dotted with outstanding trees, in the middle of Sens
Sens, an hour from Paris by train (Paris-Bercy station) or by road (A5/A6 motorway), is a town of art and history with a rich past linked to its status as an archbishopric. Saint-Étienne cathedral, the archbishop’s palace and the covered market are just some of the town’s outstanding monuments. The proximity of the Ile-de-France region makes Sens a dynamic town, with a rich economic fabric.
This property looks out over Les-Promenades and its vast open-space, planted with impressive trees. It is also near to all of the town’s amenities. The train station is just 10 minutes away.
The sober and elegant, stone facade is adorned with moulding and has numerous openings. Its slate roof features soberly embellished roof dormers. A porch runs alongside the facade overlooking the south-facing parklands. The many French windows make this house easy to move around.
Magnificent, listed plane trees, hundreds of years old, take pride of place in the 3,500 m² of parklands. At the end of the latter and opening on to another entrance are garages and a small guest house awaiting renovation.
The large, luxurious home
This house spans approx. 320 m² of living space over two levels, constructed over cellars and under an attic floor.
A vast vestibule, paved with Burgundy stone featuring inlaid decoration and ornamental stone marquetry, provides access, on one side, to a study with its fireplace, followed by a vast bedroom, with a marble fireplace, illuminated via three windows and a French window. This bedroom, with its bathroom, its toilet and its dressing room, opens on to the porch. At the end of the vestibule, a large lounge, with a fireplace adorned with a trumeau mirror, has direct access to the terrace. It is followed by a dining room, with a marble fireplace, also adorned with a trumeau mirror. This room opens out on to the parklands via French windows. A pantry and a kitchen, with its old floor tiles and its door leading outside, complete this level with the vestibule, housing a stone stairway. All the reception rooms have herringbone pattern parquet flooring as well as decorative panelling and moulding.
A large landing, illuminated via a window, leads to a through corridor, providing access to three north-facing bedrooms, one of which has its own bathroom, and two south-facing bedrooms. All the bedrooms are very bright and are enhanced with parquet flooring. They have a wash-hand basin (one has a shower) and a fireplace. At the end of the corridor, a lounge-library features walnut wood panelling, adorned with mirrors, a fireplace and two south-facing windows. Opposite is a toilet. A stairway in one of the bedrooms goes up to the attic, the floor of which is laid with terracotta tiles.
A stairway goes down from the vestibule to the cellars, the floor surface area of which corresponds to that of the upper floors. The cellars on the west side open on to the gardens. These vaulted cellars are used for several purposes: one is a wine cellar, another is tiled with a bar unit, others house machinery, including the boiler and the oil tank, and then there are miscellaneous storage areas for tools and utensils used in the garden and the house.
At the end of the garden, out of sight of the main house and with a direct entrance off the street on the other side of the parklands, stands a little house, spanning approx. 50 m² and awaiting full renovation works. It comprises an entrance hall, a kitchen, a lounge and dining room, a small bathroom and a bedroom. A small attic. A little garden, enclosed by fencing, is on the north side.
A large garage, also at the end of the garden next to the guest house and opening on to the street, is fitted with a remote-controlled, metal door. It is followed by a lean-to and an old dovecote, both in their original state.
This large, luxurious home gives an impression of tranquillity, the effect of its sober and harmonious architecture. Although standing in the town, just 200 m from the shops, the parklands with their magnificent plane trees provide a real change of scenery, creating the atmosphere of another world, that of a tamed countryside. It is difficult, therefore, to remember that this property is but an hour from Paris. The spacious rooms, in need of some attention to regain their splendour, still have all their authenticity as well as great conversion potential. The little house and the garages can be converted in accordance with the new owners’ wishes and requirements.
|Land registry surface area||3609 m2|
|Main building surface area||320 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||100 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
Yves Delloye +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.