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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

French Property of the Week: Napoleon III mansion with lake AND a pool in Auvergne

Are you on the lookout for a historic mansion of your very own in one of the most stunning parts of France? If so, our French Property of the Week could be for you.

French Property of the Week: Napoleon III mansion with lake AND a pool in Auvergne
Photo: Leggett Immobilier
Where is it?
 
The property is situated in the idyllic village of Louroux-Bourbonnais in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France. 
 
Although small, Louroux-Bourbonnais is just outside the town of Cosne d'Allier which offers all the amenities you'll need. 
 
For day trips, the medieval city of Montluçon is just 36km away and the cultural hub of Moulins is 43km away. 
 
The closest airport is Clermont Ferrand (104km) and Limoges International Airport which has daily flights to and from the UK and regular flights to other international destinations is 190km away. 
 
Map: Google Maps
 
How much does it cost?
 
It's on the market for €675,000 (HAI) £603,281 depending on exchange rates.
 
Describe the house
 
With a gatehouse, large barn, lake and swimming pool, as well as ten hectares of land and woodland, this stunning mansion does not disappoint.
 
Offering nine bedrooms, several with en suite bathrooms, the property also comes with a large room which can be accessed through double French doors, currently used as a billiards room/library. 
 
Among its other unique features are cellars with brick ceilings — only accessible by lift — which include a larder, utility room, boiler house and oil tank. 
 
The property also includes stables, a private walled garden and a very solid barn which would be perfect for conversion.
 
The separate gatehouse property (130m²) has been completely renovated and offers a kitchen, lounge, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
 
Why buy it?
 
Leggett Immobilier say: “Accessed through automatic double gates, this privately situated stunning Napolean III mansion offers large living accommodation over three levels, surrounded by ten hectares of gardens and woodland. 
 
“In addition, it has a swimming pool and lake, a habitable gatehouse, a large barn and stables with a private walled garden.” 
 
And the pictures:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLICK HERE for more information on this property and to contact the Leggett Immobilier agent.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

French property of the week: Stunning lakeside house in the Dordogne

Are you looking for an idyllic lakeside house in one of the most stunning parts of France? If so, our French Property of the Week could be for you.

French property of the week: Stunning lakeside house in the Dordogne
Photo: Leggett Immobilier
Where is it?
 
This exceptional four acre property can be found in the department of Dordogne in the south west Nouvelle Aquitaine region.
 
The house is situated in the picturesque village of Mialet in the Parc Naturel Regional Perigourd Limousin, an area of stunning natural beauty. 
 
While the property itself is fairly isolated, the nearest international airport in Limoges is just 40km away, with daily flights to and from the UK and regular flights to other international destinations. 
 
Also in the surrounding area are Angouleme Airport (56 km), Bergerac Airport (86 km) and Poitiers Airport (124 km).
 
Image: Google Maps
 
How much does it cost?
 
It's on the market for €344,500 to €325,000 depending on exchange rates.
 
Describe the house
 
This five-bedroom house is spacious and designed to make the most of its natural surroundings. While it's a comfortable place to live, it's the land and lake that sets it apart. 
 
The lake at just over 1.5 acres is spring fed and a couple of meters deep. The surrounding land is predominantly wooded with a mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees. 
 
Built on three levels, the main living areas include a large living/dining room with exposed stone walls and beams, as well as a generously sized kitchen. 
 
Running the full length of one side of the house is a conservatory with a wood burner so it can be enjoyed throughout the year. 
 
The house has oil fired central heating and solar panels for heating water on the roof.
 
Why buy it?
 
Leggett Immobilier say: “The position of this property takes some beating. In a quiet spot at the end of a lane in the North Dordogne, this five bed house overlooks an idyllic lake setting.
 
“The house is spacious and designed to make the most of the natural surroundings. This beautiful natural setting will change daily as the seasons pass.”
 
And the photos:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLICK HERE for more information on this property and to contact the agent Leggett Immobilier.