manors for sale - vosges - lorraine

A late 19th century manor house near to some
“Belle Époque” spa towns in South Lorraine
Neufchâteau, VOSGES lorraine 88300 FR


To the south of Nancy, approx. 75 minutes by road, either via the N4 or the A31 motorway, and 330 km from Paris via the A5 motorway. The A31 motorway puts Germany and Luxemburg 2 hours away by car and also constitutes a direct route to Lyon and to the Rhone Valley. Similarly, Bâle and its border airport are but 165 minutes away. The property can be reached quickly from the French capital via TGV train to Nancy, followed by TER train to Neufchâteau.
This property adjoins the church in a village typical of the Lorraine region. Countryside extends its parklands.
An area featuring farmlands, grasslands and deciduous forests, just a stone’s throw from Neufchâteau and spa towns such as Contrexéville and Vittel with their “Belle Epoque” decor as well as Vittel’s magnificent, internationally renowned 18-hole golf course.


This manor house was built at the end of the 19th century in the centre of a small village.
Its layout oddly resembles an L-shape with one facade facing a village street; its end, a corner pavilion, extended by a projection topped with a balcony terrace overlooking the parklands. Set at right angles to the corner pavilion, the main, longest wing borders the garden with a gable wall adorned with a balcony. This wing is extended, along more than half of its length, by an adjoining building which, in turn, adjoins that located with its facade facing the street.
The entire building spans three levels of living space, the top floor, under the rafters, being illuminated via roof dormers.
The corner pavilion overlooking the parklands constitutes the building’s most outstanding architectural feature: with its monumental hipped roof dormer and the balustrade crowning the projecting section of the pavilion.
The facade of the wing set at right angles features tall windows alternated with French windows on the second level.
All these buildings were well constructed with dressed stone quoins and framing around the openings as well as rendered rubble stone walls which are predominantly in a good state of repair.
The slate roof is also in good condition.
Most of the living rooms have undergone quality restoration works over recent years.
Lush parklands, spanning approx. 1 ha, open on to the surrounding countryside, behind the residence.
In the parklands, and in front of the gable of the wing overlooking the parklands, is a superb swimming pool.
One section of the house, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first level, was previously used for a bed & breakfast activity.

The manor house

Ground floor
The entrance door opens into a large vestibule which provides access, on the right-hand side, to a lounge spanning almost 90 m². This room immediately catches the eye because of its oak wood wainscoting, the monumental fireplace with its pyramid-shaped chimney breast and the architraves of the tall doors, all in the same wood as the wainscoting; superb randomly matched parquet flooring reinforces the warm atmosphere of this reception room which is extended at the end by an area steeped in light in the corner pavilion projection. Said area provides this room with a direct opening on to the lush parklands.

The vestibule continues into the colourful dining room, adorned with plain panelling. A corridor with superb flagstones provides access to a vast kitchen with a stone fireplace, supported on corbelling.
On the left-hand side of the corridor, two large bedrooms with their own bathroom and toilet facilities were once used as a master suite for a bed & breakfast activity. A study and a laundry room complete the living areas on the ground floor.

First floor
A majestic oak wood stairway with an intermediate landing in the vestibule goes up to the first floor landing which, extended by two corridors, provides access to five bedrooms and several bathrooms, a library and some areas awaiting conversion.

The biggest bedroom, dubbed the “master bedroom”, spans more than 58 m². Visitors are especially impressed by its size, its marble fireplace and its outstanding bathroom, which constitutes a room in itself, with an impressive carved wood fireplace and warm parquet flooring. There is, moreover, parquet flooring throughout this level.

On the other side of the corridor, running alongside the master bedroom, are three pleasantly decorated bedrooms with parquet flooring. One of them has a fireplace, whilst two of them have a very attractive curved wall as well as a floor surface area greater than 20 m².

A few steps on the first floor landing lead up to the rooms in the corner pavilion facing the street. The most remarkable of these bedrooms is vast (48 m²) with superb randomly matched parquet flooring. It opens on to a terrace looking down on the corner pavilion projection overlooking the parklands. It is extended by three other rooms, overlooking the street, which are in the process of being converted. One of them has an amazing, Belle Epoque style fireplace with a carved wood architrave and mantelpiece as well as its trumeau, and patterned ceramic narrowing.

Second floor
Currently awaiting conversion, this floor comprises several rooms which could increase the living space of the residence.
A small, low building on the village side of the parklands is used for storing all the equipment required for maintaining the property.
The parklands
The parklands, spanning a surface area of approx. 1 ha feature a grassy area with some superb trees solely on its village side perimeter. The view at the end extends over the surrounding countryside. In front of the gable of the manor house’s wing is a wonderful, south-facing swimming pool which is quite an asset in clement weather.

Our opinion

A middle-class manor house typical of the late 19th century, which constitutes extensive living space with, in particular, an outstanding reception room overlooking the parklands, a vast bedroom with a richly decorated bathroom for the “masters of the premises”, bedrooms decorated in an original fashion and fireplaces typical of the period in numerous rooms.
Many areas not yet converted provide great potential.
A bed & breakfast activity could be resumed given that the property is on a major North European communication route, the presence of a swimming pool making stays even more pleasant during clement weather.

380 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.


Reference 402455

Land registry surface area 10075 m2
Main building surface area 800 m2

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Vosges Mountains

Gilles Larosée       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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.

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