character houses for sale - triel-sur-seine - 35 minutes from paris

A 1911 family property on the banks of the Seine in 3,700 m² of parklands
35 minutes from Paris in the French department of Yvelines


In the town of Triel-sur-Seine, predominantly standing on the right bank of the river Seine, on the Hautil hills. The town dates back to the time of the Gauls but it greatly expanded in the 19th century. Attracting artists and writers, such as Octave-Mirbeau, Emile-Zola and Guy-de-Maupassant, it provided inspiration for painters such as Pierre-Dunoyer-de-Ségonzac and Albert-Marquet. At the end of the 19th century, Triel became a posh residential district where the Parisian middle-classes built themselves large residences and came to get a taste of the romanticism on the banks of the Seine. The town currently has more than 11,500 inhabitants and a public transport network that puts it less than 30 minutes from Saint-Germain-en-Laye and 35 minutes from Paris, as well as numerous state and private schools. And lastly, less than 10 minutes from there, in Verneuil-sur-Seine, is one of the best schools in France, Notre-Dame “Les Oiseaux”.


This south-south-west facing house, slightly dominating the Seine, stands in 3,700 m² of parklands looking out over the river. It notably includes a row of one hundred year old boxwood, a chestnut tree lined alleyway and a landscaped garden. The main, 285 m² house comprises a double reception room, spanning more than 80 m² with a large fireplace, a small lounge, a study, a kitchen and its pantry, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two terraces. Both the old orangery and the caretaker’s cottage, which has its own entrance off of the street and could be linked to the main house, span a floor surface area of approx. 40 m² awaiting renovation. The outbuildings house several storage rooms, a boiler room, a workshop, a gardening shed and an old greenhouse, spanning an additional floor surface area a little over 50 m². This property, bordering the Seine, also has an old boathouse with the possibility of setting up a jetty. Moulding, terracotta floor tiles, parquet flooring, wooden stairways and period bathrooms all contribute to the authentic atmosphere exuded by these premises.

The main house

This house was constructed of millstone grit in 1911. Featuring a plain but elegant architecture, it predominantly faces its parklands and the Seine. Its wide openings let in copious amounts of light and provide superb views over the garden and the river.

Garden level
This level is predominantly taken up by a double reception room, spanning more than 80 m², which opens via its wide picture windows on to the terrace, looking out over the parklands and the Seine. It has a terracotta tile and wood floor and a large, sculpted stone fireplace. The next room is a large, bright kitchen, followed by a back kitchen, a study overlooking the garden and a laundry room. A stairway leads upstairs.
First floor
This level can also be reached via a terrace which provides direct access to a reception lounge and a corridor leading to the other rooms. First is a large bedroom, the vast adjoining bathroom of which still has numerous old features such as a free-standing bath tub, cupboards and tiling with blue inlaid decoration. This room precedes another bedroom, a linen room and a toilet.
Second floor
The landing provides access to a shower room and three bedrooms, one of which has its own bathroom and is extended by a balcony overlooking the garden and the Seine.
The stairway goes up to a room under the roof, illuminated by a window. It could easily be converted into a study.

The caretaker's cottage

The caretaker’s cottage is built on one side of the main house. It has its own independent entrance off of the street and garden but it could be connected to the main house on the first floor. Awaiting full renovation works, it comprises an entrance hall, a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.

The orangery

This millstone grit building, converted into a studio flat, looks out over the landscaped garden. Awaiting full renovation works, it comprises a large room with a kitchen area and a fireplace, a bathroom with a toilet and a bedroom on a mezzanine.

The outbuildings and the boathouse

The outbuildings include miscellaneous storage areas as well as a boiler room, a workshop and a gardening shed. There is also an attractive, old, glass and metal greenhouse awaiting restoration. The old boathouse stands on the side of the river, overlooking the old towpath. It could adjoin a jetty on the water’s edge.

The garden and the banks of the Seine

The 3,700 m² of parklands slope gently down towards the Seine. Facing the house, a double row of one hundred year old, decoratively trimmed boxwood is flanked by two straight hedges, providing a subtle structure. It leads to the base of a statue of the god Pan set in an ivy-covered alcove, flanked by two columns topped with sculpted vases as well as two stone benches. On the left-hand side, a chestnut tree lined alleyway borders the property as far as the boathouse. A landscaped garden on the right-hand side, planted with roses, mock orange and other perennial plants, is crossed by a pathway going down to the Seine and leading to a gate that opens on to the towpath.

Our opinion

Whether in the garden or inside the house, the sight of the Seine is omnipresent, providing views made all the more captivating by the fact that the opposite bank, a green belt area, is inhabited but by birds. This somewhat old-fashioned charm, reflected throughout the property, evokes the pleasant way of living and the serene atmosphere of a Sunday in the country at the beginning of the last century. The parklands, with their French formal alleyway, their landscaped garden, their shady pathways and their terraces, conceal numerous nooks and crannies with a variety of ambiances that are just waiting to be explored. Courtesy of its many independent entrances, the building itself could be reorganised in a multitude of ways making it possible to create cosy rooms as easily as vast reception areas.

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1 186 000 €
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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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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 207452

Number of rooms 12
Number of bedrooms 5
Possible nNumber of bedrooms 8
Land registry surface area 3718 m2
Living space450 m2
Surface 350 m2


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Caroline Caron de Panthou    +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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