manors for sale - cote-d-or - in burgundy

A house, between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles with a 180° view,
surrounded by its parklands in one of Burgundy’s medieval villages

Pouilly-en-Auxois, COTE-D'OR burgundy 21320 FR
Bourgogne

Location

In the Auxois Mountains, 3 hours’ drive from Paris and Geneva, 45 minutes from Montbard (TGV train station), the village, perched high on its hill, dominates a shallow valley. A medieval castle, with tall towers, is one of the oldest fortresses in the French department of Côte d'Or. A variety of architectural heritage is to be found along the streets, one of which includes this house. One of Burgundy’s best “Foie Gras” (duck liver pâté) is produced not far away. There is a restaurant in the village but the nearest shops and amenities are about 20 minutes away.

Description

This house and its parklands, on the side of a narrow country lane leading to the centre of the village, are laid out on a gently sloping plot. Wide, solid entrance gates open on to a gravel driveway leading directly to the main house, perching on a slight hillock. Following a stone wall behind the house, a lawn goes up to a little wooded section on the edge of the property. A gazebo takes pride of place in the garden. A shady terrace is ideal for sheltering from the hot sun during the summer months. The parklands are completely enclosed by a continuous stone wall, in a good state of repair. The position of this residence gives it a 180° view over the natural surroundings of the Auxois region’s rolling hillsides.

The house

This residence, constructed a little more than a century ago, inherited an Art Nouveau style, free of any symmetry. Consequently, the courtyard facade features two entrance doors, two separate flights of steps, a round tower and a glazed rotunda. The main entrance is in the tower, protected by a protruding, slate-covered roof. A large window on the first floor lets copious amounts of light into the house, whilst providing a view over the verdant countryside. The top floor of the tower is an attic level, featuring smaller windows. The candlesnuffer roof is covered with slate tiles. The house’s slate roof features several chimney stacks and a pagoda-shaped roof dormer, divided into three sections. The facade has been partially modified with the addition of a glazed rotunda, looking out over the courtyard and the garden. Dressed stone framing surrounds the windows, giving the facade a structured appearance. The second floor of the house is enhanced with two balconies featuring wooden railings. The entire house, built over a full basement level, is in an excellent state of repair.


Basement
Beneath the house, the basement consists of a small network of cellars. One is used as a boiler room and another as a fruit store.
Ground floor
The main entrance is in the tower. The hall, with a cathedral style ceiling, houses a superb wooden stairway, with wrought wooden railings, at the end. Painted panelling, moulded pilasters and a marble floor are proof of the attention paid to the decor. The first half of the ground floor comprises a vast room with a large, fully fitted kitchen open on to a lounge, to which adjoins a relaxation area facing the atrium window looking out over the garden; all forming a single, through living area. An impressive stone fireplace enhances the modern kitchen. The floor is covered with old Burgundy stone tiles. The lounge area features parquet flooring and a superb marble fireplace, bringing cosy evenings around the fireside to mind. The second half of this level comprises two separate rooms, a dining room and an old kitchen, now in use as a laundry room. The floors are covered with old multi-coloured tiles, featuring diagonal and geometric shapes as well as arabesques, such as existed at the beginning of the 20th century. The dining room has a “vintage” look.
First floor
This level includes four bedrooms. Apart from the smallest one, each of the bedrooms has its own bath or shower room. All the floors are covered with white carpet. The walls are also painted white or off-white with a slightly ochre hue in some cases. The style is modern throughout. The corridor also provides access to a separate toilet.
Second floor
The top floor of the tower comprises two small rooms. The landing also provides access to the two parallel attic spaces.

The parklands

Spacious parklands surround the house. In the lower section, facing the house, are some lovely tall trees, a little gazebo and an ornamental pool surrounded by round stones. A little alleyway, on the left-hand side of the house, leads to a terrace, covered by a trellis which comes to life every spring. It is but waiting for family meals eaten outside in the shade of the dazzling sunshine. A gravel courtyard at the back is delimited by a stone wall, behind which a gentle grassy slope stretches up to a wooded section on the edge of the property.

Our opinion

This house and its parklands, on the side of a narrow country lane leading to the centre of the village, are laid out on a gently sloping plot. Wide, solid entrance gates open on to a gravel driveway leading directly to the main house, perching on a slight hillock. Following a stone wall behind the house, a lawn goes up to a little wooded section on the edge of the property. A gazebo takes pride of place in the garden. A shady terrace is ideal for sheltering from the hot sun during the summer months. The parklands are completely enclosed by a continuous stone wall, in a good state of repair. The position of this residence gives it a 180° view over the natural surroundings of the Auxois region’s rolling hillsides.

842 700 €
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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*
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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)
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Expertise

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 580192

Land registry surface area 5127 m2
Main building surface area 324 m2

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North Burgundy

Céline Berrette       +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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