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

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