Happy Bargain Friday! A stunning 15th century priory in need of restoration, in Pouilly-les-Nonains, close to Roanne, France!
How would you like to own a piece of museum-worthy history for less than $100k USD? An absolutely beautiful piece of medieval architecture! It is in need of significant renovation, beginning with structural reinforcement, however the French government does offer significant tax reductions or grants for the restoration work needed due to its being of historical interest. An exciting opportunity for those who love medieval architecture!
The Roanne region is a veritable mosaic of landscapes rich in history and its inhabitants with distinct characters. On the sidelines of the influence of its accomplices which are the Rhône and the Saône, the Loire crosses a diversity of reliefs which have long influenced the organization of the lands it crosses. Today trains and the A89 motorway allow rapid journeys to Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, even Bordeaux while preserving privacy.
On the slope of the hillside which dominates Renaison, and a few minutes as the crow flies from Roanne, the property is located in the heart of the village of Pouilly-les-Nonains. Populated by around 1900 people, the village has all the shops you need for a main residence.
The sleeping priory, which dates back to the 15th century, is waiting for a heritage lover to set about restoring it. It is attached to the Heritage Foundation and its architectural and historical interest is unmistakable. The traces of time appear visibly on the floors and cracked walls. Currently uninhabitable in the state, under a warning of danger, with the facades with its mullioned windows, it remains very attractive. Built during the reign of Louis XII, the west facade consists of two galleries with oak pillars on which are applied small protruding prismatic pilasters. On the ground floor two doors open onto the gallery. One of them bears the Albon-Saint-André crest. The second leads to the apartments, via a spiral staircase, fitted out to the requirements of modern life. The usual rooms, which cannot be used today, are spread over three levels: living room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, attic and separate room. A garage and two vaulted cellars complete the ensemble.
What we think
The priory, as it is of historical interest without being registered as a Historic Monument, can undoubtedly benefit from an advantageous tax regime for the work that will be undertaken due to obtaining the label of the Heritage Foundation. . Is it then necessary to highlight the passion for preserving the architectural heritage to convince a purchaser to invest in this project filled with becoming.