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Royal Estate Merlinge Castle

Royal Estate
Merlinge Castle

Description

This sublime, exceptional property, as we see it today, was built in 1625 on a vast estate of about 50 hectares (about 500,000 m²) of farmland. Historic property of noble families over the centuries, then of the Italian royalty, the castle has 8 bedrooms and numerous reception rooms spread over approximately 1'500 m² of living space.

Its formal gardens are lush and green and provide unparalleled peace and privacy. A 24-metre long swimming pool, bordered by a large terrace, completes the art of relaxation.

Two habitable outbuildings totalling approx. 800 m² are at the disposal of the castle.

The estate has many annexes such as an Orangery, a protected chapel, pavilions and garden sheds, a greenhouse and stables. There is also a farm of about 1'000 m² on the estate for an agricultural exploitation of the surrounding land.

It is of course a unique property in Geneva, located in the charming village of Meinier, while being close to various amenities.

Construction

Merlinge Castle saw its first foundations in the 16th century, although the name "Merlinge" arrived around 1304. The castle is spread over 3 levels above ground, as well as a basement. Next to it are two imposing outbuildings while various annexes still complete the estate.

The various buildings have been impeccably maintained and renovated over the years. The most recent ones being for both outbuildings.

Beautiful stone walls and several wrought-iron gates line the direct surroundings of the castle and guarantee privacy.

Disposition

Basement

- Numerous cellars and storage rooms
- Wine cellars

Disposition

Ground floor

- A vast reception hall
- A locker room
- A toilet
- A large hall/smoking room
- A beautiful dining room
- A kitchen
- Two offices
- A cellar
- A dining room for the staff
- Two depots
- The boiler room

Disposition

1st floor

- A large reception hall with its boudoir
- A spacious library
- Two large lounges in a row
- A small library
- A locker room
- A suite comprising a bedroom, an antechamber, a bathroom with WC and a dressing room

Disposition

Under the roof

- Seven bedrooms
- Four washrooms
- Four attics/storage rooms

Annexe

The property offers two outbuildings, whether for entertaining friends or staff, as well as numerous annexes such as an Orangery, a protected chapel, pavilions and garden sheds, a greenhouse and stables. There is also a farm of about 1'000 m² on the estate for an agricultural exploitation of the surrounding land.


The first outbuilding, spread over 2 levels, consists of apartments for staff and 2 garages for 4 to 5 vehicles.


The second outbuilding, spread over 3 levels, is composed as follows :

- One cover for 2 to 3 vehicles
- A stable
- Entrance hall with plenty of storage space and a laundry area
- Three toilets
- Three shower rooms
- A small living room
- A large living room with cachet
- Two large fully equipped kitchens
- Four bedrooms
- A Master Bedroom including a large dressing room and its complete en suite shower room and separate toilet
- A large sports hall
- Attic space used as a library

Outside conveniences

A long private driveway, surrounded by tall trees, leads directly to an impressive gate that opens onto the castle's engraved courtyard.

The Merlinge Castle is bordered by beautiful formal gardens, where various floral species, fountains and ponds are mixed. The rose garden has about 40,000 roses, not forgetting the majestic, century-old trees that can be found all over the estate. No need to leave the property to spend an afternoon walking the trails.

A superb swimming pool of 24 meters long will make you take full advantage of the terrace surrounding the property, without any opposite.

The estate boasts a beautiful protected chapel with its altar, dating from the 18th century.
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Price upon request
23 rooms
Reference: 14193
Number of rooms: 23
Number of bedrooms: 8
Number of bathrooms: 8
Living area: ~ 1500 sqm
Surface of parcel: ~ 500000 sqm
Year of construction: 1625
Year of restoration: 2010
Heating system: Fuel oil
Heating installation: Radiator
Availability: To be discussed
Nbr. of parkplaces interior: 4 included
Nbr. of parkplaces ext.: 10 included

Conveniences

Proximity
Village
Green
Park
Vineyard
Bus stop
Horse riding area
Outside conveniences
Balcony
Terrace/s
Garden
Bench
Quiet
Greenery
Annex
Gardenhouse
Parking
Garage
Swimming pool
Inside conveniences
Guests lavatory
Separated lavatory
Recreationroom
Built-in closet
Fireplace
Bright/sunny
Exposed beams
With character
Floor
Tiles
Antique parquet floor
Marble
Stone
Orientation
South
Exposure
Optimal
View
Rural
Garden
Style
Character house

Distances

Stores 4265 m
Public transports 545 m
Primary school 1400 m