1½ hours from Paris in the French department of Yonne
This property is 130 km to the south-east of Paris via the A6 motorway (10 km from the slip roads) and near to train stations with direct links to Paris-Gare-de-Bercy.
This residence stands in a hamlet, just 2 km from a market town with less than 500 inhabitants and a grocery-bar, a listed, 12th century church as well as a chateau.
Alternating woods and fields, the surrounding area is predominantly rural. Towns with a wealth of heritage such as Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Joigny and Sens are all less than 35 minutes away. There are several golf courses within easy reach.
Completely unoverlooked and without any audible nuisances, this property spans five continuous hectares and is divided, on the one hand, between the immaculately kept wooded parklands, planted with a variety of species, and, on the other, between densely wooded areas. A small pond and a water-well provide a refreshing touch.
An outdoor, heated swimming pool and a tennis court complete the property.
The traditional, long farmhouse
This farmhouse, dating from the 18th century and part of the neighbouring chateau at that time, has kept its original style, despite having been renovated and extended over the years. Laid out longwise over two levels, its exterior walls are rendered. All the openings are framed with brick surrounds, typical of the region, and fitted with solid, wooden shutters. The small-paned windows and French windows have wooden frames and secondary glazing. The gable roof is covered with local tiles and features numerous roof dormers. Brick chimney stacks adorn the gables.
An entrance hall provides access to both sides of the house: on the one hand, a large, through lounge, with a stone fireplace and exposed ceiling beams; on the other, a study, followed by a dining room, with a fireplace and ceiling beams. These precede a large, fitted kitchen, with a storeroom and a storage room. The floors are laid with tiles or terracotta tiles. A large room next to the kitchen has a stairway going up to a room under unconverted attic space.
The landing is lined with cupboards. A corridor provides access, on one side, to four bedrooms and a shower room as well as a separate toilet; on the other side are two bedrooms, including the main bedroom, with numerous cupboards, a bathroom, with a shower, and a toilet. Skylights and roof dormers let in copious amounts of light. The floors are covered with tiles, terracotta tiles or carpet. The walls are painted or wallpapered; the bathrooms are tiled. The beams of the roofing framework are exposed in several rooms. The attic space is not converted.
This guest house, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 100 m², is constructed from rendered stone. The large openings are fitted with wooden shutters. Recent conversion works have made these premises comfortable: a lounge, an open-plan kitchen and a dining room on the ground floor, three bedrooms with a bathroom, a shower room and a separate toilet upstairs. A garage completes the premises. A terrace looks out over the swimming pool.
Both the proximity to Paris and the countryside in this part of the French department of Yonne are major assets for all potential buyers seeking an authentic country home that is almost in the city courtesy of the speed at which it is possible to reach the French capital.
Given the size of the buildings and the parklands, this property is comfortably able to accommodate family and friends, relegating any problems due to lack of privacy to the city.
The presence of a tennis court and a swimming pool in extensive wooded parklands is of great interest to those wishing to take full advantage of life in the country.
|Land registry surface area||5 ha 61 a 43 ca|
|Main building surface area||475 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||130 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.