The village, to the south-west of the French capital, reached via the A10 motorway in 40 minutes from Porte-d'Orléans and just a few kilometres from Saclay plateau, is renowned for its 11th and 12th century church. Just a short distance from the Upper Chevreuse Valley Regional Nature Park, the peaceful market town has many green open spaces, all main shops as well as primary and secondary schools. Paris is an hour away via bus and the regional RER train.
This keep spans seven levels with a cellar, an intermediate floor, a ground floor raised by a few steps in relation to the ground level and four upper floors. The first two are illuminated via double windows on the two main facades. The building is flanked by a turret, the stairway of which provides access to each level. Said turret is topped with a candlesnuffer roof, just like the four watch-turrets flanking the main section. The walls are three metres thick on the foundation level, thinning to about a metre thick at the top.
On the lowest level are two cellars, one of which is beyond the surface area of the keep and, no doubt, led to the underground passageways which are now filled in.
Above, a kitchen on an intermediate floor is ventilated via basement windows and a facade window.
A late addition in front of the stairway turret provides an extra area on the first three levels. On the ground floor, this area houses an entrance hall which provides access to what was the courtroom, where the lord received his subjects. Currently a dining room, this room includes a storage area set in the thickness of the wall.
The first floor is laid out as a lounge and a toilet has been installed in the addition to the turret. Above, a bathroom is well positioned to accompany the two bedrooms on the second and third floors. The walls becoming thinner, the library on the fourth floor is the biggest room in the keep, made bigger still by the four watch-turrets. The stairway turret has an unconverted top floor under its conical roofing framework.
The detached house
This detached, 2-storey house is constructed from stone and topped with a Mansard style roof, housing converted attic space. A half-turning, solid wood stairway provides access to all the floors.
The plot of land, spanning a surface area of approx. 1,600 m², is pleasantly planted with trees and shrubs. An ornamental pool, in need of attention, could become a decorative feature for the keep. Several entrances, on two streets, are possible and would make it possible to park vehicles in different areas in the event the property was used for a mixture of private and professional purposes.
This keep, with no rivals in the surrounding area, directs its history skywards. It would be difficult to live in a more original home, just a stone’s throw from Paris and nearer still to the intellectual effervescence of the Saclay plateau cluster. With its parquet flooring, stone fireplaces, French and coffered ceilings, wall panelling, an open spiral stairway and cement floor tiles, the inside is in pristine condition. The nearby detached house, with an air of a middle-class residence, would be extremely useful should the new owners decide to run a professional activity from home; what better publicity for such an appealing property!
1 915 000 €
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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||1619 m2|
|Main building surface area||325 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.