Built on a superb vaulted cellar of the 14th century, it has approximately 350m² of living space, 5 bedrooms (3 en-suite), caretaker/guest accomodation, outbuildings and a garden with stunning views. In perfect condition, it has been fully restored from 1996 to 2000 according to the rules of listed buildings.
Located in the historical town of Billy, and central to Vichy (most famous for its spa facilities) at 13km, St Pourçain sur Sioule (popular for its vineyards) at 13km and Lapalisse at 16km away. Train station at 3km, A71 autoroute at 30mins. The closest international airport is Clermont Ferrand at 60km.
Stunning views overlooking the plains of the Allier, this former stately home of the 14th century was visited by King Charles VII and the supreme commander of Bourbon. With royal ownership from 1523 to 1790, it was converted into a cozy country residence in the 18th century. Its eastern facade and four towers have been listed in the Inventory of Historical Monuments since 1929.
Today in perfect condition, it has been fully restored from 1996 to 2000 according to the rules of listed buildings. New roof and attic insulation, window frames with double glazing, electricity, plumbing, floors, ceilings, facades, oil central heating (with underfloor heating on the ground floor) etc…
Built on a superb vaulted cellar of the 14th century, it has approximately 350m² of living space.
Ground floor: entrance with original wooden staircase, cloakroom with toilet, dining room (23m²) with its fireplace and 18th century mirror, lounge (38m²) with large stone fireplace, kitchen (17m²) located in the tower with a vaulted height of 4.6 meters and a fireplace, television room/library (19m²) with beautiful book shelves, summer kitchen (11m²), shower room and boiler room.
First floor: a landing with toilet leads to 3 large bedrooms all with en-suite (24m², 28m², 38m²), a further room of 12m² opens onto a terrace at the top of a tower.
Second floor: under the remarkable original beamed structure is a large well lit office (46m²) with fireplace, 2 bedrooms (17m², 20m²) and a shower room.
Outside the large barn offers on the ground floor 2 garages (69m², 77m²), a stable (32m²) and an upstairs caretaker/guest accomodation (39m²).
The south facing terraces form a roof garden overlooking the stunning area with views extending to the 'Chaine des Puys', with a pathway that leads arround the garden through the many shrubs, flowers and mature trees. A lovely feature of a pond and small river add to the ambiance of this garden which is fully lit and has a sound system ideal for those summer parties. An orchard is found at the foot of the ramparts.
A rare find with great history, not to be missed.
- Property type
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Total living area
- 350 m²
- Plot size
- 2,439 m²
- All bathrooms
- Garage car spaces
- Double glazing