On the borders of Burgundy and Champagne,
a substantial manor house with an enclosed garden
Saint-Florentin, YONNE burgundy 89600 FR


The manor house is located in the centre of a village of about 1000 inhabitants overlooking the Armance valley. Shops (bakery, a butcher, a grocery) and services (doctor, pharmacy) are within walking distance.
Saint-Florentin is 5 km away, its train station connects to Paris-Bercy in 1h45. Paris is a two hours drive via motorway A5 or A6. Troyes and Auxerre are 35 km away, Chablis 20 km.
The listed village church dates back to the 15th century.


The dressed stone facades of the house face north and south. The building dates from the 18th century. Imposing without being ostentatious, it offers two levels over vaulted cellars and converted attic space.
On both floors natural light floods in through numerous large windows and illuminates the interior spaces. All openings are brick-clad and feature solid shutters. The wooden windows and doors are fitted with thermal glazing.
The gable roof is laid with local tiles and has dormer windows. The chimney stacks are in brick.
The external walls are rendered and are built on stone foundations.
On the garden side, a terrace runs along the facade. Access is via several French windows.
The walled garden offers a variety of trees, shrubs and flowerbeds. The garden allows a direct view of the chancel of the church.

The manor house

The house has two entrances, each with a staircase leading to the first floor.

Ground floor
The main entrance hall with its panelled walls leads on one side to the dining room, the scullery and the fitted and equipped kitchen; on the other side to a small drawing room, a library and a study. The second hallway opens onto the large reception room. The reception rooms boast impressive fireplaces with elaborate wooden mantles. The walls are half-panelled, the floors are parquet or tiled with small mosaic stones and the ceilings feature decorative mouldings.
First floor
The main staircase leads to a large hallway with fitted wardrobes serving the master bedroom and its large bathroom as well as two bedrooms with shower rooms. The other staircase leads to a landing with four bedrooms and two shower rooms. The rooms are spacious, very bright and panelled. Two bedrooms boast Alsatian-style stoves.
A wooden staircase with tiled steps leads to the attic where the roof frame is exposed. Two large rooms, lit by dormer windows, are currently used for different purposes: games room, bedroom/dormitory, TV room, storage room. In addition, a shower room with toilet has been installed.
Four large and high vaulted cellars cover the same surface area as the entire house. A boiler has been installed. They are accessed via the garden.
The 1500m2 walled garden is located at the rear of the house. It is flat and on two levels. A large awning allows for storage of equipment. The electric gate opens onto a gravelled courtyard suitable for vehicles.

Our opinion

Space is one of the major assets of this property. Not only are the room surfaces and the ceiling heights considerable, but the presence of a garden with trees in the heart of the village is particularly appealing. In addition, the view of the listed church chancel is a real delight. Another interesting advantage is that the two entrances guarantee a certain flexibility in the use of the house, avoiding any risk of overcrowding. It is therefore not surprising that the manor has belonged to a number of quite different owners over the centuries: a squire and king's counsellor, a notary, a member of the National Assembly or a colonel. The new occupants will certainly be happy to add their personal, family or even professional imprint.

Exclusive sale

475 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 385756

Land registry surface area 1488 m2
Main building surface area 500 m2
Number of bedrooms 7

French Energy Performance Diagnosis


Yves Delloye +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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