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An Anglo-Norman-style villa from 1900 and its private jetty
by the waterside at Villennes-sur-Seine

Location

Villennes-sur-Seine is a commune located on the left bank of the river Seine, 30 km to the west of Paris and 11 km to the north-west of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. It borders Mdan to the north, Orgeval to the south-west and Poissy to the south-east. It is separated from Triel-sur-Seine and from Carrires-sous-Poissy by the Seine. It has very good public transport (24 minutes via train from Paris Saint Lazare) and motorway networks (A13 and A14), Paris-la-Dfense and Porte Maillot are less than twenty minutes from the property via the A14 motorway. The commune takes in the approx. 2 km long le-de-Villennes, opposite which stands the house. There are a few amenities and food shops in the small market town. Nearby are many schools with good reputations that can rapidly be reached by train or bus.

Description

Just a 4 minute walk away from the small train station in Villennes, the property is accessed via a private road. The land along this entrance road is enclosed by a wall with a pedestrian and double gates, all made of white painted wood. On the other side of the road is the railway line which is separated by a low wall topped with fencing that is partly overgrown. Near to the entrance is a wooden shed for storing garden tools and a lawnmower. The villa is built in the centre of a lawned garden, planted with various species of trees, including a pyramid-shaped maple tree near to the water. At the end of the grounds, the boat jetty is set in the waters of the Seine.

The villa

This Anglo-Norman-style residence was built in 1900 in the centre of a plot of land under the direction of architect G. Adam. Built of millstone grit and brick and assembled using lime and Nemours sand, it is immaculately kept. The white painted, rendered facades featuring bow windows and a terrace are enhanced in places with half-timbering as well as wooden balconies and railings. The roof is covered with period interlocking tiles. Two sets of steps on the west facade lead to the raised garden level, one providing access to the main entrance and the other to the kitchen. The study can be directly accessed via the large entrance door. The east facade, overlooking the Seine, features a wooden stairway leading to a terrace, protected by railings and sheltered by a multi-sloped, tiled roof, that communicates with the lounge. Superb views of the Seine and the wooded gardens on the island opposite are to be had from this terrace. Double wooden doors under the terrace lead to the basement. To the right of this terrace, a few steps lead to semi-circular, double doors providing access to the dining room. Above, a masonry, three-sided, opening bow window lets copious amounts of light into the master bedroom.


Ground floor
An entrance hall, a separate toilet, a hall area, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, a study and the boiler room.
Half-story
A small bedroom (linen room).
First floor
A landing, three bedrooms, including one with a shower room, a bathroom, two small bedrooms currently used as a study and a dressing room, a separate toilet.

Second floor
A hall area, a bedroom.
Basement
A hall area, a wine cellar, a workshop/boathouse.

Our opinion

The house is in an outstanding setting in the middle of an extremely charming village with its 11th century church, all less than 20 minutes from Paris. Completely unoverlooked except by the river and the banks of the neighbouring island planted with weeping willows, its grounds gently slope down to the Seine which, here, is as pretty as a picture. The villa exudes an old-fashioned charm and features a rare luminosity in a landscape that has been preserved and maintained by both the town councillors and the owners of the residence. Above all, being able to launch a dinghy and fish for bleak on a private jetty will, no doubt, long remain a rare privilege in the Ile-de-France area.

1 030 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.

Reference 814998

Land registry surface area 929 m2
Main building surface area 175 m2

 

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Regional representative

Gilles Benay       +33 (0)6 07 38 73 92

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.