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4½ hours from Brussels, 3½ hours from Geneva, 3 hours from Luxembourg and 2 hours from Paris, where the borders of the French departments of Aube and Haute-Marne meet that of the Burgundy region.
The view along the routes in this region, with it good tourist trade due to the proximity of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises and the not to be missed Clervaux Abbey, encompasses some superbly wide panoramas that include pastures, farms, wooded hilltops, ponds, lakes and old monuments bearing witness to the rich local history. The small village with less than 130 inhabitants is to be found deep in the Haute-Marne countryside. It is surrounded by woods and vast pastures forming an extremely pleasant, slightly undulating landscape.
This U-shaped castle is surrounded by moats that come together in a lake in front of the main courtyard. The main building, more than 60 m long, is linked by two corner towers to two shorter wings. It originally spanned three levels, the upper level, very probably in a Renaissance style, having been destroyed by fire during the Wars of Religion. Rebuilt over two stories, it was once again modified in the 18th century notably by the creation of new openings.
The austerity of the exposed stone on the north facade, on the moat side, contrasts with the pink rendering added on the south facade by Edmond-Descharmes. It is, however, still possible to see the Saint-Belin coat-of-arms on the left-hand side, the initials SB on the right-hand side and a broken pediment bearing their family crest above the main entrance.
“Strong on all sides”, proudly proclaims the old Saint Belin coat-of-arms. “Admirable from all points of view”, will add visitors as they experience the romantic and austere, mysterious and charismatic atmosphere exuded by the castle. Apart from a few concessions made to modernity, this building has come down through the ages without alteration, the miscellaneous interior conversion works having kept the original layout of the rooms and just modified their use. Whilst the tall facades, set back directly above the water-filled moats, impose from the outside a soothing image of tranquil strength, even if wide openings have long since replaced the original loopholes. The right balance between refinement and simplicity which reigns throughout the estate did not, moreover, escape the stars of the seventh art that stayed there, beginning with the Gabin-Dietrich couple who it appears spent some of their happiest hours there.
875 000 €
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Aube, Marne Region
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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.
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 %