Brionnais is a little region in the south of Burgundy, between the tranquil waters of the Loire and the foothills of the Charolais mountains. It begins to the north of the town of Roanne and ends around the famous sanctuary of Paray-le-Monial. Grasslands, meticulously delineated by hedges and trees. The landscape is that of a vast, serene, quiet garden.
It is a land that has preserved its identity despite being near to large urban areas such as Clermont-Ferrand and Lyon, 90 minutes away by car, as well as Mâcon and its TGV train station with links taking less than 1.5 hours to reach Paris. It is 2 hours away from the int. airport of “Saint-Exupéry” at Lyon with one-hour flight to London.
This estate, on the outskirts of a village, stretches over 85 hectares of undulating land featuring several lakes. It comprises a private, elegant and comfortable chateau, previously run as a luxury hotel. Spanning approx. 690 m², it includes twelve en-suite bedrooms with bath and shower rooms as well as reception rooms. It also has a private, 18-hole golf course and a club-house which included a restaurant as well as rooms used for functions and meetings. Several buildings ear marked for a spa and other facilities. The swimming pool is an additional luxury for this extremely quiet estate. The late 18th century chateau standing on the edge of a golf course, spans on three levels. The steep slate roofs feature shed dormers. The rendered facades contain numerous, regularly spaced openings. On the entrance side, wide stone steps go up to a terrace, bordered by a balustrade, running the full length of this facade. The garden facade is flanked by two round towers and has a terrace, enclosed by a balustrade.
Steps lead up to double wooden doors, the upper sections of which are glazed and protected by wrought iron grills. They open into a vast entrance hall with old cement floor tiles.
The ground floor reception rooms are laid out around this hall which houses a wide wooden stairway. The high ceiling reinforces the impression of spaciousness and enhances the doors to the various lounges. A little corridor leads to a study and to a bedroom with its own bathroom and toilet. The large reception lounge connects with the dining room. Both state rooms are spacious and bright. They open on to the terrace on the garden side and have an unobstructed view over the golf course. They are very well decorated with wall panelling and in addition o the oil fired central heating system it also has decorative stone fire places. The moulded ceiling in the large lounge looks down on superb herringbone pattern parquet flooring which is laid in a Versailles pattern in the dining room. A door provides direct access to the kitchens and a pantry. A large sumptuously decorated lounge can be reached from the entrance hall and communicates with the kitchens.
A wooden stairway, greatly illuminated via openings, goes up to the first floor. The landing is wide as it stretches the length of the chateau, providing access to six comfortable and luxuriously decorated and furnished bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and toilet, as well as a linen room. All the rooms have parquet flooring and some feature an old fireplace.
The ceilings are adorned with moulding.
The wide, wooden stairway continues up to the second floor, laid out under the roof and featuring the exposed wooden beams in places. Five bright, spacious rooms are set out on this level, together with a linen room. Each with their own bath or shower room and toilet, these bedrooms have very slightly sloping ceilings. There is parquet flooring throughout.
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