village houses for sale near clamecy - coulanges-sur-yonne

A middle-class home in a village
two hours from Paris in the north of Burgundy

Taingy, YONNE burgundy 89560 FR
Bourgogne

Location

This house is in the French department of Yonne, in a village, 30 minutes away from the town of Auxerre with its aerodrome. All daily requirements are to be found less than 5 minutes away in other nearby market towns. Several train stations such as those of Clamecy and Coulanges-sur-Yonne are within easy reach. The village is quite close to Morvan Regional Nature Park.
A 16th century church, a wash-house, its spring and narrow winding streets give this unspoilt, lively village its charm.

Description

This little village is constructed from white stone coming from the famous Aubigny quarry, source of this fine grained limestone that stonecutters call semi-hard. The quarry has existed since the time of Roman Emperor Domitian II. It was heavily excavated in the 18th and 19th centuries for Baron-Haussmann’s renovation of Paris. Forterre stone was used for the construction of important buildings in the French capital such as its town hall, the National Arts and Trades Conservatory and the Garnier Opera House.
In a sense, this house is a showcase for the quarry. It stands facing the vines. In front of it is an old well. One of the two sets of wrought gates, covered with vegetation, is on the vine side and the other is for vehicles. Inside the property are several small, adjoining, stone buildings. The main house stands out because of the simplicity of its contour and profile. An old stone cowshed is currently in use as a garage. These buildings are in a line facing a garden, adorned here and there with a few old sculptures such as stone benches or a Venus draped with a long coat. A row of lime trees provides some shade during the summer months.

The main residence

Its lower sections are built from hard, almost impermeable dressed stone which is a guarantee against rising damp. An outside stairway adorns the facade. The dressed stone entrance porch way is enclosed by very plain wrought iron railings. The openings on the two main levels are protected by solid shutters and flanked with white limestone framing, making the facade extremely elegant. The top floor features three stone roof dormers, with the middle one more heavily wrought than the other two. The roof is covered with slate whilst those of the outbuildings are covered with flat Burgundy tiles which, made locally, vary in colour from red to brown depending on the light. Double wooden entrance doors have glass panes protected by wrought iron figurines. They are topped with a fanlight. In the lower section, an opening provides a glimpse of a vaulted cellar. A string course separates the raised ground floor from the first floor.


Ground floor
A small entrance hall, with old cement floor tiles, provides access to the main rooms. On the left-hand side, a 26 m² dining room opens on to the garden. The eye is attracted by an open-hearth fireplace, with its white stone mantel, standing on a brick floor. Moulded wooden cupboards can be seen to the left of the fireplace. The ceiling moulding remains plain. The floor is covered with herringbone pattern parquet flooring. All the rooms on the ground floor have white-painted wainscoting. A little fitted kitchen, facing the dining room, is illuminated via an opening, looking out over the surrounding countryside. On the right-hand side of the entrance hall, a 27 m² lounge has two windows, hence the superb luminosity in this room which is enhanced with a closed-hearth marble fireplace and a few fine friezes embellish the ceiling. A wooden stairway, in the entrance hall, goes upstairs. Its bottom curved step is made of Burgundy stone. The start of the wrought iron handrail features an impressive old copper ball.
First floor
Each of the two bedrooms has its own marble fireplace, in good working order. One of the bedrooms has a small Gustavian cupboard, topped with an old wash-hand basin. The second bedroom has its own shower room and toilet. A large bathroom, spanning approx. 10 m², completes this level. Its old wash-hand basin comes from Chambord. Both bedrooms have views over the surrounding countryside.
Attic
The attic space has been converted into a single room spanning approx. 60 m². It could easily house two bedrooms. The ceiling height is greater than 1.80 m. The exposed beams have been repainted a light grey colour. Daylight floods in through the numerous roof dormers. The doors of certain cupboards, replaced by old slatted shutters, are unusual.
Cellar
An attractive vaulted cellar is in the basement.
Outbuilding
One outbuilding currently houses a summer kitchen. This room, spanning approx. 25 m², has the particularity of having a monumental fireplace, the mantel of which is made of Burgundy stone. Glazed openings look out at the garden, the vines and an old well.
Former rural farm
An old rural stone building is currently used as a garage. Double wooden doors, made from thick vertical planks, produce a superb effect. Small openings in the facade make it possible to air the building which has no need of natural light. The roofs of the outbuildings are covered with old Burgundy tiles.

Our opinion

This house is constructed from a local fine grained limestone that the architects of Haussmannian Paris used. Between Puisaye, Morvan and the Yonne Valley, the village provides company without being a nuisance. Useful garden outbuildings, typical of the Burgundy region, complete this modest residence that new owners will reorganise to suit their own personal tastes.

260 000 €
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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 766264

Land registry surface area 1487 m2
Main building surface area 160 m2

 

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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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