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A 19th century chateau with outbuildings and parklands
2 hours from Paris and an hour from the beach

Location

In the heart of one of the most beautiful areas in Picardy, a verdant, gently undulating region.
Steeped in tradition since the Middle-Ages and dotted with villages featuring an exceptional wealth of architectural, cultural, gastronomical and environmental heritage.
Between small valleys and hills, between valleys and plateaux, between gushing springs and a fish-filled river.
In a land of witches and legends, an area for taking pastoral walks, in a little, soothingly rural village.
About an hour from Somme Bay, less than 30 minutes from the northern region’s large towns and less than 2 hours from the French capital.
The site is historic and the setting tranquil.

Description

Once a fortress constructed around the middle of the 13th century by a feudal lord.
The lord of the fiefdom, which qualified as a “châtellenie” (an officially recognised castle and its land), was granted a peerage by the king courtesy of his castle.
As of the second half of the 13th century, a Marshal from Champagne became the feudal lord.
At the beginning of the 14th century, his successor had to sell the fiefdom to pay a ransom.
Following a marriage in the 18th century, a Baron, a former musketeer of the king, became lord of the fiefdom.
The fiefdom was also part of a military-controlled district and one known as an “élection”.
The old chateau was probably built in the 18th century: a few vestiges of the building still existed in the 19th century.
It was rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century with the addition of a neo-Gothic chapel, no longer in existence as it was dismantled by the occupying German forces during the Second World War.
This imposing limestone building was then converted into a holiday residence.
Today, this impressive chateau, rebuilt from limestone, dominates pleasant parklands.
Once through the wrought iron gates, set in the perimeter wall, the tree-lined alleyway separates to go around a large stretch of lawn, before meeting in front of the building.
Near the building, on the left-hand side of the entrance, stand the outbuildings.
On the right-hand side, three small pavilions, in the shade of a weeping willow, are set out along the alleyway.
The stone chateau, dating from the 19th century, stands at the end of the property.
It comprises two upper floors, topped with an attic floor, making it unusually high.
The parklands are widely wooded with a variety of mature species, some trees being over a hundred years old.
The entire property spans more than six hectares, partly bordered by a river.
A wood at the end has an old hunting alleyway.
It is worthy of note that, although in the centre of a village, its surrounding view takes in but wooded countryside.

The chateau

Set at the end of the parklands, this chateau forms and imposes an elegant, impressive silhouette which gradually comes into view as visitors approach.
Constructed from stone, with a double porch way and topped with a tile roof, it spans three levels and an attic floor, built over cellars.
The porch way provides access to a vestibule, a luminous area with a floor decorated with a large, central mosaic pattern.
On the left-hand side is the main reception room with herringbone pattern parquet flooring, moulding and a highly original, tall fireplace.
On the right-hand side of the entrance hall is the dining room with tinted parquet flooring and moulding.
This is followed by a reception room with parquet flooring. It is adorned with a central rosette and moulding.
A billiards’ room has a large wall cupboard.
A vestibule, with a marble floor featuring round inlaid decoration, houses the stairway leading upstairs.
At the back is a second entrance hall, also with a central mosaic pattern.
Next to this are a modern, fitted kitchen, with a tiled floor, a back kitchen, a storeroom and a laundry room.
There is also a toilet.
Also on the ground floor, a back entrance hall, with a tiled floor and a stairway, a small room and a study with tinted parquet flooring.
Upstairs, the landing opens on to a corridor, a dressing room, a spacious, fitted bathroom, seven bedrooms, including the master bedroom, a child’s bedroom with a water supply point, another room, a study with a balcony and a second bathroom.
The floor above has a landing providing access to a corridor, another landing and several bedrooms, all of which recently underwent full, first-class renovation works and all have their own bathroom and toilet.
The top floor comprises a landing with two rooms and a vast attic which could be converted. It has brick walls, wooden flooring in a good state of repair and a robust roofing framework. This area is well illuminated by shed roof dormers, a light well and a semi-circular rose window.
Spanning more than 1,000 m² of living space over a ground and two upper floors, with a large attic that could be converted, this chateau has, over several years, undergone major renovation and conversion works, some of which were recently carried out, providing it with a new style and modern-day home comforts.
The full basement has also undergone recent renovation and conversion works. The many cellars were, thus, transformed into leisure and relaxation areas with a bar, a swimming pool, an exercise room and more as well as a wine cellar.
All the various sections of the building constitute great potential.
At the back is a new terrace.
The main outbuildings, on the left-hand side, are set out around a square courtyard with a wooded garden.
A large caretaker’s cottage, comprising seven rooms with an attic and cellars, spans approx. 200 m².
A large annex building comprises three large rooms, twelve bedrooms, a kitchen, shower rooms, bathroom and toilet facilities as well as miscellaneous machine rooms, a workshop, a boiler room, locked garages and a cellar.
Three small pavilions, at a short distance, are set out in the parklands.
Further away are a new tennis court and an aviary.

Our opinion

This character property exudes a certain charm.
Although the architecture is sober, it features a pleasantly balanced design and harmony.
The entire main building is large with simple, elegant rooms and provides glimpses of great potential.
The outbuildings would make it possible to develop a business, made easier by the surrounding countryside.
The proximity of several European capital cities is an asset.
This pleasant site is in an attractive setting.

1 590 000 €
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Ventes d'immeubles

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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En Province
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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Expertise

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 %

Reference 872948

Land registry surface area 6 ha 19 a 80 ca
Main building surface area 1000 m2

 

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Bruno Van Montagu       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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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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