A 400 year old salt loft
in the French department of Loiret

Location

The village, 130 km from Paris, is in the Gâtinais region. It can be reached by train in an hour from Gare-de-Lyon and Gare-de-Bercy. It can also be reached by navigable waterways from the Seine via canals.
The Loing Valley features some sumptuous chateaux, forests and outstanding gardens. River tourism attracts more than six hundred sailing enthusiasts a year who are able to stop here courtesy of Briare Canal, a 17th century feat of engineering. Local producers are renowned for their honey and saffron; local markets abound with produce from animal breeders and market gardeners; whilst ethics, know-how and quality are provided by craftsmen and entrepreneurs.

Description

This 16th century salt loft, surrounded by the old ramparts, stands on the corner of two narrow streets. It nestles in the centre of the town with its 13th century keep, its 19th century chateau, its 16th century church, its belfry, its chapels, its museum and its other half-timbered houses. The peaceful surroundings are home to many craftsmen.

The building

This three storey building is partially constructed over vaulted cellars. Its gable roof is covered with flat tiles. The walls are built of exposed stone (flint and limestone), cob and half-timbering. The facades are also partially covered with sand and lime rendering. The mullioned windows as well as the French windows are framed with dressed stone or brick. The south gable wall features a wooden lean-to, covered with flat tiles, sheltering a stone stairway with railings, up which climb Virginia creeper and roses. The entrance archway, housing carriage doors, is adorned with two kerbstones.


Ground floor
Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 48 m², this level comprises a workshop followed by a vaulted cellar.
Mezzanine floor
Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 50 m², this level has floor tiles throughout, the walls are painted white and the joist system exposed. It comprises an open-plan kitchen, a dining room, a bedroom and a shower room with a toilet.
First floor
Just like the previous level, this floor can be reached from the outside via a stone stairway running along the south gable wall of the house. A wooden door, with a wrought iron knocker, opens into a reception room spanning a floor surface area of approx. 95 m². The exposed stone or hand-rendered walls feature small recesses and numerous openings that let in copious amounts of light. Bricks and sand-blasted beams enhance the building’s strong character. The floors are of bare concrete. A winding, oak wood stairway goes up to the top floor.
Second floor
This area under the rafters spans a floor surface area of 87 m². The ridge is approx. 6.2 m high. The exposed roofing framework enhances this space, awaiting conversion.

Our opinion

Their original character unquestionably defines the uniqueness of these premises. The state of preservation is such that we would almost be tempted to pay the salt tax just for the pleasure of visiting this salt loft! Although the name of the 16th century builder is not currently known, the construction is indelibly marked by its solidity.
Already identified and set within a historic perimeter, this “Salt loft” can soon expect to be taken under the protective wing of the French Heritage Foundation or Historic Monument Association.
Residents, fortunate enough to make these premises their home, will not only ensure its preservation but also find that it is a pleasant place to live.

170 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.


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Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

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*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

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)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 848142

Land registry surface area 118 m2
Main building surface area 231 m2

 

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Regional representative

Dalila Bessahli       +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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