A small, 18th century presbytery with small outbuildings,
a garden and an orchard in Côte-d’Or


In a tiny village in the French department of Côte-d’Or (approx. sixty inhabitants), just a few kilometres from Montbard, to the north of Semur-en-Auxois. Paris is 240 km away. Montbard train station is on the Paris-Gare-de-Lyon-Dijon TGV train line (an hour’s journey). The A6 motorway is 30 minutes away. At a distance from secondary roads with, amongst its rare neighbours, a small church with a certain charm, unspoilt undulating countryside and vast, game-filled forests.
The nearest shops are 8 km away in Ravières (bakery, florist, café, tabacconist, newsagent, grocery, etc.), Montbard, 13 km away, is a larger town. The nearest hospitals are in Montbard and Semur-en-Auxois. Primary schools are 7 km away from this small village; the main secondary school is 14 km away but there is a school bus service.


This group of buildings stand in a 3,000 m² garden which is enclosed partly by walls and a natural hedge and partly by fencing, enabling children to play safely.
The main house is a small 18th century presbytery which was built to be used for accommodation purposes by the country priest as well as a place for teaching local children their catechism. It later fell into disuse and was virtually abandoned before being totally rehabilitated by its current residents.
The outbuildings of this presbytery comprise an old bread oven, former pigsties and a small barn, all built of exposed rubble stone.
A vegetable garden and an orchard provide sustenance for the family living here.
Fields stretch for as far as the eye can see from the garden.

The presbytery

This presbytery spans three stories. Its facade featuring quoins is rendered. Symmetrical, it is topped with a gently sloping roof covered with interlocking tiles and featuring two shed dormers. A small porch way provides access to the main entrance and tall windows adorn the facade. All the window frames have been preserved.
Inside, the central wooden stairway, with flat balusters featuring fretwork, is the work of a craftsman.

Ground floor
Double doors open into the entrance hall with its Burgundy flagstones. At the end of a short corridor is a toilet as well as the stairway leading upstairs. A single room has been converted into two small lounges, a central separating wall featuring a double fireplace, currently housing a wood-burning stove. A dining room and a kitchen complete the ground floor. The floors on the ground floor are covered with Burgundy flagstones or 18th century terracotta tiles which, although completely renovated, still exude their original character.
First floor
Three bedrooms and a small room that can be used as a study or a very small bedroom, together with a spacious fully fitted bathroom, are accessed via a small hall area and a corridor.
The modest-sized bedrooms are extremely pleasant. The first floor features old, polished wooden flooring.

Second floor
This is an attic floor which has been converted. Its roofing framework is in pristine condition. The top floor comprises 3 bedroom areas, a study, a reading area and a workshop area. This level has bare floorboards.
Bread oven
This small shelter with its flat tile roof is characterised by its rubble stone walls. In good working order, it is unfortunately not used but could easily be brought back into service for those warm summer evenings.
These former pigsties have been cleaned and are currently used as storage space. They could easily form a henhouse. They make a practical place for storing provisions.
This vast barn with its rubble stone walls includes a workshop. A separating floor on the inside provides two levels: additional storage space, a garage? There is room for both.

Our opinion

This is a pleasant family home in the country.
Reflecting its original vocation, the property is simple but welcoming. Modern-day home comforts are now provided and every season has its own particular attraction.
A haven of peace filled with the sound of birdsong. Fruit trees and a vegetable garden ensure total self-sufficiency in this corner of France, within easy reach of Paris.

320 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.

Reference 674977

Land registry surface area 2985m2 m2
Main building surface area 185 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 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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