Good Tuesday morning! A French countryside château built in 1636 on three acres of meadows and gardens with 200-year old lime trees! Eight bedrooms!
This château is situated beautifully, amidst the rolling hills and picturesque countryside of le parc naturel régional du Morvan. It feels like it’s still stuck in a time warp of the era of Downton Abbey – I can almost feel the bustling around of the household and staff and clattering of horses hooves arriving.
From the listing on CapiFrance:
In the heart of the tourist region of the Great Lakes of Morvan, this Château Vauban built in 1636 on the edge of the village gives the impression of not yet revealing all its secrets …
It benefits from an exceptional panoramic view, a 5248m² Park with its alley of bicentennial lime trees and a non-adjoining 8881m² meadow (but just opposite). In outbuildings a beautiful barn of 180m² on the ground (with former stable, workshop, woodshed) and 3 burgundy vaulted cellars.
The living area represents around 365m² with 17 main rooms (including 8 bedrooms). Many elements of charm and character: fireplaces, oak floors, slabs, marbles, moldings, beams, etc. Ground floor> Double living room with fireplace, Kitchen area, Bathroom + wc, Bedroom 1, Dining room with beautiful old stove, Corridor, State room with fireplace, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3 with fireplace, Bathroom + wc, large double office with fireplace (or “bellevue” lounge). Half-level (down)> Room with fireplace, Kitchen area in vaulted room, Cellar. Upstairs> landing serving 4 bedrooms and attic level with Bedroom 8 + 2 rooms with tomettes (old maids rooms). Through east-west exposure – Oil heating and electricity – Mains drainage – Not listed MH.
The structural is in very good condition (with in particular resumption of the slate roofs in 2013) but works are to be envisaged (general refreshment, renovation of the 2 kitchens and the 2 bathrooms, doorframes to be revised)
OUROUX-EN-MORVAN is an active village with shops and amenities: restaurants, hotel, mini-market, pharmacy, doctor, hairdresser, wine merchant with wine museum, garage with petrol station, various craftsmen (plumber, heating engineer, electrician, ironworker, taxi, maintenance of green spaces)… Town hall, cinema, school, church, post office, bank. 44 km from AVALLON – 33 km from SAULIEU – 20 km from CHÂTEAU-CHINON – 2H20 from PARIS and LYON