character houses for sale - seine-et-marne - near fontainebleau

An artist’s home and parklands with an exceptional view over
unspoilt countryside in a still authentic village near to Fontainebleau
, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france FR


80 km from Paris, 20 km from Fontainebleau, 13 km from Moret-sur-Loing and 9 km from Nemours, in a picturesque hamlet with an old, listed, tile production plant.


This house spans two levels excluding the cellar, in the middle of immaculately-kept, cleverly illuminated, landscaped parklands, opening on one side on to a very quiet road. Access is provided via solid oak wood, remote-controlled gates. The garden, on the other side, holds promises of pastoral walks between its Medieval vegetable garden and two hornbeam trees as well as other rare species including maple, blue cedar, sequoia and four cypress trees. This verdant setting provides a magnificent view over the plains and woods adjoining the property.
Further away, the tall, majestic brick chimney of the tile production plant rises up out of the abundant, wild countryside. The panoramic view stretches as far as Fontainebleau Forest which can be admired from all the floors and all the rooms on the garden side.

The house

This house, typical of the Brie area, is built of rendered sandstone with brick framing around the windows. A central section features a half-timbered pediment and the roof is covered with flat tiles (from the local tile production plant).
It could boast of being a designer house courtesy of its ideal aspect in its parklands and its noble materials as well as its sober, harmonious lines. This house can be entered via the kitchen, the main entrance door or the reception room. A small lean-to completes the property.
Although semi-detached, this house is free of any visual nuisances.

Ground floor
The main entrance hall has old, square terracotta floor tiles and exposed ceiling joists. Straight on is a small lounge. On the right-hand side, two steps lead down into a superb reception room with a mezzanine floor. It features a monumental stone fireplace, old terracotta floor tiles and a 4.7 m high ceiling with white-painted joists and beams.
On the other side, a clever vestibule where cupboards conceal the presence of a laundry room, a cloakroom and other storage areas.
A warm and welcoming dining room, with solid oak wood bookshelves, has a Lorraine-style, ceramic, wood-burning stove. This through room, with windows on one side and a window featuring corbelling on the other, is followed by a toilet, a large kitchen with an indoor barbecue and an eating area as well as a small, cosier dining room. The floor is tiled, a fireplace enhances the conviviality of the room and the ceiling has exposed joists. A French window with leaded blown glass opens into the garden. There is also a pantry and a garage.

First floor
This level with its mezzanine is accessed via a stairway with an oak wood handrail and balusters as well as brick steps.
The mezzanine, looking down into the reception room, has strip pattern oak wood parquet flooring. Used as a television or reading room, it extends into a corridor with parquet flooring and a basket handle, plaster archway.
The mezzanine provides access to a first bedroom and its small separate toilet with a pink marble wash-hand basin.
The corridor provides access to three other bedrooms: bedroom no. 2 has a cupboard, wooden indoor shutters, a mahogany wood door and an adjoining shower room as well as a separate toilet. Bedroom no. 3 has a pinewood floor and a bathroom with a toilet. Bedroom no. 4 also has a bathroom and toilet. These are followed by a room which could be used as an adjoining study or an independent bedroom as it opens into an attic which is reached via a second stairway leading up from the garage.

Our opinion

An unusual, slightly magical place, where the size and layout of the rooms exude an artistic and convivial air. Harmony reigns, both inside and out. The beauty of the garden, perfectly set out with its different areas, blends with the surrounding countryside courtesy of its tenuous boundaries. An impression of space and freedom radiates from these premises capable of satisfying miscellaneous, varied requirements such as those of artists, writers and philosophers seeking contemplation and inspiration or of providing a warm, cosy family home made to protect and contain its positive aura. A holiday home. On a more practical note, the bedroom-study upstairs with its independent entrance could be used for cohabitation purposes.

Exclusive sale

695 000 €
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Reference 114559

Land registry surface area 8146 m2
Main building surface area 380 m2

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Regional representative
Seine & Marne

Corinne Angeli       +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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