Listed, Louis XIII style castle in 3 ha of parklands, 25 miles from Paris
Ideally situated on the outskirts of a listed village, in the national Rambouillet forest, and in the Upper Chevreuse Valley Regional Nature Park, this property benefits from a peaceful, unspoilt situation in the heart of nature, away from all nuisances and just 13 km (8 miles) from Rambouillet.
Entry to the A10 is 2 km (1.25 miles) from the property, putting Paris forty-five minutes away.
Orly airport is reached in 40 minutes and that of Roissy in 80 minutes. The nearest shops are 3 km (2 miles) away, and there is a sixth form college 5 km (3 miles) away.
A first castle was built on the site of the current one between 1596 and 1623, and then destroyed in 1780. A second castle was constructed between 1781 and 1790, but destroyed in 1801. The actual “Louis XIII style” castle was built on the site of the old service quarters of the previous castle, reusing its building materials, at the very beginning of the 19th century. The southern part of the castle was redesigned at the end of the 19th century.
The entrance gates are an in-situ vestige of the first castle.
The carcass is predominantly composed of brick, sandstone, dressed stone, large-size bond and rustic masonry.The long sloped roof with its pyramid shapes and polygonal hipped ends is covered in slate tiles.
Dressed stone was used for the toothed quoins and the window framing. A lantern stands on the ridge of the west wing roof.
The castle is built in a slightly dominant position at the southern end of the grounds which span almost 3 ha (7.4 acres). In front of the main entrance, facing north, stretches a large meadow surrounded by woods of varying species.
The castle consisting of a ground floor, a first floor, attic space which in the main is converted and a basement with vaulted cellars, is currently laid out as three large flats including one two-storey flat and one two-storey studio flat, a study and five bedrooms of varying surface areas and decorated in a contemporary style, with another 3 bedrooms awaiting renovation. All the rooms are extremely luminous due to the numerous windows.
The ground floor comprises a central hallway, a flat, a bathroom, a shower room, a kitchen, a dressing room, a toilet, a lounge with fireplace, a double-lounge, a west-entrance lounge, a large room, a laundry room, a flat with a central stone pillar, a bathroom, a solarium and a spa.
The first floor includes a landing, five bedrooms, a study, a dressing room, a kitchen, a bathroom, a toilet, a dining room-kitchen, a double-lounge, a lounge, a two-storey flat and a two-storey studio flat.
The attic space comprises a master bedroom, a bathroom, a lounge, two dressing rooms and three bedrooms awaiting renovation.
The ten vaulted cellars have slanting basement windows.
Outbuildings: three spaces for cars, three horse loose boxes and a tack room.
The situation of this nuisance-free property on the outskirts of a listed village and in the heart of a national forest will delight any would-be purchaser wanting to take advantage of a peaceful Louis XIII style property. The fact that it takes 45 minutes on the motorway to reach the property from Paris is an asset. This castle has been well-maintained and renovated according to good trade practices for more than thirty years by its current owners and has multiple possibilities for private or commercial uses. The parklands of almost 3 ha (7.4 acres) made up of a meadow and wooded valleys with various species are a guarantee of tranquillity. Once over the threshold, horse riders and golfers would be able to practice their favourite sport. Furthermore, this medieval village, steeped in history, and of which several vestiges remain, will delight enthusiasts.
1 650 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||7,4 acres|
Gilles Benay       +33 (0)6 07 38 73 92
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.