residences for sale - cher - centre

An early 17th century, seigneurie with about 1 ha
2½ hours from Paris in the Champagne berrichonne area

Location

Washed by the water of the river Cher, the Champagne-Berrichonne is a region comprising open plains with a wealth of historic and rural heritage. This property is on the outskirts of a medium-sized town, easy to reach via the A71 motorway, one with low tolls that puts Paris 2½ hours away and Orleans an hour away by car. The A89 Lyon-Bordeaux motorway also passes nearby.
Near to all shops, brasseries, restaurants, a grocery, a cinema, a media library and administrative offices. Markets selling local produce are held every week in the vicinity. Schools, sixth form colleges and vocational schools are all within a 5-minute radius.

Description

This old seigneurie is built on foundations dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. It stands on the edge of modern housing, in countryside comprising an open plain set between two hills.
The property, enclosed by a perimeter wall, consists of a dwelling, flanked by outbuildings, as well as an old house and a dovecote dating from the 17th century, to which can be added stables, a barn and a covered area. It has belonged to miscellaneous regional personalities who have successively carried out construction and preservation works on the seigneurie. The entrance porch and its perimeter wall are built of dressed stone. The property is entered via a basket-handle arched gateway, topped with tiles, which once featured coats-of-arms. It opens into a garden planted with shrubs and other perennial plants, set out around a cypress tree. The entrance porch and the perimeter wall, restored by the current owners, have been officially recognised by the French Heritage Foundation. Two arched pedestrian gates, one of which is wooden, set at each end of the dwelling provide access into the parklands which include a lovely deep swimming pool. A natural scenery, composed of ball-shaped boxwood bushes, fruit trees and miscellaneous other species, precedes the woods that form the backdrop. This property is unoverlooked and partially enclosed by walls. It takes up a plot spanning approx. 1.17 ha.

The dwelling

This rectangular residence is accessed via the main courtyard. Its wide, exposed stone facade exudes a rare charm with numerous openings providing natural light to all the rooms, including the vestibule which leads to the back garden and provides access to a vast lounge, followed by a living room opening into a kitchen. At the other end of the room, a hallway provides access to three bedrooms overlooking the parklands, followed by a dressing room and a bathroom as well as a toilet. The floors are covered with terracotta tiles and sea rush matting, numerous fireplaces are still featured in miscellaneous rooms. A wooden stairway leads to three bedrooms and a bathroom. The vast attic, spanning approx. 97 m² with its full, exposed oak wood roofing framework, could be converted.
The house spans a total floor surface area of approx. 300 m².


Ground floor

First level

The house

This house spans a floor surface area of approx. 76 m² including the attic space which could be converted. It awaits renovation throughout.

The barn with an awning

This building is constructed from quarry stone blocks and its roof is covered with small tiles. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 203 m².

The barn

This barn spans a floor surface area of approx. 323 m².

The dovecote

Adorned with wide concave moulding, the current dovecote is built of dressed stone on foundations that date from the 13th century. Its conical roof, with a pinned oak wood roofing framework, is covered with small tiles.

Outbuilding 1

This building, spanning approx. 66 m², still has all of its original materials but is in need of roofing and interior restoration works. Its vaulted cellar, constructed from hewn quarry stone blocks, is reached via a robust stairway set in a dressed stone projection.

Outbuilding 2

This building, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 30 m², houses the boiler room.

Our opinion

Behind its high, sober facades, this superb residence appears to be set in a brilliant light. The layout and location of the buildings mean that there is enough room on a daily basis for all its residents to have their own space without infringing on the privacy of others. The current owners of the estate have managed to preserve the character of the property whilst procuring a deeply peaceful atmosphere which needs to be preserved, or even enhanced by carrying out conversion works in the outbuildings.

Exclusive sale

385 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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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 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 448228

Land registry surface area 11700 m2
Main building surface area 297 m2
Outbuilding surface area 602 m2

 

 French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Nelly Parisot       +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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