Fantastic 3 Bedroom House with Spacious Plot, Lapalisse, Allier, France
With its laid-back atmosphere, stunning architecture, iconic landmark and outstanding natural scenery, France continues to be one of the most popular places across the world to be. On offer here is a chance to invest into this beautiful part of Europe with this amazing property.
Located in Lapalisse, in the Allier department, this magnificent property features 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 spacious cellar areas under the house, and it is surrounded by 700m2 of lush green garden and private land, perfect for escaping the stress and drama of everyday life.
This property not only offers buyers a comfortable, spacious, and modern place to live but also an exciting venture into the French holiday rental market, thanks to its spectacular location and layout. Thanks to the emergence of direct rental sites such as Airbnb and booking.com, the holiday rental market has been growing rapidly over the past decade and France is consistently one of the most sought-after areas across Europe for such rentals. This property is perfectly placed to enable the owners to give a feeling of privacy and intimacy thanks to its stunning surroundings but without being too isolated from essential amenities such as shops, medical assistance, restaurants and bars in the nearby village.
Not only is Lapalisse a wonderful area in itself but its central location also makes it a great base for exploring the many other fascinating cities, towns and villages across the country, from nearby Lyon and St. Etienne to the famous wine country regions in Bordeaux and the breath-taking beaches of the south, all needs truly are catered for in this magnificent place.
Sports and leisure fans will feel right at home here as the are is packed full of excellent walking, cycling and fishing areas in the nearby rivers. There are also many excellent golf courses near the property including Golf Briailles and Golf du Sporting Club de Vichy.
The areas proximity to both Lyon and St. Etienne also means that soccer fans are just a short trip away from seeing two of the biggest clubs in France, Lyon and Saint Etienne, who both compete in France’s top division, Ligue 1.
The area is also very well-connected transport wise locally via road and rail and internationally via air. There are regional airports at Charmeil and Moulins, the nearest international airport is Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport.
ABOUT THE AREA
Lapalisse is a small unassuming town situated in the south-east of the Allier department (Auvergne region) of France, north-east of Vichy.
The town is dominated by the castle, certainly the main attraction in Lapallise, but also has some other features of interest such as the 19th century Church of Saint John the Baptist (the church is in the neo-roman style).
There are also a few individual buildings of interest as you explore, such as an ancient mill, a 15th century half-timbered house, and the town hall and original hospital (both 17th century). Lapalisse tourist information office has a leaflet with a suggested route for exploring the town that ensures you best appreciate the highlights.
The Musee de l’Art Brut is another popular attraction in Lapalisse, featuring an extensive and varied range of contemporary art, both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Although the art is by lesser-known artists there are many high quality paintings and sculptures to be seen.
The castle in Lapalisse, the Chateau de la Palice, which along with the associated gardens is the main highlight of your visit. The castle dates originally from the 12th century but has important modifications from later centuries, above all the extensive 16th century renaissance style wing. This part of the castle is furnished traditionally, but you might not notice because your eyes will be drawn up to the exceptional decorative ceilings!
Next to the castle there is a 15th century gothic style chapel, and there are substantial public gardens below the castle, with a variety of garden styles and water features incorporated in the design.
The area around Lapalisse is also popular with anglers, with fishing available on the River Besbre and in the Molin Marin Lake. The ‘Pays de Lapalisse’ region has an unspoiled natural environment with numerous small lakes, woodlands and rivers to explore, ideally by taking peaceful walks or bike rides through the countryside.
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Located in a peaceful and private area.
700m2 private plot.
2 reception rooms.
3 spacious cellar areas underneath the house, perfect for storage.
Shower room behind kitchen.
Massive potential in the holiday rental market.
Surrounded by a vast array of areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Perfect base from which to discover many of the country’s other magnificent places.
Many fantastic walking, cycling, and fishing areas in the vicinity.
Close to many excellent golf courses such as Golf Briailles and Golf du Sporting Club de Vichy.
Excellent transport links via road, rail and air.