Happy Monday! A beautifully renovated 12th century feudal castle on 9 acres of land, with moats! Close to Moulins, in central France.
Properties like this are why I started this project. How can something this perfect and beautiful first of all A) exist and B) be so affordable?! I’m smitten and deeply envious of whomever winds up owning this little remnant of history! 12 bedrooms! Orchard, pastures, vegetable garden, MOATS. A literal tiny fiefdom plucked and placed in the modern day.
From the listing on Belles Demeures:
Close to MOULINS, in the Bourbonnais bocage; in absolute calm, in a green setting, magnificent 12th century feudal castle steeped in history, having belonged to many stately families on a wooded park of 6000 m2 surrounded by moats with 3 ha of adjoining pastures. Remodeled during the 19th century, this property has managed to retain all the characteristic elements of these different eras (stone staircase, mullioned windows, slabs, cement tiles, woodwork, tommettes, fireplaces, etc.) and also accommodate elements of modernity. over the past twenty years. On three levels, this character property of more than 550 m² has a masterful stone staircase, reception rooms, a large family kitchen, numerous boudoirs, workshops, a library, 12 bedrooms including a master suite with bathroom. bathrooms or shower rooms, a laundry room, a vestibule. The tree-lined and harmoniously landscaped park offers many places for relaxation and meditation. Three splendid contiguous vaulted cellars, a large outbuilding with shed, a well, an orchard and a vegetable garden complete this exceptional property. This splendid building with a perfectly preserved style could be suitable for many projects. Possibility of creating a bed and breakfast activity, lodgings, family home. Close to all amenities (school, shops, train station, etc.). Possibility of acquiring a small farmhouse adjoining the property in addition to the price. 2h20 from Lyon, 3h from Paris. A true haven of peace bordered by vast pastures !!