Less than 3 hours from Paris via the A5 motorway, 1½ hours via the TGV train, 80 minutes from Dijon and 30 minutes from Montbard (TGV train station), in a town with all shops renowned for its heritage, of which this residence is an integral part. The “Route du Crémant” (a tour of vineyards producing the local, slightly sparkling wine) and soon the Châtillonnais parklands, protecting the natural surroundings, will help the sector to develop a major tourist activity whilst preserving its main asset: unspoilt countryside.
The mansion house
This property is entered via a large rectangular porch way, topped with plants, through double wooden doors. The inner courtyard is laid out with small boxwood bushes as well as a female sculpture and 18th century bowls, set on pedestals. With its architecture typical of its era, this mansion house comprises a central building, flanked by two wings set at right angles, forming an inner courtyard and a small garden laid out behind the property. The left-hand wing houses the old stables, now transformed into a garage, whilst the right-hand wing is used as living space. The building spans two levels, topped with an attic floor, featuring internal roof dormers. A few cellars still remain, notably in the left-hand wing. Constructed from dressed stone, its rendered walls have exposed stone framing around the tall, wide windows. The upstairs windows are protected via black and gold-painted, wrought iron railings with scrolls. Small trellises are affixed to the walls between the windows. The entire building is topped with a flat Burgundy tile roof.
The Knights Templar chapel, storeroom
A vaulted passageway which leads to the small garden, constructed from quarry stone blocks and adorned with an old lamp, is one of the oldest sections of the residence. The cellar, storeroom or Knights Templar chapel features a barrel vault without illumination and forms a spacious area that can be reached from the garden. Its use as a Knights Templar chapel has not been historically proved but it could be linked to another preserved chapel in the town, shown on Cassini’s maps. The mystery is still to be clarified.
The outside garden
Set out on the other side of the road, it spans a 186 m², walled plot.
This building features an elegant facade set out around its wonderful, large, inner courtyard. The ground floor awaits conversion but the first or noble floor, enhanced with gilding, chandeliers and Versailles pattern parquet flooring, is comfortable as it is. And yet, apart from these obvious aesthetic qualities, the status of this mansion house is explained by its history which greatly justified its classification on the French Supplementary Historic Monument List in 1983. The memories that linger are not, however, solely linked to Napoleon: the Knights Templars are also involved via this cellar or large storeroom which could be a vestige of one of their chapels.
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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||852 m2|
|Main building surface area||577 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||43 m2|
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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.