Al­lier: €499,000

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A wide range of ar­chi­tec­ture and tra­di­tions can be found across France, and châteaux are of­ten a tes­ta­ment to a lo­cal area’s build­ing styles. This par­tic­u­lar prop­erty – listed and dat­ing back to the 15th cen­tury – is typ­i­cal of cas­tles found in the an­cient Bour­bon­nais prov­ince, an area equiv­a­lent to the cur­rent de­part­ment of Al­lier.

The whole prop­erty is as­sem­bled around a cen­tral court­yard but sits on land of 7,000m2. It was bought some 30 years ago and re­stored to pre­serve the many pe­riod fea­tures, in­clud­ing im­pres­sive fire­places, tiled floors and beamed ceil­ings but with new win­dows, a new roof and fa­cade, and elec­tric­ity, of course.

The main château has some 320m2 of liv­ing space across three floors with enough room to cre­ate four bed­rooms. You would need to add in a modern kitchen and bath­rooms to make it a cosy home. An an­nexe com­prises two bed­rooms and a shower room to re­fur­bish while there are three barns, one of which has been trans­formed into an ex­hi­bi­tion space.

Set in a quiet ru­ral set­ting just 7km from a vil­lage with shops and 17km from the mo­tor­way, the prop­erty has huge po­ten­tial.

000 499, €

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