The area I cover is the Allier which shares its name with the wild river that crosses its landscapes. It offers a mosaic of contrasted and captivating landscapes such as the ancient trees in the superb Tronçais oak forest and the 'Bocage Bourbonnais' which are preserved sites of natural beauty. A good way to really get the measure of the Allier is by meeting our local tradesfolk, wine producers and farmers, making new friends and sampling and savouring their local products. The AOC wines of Saint-Pourçain, Charolais beef and Bourbonnais chicken, the famous potato pie and Charroux mustard are just some of the 'ambassador' products to try in its many great restaurants.
In October 2001 I made France my home together with my wife Hanneke and our Scottish Deerhound "Skye". At that time I was working as a professional photographer, so the landscape and beautiful villages were a delight for me. We stayed with friends in their lovely château in the Puy de Dôme whilst we looked at many properties and eventually we found an old stone farmhouse near Sauxillanges which needed some renovation. After 4 years we decided to move on to a bigger farmhouse with a beautiful walled garden in the Livradois-Forez where we started our next restoration project. In 2014 we moved again selling our completely renovated house, this time further north to the rolling hills of the Bocage Borbonnais, to one of France's least populated areas full of old villages and friendly French folk, lots of walks, culture, good eating and relaxation. I would strongly recommend it. So our experiences of restoring French houses, also the rules and regulations of acquiring and selling, coupled with my photographic expertise led me to the doors of Leggett Immobilier.View Auvergne Information Homepage
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A magnificent Château - a classic Historical Monument rich in history, dating back to the 15th century, in a lovely setting near to the banks of ...
The current Château was rebuilt in the 1880s, the main building has two levels and an attic . . .
167000 M2 land
A beautiful château situated in the heart of the Montagne Bourbonnaise equidistant from Moulins and Vichy. The château dates back to the XIXth ...
The château consists of a central section with towers on either side of the building which is . . .
Near: JALIGNY SUR BESBRE
2019 M2 land
A Logis Hotel and Restaurant with a IV licence and three stars is set on the outskirts of a popular town in Saone et Loire region
The Hotel has 15 bedrooms and dining that can cater for over 100 people A fantastic . . .
1432 M2 land
Magnificent stone mill with working machinery set in a delightful setting
This imposing property provides the structure and frameworks for an ambitious project for . . .
Near: BUXIERES LES MINES
28172 M2 land
A great investment property complex for residential and commercial letting accommodation. Ideal for touristic activities as bed and breakfast and ...
The complex is situated in the ancient market town of Sancoins which is situated in the . . .
3170 M2 land
Charming country residence, comprising of two houses, swimming pool, beautiful mature garden, fully enclosed on a plot of 4770m².
This charming country residence comprises of two character houses, total of 7 bedrooms, large . . .
Near: LOUCHY MONTFAND
4770 M2 land
Beautiful historic property dating back to the times of the Templiers
During the 12th and the 13th century the house was a military building which was used to . . .
2000 M2 land
The Old School House . Converted by Nuns in 1868 from a much older property this lovely house in a charming village near Saint Pourcain sue ...
This the last house in the village overlooking the church and open fields in a renown wine . . .
Near: ST POURCAIN SUR SIOULE
1454 M2 land
Charming natural stone house offering a lot of character and in perfect condition.
This beautiful Bourbonnais ensemble from the 18th century has been carefully restored . . .
3500 M2 land
An impressive Maison de Maitre circa 1840 situated in a favoured Allier village.
It is fully modernized with dual central heating via either pompe chaleur or oil fired . . .
821 M2 land
An attractive Bourbonnais style family house built in 1974, situated in a favoured Allier village within walking distance of local shops.
Standing in a quiet location this lovely house sits is set in a walled garden of 2435 m2 . . .
2435 M2 land
Bocage Bourbonnais - beautiful stone cottage in a superb setting with adjoining barn, 200 m ² living space and entirely restored.
The House is on 2 levels, with on the ground floor a spacious entrance, a living room (32m²) . . .
4590 M2 land
Lovely Allier house in a small hamlet of three properties in the heart of the countryside, and a Barn with planning permission for two dwellings.
Renovated in 2005 this house is in excellent condition and does not require any work. It is . . .
10710 M2 land
A lovely modernized fermette with a beautiful lake in an idyllic Allier location overlooking fields with no near neighbours
An ideal country house for gardeners or fishermen this property has a large living room . . .
7979 M2 land
Near Cosne d'Allier. Wonderful opportunity to buy this large 4 bedroomed house, which just needs finishing touches to its renovations. Situated ...
This 4 bedroomed partially renovated farmhouse is in need of some finishing touches. The main . . .
10719 M2 land
A charming period farmhouse dating from 1749 in the centre of a popular Allier village with lovely features, just waiting to be brought back to life.
This spacious house needs updating though the roofs are good and there is double glazing, . . .
4450 M2 land
Village house, 2 beds, 2 bath. Ready to enjoy as main home or holiday home.
The house is within walking distance of bakery, shops, pharmacie, doctor, physiotherapist, . . .
576 M2 land
A totally renovated small detached stone house ideal for holidays or as a starter home.
It is situated privately in its own grounds facing South in a small hamlet with views across . . .
Near: SALIGNY SUR ROUDON
2610 M2 land
A delightful small terraced house ideal for holidays or as a starter home.
The house is ready to move into, it was completed renovated in 2009 and has been decorated . . .
0 M2 land