A Louis XIII style chateau surrounded by moats and a 19th century manor house in 14.8 a
In the French department of Seine-et-Marne, 50 km (31 miles) to the south of Paris, between Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Infant and junior schools in the nearby town.
All shops, amenities, leisure activities and schools (secondary and sixth form colleges) 10 km (6 miles) away.
French TER and RER train station 10 minutes away – free parking (30 minutes from Paris)
Accessed via a private road, behind two entrances, one of which is flanked by stone and brick pilasters and cast iron gates, the chateau is built in the centre of approx. 6 ha (14.8 acres) of parklands comprising woods and grasslands. Away from the village, the estate is surrounded by woods and its only neighbour is the owner of a hunting lodge which is used two or three times a year for one day at a time.
The chateau (approx. 700 m² / 7,535 sq ft)
The chateau dates from the 17th century; it was rebuilt in the Louis XIII style at the beginning of the 19th century during the Restoration period following a fire. The stone-lined, water-filled moats that can be crossed by three bridges surround the dwelling on four sides. The rendered stone walls are covered with Virginia creeper.
The residence has a roof of small old tiles that are adorned with zinc finials. The roof over the facade of the central building features seven two-sloped roof dormers, including one with a large classic triangular pediment, four smaller ones with rounded pediments and two oculi. The rear facade features a large roof dormer with a triangular pediment flanked by two other dormers with curved pediments.
The main building is extended on one side by a perpendicular pavilion, the roof of which features seven roof dormers, three on the facade, three at the back and one on a gable wall.
The window framing, the toothed quoins and the cornices are of red brick. The lower sections and the door sills are of stone, the pavement running along the side of the building is of ceramic tiles.
Ground floor: The floors are covered with tiles, flagstones or parquet flooring. The ceilings are 3 m (9.8 ft) high and feature exposed beams. The entrance hall and main stairway, to the left, a study/library with an Empire fireplace. To the right, two large, adjoining lounges with fireplaces opening on to the terrace with the added benefit of through light. In the wing, a secondary stairway, a large, old-fashioned, fully fitted kitchen (with a back door) with a fireplace, a large pantry, two wine cellars, a shower room, a toilet, a boiler room and a sauna. An oak monumental stairway leads upstairs.
1st floor: A landing leading left to a small studio flat with a kitchen, a living room, a study (or bedroom). And right to a “French” corridor leading to 9 bedrooms all with their own bathroom, shower room and toilet.
2nd floor: A landing room and a large room currently used as a linen room. Two flats (independently accessed via two stairways): one comprising a living room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom (bath, shower, toilet and wash-hand basin) and the other with a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, a shower room, a toilet, a laundry room and a boiler room.
The small manor (approx. 270 m² / 2,906 sq ft)
This manor house most probably was originally the estate manager’s home with a barn and stables. It stands at the entrance to the property and was built in the 19th century. It is currently one large home. The exposed stone walls are partly rendered and covered with Virginia creeper. On the courtyard side, the roof with its small, old tiles features five two-sloped roof dormers with triangular pediments. The tower has an upward-curving candle-snuffer roof. The window framing, the toothed quoins and the cornices are of red brick.
Ground floor: The floors are covered with tiles, flagstones or parquet flooring. A living room/lounge, a study, a kitchen and a large room that is currently used for storage purposes.
1st floor: 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. All on one level, a self-contained flat (72 m² / 775 sq ft) comprising a dining room/lounge, 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
A large farming shed currently in use as a barn, a garden shed, a workshop, a stable and garages.
6 ha (14.8 acres) of grasslands and woods planted with trees of varying species: one hundred year old plane trees and catalpa, beech, horse chestnut, yellow poplar and lime trees. French formal gardens and alleys stretch out with lawns in closed parklands in front of the facade and around the chateau.
A neighbouring forest, of more than 200 ha (494 acres) protects the surroundings.
Situated in the middle of the countryside, invisible from the outside, in the peace and quiet of its well kept parklands, the property is sheltered from any kind of nuisance, without being far from civilisation. A superb discovery at the end of a long private driveway through the woods: a classical chateau of balanced proportions, an elegant and seductive building that can be said “to have breeding”… in its unspoilt setting.
There is great deal of potential in both the chateau and the manor house: a large personal residence or a professional project.
We would reiterate that it is less than 50 km / 31 miles from Paris (45 minutes from the Porte-de-Bercy outside of rush hour).
1 950 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||5,5h m2|
|Main building surface area||700 m2|
J-Jacques Morize Del Devèze       +33 (0)6 09 75 85 85
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.