a rural property in the peace and quiet, 45 km from Paris-Notre-Dame
45 km from Paris, via the A4 motorway, 9 km from Chessy-Marne-la-Vallée (TGV and RER train lines), 15 km from Coulommiers and Meaux (train links to Paris-Gare-de-l'Est), in a small village, far from all nuisances.
These buildings, surrounded by woods and clearings, were once the outbuildings of an old chateau. They are reached via a 200 m long driveway, making the property invisible from the road.
A 2-storey, traditional, long farmhouse, constructed over a vaulted cellar, around which are terraces that receive the sun all day long.
The outbuildings include:
- a summer eating area with a monumental fireplace;
- a 3-car garage;
- 3 outbuildings in use as barns and horse loose boxes;
- a swimming pool with a sundeck;
- a fast-surface tennis court (in need of attention).
An outdoor carpark with ten parking spaces.
The traditional, long farmhouse
This L-shaped building is constructed from rendered millstone grit. The roofs are covered with local, flat tiles. The windows are double-glazed on the ground and first floors.
The property is entered via a majestic porchway. The house is reached via two doors whilst an outdoor stone stairway goes upstairs.
The front door opens into an entrance hall, with old terracotta floor tiles. The ceiling features exposed beams and joists. An old-fashioned kitchen has terracotta floor tiles. A wood-burning stove heats this room which opens into a dining room. Two parallel stairways go upstairs; one, very old with oak wood nosing, has been preserved for its beauty but is hardly used because it is so steep. On one side of the entrance hall, a through lounge which is enhanced by a magnificent stone fireplace. The ceiling features exposed beams and joists. It precedes a study housing a third stairway. On the other side of the porchway are a laundry room and a boiler room, with a condensing boiler. Then comes a versatile room, currently used for games, home cinema and other purposes. A pool-house (shower room with toilet and spare bed). It would be possible to create a 30 m² bedroom with independent access.
Three indoor stairways and an outdoor stone stairway provide access to this level. It comprises six bedrooms, three of which are independent and can be reached via the outdoor stairway. A through bedroom, with parquet flooring, a bathroom, showers and an adjoining toilet can be reached via a condemned door if it were to be re-opened. A main through bedroom with its bathroom and dressing room. A third bedroom with a study. Three bedrooms, intended for friends or guests, have electric heating. They are accessed independently (via the outdoor stairway). A shower room and a toilet.
Constructed in the 12th century, these cellars are vaulted and have a permanent temperature of 12°.
These are partially laid out as a continuation of the traditional, long farmhouse:
- summer eating area;
- a 34 m², room enhanced with a fireplace in good working order;
- a 50 m², 3-car garage;
- outbuilding no. 1: 34 m²;
- outbuilding no. 2: 44 m²;
- outbuilding no. 3: 9 m².
A 5x12 m swimming pool with a 70 m² sundeck.
A fast-surface tennis court.
This property predominantly stands out courtesy of two particularly strong assets. One is the layout of the housing features which, easy to move around, offers residents both privacy and independence; the other is its location in relation to Paris. It is not the countryside which appears to be on the outskirts of the town, but the French capital within easy reach of the countryside. This property could, more than ever, become a main residence as opposed to just a holiday home.
This rustic, pastoral property is also offered with an additional four hectares (making a total of five) for the sum of €1,700,000.
|Land registry surface area||8000 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Main building surface area||393 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||226 m2|
Seine & Marne
Corinne Angeli +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.