an elegant 1861 house set within some 3 ha of grass and woodlands.
Nestled in a village of two hundred and eighty inhabitants in the Gâtinais region, close to the lively villages of Courtenay, Ferrières-en-Gâtinais and Montargis. Located close to a 5 000 ha national forest, a first-class trout river, golf courses and arboretums, the Loire river and its canals. 114 km from Paris via the A6 and A77 motorways.
The outbuildings form a closed courtyard and include: an old coachman’s lodge, a barn currently used as a garage, workshop and shed with semi-buried wine cellar.
The main house
Built in 1861, this rectangular-shaped house spans three storeys and has approx. 286 m2 of living space excluding the attic. The facades are of random stone traditionally lime rendered and the lower sections are of dressed stone. All the window and door frames are of brick. The roof is Mansard style and made of slate with a roof break. It features roof dormers and brick chimney stacks. Each doorway is raised by a few steps. All the wooden double-glazed windows have wrought iron railings. The shutters and French windows are also made of wood.
This level spans 143 m2 and has 3.20 m ceilings. The south-facing façade has two entrances. The main entrance leads to both sides of the house and incorporates a winding oak staircase with wrought iron railings and wooden handrail and a toilet. The floor tiles are star-shaped ceramic tiles. On one side, there is currently a master suite comprising bedrooms, wardrobe, bathroom and shower room. The walls are painted and floors are tiled with old terracotta floor tiles. On the other side, the lounge with its beautiful views looking out onto the park, the grass and woodlands has a closed hearth fireplace with stone mantle piece and diamond-shaped terracotta floor tiles. The second entrance leads into a fitted kitchen with fireplace. The work tops and sink are marble, and sideboard cupboard made of Gard stone. The furniture is white-painted oak. The dining room: terracotta floor tiles and wall-papered walls.
A surface area of 142 m2; and approx. 2.80 high ceilings. A large landing provides access to this level. On one side, a bedroom, a shower room and a toilet; on the other, a wide gallery leads to four bedrooms, one of which has been converted into a library and features a black marble fireplace. The floors are covered with hexagonal-shaped terracotta tiles; the rooms are illuminated by through light and there are clear views.
The attic space could be converted. It measures approx. 130 m2 and ceilings are 1.80 m high.
The service quarters
Spanning 245 m2 in total, the service quarters form a group of buildings comprising a barn used as a garage of 54 m2, as well as an old 2-storey coachman’s lodge of 68 m2, currently used as a workshop. The traditional building is made of stone with an old flat-tile hip roof. The outbuildings also include a cellar, boiler room, semi-buried wine cellar of 37 m2 and 33 m2 greenhouse.
This property has a ‘what you see is what you get’ appearance: it is both simple and harmonious. The resulting simpleness makes it so elegant.
Perfectly maintained, it forms a large estate where the undeniable comfort of the house goes hand in hand with the surrounding nature. The well-kept grounds provide a sense of reassuring privacy. The future owner would have free rein on the interior design and decoration of the property and the presence of shops and schools just a few kilometres away means that it could be used either as a family home or a wonderful holiday home.
|Land registry surface area||2 ha 77 a 39 ca|
|Main building surface area||286 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||245 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
Dalila Bessahli +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.