Unique, well maintained property containing a private home with a thriving B&B business in a 16th century hunting lodge (approx. 300 m2 habitable space) a carriage house, barn and former servants quarters, nestled in 10,000 m2 of private garden and parkland.
Built in the 16th century as a hunting lodge for the Princes de Cleves this magnificent old house sits in its own garden and park of 10,000m2 and is located in the heart of a thriving, easily accessible village. It has modern amenities: oil fired central heating throughout and is connected to main drainage. Part double glazed with telephone and broadband internet connections. Original features are still abundant – the authentic 16th century staircase, open fireplace(s), exposed beams plus the original cellars.
Chambres & table d’hôtes ( bed and breakfast with dining facilities )
The house contains four spacious and comfortable guest rooms, three on the ground floor and one above the porch on the first floor. All rooms have their own en suite, fully equipped bathroom, Tv and Tea/Coffee making facilities.
Also, in a separate building, (the former carriage house) the B&B has its own large kitchen, dining room, guest toilet and small library.
Le Relais de Chasse is a company and as such is the sole source of income. The books can be made available for those seriously interested.
The B&B offers you the chance to run a busy self contained and successful business. It also offers plenty of opportunity for you to stamp your own mark on it and grow. (Enhancing the turn-over considerably)
It would be possible to increase the available guest rooms in the main house or build an apartment in one of the out buildings. The large garden, which has electricity, water and sewerage available, could be used for camping or to build chalet-type holiday lets.
Also, with the right permit, you could run a small restaurant allowing you to serve food to the public as well as your guests.
Private living area
The 1st floor and part of the attic are currently in use as private living space, consisting of:-
First floor- large, recently renovated, kitchen and dining room, large lounge with 16th century fireplace and exposed beams, office/library and a spacious bedroom with en suite bathroom.
Loft area - very large lounge/bedroom with shower cubicle, bedroom with sink and two large spaces currently used for storage.
10,000m2 divided into the garden with lawn, borders, pebble paths and terraces and the park containing fruit trees (apples, pears, plumbs, cherries & walnuts), a vegetable plot, a pond, and a variety of lovely ancient trees. The area is fully fenced and gated and borders onto large fishing lakes.
Chantenay Saint Imbert is a lively village with a population of approximately 1200 people, situated between Nevers (capital of Nievre-Burgundy) and Moulins (capital of Allier – Auvergne), 230 km south-east of Paris and easily reached by the N7 motorway.
Le Relais de Chasse can be found in the heart of the village opposite the 11th century church. The village offers a variety of local amenities, in the square itself you’ll find a supermarket, a bakery, a pharmacy and the local ‘pub’. A couple of steps further away are the Post office, City hall, bar-tabac and hairdresser. The village also has a doctor’s surgery, kindergarten and primary school. The local school bus stops in the square.
Le Relais de Chasse offers you the best of both worlds: a village with all amenities on the one side and the peace and quiet of rural life on the other. The moment you step beyond the village you’ll be surrounded by lush green countryside and very few people. This is the perfect area to hike, bike, horse ride, play a round of golf, go fishing or canoeing etc. Etc.
Looking for something else? Nevers and Moulins offer a variety of shops, restaurants, bars and historic sites, both are within 30 minutes. Hop on the train in Nevers and you’ll be in the centre Paris in 2 hours
The property could also be used as a large family home or, due to its beautiful location, the perfect setting for country or artistic pursuits.
Price € 429,000
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,430.00
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