Castle for sale


6 bedrooms 920 square meters

Immoweb code : 9004166
Immoweb code : 9004166


6 bedrooms
920 square meters livable space
156000 square meters of land


An 18th century chateau and its outbuildings, set between me

This provincial area, bordering the frontiers of the Auvergne, Berry and Burgundy regions, has a mild climate due to the effect of the westerly winds. This chateau stands in the midst of Bourbonnais bocage countryside, near to the town of Moulins and the spa resort of Bourbon-l'Archambault. Slip roads for the A77 motorway are some 10 km away as is a train station with 3-hour links to Paris-Bercy. Boasting a pure Regency style, this chateau was constructed at the very beginning of the reign of Louis XV in 1730. A chestnut tree-lined driveway leads to a vast, main courtyard. The chateau, its two wings and its separate outbuildings are set out in a quadrilateral around this courtyard. The main, 2-storey building, with its slightly protruding central bay, i s aligned with 18 openings. The local brick used in the construction gives the buildings a red-ochre hue, other hues forming geometric patterns, the quoins and the string courses. The top of the garden facade features a clock. The chapel, with its restored bell-tower, and the dovecote, with its polychrome bricks, close the right and left wings, their curved shapes breaking the rectilinear aspect of the property. The main building is topped with a lightwell which is visible from the outside like a belvedere and actually illuminates the upstairs vestibule. It gives the building a pyramid shape. There are six outbuildings, all separate from one another and built around the courtyard. The polychrome brick walls and roofs of the outbuildings ar

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