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3½ hours from Paris via the A4 motorway and 2½ hours from Brussels. Metz is an hour away, Luxembourg and its international airport are but 45 minutes away.
Ancient battleground between Germanic Europe and Latin Europe, the highland in the Lorraine region was long in dispute. The king of France was installed here by Vauban in order to consolidate his frontier, a glacis of citadels and garrisons, ancestor of the Maginot Line, which hence lastingly marked the verdant, hilly landscape.
Once extremely prosperous courtesy of the leather and cloth industries, the village still has an unusual number of houses with 16th and 17th century facades.
THE MANOR HOUSE
Several eras mark the history of the construction of this building. Constructed from local, yellow ochre-coloured stone, it spans two levels above cellars and is topped with attics under a slate and tile roof in an excellent state of repair.
On the valley side, on the corner of the terrace, stands a square tower with canted walls. Its spans three levels and is topped with a pyramid roof, the lower slopes of which are not as steep as those at the top. At the other end of this facade stands a rectangular pavilion, built in the 19th century from millstone grit and brick. Reflecting the design of a tower, it creates an idea of symmetry. Its roof features a wrought zinc roof dormer.
A balcony with curved wrought iron railings is supported on three stone corbels. A set of outbuildings behind the building creates a small inner courtyard with a landscaped, paved terrace for taking breakfast in the summer months.
This high-ceilinged building, with its own independent entrance in the form of double carriage doors, adjoins and communicates with the manor house. It can also be reached via the tack room which remains functional whilst the other areas are now used as function rooms. Carriages were drawn across flagstones. Two oak wood horse loose boxes and a foaling stall have been laid out such that they can be transformed into lounges as required.
The 2-storey, stone outbuildings stand behind the manor house. The ground floor comprises garages, which can be directly reached from another perpendicular street, as well as a woodshed and a laundry room. They span a total floor surface area of approx. 200 m².
THE KENNEL AND THE CORNER TOWER
These two buildings are in the garden.
The red brick kennel, illuminated via half-moon shaped windows, is of particular architectural interest.
The listed, square corner tower is built of local stone. It has lost its defensive vocation, but do lovers of candlelit dinners by the side of its stone fireplace really mind?
Vestiges of the old castle in the garden bear witness to this site’s long history. The light-coloured stone facades feature large openings. The towers are dissimilar enough to avoid monotony and similar enough to bestow stateliness throughout. There is a strong temptation when looking from the terrace, from each window or from the balcony to become mesmerised by the sight of the grazing land, the woods and the gently undulating countryside. This manor house has been in the same family since the 18th century, making it an outstanding family home. Newcomers simply have to take their inspiration from it, to listen to it, to confidently let themselves be guided, it knows the ropes.
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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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