An old vine-grower’s cottage, its two vaulted cellars and its outbuildings
in a walled garden less than a hundred kilometres from Paris
Pithiviers, LOIRET center-val-de-loire 45300 FR


Ninety kilometres to the south of Paris and just five minutes from a town with all shops and amenities, in the midst of an unspoilt village.


The facades of this robust stone building, standing near to a small village square, feature quarry stone blocks, recently repointed with lime rendering. The house and its outbuildings are laid out in a U-shape which, completed by an old wall, closes a plot spanning 600 m².
Once through the tall opening of a porch way where a vehicle could be parked, this house is entered via the garden. Although the neighbouring houses are visible, they do not directly overlook this property. They form a timeless landscape of old buildings, once given over to use as barns, small village farmhouses and vine-growers’ cottages. Here, grapes are no longer a source of activity, the only vestiges of which are a robust architecture, vaulted cellars and a few vines grown for domestic purposes such as can be found on this property.

The vine-grower’s cottage

This vine-grower’s cottage, spanning two levels topped with attic space under the roofing framework, is laid out in an L-shape in a corner of the plot. It has a lower extension which houses the kitchen.
The house is entered via a star-shaped entrance hall, providing access to the kitchen, a guest toilet, a shower room, with the boiler, and the lounge. The kitchen opens widely on to the garden via series of semi-circular arched windows, supported on short fluted columns with capitals and widely overhanging springers. A door at the end leads to a veranda, backing on to the building. A stairway goes down to the cellar, comprising several segments, including a large vaulted section.
A wooden, dog-leg stairway, with an intermediate landing, leads upstairs from the lounge. On one side a through study leads to a bedroom, with a sloping ceiling, laid out above the kitchen. On the other side are a bathroom, fitted with a bath, a shower and a toilet, a second bedroom and, reached via a corridor, a third, much bigger bedroom which takes up the entire space under the roofing framework. A stepped piece of furniture makes it possible to reach a storage area under the roofing framework and the attic.

The first outbuilding

A first outbuilding, on the other side of the porch way, comprises an open space housing the oil tank. A closed room has been converted into a summer kitchen. Above this, a vast attic is currently open on to the first area and the outside. A stairway goes down to a vaulted cellar under the building.

The second outbuilding

This building is currently used as a workshop. The attic, above, can be reached via a ladder.

The garden

The flat, enclosed grounds are pleasant to use and easy to maintain. They are planted with a few trees, including some young umbrella pine trees. The veranda, a decorative feature, is ideal for preparing plants and cuttings at the end of the season. The creation of a vegetable garden could be a good idea.

Our opinion

Renovation enthusiasts will appreciate the stone works carried out here by a former owner as well as the care taken by the current owners in their choice of robust, reliable materials which has gone as far as the installation of old cast iron radiators. The Romanesque Revival style reflected by a section of the building is original. This house would make a problem-free holiday home, near to the French capital, that does not need a great deal of tiresome upkeep. The outbuildings could be converted into several additional bedrooms for a large family or for accommodating friends. Its proximity to Paris could also appeal to a couple seeking to telework and/or start a bed & breakfast activity here, examples of which are already to be found in the village.

378 000 €
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Reference 525389

Land registry surface area 605 m2
Main building surface area 190 m2
Outbuilding surface area 200 m2

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Regional representative

Virgile Durand       +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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