character houses for sale côte-d'or in france

A 19th century, middle-class home and its parklands
in a village with shops in Côte-d'Or
Montbard, COTE-D'OR burgundy 21500 FR


Where the French departments of Yonne and Côte-d'Or meet, 2½ hours from Paris by car, just 2 hours from Porte-d'Orléans (city gate) and 40 minutes from the nearest TGV train station, with 60-minute links to the French capital. The village is 30 minutes from Vézelay and its so-called “eternal hill”. The market town has all shops. This house borders a little street and has a clear view over its parklands.


This property is composed of a main residence, standing between a courtyard and its parklands, and outbuildings opening on to a separate courtyard. It is enclosed on the street side by high fencing, with entrance gates as well as wide gates on the outbuilding side. A high wall separates it from the quiet neighbourhood and hedges along the fencing close the meadow below the parklands where a few donkeys with silky muzzles graze.
The outbuildings are composed of a vast barn, in a good state of repair, a lean-to as well as a house that adjoins the main residence, communicating with it via the kitchen.

The main house

This house, built over vaulted stone cellars, is flanked by two tall towers on either side of the main building. Its rendering is stained by the reddish-ochre colour of a Virginia Creeper. It is topped with a hip roof, featuring four roof dormers, two above each facade. The large openings let copious amounts of light inside.

This level comprises three cellars, one of which houses the boiler room.
Ground floor
This level has two entrances: the main entrance, facing the entrance gates, or that of the kitchen, preceded by a short flight of steps, on the side of the house. The rooms are adjoining. The floors are covered with terracotta tiles in the kitchen, with cement tiles typical of the 19th century in the large dining room and with parquet flooring elsewhere. In one of the rooms, a library or a lounge, the original fireplace has been preserved. Generally speaking the old features are combined with those that renovation works have added in terms of home comforts. Ceilings are high. In addition to the rooms already mentioned, this level includes a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a toilet. A small area houses the main stairway.
First floor
This level has kept its terracotta floor tiles throughout. In the upper section of the two towers, however, 19th century ceiling moulding blends beautifully with parquet flooring. This level has no less than six bedrooms, with a large games room which could also become the master bedroom of the house. A spacious bathroom, with a toilet, and two shower rooms, with toilets, as well as a separate toilet complete this floor.

The adjoining house

Constructed from quarry stone blocks, this house spans two levels of living space. It forms a wing set at right angles to the main residence. Its tile roof was completely redone recently.

Ground floor
The only room is a summer kitchen with an old bread oven, set in a large fireplace. The floor is covered with terracotta tiles.
First floor
This level was recently converted with a bedroom and a shower room, with a toilet.

The parklands and their outbuildings

The verdant parklands span approx. 5,000 m² in addition to a meadow, spanning approx. 1.7 ha, and a 4,000 m² orchard. The outbuildings comprise several buildings. First of all, a large construction built of exposed quarry stone blocks is covered with a 2-slope roof with exposed gables. This houses a barn, stables and an old clog factory. Its facade features a large carriage doorway. A lean-to covered with tiles is used for storing wood and garden tools.

Our opinion

This typical Burgundy-style house has successfully remained faithful to itself despite having acquired modern-day home comforts. Any additional conversion works that new owners might decide to carry out will start off from a sound base, enhanced with old decorative features which have been preserved. The outbuilding obviously exudes great potential. The idea of parklands extended by a meadow, four times their size, will appeal to nature lovers.

525 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur

Voir le Barème d'Honoraires

Reference 333320

Land registry surface area 3 ha 44 a 69 ca
Main building surface area 283.20 m2
Outbuilding surface area 190 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Michel Monot       +33 1 42 84 80 85



send to a friend Pinterest twitter Facebook

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.

En poursuivant votre navigation, vous acceptez l'utilisation de cookies pour vous proposer des services et offres adaptés à vos centres d'intérêts et mesurer la fréquentation de nos services. OK En savoir plus