A grand house with outbuildings and around eight hectares
of grounds, 30 kilometres east of Clermont-Ferrand
Billom, PUY-DE-DOME auvergne 63160 FR

Location

The property lies east of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, in the middle of France’s beautiful Puy-de-Dôme department. The surrounding countryside is lush. This fine home is nestled only 10 kilometres from a town that offers shops and services for everyday needs. The A75 and A89 motorways that link Clermont-Ferrand to Béziers and Bordeaux to Lyon, via Clermont-Ferrand, are 20 minutes from the property. Clermont-Ferrand airport is only 25 minutes away. And you can reach the city centre of Clermont-Ferrand in 40 minutes. The town of Vichy and its train station are one hour away.

Description

When you enter the estate, the grand house comes into view. The edifice was built at the end of the 18th century and was entirely renovated at the end of the 20th century. It stands in a commanding position and offers a remarkable view of its surroundings from the middle of its eight-hectare estate, which includes walled gardens and woods. The grand house is sturdy and rectangular. It bears all the traits of 18th-century architecture. Arkose – a local pale beige stone – was used for the elevations and window and door surrounds. The windows along the ground floor and first floor and evenly positioned and slightly arched. Smaller windows punctuate the second floor. A génoise cornice links the top of the walls to the tiled roof. This gives the edifice a faintly Mediterranean appearance. Together, the ground floor, first floor and second floor offer a total liveable floor area of 520m². Near the main edifice, there is a large caretaker’s house and guesthouses, as well as garages, workshops and greenhouses. These annexes form a complex of outbuildings arranged around a shared courtyard. The grounds includes a tennis court, a 75m² swimming pool, horse shelters, a chicken coop and woodstores.

The grand house


The ground floor
You step into a spacious dual-aspect entrance hall with a floor of stone tiles laid in a herringbone pattern. From this hallway, a stone staircase with quarter turns and balustrades of finely carved wood leads upstairs. On the right, there is a cloakroom with a lavatory. On the left, there is a fitted kitchen with the same floor of stone tiling. It lies beside a dining room with a floor of terracotta tiles and a fireplace of stone and brickwork. A utility room, storerooms and a lift make this part of the house practical. On the other side of the hallway, there is an extensive lounge with a floor area of 75m², a French-style beamed ceiling and many windows that bathe the lounge in natural light. A picture window offers a far-reaching vista of the natural surroundings. The walls are adorned with a beautiful fabric covering. A tall fireplace of Burgundy stone with a straight, sculpted hood gives the room character and charm.

The first floor
On the west side of the first floor, a corridor connects to two large bedrooms, each of which have floor areas of around 25m². One of them currently serves as an office. They have a fireplace, exposed beams and an en-suite bathroom. In the second section of the first floor, the corridor connects to a third bedroom, which has a floor area of around 25m², a stone fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom. It also connects to two other bedrooms, which each offer a floor area of around 15m². These two bedrooms share a bathroom.

The second floor
The second floor offers a liveable area that only lies on one side of the edifice. This space is made up of three bedrooms and a tiled bathroom. One of the bedrooms offers a floor area of around 30m². From this spacious bedroom, you can admire a spectacular view of the Limagne plain and the Chaîne des Puys and Monts Dore volcanic mountain ranges. The two other bedrooms offer floor areas of around 20m² and 10m² respectively. There is also a 15m² fitness room on this level, as well as a walk-in wardrobe. The other side of this level is a vast loft space that could be converted. It offers a floor area of 100m².

The basement
The basement of the grand house includes three wine cellars. One of these wine cellars has air conditioning and a security door.


The caretaker’s house
The caretaker’s house offers a floor area of around 100m². It includes an open-plan kitchen with a lounge, three bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate lavatory and storerooms. A cinema room with a floor area of around 60m² adjoins it, as does a small kitchen.

The guesthouse
A courtyard separates the guesthouse from the caretaker’s house. This guesthouse offers a floor area of over 210m². Its ground floor includes a 40m² lounge with a fireplace, a 20m² kitchen and a 26m² conservatory. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The gardener's house
A gardener’s house with a floor area of around 90m² adjoins the caretaker’s house. Its ground floor offers a kitchen, an office and a lounge with a fireplace. Upstairs, there is a bedroom and a bathroom.

The swimming pool
The swimming pool is 15 metres long and 5 metres wide. It lies close to the grand house and terrace, set back on one side, behind hedges. The pool is heated and fitted in a paved poolside area. It needs to be renovated.

The carport
Five vehicles can be parked in this shelter. It lies close to the guesthouse.

The greenhouse
The greenhouse offers a floor area of around 30m². This glazed structure is ideal for seedlings and young plants.

The chicken coop
A chicken coop fenced on all sides lies beside a vegetable patch.

The grounds

The grounds cover around eight hectares and are walled. They are mainly made up of a gently sloping meadow that stretches down from the house’s large gravel terrace at the foot of its facade. Tall cedars and other remarkable trees dot the grounds.

Our opinion

This charming house tucked away in France’s spectacular Auvergne region is a splendid gem. Its interior design is remarkable and the property’s outbuildings blend into the bucolic backdrop harmoniously. The home’s rooms are all bathed in natural light. Their colours underline the elegance of the embellishments and the high quality of the materials used. This unique home and its many annexes offer a wide range of possibilities in hospitality, whether for hosting friends and family members or for launching a business project in tourism or horse-riding.

995 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 887274

Land registry surface area 7 ha 83 a 82 ca
Main building surface area 520 m2
Number of bedrooms 8
Outbuilding surface area 600 m2
including refurbished area 250 m2

Number of lots 1

Aucune procédure en cours menée sur le fondement des articles 29-1 A et 29-1 de la loi n°65-557 du 10 juillet 1965 et de l’article L.615-6 du CCH

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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