This chateau, south-west of the French capital, can be reached via the N20 or via the A10 motorway in about an hour. Etampes train station, 20 minutes away by car, provides 30-minute links to Paris. Orly international airport is less than an hour away.
Not far from the Upper Chevreuse Valley Regional Nature Park as well as the Gâtinais Regional Nature Park, this property is in a region of wide skies and strong daylight.
The old chateau
The 15th century wing, following on from the wall of the church that constitutes one of the sides of the entrance courtyard, is known as “the old chateau”. It spans three levels comprising a ground floor, a first floor and an attic floor. The Mansard-style roof is covered with slate and features bull’s eye roof dormers. The facade, typical of the late Middle-Ages, features irregularly arranged openings. Two semi-circular arched doorways, a lower doorway and a tall doorway are set out on the ground floor, complete with a mullioned window obviously not part of the original building but added at a later date. The first floor is illuminated via four, large-paned windows.
The new chateau
The link to the two 18th and 19th century sections, or “the new chateau”, set at right angles to the old chateau, comprises a 4-storey, square turret, topped with a pyramid roof.
The first of these two buildings is not very wide. It spans three levels and an attic floor under a gable slate roof. The second building of a similar height is wider, but topped with a Mansard-style slate roof. The windows and the large, small-paned roof dormers are surrounded with framing featuring classical motifs.
A corner turret on the garden facade completes the building.
The entrance courtyard is closed on its third side by the outbuilding, a building comprising two main levels, covered with a gable slate roof. Its facade features a sundial.
The robust tower
The north courtyard, behind the outbuildings and to the right of the new chateau, features a robust round tower with a candlesnuffer slate roof. It is connected to the first floor of the outbuilding via a suspended and covered, wooden walkway. A toilet block adjoining the tower was added in the 20th century. There is a wooden farm shed behind the tower.
A rectangular greenhouse with a metal framework closes the courtyard.
The covered moats
The moats, on the west side of the new chateau, are now covered. They are reached via a stairway as in a cellar. Housing oil tanks and a boiler room, they span a large, original floor surface area. The old bridge over the moats forms a surprising underground archway.
The parklands comprise an esplanade, featuring a cedar tree several hundreds of years old, closed by a shallow lake which the children at the holiday centre used as a paddling pool. This esplanade extends into a wooded area, spanning almost 28 hectares. Said area is not maintained in any way as the wood is not exploited. Two plots of farmland, on either side of the parklands, span an arable surface area of almost 5 hectares.
This property’s asking price corresponds more to the imagination and the determination that will be required rather than to its monetary value. Parklands spanning more than thirty hectares so close to Paris would be ideal for numerous projects. The miscellaneous buildings have had their moments of glory and their more humble times. Witness is born to a visit by Henry IV to the lords of the period. The future here is turned towards culture, the arts, hotel and catering activities and even to market gardening as our current line of thinking is to move production nearer to the consumer; the two plots of arable farmland represent a total of almost 5 ha. A great deal of equipment and resources such as a greenhouse, refectories, bathroom and toilet facilities as well as an immense cellar in the moats, are all waiting to be put to good use by new owners who will have seized a golden opportunity.
680 000 €
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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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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 %
|Land registry surface area||32 ha 68 a 52 ca|
|Main building surface area||1400 m2|
Virgile Durand       +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.