A beautiful chateau in the French countryside

A beautiful chateau in the French countryside




Oct 2010

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

The Chateau dates from the 14th century although the main building was completed in 1826. With its seven acres of grounds and 46 rooms it is a beautiful space set on the outskirts of the small French village of Marcillat en Combraille. For exchange purposes we offer one wing of the Chateau comprising an entrance hall with a beautiful curved stone stairway, a large living room with fireplace and comfortable sofas, and a glamorous silk-walled dining room. There is a small and well equipped kitchen in one of the square towers with a large range cooker and oodles of fridge space. On the first floor there are three bedroom suites, which will sleep in total six people.


More about us

  1. We are David and Stephanie, originally from the north of england but now happily resident for half the year in our favorite country where in 1999 we found this fabulous Chateau. Our favorite pastime is scouring the local area for brocante in the form of furniture, pictures and especially costume and textiles of which we have a wonderful collection on display throughout the Chateau. We run a trianing and management consultancy business in England which leaves us little time to travel but we are hoping to change all that; we love visiting the capital cities of Europe and look forward to lots of new travelling experiences. As this is our second home, we do not have to do a simultaneous exchange.

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Where is it?


The little village of Marcillat is two minutes walk away with its two boulangeries, small supermarket and half a dozen other little shops. You have no real need to go elsewhere for the staples of life. However, Montlucon with its hypermarkets, fashion shops and medieval old town is 25 minutes away. It is here you will find some great restaurants and even a piano bar which features drag artistes! The area is filled with beautiful lakes, forests and has some of the most beautiful villages in France within striking distance from the Chateau. The Belle Epoque spa town of Vichy is an hour away with its chic shops, salons de the, and opera house.

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