication Geographique Protegee). With dedicated wine cellars, the property has the potential to become a wine producing chateau.
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