village houses for sale saint-fargeau - toucy in france

An old farmhouse resembling an English cottage
in a hamlet 160 km from Paris in Burgundy

Saint-Fargeau, YONNE burgundy 89170 FR


The hamlet is in the French department of Yonne, on the borders of that of Loiret, five kilometres from a lively village with 1,600 inhabitants. The nearest small towns are Saint-Fargeau, Toucy and Châtillon-Coligny. 40 km from Auxerre and Joigny with their railway stations, 60 km from Chablis, 58 km from Montargis and 160 km from Paris via the A6 motorway.


A narrow, little-used country lane leads to this property. It is delimited on the east side by the high stone wall of the outbuilding and a low stone wall near to an old wash-house. On the south side it is bordered by a stream, to the west by a hedge and wire fencing and to the north by the facade of the farmhouse. On one side stands a small picturesque hamlet with 70 inhabitants and a small 13th century church with some outstanding murals; on the other side extend meadows as well as small irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches for as far as the eye can see. Wooden entrance gates open into an inner gravel courtyard. A large, covered courtyard faces the house. The garden is planted with various species over fifty years old: weeping willow, fir, oak, lime and fruit trees as well as honeysuckle and other flowering plants. The grounds span approx. 2,600 m².

The farmhouse

This rectangular house was built in the 18th century, although part of it was completed in the 20th century. It spans two levels and a floor surface area of approx. 344 m². The gable roof, covered with old tiles, features brick chimney stacks. The rendered stone walls are covered with a grape vine and Virginia Creeper. The facades have numerous openings, the framing of which is composed of flat bricks and the upstairs arched openings have wooden railings. The building is slightly raised in relation to the garden and gives a dominant view of its encompassing terrace.

Ground floor
The ground floor is entered via four openings, one of which forms the main entrance which opens into the storeroom. It provides access, on one side, to the lounge opening on to the small terrace which has a wooden winding stairway leading upstairs and, on the other side, to an open-plan dining room-kitchen and a lounge as well as a vestibule with a toilet and a bathroom. A second wooden stairway also leads upstairs. The main rooms have open-hearth fireplaces, built of stone, wood and brick. The floors are covered with old terracotta tiles and the ceilings feature exposed beams that stand out from the white walls. The wooden-framed openings provide maximum luminosity.
First floor
The stairway leads up to a landing room. The more recently constructed, left wing comprises three bedrooms, all of the same size, and a bathroom-toilet. The floors are carpeted and the walls covered with wallpaper. The windows look out on to the garden. An opening in the ceiling provides access to the attic. The right wing comprises a large living room, a toilet with a wash-hand basin, a tiled bathroom with a slipper bath as well as a marble and wood vanity unit in addition to two bedrooms, one of which has a shower room. The joists are exposed, the floors are carpeted and the walls are painted white. All the upstairs windows have wooden frames and double-glazing.
The attic, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 150 m², is insulated but not converted.

The outbuildings

This covered area is between the house and the wash-house.
Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 118 m², its exposed stone walls are covered with Virginia Creeper and topped with a gable roof featuring local tiles. This former stables has a superb exposed roofing framework with a comfortably high ridge. It is divided into three sections and is currently used as a garage.
Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 15 m², the shed adjoins the main house. It is built of rendered stone and brick and is topped with a local tile roof. It is divided into three small areas that house the machine rooms, including the boiler room.
Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 34 m², the sheepfold is built of wood and covered with a local tile roof.
Wood store
This tiny, brick and stone house is topped with a flat tile, gable roof. It comprises a bread oven.

Our opinion

The deep rural charm exuded by this old farmstead is typical of the Burgundy region, long praised for its fertile landscape and its quality of life. This traditional house nevertheless reflects the air of an English cottage which new owners could easily introduce inside by redecorating: the covered courtyard, an invitation to relax, the old wash-house and its babbling stream, the undulating landscape and the horses running across the meadows all appear to be in keeping with one of John-Barry’s original theme tunes. The promise of privacy and authenticity contained within this harmonious property relatively close to Paris is enhanced by great conversion potential which should not require major works.

399 000 €
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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*
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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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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 944564

Land registry surface area 2595 m2
Main building surface area 344 m2
Outbuilding surface area 166 m2


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Regional representative

Isabelle Ponelle       +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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