between the Jura mountains and Lake Geneva
On French soil in the Pays-de-Gex, just a few kilometres from Geneva town centre, on land that was formerly known as the Savoy region, annexed by the Genevans prior to being returned to the kingdom of France in 1601. Some 15 minutes from the many large international organisations established in Geneva and 10 minutes from the airport. Geneva’s public transport service (TPG) even operates in the small town.
This property is also near to ski resorts in the Jura mountains (some 10 minutes from the cable cars). Outdoor activities are therefore numerous between the skiing areas in the winter and the hiking trails as well as Lake Geneva’s miscellaneous water sports during the summer months. The A1 motorway (on the Swiss side) is about 5 km away (access to the Swiss Alps/Italy/France), a SNCF-TGV train station in Geneva (10 km).
With a ground surface area of approx. 175 m², this house has been well-designed with pleasant rooms spanning a total of approx. 230 m² of living space. The reception room opens on the north-east and south-east facades via its main door or via its conservatory. A stairway provides access to the two upper floors.
A small door in the south-east facade opens into the entrance hall. The bright and airy dining room is simply separated from the lounge via an original fireplace, traditionally-made of hammered steel with a through hearth. The lounge is extended by a study area, leading to a conservatory, which includes a mezzanine. The double, fully fitted kitchen is modern and functional. Further on are a storeroom-laundry room and an area used for storage purposes.
Four bedrooms, including one with its own Italian-style, tiled bathroom. The three other bedrooms share another shower room.
The second level, under the rafters, is laid out as one continuous area, housing a vast room spanning approx. 80 m² in use as a bedroom. In one corner, a bathroom gives this floor complete autonomy. Large openings under the roof illuminate an interesting old beam system.
The outbuildings are composed of three buildings set out on the north-east side of the garden which can be reached independently of the main house via the property’s north gate. A little chalet, spanning approx. 40 m² and in need of a few minor renovation works, houses a studio flat, with its shower room and kitchen area. It is followed by a covered garage which faces a vast farm shed, spanning approx. 30 m².
This region, in the vicinity of Geneva and its airport as well as international organisations such as the UNO and the CERN, is currently highly sought-after not only by those seeking a family home, but also by those wishing to make an interesting rental investment. A robustly constructed house, with a plain, welcoming, rustic appearance, it spans a comfortable living space with cleverly laid out rooms and is located away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding large urban areas.
|Land registry surface area||1066 m2|
|Main building surface area||260 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||70 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
Haute-Savoie, Bresse, Haut-Bugey et Genève
Thierry Besse +33 1 42 84 80 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.