A large, restored, 18th century farm building
in the Centre-Val-de-Loire region
Ferrières-en-Gâtinais, LOIRET center-val-de-loire 45210 FR

Location

This property stands in a hamlet on the outskirts of a village, with some 300 inhabitants, in the Loiret department, where the borders of the Yonne and Seine-et-Marne departments meet in the heart of France. The little towns of Ferrières-en-Gâtinais and Montargis, just a few kilometres away, have all useful shops and amenities. Without being isolated, this peaceful area still exudes its old character courtesy of its cleverly restored houses, its chapel and its chateau. Two train stations provide 1-hour links to Paris.

Description

Completely enclosed by tall trees forming hedges and a perimeter wall with a porchway enhanced with heavy wooden gates, this property extends over approx. 3,000 m² of land, including 1,000 m² of buildings, as well as an additional surface area of approx. 200 m², awaiting conversion.
The buildings, divided into two sections, are laid out around a large, paved and grassy courtyard, enhanced with a covered, heated swimming pool, 10 m long by 5 m wide. A garden is laid to lawn behind the buildings. It is planted with numerous conifer and flowering trees as well as palm, olive and magnolia trees, camelias and a few fruit trees.

The houses

The old farm building has been restored and transformed into two houses. Laid out in a U-shape, the homogeneous buildings span two levels. The exposed stone walls are pointed with lime rendering. Whilst the roofs, covered with old, local, flat tiles, are dotted with a few skylights and enhanced with regularly-spaced, hip-fronted hanging dormers. Numerous semi-circular arched openings are framed with brick or dressed stone surrounds. Several vaults of the “old carriage doors” illuminate the rooms.
The first house spans approx. 375 m².


Ground floor
Spanning a surface area of approx. 120 m², this level opens with a living-dining room, enhanced with an engaged fireplace, featuring a conical chimney breast. An open-plan kitchen, with a ceramic tile splashback, features wood and marble units as well as a central unit. This level is characterised with painted walls and Burgundy stone floor tiles, with the exception of the kitchen which has terracotta tiles. One of the two stairways going upstairs is embellished with wrought iron motifs. A toilet and a utility room complete the ground floor.
Floor
Spanning a surface area of approx. 135 m², this level comprises three spacious bedrooms, all with their own bath or shower room and toilet. Freestanding, lion-claw or oval bath, spa bath, stone and marble wash-hand basins. Most of the floors are covered with carpet or sea-rush matting, enhanced with wallpapered and painted walls. Two suites above the entrance porchway have independent access. The beam system has been left exposed. A mezzanine, with wrought iron railings featuring rose motifs, and a workshop complete this level.

The second house

Spanning a surface area of approx. 610 m², it has ceilings going up to a height of approx. 4.30 m.


Ground floor
With a surface area of 470 m², this level has a living room spanning almost 120 m². Two stone fireplaces, with closed-hearth fires embellish this room. The Burgundy stone floor is enhanced by the exposed stone walls. The height of the ceiling as well as the immense windows make this room extremely bright. The open-plan fitted kitchen features painted wooden units as well as a granite worksurface. Openings give access to the courtyard and to two rooms intended for the residents’ well-being, comprising a “swimming pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi”. A loggia also opens out on to the garden. A long corridor provides access to four bedrooms, including the main suite. All the bedrooms have their own shower or bath room.
Floor
A landing leads to three bedrooms, a toilet, a bathroom, a mezzanine, with a view of the living room, and a study. All the rooms are decorated in a similar style to those in the first house. Above, approx. 160 m² of attic space awaits conversion.

The outbuildings

Spanning a surface area of approx. 115 m², these outbuildings comprise a cellar, a shed, a workshop as well as three wooden chalets.

Our opinion

Without being isolated, this property is set in the countryside and steeped in tranquillity. It comprises vestiges of the 18th century, modern and contemporary styles as well as obvious home comforts, making it stand out from all others. Contrary to what might be expected from a converted farm building, the ceilings are high and the upper floors luminous. It could therefore be reconverted to accommodate several families, to let as a holiday home or to create co-working offices.
The Loiret department is now well-known for its hunting, fishing, boating on the river and outings of all kinds as well as its renowned architectural heritage.

1 263 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 347536

Land registry surface area 2924 m2
Main building surface area 985 m2
Number of bedrooms 10
Outbuilding surface area 116 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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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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