character houses for sale gâtinais region - loiret in france

An old mill and an 18th century, traditional, long farmhouse, with a superb lake,
nestling amidst natural surroundings in a hamlet in the French department of Loiret
Montargis, LOIRET center-val-de-loire 45200 FR


Set between water and forest, near to a little village, with 400 inhabitants, in the midst of the Gâtinais regional nature park in the Centre-Val-de-Loire region. Just a few kilometres from Les-Barres arboretum. The nearest small towns include Thimory, Lorris, Varennes-Changy and Montargis. Paris is 80 minutes away via the A77 motorway, the slip road for which is just 10 minutes from the property. The nearest train stations are some 15 kilometres away.


This property, completely enclosed by high hedges, is reached via a little secondary road, predominantly used during the rush hour. It is surrounded by wooded sections and grasslands. Its neighbour comprises a very small, uninhabited house set in approx. 3 ha of grasslands. The property is delimited by two rivers, La-Treille and Solin, both tributaries of the river Loing. Remote-controlled gates and a pedestrian gate open into a wide, granite-paved courtyard, divided by the main building and a traditional, long farmhouse, set at right angles, a wooded and flower-filled area and a lake formed by the old millrace. Two small outbuildings with semi-underground cellars, one built of stone as well as half-timbering and the other of wood, complete the property. Behind the property, a 9,200 m² lake is surrounded by grassy areas, a vegetable garden and an orchard. One section could take a swimming pool. It spans a total surface area of approx. 2.6840 ha, including a plot of grassland spanning 1,968 m² on the other side of the road. The grounds are planted with weeping willow, oak, ash, alder, poplar, bamboo, walnut, blood peach, cherry, apple, fig as well as Quetsch and Mirabelle plum trees, not to mention St John’s Wort and anemones. Mallard and Indian Runner ducks have taken up residence on the edge of the lake whilst aquatic animals such as carp, roach, tench and perch go about their business. Roe deer frequently come to the parklands to quench their thirst.

The main house

This rendered, stone building spans a surface area of approx. 194 m² over two levels. All the openings feature brick framing. A restored waterwheel adjoining the gable wall is still operated by the river La-Treille. The facade is enhanced by the extension of a paved courtyard, whilst a long overhanging roof provides shade in the summer without blocking the daylight in the winter. All the windows have aluminium frames and mosquito screens; they look out over the courtyard. The roofs are covered with old tiles and feature roof dormers.

Ground floor
This level spans a surface area of approx. 126 m². It predominantly comprises a large living room which spans a surface area of approx. 65 m². It is divided by made-to-measure, wrought iron framed atrium windows which can be dismantled. A stainless-steel fireplace adjoins a brick wall. The floor is covered with wide, coloured stoneware tiles and parquet flooring. Other rooms include a toilet, a laundry room, a boiler room, a fully tiled shower room and a fitted kitchen, spanning approx. 22 m², the splashback of which is covered with white ceramic tiles. A study has walls lined with oak driftwood. A spiral stairway goes up to a mezzanine in use as a little bedroom as well as to a dressing room. The large living room includes two straight, oak wood flights of steps, with wrought iron railings, leading upstairs.
First floor
The first stairway provides access to a large separate bedroom and the second to a corridor leading, in turn, to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet. The walls are painted white and the floors covered with parquet flooring.

A traditional, long farmhouse

This rectangular building spans a surface area of approx. 136 m² all on one level. Like the mill, it is constructed from stone and brick, topped with a roof covered with local tiles. The building also houses a 40 m² garage. The latter’s attic space could still be converted. Most of the windows overlook the courtyard.

Ground floor
This level, spanning a surface area of approx. 96 m², comprises a living room, with an open-plan kitchen. A corridor leads to two bedrooms, a toilet, a fully tiled shower room featuring an Italian style shower, a laundry room and a boiler room. The floors are tiled and the walls painted. It is perfectly insulated, the oil-fired boiler is recent and the electric wiring meets current day standards.

Our opinion

The buildings are constructed from the same materials, whilst restoration works have added a touch of modernity. Bestowed with a harmonious, rustic style, this property has no need of any works such that new owners can move comfortably into the premises and immediately take advantage of the omnipresent natural surroundings. The wealth of resources, in an area where the countryside is landscaped by the Loire and Loing Valleys, will appeal to enthusiasts of fishing, hunting, mushroom picking and hiking.

430 000 €
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Reference 901806

Land registry surface area 2 ha 68 a 40 ca
Main building surface area 290 m2
Outbuilding surface area 75 m2

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Regional representative

Dalila Bessahli       +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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