with horses as neighbours, in the Brie region
Some 80 km from the French capital, with fast easy access via the A4 motorway.
Coulommiers, with its train station, its picturesque town centre, its market and its shops, is about ten kilometres away. The nearest small village with a food shop, selling bread, is 3 km away as is a farm selling fresh produce. A town hall, a restaurant and a hairdresser as well as an infant and junior school are just a kilometre away.
The traditional, long farmhouse and the living space in the barn
This two-storey house is composed of millstone grit. The roof is covered with local, flat tiles. The biggest of the two barns extending the house was acquired after the purchase of the house, then converted on the first floor into living space.
A small projection, all on a level with the ground floor, can be lived in and forms an integral part of the house. It is constructed at right angles to the place where the house becomes a barn.
An entrance hall opens, on one side, into a bathroom and toilet, as well as a study also used as a billiard room, followed by a multi-purpose room (games room or lounge) with access to the garden via a French window. On the other side of the hall is a through dining room, where daylight floods in via four openings, including a French window leading out into the garden. The ceiling features exposed beams and joists and the room is embellished with a functional fireplace. An old-fashioned kitchen is still in its original condition, with a French window on the garden side. Its ceiling is enhanced with exposed joists. In the projection set at right angles: a private area, all on one level with an independent entrance via the garden, comprises a bedroom, a shower room and a toilet with a wash-hand basin. This guest room also communicates with the house. A machine room houses the boiler.
The house side of this level comprises the main room of the house, a lounge with a cathedral ceiling, featuring an exposed roofing framework. A mezzanine, a monumental stone fireplace, lined with bench seats. A through bedroom, with exposed beams and joists, a separate toilet with a wash-hand basin. An entrance hall, with parquet flooring and a mezzanine, reached via a narrow flight of steps, is extended by a little corridor, leading to a third bedroom, with parquet flooring, exposed joists and a large cupboard. A toilet. A fourth bedroom, with parquet flooring, exposed ceiling joists and a cupboard. A tiled bathroom with two wash-hand basins. The fifth and last bedroom has a very high ceiling with a ridge going up to a height of five metres. The room, with a dressing room and a separate toilet, has parquet flooring. The mezzanine, reached via the little entrance hall and used as a dormitory, could be used as a third level. Unmeasured, it roughly spans the surface area of the barn without the cathedral bedroom.
The three barns
Two of the barns adjoin the main house.
The biggest (a ground surface area of approx. 90 m²) has living space on the first floor. Its ground floor comprises a garage and two workshops.
The opposing barn, spanning a single level, is smaller (a ground surface area of approx. 55 m²). It is not converted and still has its original vocation.
A third, open barn (a ground surface area of approx. 60 m²) is used as a games room.
Ideal countryside for town-dwellers seeking verdant, spacious areas. An authentic family home, with its living space and its numerous versatile rooms. For instance, the vast, upstairs lounge is an invitation to spend winter evenings around the fireside, once night has fallen and the ground floor abandoned.
A few horses as neighbours, a pony club and a starting point for some wonderful hikes through the countryside.
|Land registry surface area||8521 m2|
|Main building surface area||300 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Outbuilding surface area||300 m2|
Seine & Marne
Corinne Angeli +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.