On the southernmost part of the Champagne vineyards, a land of streams and rivers with dense, undulating forests.
2½ hours from Paris via the excellent A5 motorway, 50 km from Troyes, with its half-timbered houses from the Renaissance period and its factory outlets.
Ten minutes from Bar-sur-Aube, a medieval town which, in the Middle-Ages, was one of the four towns where Champagne fairs were held. Within easy reach of Orient Forest Nature Park and its three lakes, 5,000 hectares of still water in unspoilt natural surroundings. This detached property, on the outskirts of a village, stands out courtesy of its large wooded parklands.
This house has the characteristics of the large, luxury homes of the 19th century.
The classical facade has three bays on two levels, with a third level forming the second floor under the high attic roof. Large and small-paned, inward-opening windows as well as bull’s eye windows extend over the facades. The hip roof, comprising sprockets, is covered with flat tiles and features a stone overhanging cornice and two large brick chimney stacks. The top floor is illuminated via roof dormers and skylights.
Adjoining the main house and set at right angles on the parklands side, this delightful small, square, 2-storey building has three facades. Its hip roof is covered with flat tiles.
Its ground floor communicates via an interior door with the laundry-boiler room. The dairy’s old salting room, with its tiled floor, is now a storage room for garden furniture.
The upstairs is reached via an outside brick stairway.
A large bedroom, with a wash-hand basin, oak wood parquet flooring and floor-to-ceiling panelling, overlooks the parklands.
The outbuildings, flanking the courtyard, are laid out at right angles to the street.
On the right-hand side of the house is the old dairy, spanning approx. 200 m².
It comprises two vast rooms with, for the first, tiled tables for the making of brie cheeses, the second, without the copper vats that are no longer in existence, was used for making gruyere cheeses.
These rooms are illuminated by small, basket-handle arched, opening windows.
Above are large successive attics.
Two 28 m² garages stand, facing the dairy, on the left-hand side of the house. Next to them are three vast brick buildings, spanning approx. 350 m². Their architecture is in keeping with that of the dairy.
Each building is laid out with a central corridor providing access on either side to the pigsties.
The whey, used for feeding purposes, came directly from the dairy. It was mixed with flour, which was stored in sacs upstairs in the first building.
The vast wooded grounds bestow this property, on the outskirts of a village, with great independence, space, light as well as peace and quiet.
The large, luxurious home can be lived in straightaway.
It still has its original architectural features, that superb patina of old family residences and is steeped in light via the numerous openings that let in the fragrances from a flower-filled garden.
Not having been lived in for several years, it is a shame that the flame-coloured Virginia creeper that once covered its facades has been eradicated obviously for ease of upkeep.
The buildings have a superb decorative coherence, with openings reminiscent of the national horse stud farms, like the one nearby in Montier-en-Der.
They could be transformed and used for an arts & crafts activity, as an artist’s studio, for a holiday accommodation unit or bed & breakfast activity or even as a restaurant.
290 000 €
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
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|Land registry surface area||13742 m2|
|Main building surface area||245 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||590 m2|
Aube, Marne Region
Florence Fornara       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.