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This property is in one of Burgundy’s historic, tourist villages, just two hours from Paris via the A6 and A77 motorways. The chateau, known as “La Mothe Jarry” is in Bléneau, near to all shops. This market town is between Auxerre and Briare in a place where an old road called “merchants’ way”, which linked two towns, crossed the Loing, a river that runs through Bléneau. This little town was economically very active courtesy of the mining of outcrops of iron ore in the Puisaye region. Its 12th century church and 13th century castle are on the French historic monument list.
This chateau, with origins that appear to date back to the 16th century, was extensively redesigned in the 19th century. It has slate roofs.
The north side of the chateau comprises a tower, a main building and an added pavilion. The stone lower sections have small openings. The oldest section of the residence is the tower, adorned with gargoyles. A superb horseshoe-shaped stairway, with a wrought iron handrail and railings, goes up to the entrance into the main building.
The first floor windows feature glazed fanlights. A moulded stone string course runs along the facade. The contour and profile of the pavilion is different. Two large French windows, with large panes, are divided to form a cross by a mullion and adorned with baluster railings. Between them is a central window under a semi-circular arch. Lateral openings are topped with a lintel level with the walled-up fanlight of the central opening.
On the west side is a second covered entrance which was originally intended for carriages. It features a horse loose box and a large arcade. Above is a balcony with balusters, on to which open two large-paned windows, topped with a tympanum which features a legendary and symbolic unicorn.
The chateau’s south facade includes an immense veranda, housing a conservatory, on the ground floor. It is topped with a terrace and pear-shaped balusters, looked down on by a watch-turret. The top of the pavilion features an attic roof dormer.
A tower is adorned with an equinox sundial, in an unusually good state of repair, as well as a watch-turret, engraved with the letter H, the first letter of HOUETTE, the name of the owners, a family who lived here between 1860 and 2007.
A Lescot-style opening on the ground floor completes the ornamentation of the tower. A porch way, enhanced with Doric-order columns, looks out over the parklands. Moats run alongside the southern section of the chateau as well as its outbuildings.
The hunting lodge
The hunting lodge has 111 m² of living space. It comprises a lounge, with a fireplace, a dining room and a kitchen downstairs with two bedrooms upstairs.
This chateau is surrounded by outbuildings, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 565 m². The south side, reflected in the moat water, extends the main building. There are three main sections: a pavilion at each end and the right-hand wing set at right angles alongside the courtyard. Two horizontal string courses run the length of the wall. The windows comprise protruding keystones. Openings are framed with stone and brick surrounds. The openings, on the ground floor of the central section, feature semi-circular arches with through brick voussoirs. Both pavilions have small openings set in the wall in order to air some of the rooms. The building has a contour and profile typical of the Puisaye region in the 19th century. A games room, spanning approx. 44 m², on the ground floor is followed by a 37 m² exercise room. Reached via an old wooden stairway, a large 56 m² room looks out over the moat. A fireplace decorates the room, its marble mantel sculpted with little cherubs.
Other outbuildings such as the chateau’s farm, the habitable section of which corresponds to a floor surface area of 95 m², will simply exude charm once they have been revamped.
Farm buildings, including a brick barn with a square tower which must date from an earlier period than the other buildings, complete this property. The long-sloped, hip roof and the brick facing give the buildings enormous character. A second barn, standing at right angles to the first, closes the courtyard.
The other outbuildings
A sheepfold, spanning approx. 200 m².
A cowshed spanning approx. 120 m².
A pigsty, spanning approx. 10 m².
A prestigious hotel or a gastronomic restaurant could be opened here. The many, superb outbuildings could be used for numerous purposes in majestic parklands that are but an invitation to take a stroll. Unless, of course, a family would like to take over from the one which has spent half a century renovating and decorating this impressive chateau in an original manner whilst making it comfortable. The starting point for any works deemed necessary is unquestionably sound.
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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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