Magnificent 12th century abbey with superb vaulted rooms, set in grounds of 2,1 ha

9 bedroom House - 12 bathrooms for sale in Allier, Auvergne, France

Property Location: Auvergne > Allier > SAINT DIDIER LA FORET

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Property Details
  • - 9 bedrooms

  • - 12 bathrooms

  • - Price: €777,000 Agency Fees included
  • - Average price in the Allier : 1034 € /m²*
  • - Region: Auvergne
  • - Department: Allier
  • - Year Built: 1200

Magnificent 12th century abbey with superb vaulted rooms plus a second building (former hospital), set in grounds of 2,1 ha, bordered by a pretty stream. The abbey is classed as a historical monument and is currently in use as events/reception rooms with bed and breakfast. There are lots of possibilities for the development of the activity thanks to the excellent location between Vichy (15 km) and Saint Pourcain sur Sioule (11 km). The layout is as follows Abbey (485 m²) - On the ground floor – Vaulted entrance hall of 46 m² with original tiled floor and stunning vaulted rooms to either side, the chapter house of 91 m² and the monks' heating room with its beautiful monumental fireplace. Kitchen for caterers right next to the reception rooms. On the first floor, accessible via beautiful exterior stone stairs, is a private apartment of 212 m². The apartment consists of a spacious entrance hall of 35 m², a kitchen, a dining room, a living room of 49 m², a study, a bathroom with toilet, 4 bedrooms and a 2nd toilet. Spacious covered terrace in front of the house overlooking the courtyard. The former hospital (470 m²) has on the ground floor - a dining room of 190 m², toilets (2 for men, 2 for women and 1 for persons with reduced mobility) and a kitchen for the restaurant with outside door. On the 1st floor - a landing with store/laundry room and a corridor leading to 4 guest rooms (24, 28, 27 and 33 m²), all with bathroom, plus a family suite composed of 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The suite needs to be finished. Via an external staircase you reach an apartment to renovate of approximately 50 m², ideal for the creation of a gîte. A lovely covered walkway, dating from the 12th century, connected the two buildings and currently serves as a covered terrace of 75 m². Workshop of 25 m². The buildings are in good condition and well maintained. The heating in the abbey is via geothermie with underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators uon the 1st floor. Gas fired central heating and double glazing in the former hospital building. Good insulation, including soundproofing for the guest rooms. Peaceful setting in the municipality of Saint Didier La Forêt, near both Saint Pourçain sur Sioule, a lovely wine town, and the elegant spa town, Vichy.

In the north of the Auvergne region, less than three hours from Paris, the Allier department is located at the foothills of the Massif Central. Sharing its name with the wild river that crosses its landscapes, the Allier is the crossroads of the medieval languages of Oc and Oil and the homeland of thermal luxury with famous elegant spa towns like Vichy. This department is a mosaic of exceptional towns, character villages and captivating landscapes such as the ancient trees in the superb Tronçais oak forest, the 'Montagne bourbonnaise', the 'Bocage bourbonnais' and the Combraille, all of which are preserved sites of natural beauty.



Property Reference: 03007703

Auvergne Properties

5 Allée du Château Mariol

03270 Mariol


Contact: Frederika Bosman

Tel: +33 (0)6 29 70 87 75









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* Average price in the Allier. Price will vary considerably according to the location within and the type of property. Source: Public data supplied by Notaires and INSEE.

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Property Reference: 03007703

Auvergne Properties

5 Allée du Château Mariol

03270 Mariol

Contact: Frederika Bosman

Tel: +33 (0)6 29 70 87 75