An old wine-growing estate, its numerous outbuildings and its parklands on a slight promontory an hour from Lyon in the rural area around Roanne.
In the Rhône-Alpes region, in the Loire department, this old estate nestles in the midst of a farming and forest landscape, just a few minutes from the subprefecture of Roanne. Constructed on a prehistoric site, the town has a large historic centre, some impressive large, luxurious homes, a market square as well as a 12th century granite keep. The late 19th century textile industry and its gastronomic prestige, notably the 'Troisgros' restaurant, have marked the town's identity. Lyon, 'capital of the Gauls', can be reached in an hour via the A89 motorway or every 30 minutes by train from Roanne station. Saint-Exupéry international airport can be reached via the Part-Dieu Tgv train station courtesy of the Rhônexpress tramway.
With its parklands spanning approx. 5 ha, this property was once a wine-growing estate. Three entrances provide access to the old farm. The main driveway, on the south side, winds its way through the trees before revealing multiple red roofs.
Today, it comprises a complete set of buildings cleverly laid out around a packed mud courtyard: a main house, a caretaker's cottage, a dwelling converted in a large traditional barn, numerous cellars, workshops, a greenhouse, a cowshed, a stable, a henhouse, garages and a covered area all in pleasant shady parklands, with their two ornamental ponds.
The main house has been completely redesigned by an architect in keeping with the premises in a refined, welcoming setting.
The main houseAt the end of a little, wooded, winding lane, this elongated, east-west facing house, standing partially over a cellar, appears to be protected by a large wooden, pivoting door, finely carved with antique-style motifs. This entrance on the north side adjoins the large gateway. On the west side, outbuildings are laid out behind the building around the interior courtyard.
Covered with white rendering and featuring a gallery with Bordeaux-coloured, wrought wooden railings, the main facade is aligned with inward-opening windows. On the other side, courtesy of a balcony supported on columns, a pediment with a bull's eye window as well as numerous openings and dormers with projecting eaves, the house offers an unobstructed view over the parklands and one of the ornamental ponds.
Just like the other buildings, the main house is topped with a low hip roof, covered with red tiles.
The vestibule, with a cloakroom on the left and a toilet on the right, provides access to a bar area adjoining a living room and its stone fireplace, sculpted with flowers and featuring a 1770 fireback, a little lounge and a dining room, with windows and French windows. The latter, made by the company Schüco, are installed throughout the main house. Following on from the bar, on the right-hand side, is a fitted kitchen, with a door opening on to the courtyard, a laundry room, a boiler room and access to the only cellar laid out under the house. The reception rooms precede an office and an art studio, with large openings, which together with a second toilet complete this level. The art studio gives access to one last room. Awaiting conversion, with its double doors opening on to the courtyard, it houses a wooden stairway going up to the attic and the area under the rafters.
The floors on this level are paved with stone tiles, laid in a staggered manner. The walls are painted white or rendered, making the rooms bright and welcoming.
Following on from the bar and facing the little lounge, a stone stairway goes up to the first floor, reached on either side by a walkway. Looking down on to the little lounge, it is bathed in light. This level has Paralay flooring throughout.
On the right-hand side are two ...
Price 1,250,000 €
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Price / sq metre: €/m² 2,790.18
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Agency: Agence Patrice Besse
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