less than 100 km from Paris in the Marne department
Near to Provins (train link to Paris-Gare-de-l'Est or La-Ferté-Gaucher) as well as Sézanne and 10 minutes from Esternay, in a little, unspoilt, picturesque village, with school bus services. A small commune, it has some 100 inhabitants, a town hall and a church.
The traditional, long farmhouse
Dating from the 18th century, it was redesigned in the 19th century, a time when one side of the building was extended. The facades feature millstone grit and the roofs are covered with local flat tiles.
The entrance hall opens into a vast, through lounge, enhanced with a neo-gothic style, stone fireplace, with jambs featuring sculpted stone mascarons, the right and left respectively representing a musician and a painter. Ceiling beams and joists have been left exposed. The upstairs is reached via a Louis XV style, period oak wood stairway. An old-fashioned kitchen is embellished with a “Gaudin” that works equally well on electricity as with wood. The floor is laid with old terracotta tiles. The walls are lined with Emery tiles; a worksurface. Following on, a back kitchen also houses the electric fuse boards and the boiler. A through bedroom, all on a level, is laid with “Les Rairies” terracotta floor tiles. Exposed ceiling beams and joists, a closed-hearth fire in good working order and, lastly, a corner cupboard completes the decoration in this bedroom. A bathroom, paved with stone featuring inlaid decoration, is fitted with a bath a shower, a wash-hand basin and a bidet. A separate, tiled toilet has a wash-hand basin.
This level is laid out under the slopes of the roof and on a mezzanine. The floor is laid with pinewood parquet flooring and the walls are lined with plain panelling. The mezzanine opens into a through bedroom, with parquet flooring and a 3.5 m high ridge. A shower room and a toilet. Two adjoining rooms could become a main suite.
Residents are instilled with an intense feeling of peace when strolling through the undergrowth, with its species of centuries-old trees. The house exudes an impression of great serenity. An artist’s abode or a holiday home for Parisians in search of the tranquillity that is sadly lacking in large towns. Working from home could be a somewhat new way of life here.
|Land registry surface area||6539 m2|
|Main building surface area||250 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Outbuilding surface area||30 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.