30 minutes from Geneva, in Haute-Savoie, on the shores of Lake Geneva, the remains of an ancient medieval fortress with two buildings to the rear; ideal for a conversion into a gite with guest rooms.
The property, encased with fences, is located in the quiet village of Lully between the villages of Perrignier and Bons en Chablais. In the immediate vicinity is all amenities, schools, colleges and shops.
The history of the castle goes back to the families of Cervens and Allinges, around 1277, under the diocese of Geneva. The fortress often changed hands. According to the writings of Simon Goulart and Henri Tanner, the Chateau de La Rochette was burned in 1590 by Guillaume de Clugny d’Autun, (head of the Geneva troops).
The two houses date back to the beginning of the 20th century, were completely renovated in the early 2000’s by the previous owner as well as by the current one. Both have central fuel heating and compliant electricity.
In the middle, there is a heated indoor swimming pool. Garage for several cars.
Between the walls and the houses pass the River La Gournaz which originally fed the ditches and the reservoir of the mills.
The remains of the walls are classified as historical monuments, not open to the public.
Property with a park of about 19,449 m2 in an enclosed area.
Main dwelling – about 250 m2:
Basement: boiler room, 3 beautiful tiled cellars with access to the garden,
Ground floor: Main entrance with its corridor, entrance hall serving the dwelling, magnificent living room with its central fireplace and woodwork on the walls, dining room with fireplace, kitchen.
1st floor: Large mezzanine lounge-library, 2 bedrooms on the north side, separate toilet, a south suite with a full bathroom,
2nd floor: a bedroom with its full bathroom, a large south side bedroom with a full bathroom, shower, bathtub, toilet.
Secondary housing – about 250 m2:
Basement: boiler room, an apartment in an independent room with access to the garden,
Ground floor: Beautiful large living-room dining room with its central fireplace and woodwork on the walls, via 2 steps a kitchen-bar corner,
1st floor: 4 beautiful bedrooms with full bathrooms.
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