an old Post House and its 2 ha of parklands
Located in the Yvelines department, Milon-la-Chapelle is a municipality of the Upper Chevreuse Valley Regional Nature Park and 22 km south west of Paris and 10 km south west of Versailles. The property is 3 km from Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse train station where line B of the RER links it to Paris. Both private and public schools have their own bus service.
The Chevreuse valley is a region to be discovered for both its history and the beauty of its natural heritage.
With its two hectares of enclosed land, its fruit trees and variety of tree species, the property also includes an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, building set at right angles spanning approx. 500 m2 and a caretaker’s lodge.
The house comprises two main buildings set at right angles with a total of seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and/or shower rooms, a main through-kitchen spanning 58 m2 with a slate floor, a study with marble fireplace and two reception rooms (90 m2 in total) with Burgundy stone floors. An attic currently used as a workshop and a sauna complete the house. With its east/west aspect, all the rooms are very bright.
A 40 m2 caretaker’s lodge is linked to the house via the garden and a small stone staircase. There is also a garage and garden shed on the property grounds.
This 19th century property comprises two main buildings set at right angles with a walled garden. The roof has been completely replaced with sand-coloured tiles, a perfect copy of the old ones. The facades are white rendered and the east facade is half-timbered. Rose climbers decorate the entrance door beautifully.
The right wing:
The entrance hall leads to a lounge with two large windows, a small kitchen and pantry followed by a cellar.
There are old ochre-coloured Provencal terracotta floor tiles on the whole of this level.
The left wing:
The hall, with its 19th century-style Burgundy stone floor with black inlaid decoration, leads to a through-study, two reception rooms spanning 90 m2 in total and lounge with marble fireplace. All the rooms face outwards courtesy of the large windows and French windows. The kitchen measuring 58 m2 is impressive. Four large through-windows illuminate the room. The three-metre high ceiling produces a volume effect both making it very comfortable and majestic.
The right wing:
A wooden winding staircase leads to a corridor and three bedrooms. The first, very spacious, has parquet flooring and a powder room.
There is a separate shower room as well as a toilet. There are white porcelain stoneware wall tiles and old Provencal terracotta floor tiles. A smaller bedroom also has a wash basin. A very large bedroom with a beautiful view from its terrace, bathed in soft light completes this floor.
The left wing:
Another wooden winding staircase leads to a very large landing with seven windows opening on to the garden. The first two bedrooms have a view overlooking the pool, are spacious and share a bathroom. There is a linen room on this floor. A guest bedroom fitted with wardrobe and private shower room permits guests to be welcomed very comfortably.
A master bedroom with three windows surrounded by white wisteria is particularly luminous. It has a view overlooking the tennis court, pool and the river.
The wardrobes have been cleverly fitted and it would be possible to reopen the fireplace.
The bathroom with its simple wooden elements includes a bath and a separate Italian-style shower. A very large rectangular window has interior wood shutters.
And finally, the attic is currently used as a workshop and includes a sauna.
With two hectares of enclosed land, the garden is beautifully maintained just like the house. Planted with fruit trees and a variety of original tree species such as: American oaks, weeping elms, catalpas, red beeches, Everest pine trees amongst others. A small river, a branch of the Redon, is bordered by marsh oak trees. The majestic pool with its hardwood timber terrace invites you for a swim.
A small stone staircase leads up to the caretaker’s lodge spanning 40 m2.
It comprises a living room, kitchen and a shower room.
The swiming pool
It is an outdoor pool equipped with an electric cover and heated by a heat pump system.
An exotic ipe wood terrace, surrounds the pool.
It measures 16.80 m x 7.80 m and holds a volume of 230 m3 of water.
It is a house where everything has been intelligently thought out, from its construction to the present day and is in pristine condition. Perhaps some superficial alterations to suit one’s personal taste could be envisaged.
With its simple exterior appearance, this traditional farmhouse blends into the landscape around it. A call for a quiet and happy life where both the inside and outside of the property are linked as if by an unspoken contract in perfect harmony.
And…. so close to Paris.
|Number of rooms||15|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
|Land registry surface area||2 ha 94 ca|
|Reception area||163 m2|
|Living space||500 m2|
Isabelle Capmas +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.