A 12th century mill and its outbuildings
some 20 km from Fontainebleau
, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france FR

Location

In a quiet village to the south of the French department of Seine-et-Marne, this property is but some 70 km from Paris. Fontainebleau and Nemours train stations provide rail links to the French capital.

Description

This property, standing in the midst of parklands spanning approx. 3 ha, is crossed by a river. Heavy metal gates mark the entrance which opens on to a long gravel driveway. A first U-shaped building, looking out over the river, features a wide doorway, providing access to a courtyard. A walkway forms a corner on one side. On the other, an immense rotisserie is extended at right angles by a building used for function purposes. The latter also delimits the paved courtyard that enhances the mill, a large building standing perpendicular to the river. A little further away are the vestiges of the tower of a 12th century fortress.

The mill

This building is built at right angles. Its facades, featuring numerous small-paned windows, are constructed from sandstone. The roof, covered with terracotta tiles and enhanced with a cornice made of stone from Souppes-sur-Loing, features hanging roof dormers (approx. 740 m² over three levels).


Ground floor
A vestibule houses a Burgundy stone stairway, enhanced with wrought iron railings. It provides access to a very large room, spanning approx. 100 m², laid out over two levels as a lounge and a dining room. Burgundy stone has been used for the floor. A large glazed opening provides a view of the river where the wheel used to be. A most impressive, white stone fireplace takes pride of place in the middle of the room under the 6 m high ceiling. A balcony corridor provides access to the rooms upstairs. A fitted kitchen, a laundry room and a boiler room. In the building set at right angles are a lounge, a shower room and a toilet.
First floor
On one side are two bedrooms with bathrooms and toilets; on the other, a large bedroom, with a bathroom, a separate toilet and a terrace. The landing and the corridor have Burgundy stone floors, whilst the bedrooms have concrete screeds covered with carpet.
Second floor
A room, spanning approx. 65 m², with a very high ceiling, a bedroom, with a mezzanine, and a bathroom. Carpet covers the floors.

The outbuilding

This rectangular, sandstone building, topped with a terracotta tile roof featuring roof dormers, is used for function purposes. It comprises a professional kitchen, a large, 120 m² function room and an upstairs comprising a room, spanning approx. 50 m², and two mezzanine areas.

The walkway

Under a roof covered with terracotta tiles and supported on oak wood pillars, this walkway closes the courtyard laid out in front of the function room. Toilets and a large rotisserie.

The tower

Composed of sandstone, this tower is in ruins. These vestiges of a small 11th century fortress have been preserved for their aesthetic value. They house a large cast iron statue which comes from a chateau in the Ile-de-France region.

The parklands

Spanning a little more than three hectares, a large area for parking cars. A wide stretch of lawn is planted with evergreen magnolia, cedar, fir and cypress trees. The undergrowth, at the back, is crossed by arms of water, spanned by little bridges.

Our opinion

All these buildings have been fully restored by the current owners in accordance with good trade practices and in respect of the authenticity of the original materials. Some extremely skilful craftsmen have taken great pains to successfully ensure that their work barely shows! The omnipresent water and the undergrowth are but an invitation to relax and daydream. Everything here is ready for a professional or a private project. The proximity of Paris and the imperial town is an invaluable asset for taking advantage of the large numbers of tourists drawn to the palace and the surrounding painters’ villages. It is an ideal property for town dwellers seeking a peaceful way of life.

2 660 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 967827

Land registry surface area 3 ha 40 a 29 ca
Main building surface area 740 m2
Outbuilding surface area 144 m2
Number of bedrooms 7

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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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