Beautifully renovated Renaissance house with five acres of land
590 000 €
Not far from the market town of Charolles, this splendid property, dating back to the 1th century, was once a "maison forte", a fortified manor house. Though its towers and curtain wall have disappeared, there remains the kernel of the property, with fine stone staircases, and huge period fireplaces, and high ceilings with exposed beams. It has recently undergone a renovation of excellent quality. The ground floor is a large salon with windows on three sides, the entrance hall and staircase, a very spacious kitchen with recent appliances and an original fireplace, and finally another slightly smaller room with period fireplace. On the first floor, three large bedrooms, each with its private bathroom, and the second floor - the former attic - has been completely renovated to make on one side a fourth bedroom with dressing room and on the other side a large reception room with home-movie screen, plus a kitchenette and separate WC, allowing for large parties to be held. Beneath the house, large cellars, and to one side a lovely walled garden is entered through a stone arch. There is also a separate barn and stable, its floor covering some 150 m² and complete with fine flagstones, where water and electricity and connection to the drains have been installed, but renovation has as yet gone no further. The outlook is lovely, with fine views from the extended hilltop hamlet. There is also a small meadow in front of the house, and beyond it a five-acre field, let out to a local farmer, ensures that the outlook and surroundings will be unsullied.