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Magnificent 13th century Chateau with extensive grounds, Geneva area

Price upon request

Douvaine

1,419 m²
755,121 m²
22
17
10

Description

Situated 30 minutes from the centre of Geneva in the Haute-Savoie Department of France, close to Lac Leman, this prestigious castle with typical Savoyard architecture was originally built in the 13th century. Formerly a hunting lodge of the Dukes of Savoy and most recently owned by the same family for four generations, the property has been meticulously and extensively renovated by the current owners.

The Chateau has approximately 1,400 m2 of living space arranged over 3 floors, all with lift access. There is total of 17 bedrooms with generously proportioned adjoining bathrooms and some with spacious reception rooms. One particularly special room in the castle is a wood panelled library with many artefacts representing the history of the property. There is considerable space in the attic which has potential to be renovated.

The Chateau is located in the heart of a magnificent 70 hectare estate which is comprised of a beautiful forest, agricultural land, vineyard and several hectares of open land. In addition to the extensive grounds, there is a magnificent family area with a tennis court, swimming pool and renovated pool house, complete with barbecue and cooking facilities.

Situation

Geneva centre at 18 km
Geneva airport 35 km
Evian 27 km

International School of Geneva 16.5 km

Geneva Golf Club 16 km
Megève ski area 1 hour drive

Municipality

Douvaine is a French commune in Haute-Savoie in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in Chablais and part of the cross-border agglomeration of "Grand Geneva".

Ground floor

The ground floor is centred around a stately hallway which leads to the various living rooms and upper levels of the Chateau.

The living space on this floor consists of a drawing room with a separate cigar room, large billiard room, dining room and spacious family kitchen which is very well equipped with modern appliances. All reception rooms are decorated with exceptional wood panelling, impressive cornicing, parquet flooring and feature fireplaces. There is also a more intimate living room and a traditional wine cellar.

The north wing of the castle consists of various living rooms, a bathroom, second kitchen and laundry room.


1st floor

The incredible wood panelled library is located on the first floor, along with 10 en-suite bedrooms and several living rooms. The primary suite it situated in the middle of this floor with superb views of the grounds.

2nd floor

There are several additional bedrooms and bathrooms on this floor.

3rd floor

This floor consists of an attic space of approximately 1,000 m2 which has great renovation potential.

Annexe

A farm with 469 m2 of living space which is located to the south of the property.
There is separate staff accommodation in the south wing of the castle which has independent access. This is comprised of an open plan kitchen and living room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
A second apartment is on the ground floor of the south wing with an open plan kitchen and living room with a fireplace, bathroom and bedroom.

Outside conveniences

Beautiful courtyard with fountain
Magnificent 6-hectare wooded park
Tennis court
Heated outdoor swimming pool
Pool house with bathroom and summer kitchen
Vegetable garden


Specialities

Vineyard (7'755 sqm)
Wood (40 hectares)
Agricultural land (21 hectares)

Remarks

Chateau. Park. Forest. Renovated. Old. Pool. Hunt. Family.

Conveniences

Neighbourhood
  • Village
  • Green
  • Mountains
  • Lake
  • Harbour
  • Shops/Stores
  • Bank
  • Post office
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Near a golf course
  • Hospital / Clinic
Outside conveniences
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Quiet
  • Greenery
  • Annex
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Built on even grounds
Inside conveniences
  • Lift/elevator
  • Eat-in-kitchen
  • Guests lavatory
  • Dressing
  • Wine cellar
  • Garret
  • Swimming pool
  • Recreationroom
  • Fireplace
  • Bright/sunny
Equipment
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Kitchen island
  • Wine cellar
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Armoured door
Floor
  • Tiles
  • Parquet floor
Condition
  • Renovated
Orientation
  • West
Exposure
  • Favourable
  • All day
View
  • Clear
  • With an open outlook
Style
  • Classic
  • Atypical house
  • Character house

Distances

 
Station
18 km
Freeway
20 km
Primary school
650 m
Stores
600 m
Airport
24 km
Post office
600 m
Bank
600 m
Hospital
28 km
Restaurants
4.6 km

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