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SAINT DIDIER LA FORET
|Surface||900 M2*||Plot Size||21702 M2|
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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 (415 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. The village, Saint Didier la Fôret is 3 km away with a bar/epicerie. Read more ...
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