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(63) Puy de Dome

XVIII/XIX/XX C. Château, lakes & outbuildings.

€800,000

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 17 ha

Reference: S0-70298
800,000
£ 686,300
$ 857,725

This exceptional property is located in the Dore valley between Vichy and Thiers. The Châtea on XVI th century foundations dates from the XVIIIth century and was redesigned in the XIXth and XXth. With a habitable surface area of more than 1200m ² (925m ² hab), it comprises 17 main rooms including 7 rooms. Major interior work has just been carried out. Sitting on a small hillock with its main facade soouth east facing, the u shaped Castle has a magnificent view towards the volcanic hills. The main facade is flanked by two wings, each with a central tower and a second tower to the north.

There are three floors of 425 m² (each). A good deal of renovation has been carried out in a very comfortable way. The rest of the main structure is in good condition and offers numerous different possibilities. Currently a private residence, this castle has a real potential for development for various activities.
The land of 17ha comprises 12 ha of wood with two ponds and 4.5 ha of meadows (free).

Ground Floor: The east wing includes an entrance door in a tower with cloakroom, a superb kitchen with Central Island and corn meal. The kitchen has been fully equipped with top quality equipment (Gaggenau). A living room has been fitted out in the old kitchen. This room has a beautiful stone fireplace with its niches. Beautiful ceramic tiled floor and underfloor heating. In a rectangular tower is the old galley which serves as storage.
Finally, a large living room of 70m² which has kept its wall woodwork and its ceiling of stucco. In the South there is an orangery of 40m2, an entrance hall leading through to a terrace to the south, an art room of 37m2 with beautiful woodwork and a marble fireplace. In the northern part, a large gallery of 66m2 goes all the way and serves the main Volvic stone stairase and the very beautiful wrought iron railing.

The west wing (to renovate) comprises on 50m², three rooms (old kitchens or storage?). A WC is located in the north tower.

First floor:
The east wing has three bedrooms of 8, 18 and 25m², a bathroom with toilet. The old chapel with its pretty painted ceiling serves as a storage area. Next to a large full bathroom with shower and toilet.

The central body comprises on the south side the parental suite with bedroom of 21m², office of 20m², dressing room, bedroom with WC. In the suite, three bedrooms of 43, 25 and 20m² each with shower room and toilets. On the north side, a large gallery of 66m² with a beautiful parquet floor.

The west wing (to be converted) comprises four rooms and a storage room.

Second floor:
Under superb attic, it remains to be done up. In the central body is an old library with very beautiful floors and a very large room. In the East wing, a large room under the very beautiful apparent framework.

Basement:
Under the main body, different cellars. Combined boiler room with two oil and wooden boilers. The owners mainly use wood from the property.

The land covers 17 ha. There is a wood of 12ha, with varied species and covered with beautiful forest paths. There are two lakes (approx. 1,000 and 1,600m²). In edge of wood, a large meadow of 3.2 ha. In front of the chateau, another meadow of 1.ha with an outbuilding with stables and storage.

The castle has recently benefited from extensive interior design work. This has been done with top quality materials. The decor is contemporary and bright. The old decorative elements have been preserved and highlighted.

This property is in a very quiet environment without any nuisance, without being totally isolated. 4 hours from Paris and 3 hours from Geneva, it is located in the Dore valley between Vichy (20 km) and Thiers (15 km) and 45 km from the center of Clermont-Ferrand.
Easy access by the A89 motorway (15km) or the A71/A719 motorways (30km). The railway station of Vichy is at 20km. Clermont-Ferrand International Airport is less than 45 minutes away. Large market towns with all shops and local services are less than 10 minutes away.