Owners open to serious offers for a fast sale. Originally, this building was an old fortress dating back to 1715 it benefitted from its high vantage point,despite being almost destroyed it was rebuilt in 1886 as is evident by the inscription in the stone work above the main door.
Located in a rural setting in La Motte Servolex but only a few minute's drive away from the beautiful historical town of Chambéry where you can find designer shops, weekend markets, bars and restaurants.
The castle is located close to Aix Les Bains and Chambéry in La Motte Servolex.
The private grounds begin when you enter the estate through electrically operated security wrought iron gates. The long private driveway and garden is a generous11, 800 m² with more than century-old trees to share their tales!
On entering this 550 m² castle you are immediately wowed, the décor is simply stunning and of the highest standard. Quality renovation work was conducted in 1990 with a very regal Venetian original style creating a breath-taking residence of colour and finesse.
This spectacular property offers exceptional views of Lac Bourget and has far reaching rural and mountain views.
An idyllic swimming pool beckons you to be calmed and soothed by its rippling waters day or night .The large pool with an electrically operated cover magically aluminates in the evening to provides great outdoor entertainment possibilities all year round weather permitting. The luxury runs throughout this home and can even boast an aluminium lining in the (6.5 x 12.5).swimming pool
This period castle offers so many different ambiances and moods depending on where one is: located either inside or outside. The white stone paved terraces are lit and there are several relaxing areas to sit and enjoy the grounds In the summer, shady areas can be found due to an array of pergolas with kiwi fruit and grape coverage give a Mediterranean feel to living and loving the natural beauty of the outside space..
The view of Lac Bourget from the upstairs terrace and master suite bathroom are magical bringing the outside in as you relax and soak away the tensions of the day.
Every room has its own special charm and individual character and style.
The castle main entrance leads into a long and spacious hallway with an unique Austrian stove which is fed from the back to provide warmth to the lavish formal dining room located on the right hand side measuring 35 m² and has ,beautiful oak flooring.
The hallway décor has been renovated in marble to a very high standard with a second door to the left which leads into the kitchen. Also renovated with quality furniture, the kitchen has granite worktops, solid oak wooden floors, Bosch appliances a magnificent fireplace which has been preserved showing an artistic carved beam mantel.
At the opposite end of the hallway to the entrance you walk into the living room which is approximately 55 m². It has magnificent Versailles parquet flooring and painted stretched canvas, an original period fireplace and several closets. From the lounge there is access to a large terrace to the west of the house.
At this level also another large room used as an office by the current owner.
A separate WC with sink.is also found at the end of the hallway tucked away before the accent to the first floor with its beautiful stone staircase and wrought iron balustrade.
On the 1st floor is a door leading onto a sunny terrace with views of Lac Bourget, 4 large bedrooms, a beautiful family bathroom with an original cast iron bath tub and beautiful stained glass windows on the door surrounds.
The Master suite has its own private access to a terrace, between this master bedroom and its luxury bathroom there is a large dressing room.
The bathroom takes full advantage of the views of Lac Bourget and has a mixture of wood and tile floor covering which has been custom made for the current owners as is the case with the special glass of the shower enclosure with its many elements
A second staircase leads to the 2nd floor: where you can find 3 further bedrooms.
This area was once used by the staff in waiting and has its own wash hand basin. This could easily be converted into a large home office or apartment for guests to stay and have their own private living space away from the main house.
There is a spacious 2 car garage located in an outbuilding next to the main castle
Additionally there is a large barn 200 m², included which when renovated internally could be a large family size home. This is a massive potential opportunity for development. At the moment there is no heat installed but the frame work is made of chestnut wood and the roof was replaced in 1992.
The basement extends under the entire house and terraces. There are toilets and several doors leading to caves and wine stores. In the basement you can find the large boiler room that houses the fuel tank 10,000 litres, the boiler fuel, a handyman workshop, heat pump.
There are two other very large spaces under the decks for the pool water treatment system, a booster and water softener, heat pump and a large machine which produces cleaner air to the cellar.
High ceilings throughout with original ceiling mouldings..
Economical heating system with enormous heat pump coupled by the oil boiler for winter.
Solid walnut and double glazing windows except some old windows preserved for their charm.
Option to buy the furniture
Barn not included in perfect condition almost 200 m² (not included).
Tourist information and Practices:
Airport Chambéry / Aix 9.5 km easy fort short travel, Lyon and Geneva airports are near one hour drive 83 and 88 km. Highway entrie 4.5 km.
beautiful historical town of Chambéry where you can find designer shops, weekend markets, bars and restaurants.
This area allows the practice of swimming, paragliding and offers various walks . Nearby you can practice via ferrata ( Roc du Cornillon ) or reach "la Dent du Chat" that offers a view of the lake and surrounding peaks .
The Lac du Bourget near Aix les Bains (9.5 km), complements the attractivity of this area ( water sports, boat trips and visits Abbey Hautecombe, channel Savière , Chanaz ... ) .
Aix les Bains (18 km), spa town , has its famous golf course, a casino, a racetrack ... many summer events ( Musilac Festival , summer concerts free ... ) , many fine restaurants in the area.
For sporters : Throughout the year, you can enjoy a multitude of various trails ( hiking, biking, skiing ... ) Revard resort, 26 km, famous for nordic skiing, for raquettes, walking random…, mountain bike, climbing and the closest major ski resorts are about 1 or 2 hours drive away...
Main ski resorts :
Val Thorens via Orelle : 99 km (75 mn) Courchevel 99 km (1h20) Prapoutel 56 km (65 mn) Saint Pierre de Chartreuse 42 km (60 mn) Le Margériaz 39 km (60 mn) Saint François Longchamp 85 km (1h15) Valloire 110 (1h36)
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- 11,600 m²
- 550 m²
- All bathrooms