separate houses that are being used as gites. This estate is situated on 1.3 hectares in the Allier department of the Auvergne region.
An impressive driveway lined with old chestnut trees leads to the château. The estate has two houses, a dovecote, a large barn, two terraced gardens with pond and fountain, own water and many old trees. Once La Ruats was a wine château. The oldest part - kitchen, cellars and tower - dating back to the 15th century. In 1773 rebuilt the rest of the château.
The château is quiet but not isolated. It is located on a hill surrounded by fields and meadows. The panoramic view is unforgettable. In clear weather, among other things see the Puy de Dôme.
The château (living area approx 384m2) has its own private "courtyard" and is built on the hill so there is a basement. It contains the old bread oven room, the old horse stable and a small orangery under the platform. Here is the main gate to the barn with access to the vaulted (wine) cellars located under the whole château.
A double staircase leads from the porch to the entrance of the castle. From this floor there is a panoramic view to the volcanoes. In the hall there is a mosaic floor (fleur de lis) and an authentic fountain. The hall gives access to the right room with beautiful fireplace and parquet floor (30m2). Left access to the large dining room, also with fireplace and here old stone floor (40m2). Behind the dining room is a large room (40m2) with fireplace that leads back to a (bed) room with fireplace and two small (dressing) room. The dining room is also comes in the vaulted great kitchen (30m2) with original floors from the 15th century and original features and two storerooms. Furthermore, a shower room with wash basin. Separate toilet. Decline outside. From the central hall there is a corridor leading to two rooms.
Through the monumental staircase to the first floor. Here are eight rooms on a long hallway, some with en suite and fireplace (10 to 12m2). This floor is still in original condition and needs renovation.
Heating: central heating (oil) and fireplaces.
Opposite the castle leads through a stone staircase in the two terraced gardens on two levels, with the first a pond with fountain and a row of apple trees.
"Maison du Gardien '
The lodge is located on the driveway of the castle. The house is detached and has a beautiful panoramic view to the volcanoes, among others Puy de Dôme. The living area is approximately 200 m2. Around the house there is a spacious garden.
Ground floor: entrance into large living room (35m2) with fireplace; large kitchen (28m2); (office; spacious bathroom with shower and double washbasin; separate toilet. First floor: two large bedrooms (35m2), one with a door; large central space.
This house is located on the second intimate cour of the estate, adjacent to the old barn. At the front, on the cour, the water is heard flowing from its source in the old stone cistern. The living area of 'maison bass' is approximately 180 m2. Around the house a lot of space at the back sweeping views of meadows.
Ground floor: entrance into large living room (30m2) with fireplace, spacious kitchen; spacious dining c.q. second living room (30m2); lavatory; hallway with access to terrace back home. First floor: Spacious landing; bathroom with shower, double sink, toilet and electric heater; a large bedroom (35m2), two bedrooms, one with washbasin.
Both houses are currently rented as gites.
Commercial facilities at 5 km.
10 Minutes drive from the A71.
Nearby cities; Vichy and Clermont Ferrand.
- Exceptional offers
- Prime Location
- Year of construction
- Property type
- Good/some renovation
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Plot size
- 13,000 m²
- Total living area
- 330 m²