- Type: House
- Living surface: 300
- Plot size: 900
- Bedrooms: 4
- Total rooms: 11
- Bathrooms: 1
- Closest neighbour in m.: 5
- Heating: Wood burners
- Close By: Mountains, Hiking & Cycling
- Languages spoken: English
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Historic 17th century Bourbonnais House
Price: € 185 000 | Ref.: 355 | Views: 4 515
Large four bedroomed house situated on the edge of a beautiful deep wooded river gorge in Chantelle, (pop 1000), a mainly medieval town in Allier, Auvergne with 20 stone towers. Situated between tho market towns of St. Poucain and Gannat, within an hours journey of Moulins, Vichy or Clermont Ferrand. The area is green and lush with woodlands, vineyards, and charolais cattle. Many chateaux and the nearby village of Charroux.
This once was the town house of the Companions of the Tour de France, a guild of touring craft apprentices, who learned their skills from master craftsmen. The house retains many interesting features including a volcanic stone paved floor in the dining room and kitchen, large rooms with high ceilings, a unique period stairwell leading to a massive oak beamed attic, a barrel roofed cellar, interesting details of a medieval granite sink, wall storage, and oak or chestnut floors throughout.
The roof was recently rebuilt and tiled in traditional clay tiles.
The garden, with outbuildings, is long and has interesting medieval stonework. It overlooks the wooded gorge (easy access down the adjacent track) with its river walks and abundant wildlife, and faces an ancient chateau (now Abbey) that sits on a promontory over the river.
The owner loves the area and is moving to another property in the town.
Town has all basic facilities – two schools, doctors, dentist, post office, banks, grocers, bakers, butchers etcetera.