character houses for sale near milly-la-forêt in france

A vast, 18th century, village house with 3,700 m² of parklands
50 km from Paris in an unspoilt village near to Milly-la-Forêt

Milly-la-Forêt, ESSONNE ile-de-france 91490 FR


This house, less than hour from Paris’ city gates, in an unspoilt village near to Milly-la-Forêt and not far from Barbizon, is easily reached. The A6 motorway, ten or so kilometres away, makes it easy to get to the French capital and to Orly international airport quickly.
The forest setting is of excellent quality and is guaranteed to continue as the town is actually part of Gâtinais Regional Nature Park. Fontainebleau and Trois-Pignons forests are close by and are ideal for activities such as horse riding, rock climbing and hiking which could also be extended to visits to Courances and Fontainebleau chateaux.


Although in the midst of the village, this property is set back off the road in the peace and quiet. Its main L-shaped building comprises two levels and converted attic space. An outbuilding standing in the hollow of the “L” almost closes a paved courtyard, the last sides of which are planted with flower beds.
The immaculately kept parklands consist of lawn areas alternating with tall trees, including tall pines characteristic of the surrounding forest.

The house

This house, built of local stone, is probably the result of uniting two separate buildings, thus forming an L-shape, the hollow of which creates a courtyard overlooking the parklands.

Ground floor
The front door, reached via the courtyard, opens into a hall area providing access, on one side, to a vast lounge with a fireplace and, on the other side, into a large dining room, an open-plan kitchen and a study that could easily be transformed into a bedroom. This same hall area also leads to a boiler room, a laundry room, a toilet and numerous cupboards.
First floor
A landing room is laid out as a library with a fireplace. On one side, it provides access to the master bedroom, with a dressing room, a toilet and a bathroom. On the other, a hall area leads to three bedrooms and a shower room with a toilet.
The rooms in the converted attic space have sloping ceilings. They comprise a landing room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
These two old, vaulted, stone cellars can be used for laying down wine and storing foodstuffs.

The outbuilding

The outbuilding, facing the house, comprises a covered area which can take two parked cars (another two can be parked outside) and an artist’s studio on the ground floor. This could also be turned into a summer kitchen with its sink already in place. It is topped with an attic.

Our opinion

The grey stone exudes an air of Brittany. The good quality wood forming the lintels, the shutters, the exposed roofing framework and the outside stairway on the outbuilding exudes a rustic air and yet the current owners, who live here all year round, work in Paris. Proof of the balance of life that is possible here. And it would be the same if the residents only came at weekends and for holidays. The layout of the buildings gives a feeling of a little enclosed, private universe which is reinforced by the surrounding parklands with their tall characteristic pine trees. The artist’s studio could be converted into a guest house or a caretaker’s cottage.

Exclusive sale

890 000 €
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au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur


Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 651906

Land registry surface area 3716 m2
Main building surface area 388 m2
Outbuilding surface area 70 m2


 French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Virgile Durand       +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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