Multifunctional estate for sale by owner in Central France (near Vichy), excellently suited for leisure business project or for more families. The château - as it is called by the French - is


Multifunctional estate for sale by owner in Central France (near Vichy), excellently suited for leisure business project or for more families. The château - as it is called by the French - is in fact more a huge manor. It was build as the residence and the offices of the direction of the local mines. These mines were closed in 1927. In 1951 the last proofs of it were definitively eradicated. Some figures: the house is some 60 meter long and is 4 to 12 meter wide. It has three floors, all ready for living in. (The middle attic is storage room at the moment). The last 20 years the house is massively restored but luckily(?) there is still work to be done! In any case: every part of it, you can live in.Apart from the château there are two other important buildings on the property: a 'farm' with small chalets and other spaces next to it and a huge barn (20x10 meter) next to the swimming pool. The barn is used as an activity hall at this moment. The 'farm' has two floors. The ground floor is used as a workshop and storage place and the first floor as a dormitory and storage.


Ground floor
9 rooms, including a big living room with open fireplace and mezzanine and music room/library. In the middle of the house a big kitchen with wood stove. Also 3 showers and one jacuzzi bath. 4 toilets. All accessible for wheelchairs.
Laundry room where central heating 2 is situated. Next to it the (dry) sauna.
There are 2 cellars. Under the music room on the east side (with central heating 1) and a cave vouté under the west part of the house - some 20 meter in length.

First floor
Completely renovated suite with views north and south. This room is furnished (in its entirety, including furniture) in the design of De Stijl. Shower, toilet and urinal are integrated.
In total 5 rooms on this floor as well as 3 hallway's with toilet. The very west big room with a view on the south and the west with a balcony as well as a big terrace.

Second floor
This floor is hardly used the last years, except for storage. On the two outer parts of the house, you'll find attics with rooms (4 in total). The middle attic is only used for storage.
The complete second floor should be further redecorated, although is usable.

The second building on the domaine is in fact a farm consisting of two floors. You will find a huge workshop with even a pit to repair/maintain cars. Further on, two independent small summer rooms, a former horse stable with in front of it a covering of some 4x5 meter.

A walled garden and when you walk through the workshop you arrive at the large vegetable garden with a lawn next to it. Both touch the village square.
On the second floor of the farm to spacious rooms with complete sanitary equipment (shower, toilet and boiler).

Activity barn
This (summer) party barn of 10 times 20 meter has a wooden dance floor with a mirror wall. All sanitary facilities are present - consisting of three toilets, a sink and two showers. You have a provision of sun-heated water on the roof. The barn still needs a finishing touch.
You'll find a simple but big bar, which we use every season. This space also houses the filter installation for the adjacent swimming pool.


The grounds around the château amount to 2,5 hectare in total. This is for most people and organizations the surface which is rather easy to maintain, contrary to a real château. Most of it is grassland. Some half hectare is still in the original non-cultivated state and is on a slope of almost 20%. Ideal for growing grapes. It's a pity we didn't find the time for it. Further on, you'll find trees with an age of more then 150 years. The driveway e.g. is entirely flanked by these huge chestnut trees.The château itself is build exactly on the east-west axis. So the long sides face south and north. The south garden is completely cultivated. The north side is enclosed by trees and has a theatrical circle made from nine columns which form a beautiful stage.The pool of 11 x 5 meters (and 1.70 deep). It has a widely acclaimed unique 'one million dollar view' over the hills. You have a view of up to 150 km on clear days (mostly!) - even the Puy de Dôme can be seen. 

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The château itself is heated by two different central heating systems. One serves about two-third of the building. Both systems also provide warm water (500 liter). The electrical equipment is in principle in good up-to-date condition. On various places there are high voltage connections (380V). The kitchen is the cosy centre of the house. We heat it mainly by the wood stove. Water supply is everywhere in good condition. Sewer system is by means of 6 large septic tanks, as usual in this area. This is a completely self regulating system without maintenance. The ground floor is completely accessible for wheel chairs.

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