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€415,800 nr Thiers, France. 13th/15th Century Castle for Sale

Listed Castle for Sale nr Thiers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Dominating the deep gorges of La Dore from its rocky outcrop, this former fort-prieural stands its main facade facing south. The castle consists of a rectangular main building of the fifteenth flanked to the east of a high and massive dungeon of the thirteenth century and west of a circular tower of the fifteenth. The house was redeveloped in the 18th century by the former prior just before the Revolution and in the 1910s, its owner, the painter Louis Retru, renovated it and enriched it with a neo-Gothic interior. The whole is registered in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments since 1926. The dungeon offers 2 levels each composed of a domed vaulted room, one of which is pierced by 3 archer rowing. Through a staircase lodged in the thickness of the wall, you reach a terrace of 20 sqm bordered with crenellations and merlons where the 360 ​​° panorama is superb. The house develops 7 main rooms. On the ground floor: entrance by the tower, a kitchen of 9 m² with direct access to the garden, a 32 m² living room with a monumental fireplace, a painted ceiling and murals, an office of 8 m² with a wooden floor Versailles and a living room of 14 m² with monumental fireplace and a trilobed window. On the first floor: an 11 m² bedroom with a stone fireplace and access to a loggia of 7 m², an office of 8 m² with a painted ceiling and murals, a 23 m² bedroom with a monumental fireplace, a painted ceiling , murals and a bathroom in the tower. In the second: a room of 18 m ², a bathroom and an attic loft. A barn of 70 m² used as a garage is adjacent to the house and could be converted. Under it, a beautiful vaulted stone cellar of 48 m². Electric heating, plumbing, connection to mains drainage, electricity and bathroom date from 2010. DPE: not submitted because ISMH. A charming garden suspended on the terrace is facing south, the courtyard extends to the west, at the foot of a magical 14th century church. The park to the east contains another tower and remains of the moats. In total, the property covers 3,321 m². The castle and church dominate the village located 7 kms from Courpière and 20 km from Thiers and access to the A71. The price includes 5% of agency fees charged to the buyer. Price excluding fees: 396 000 €.

This listed castle is for sale through Pierre Changarnier Immobilier: