This prestigious Château from the 19th century currently has six bedrooms, is in good general condition, has had many improvements and is in need of freshening up. In an elevated position with countryside views, high (4m) ceilings and classical plasterwork, vaulted cellars. Two of the rooms were used as chambres d’hôtes until recently. The goodwill and current arrangements will pass with the property if desired.
Ground floor: two entrance halls, large sitting room (15m long) with working fireplace, dining room, library, kitchen, scullery, main and secondary staircases, WC. All ground floor windows have either security bars (four windows) or electric roller shutters on centralised switches (twelve windows.) First floor: landing area, corridor leading to four bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom and WC, storage room, WC Second floor: One bedroom, bathroom, office, landing area, access to remaining attic areas 120m2 and 80m2 Basement: Eight vaulted cellars one used for the Buderus boiler (2005) and grey water management, one containing a walk-in cold-room dating back to the time when the Château was used as a restaurant, one for heating oil (6000 litres,) the remainder mostly free. Three modern biological septic tanks, grey water collection tank. The Château has it's own electricity transformer (provided by EDF) rated at 100kVA delivering a three phase supply. Land area: 58'032m2 (15 acres) completely enclosed by a wire fence, mostly forest with trails, planted with oak approximately 150 years ago. Large sloped lawn with mature trees leading down towards and permitting views of the countryside. At the bottom of the garden there is an area which sometimes fills with water, and could be converted into a swimming pond approximately 27m by 10. Another area next to the property could be converted for use as a tennis court. Garage for several cars, tools and equipment storage. Previously owned by Alain Prost. Renovation works foreseen.
In the vicinity: The nearest shop is a supermarket (Intermarché) which is 5 minutes walk/500m and the town of Imphy is about 1km with it's post office, bakery, two pharmacies etc. The nearest train station is Nevers (8km) which is on the main line from Paris. Nevers Cathedral with it's Romanesque and Gothic styles is a national monument. Magny-Cours which hosted the French Grand Prix from 1991 to 2008, lies ten kilometres away and is still used for racing and other events. The Loire valley spans 280 km and is referred to as the garden of France, due to the abundance of vineyards, orchards, asparagus and artichoke fields. The central part of the Loire river is now a UNESCO world heritage site and you can expect more than 200 hours of sunshine per month in summertime. The Loire valley wine region is known for its crisp and fruity flavoured wines. There are many famous Châteaux castles and monasteries to be visited in the area together with famous towns such as la Charité, Autun, Vézélay and Bourges all within easy reach in addition to an abundance of romantic little towns. No less than 5 UNESCO Cultural Heritage of the World locations are within reasonable reach. A beautiful landscape at the foot of the Morvan Mountains, where forests give way to lakes and little rivers turn the vast grazing fields of the famous white Charolais cattle into a lush green, hiking or bicycle tours or a promenade on horseback will be an unforgettable experience. Friends of good wine will not only find the famous cellars of Pouilly, Sancerre and Chablis but also some less known cellars that offer equally exquisite wines yet to be discovered...
Currently advertised for EUR 1.4 M
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