an 18th and 19th century manor house
The village of 1400 inhabitants with all local shops is situated on the edge of the Orléans forest, the Grandes-Bruyères arboretum, next to the Loire which runs through the small town of Sully-sur-Loire, close to Lorris-en-Gâtinais and Montargis, and about fifty kilometres from Orléans. Paris can be reached by motorway within an hour.
The manor house
The floor plan of the single-storey main building is rectangular, with a surface area of approx. 324 m², the reception rooms have a height of 3.7 m. The walls are made of plastered stone covered on the outside by a Virginia creeper. Two asymmetrical wings, one of which is set at right angles to the other, and a longère (French long farmhouse) back onto the central building. On the park side, large French doors with a semi-circular arch inspired by Lescot illuminate the rooms. Stone doorsteps and a gravel driveway showcase the facade. All doors and windows are brick-framed. The gable roofs have dormer windows and are covered with old tiles. Brick chimney stacks. The longère, with a surface area of approx. 250 m², is built over a full basement featuring a large storage room, boiler room and small wine cellar. On the first floor, there is an open-plan room of approx. 139 m² which has been converted into a private gym. One part is linked to the central building; a second hallway opens onto the circular terrace, a bedroom, bathroom, cloakroom and laundry room. A large window in the gable wall offers a view across the pool.
A hallway lightened up by a window on the garden side serves the two wings of the house. The tiled floor is enhanced by a white painted wall and high cupboards. On one side, three large rooms in a row have straight oak parquet floors complemented by skirting boards with dado rail. The white-painted walls feature a cornice. A study with a library is followed by a living room with a fireplace surrounded by a wooden mantle, carved with velvet, flowers and acanthus leaves. A high mirror above the fireplace reflects the light. Built-in bookshelves cover the wall. The billiard room features a dressed stone fireplace and a double wooden door. The (French) windows of the entire house illuminate the rooms, they are flanked by high wooden shutters. Follow a boudoir transformed into a home cinema and two bedrooms separated by a bathroom. A corridor leads to a toilet, a third bedroom and en-suite bathroom glazed with small green cement tiles from the floor to the bathtub wall, with a window and a cupboard. The other wing features a dining room with parquet flooring. The walls are decorated with skirting boards. An antique cast-iron wood-burning stove adds character to the room. An equipped kitchen features wooden furniture in burgundy and white colours. The floor is paved with cement tiles. Large storage cupboard. The kitchen opens onto a laundry/toilet room and a large service entrance also serving a bedroom and a bathroom. A door gives access to the basement of the longère. The floor is paved with old tiles and the walls are painted white. From the basement, a small wooden staircase leads to a room of approx. 139 m² with exposed beams. Access to the attic of the mansion.
The attic has not been converted. Exposed beams.
The property was once the village's old wine storehouse. Today, the vineyards of this area grow “Appellation Val-de-Loire” wines. The former inhabitants were artists, and perhaps that is why the old-fashioned charm of the house radiates a beautiful sense of romance. In any case, it is worth mentioning that the original materials and the work undertaken respect the Masonic spirit.
|Land registry surface area||13214 m2|
|Main building surface area||324 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||153 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
Dalila Bessahli +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.