in the centuries-old village of Thoiry, 45 km from Paris in the Yvelines department
Thoiry, where the borders of the Vexin Regional Nature Park meet those of the Montfort-l'Amaury plain, is a little, thousand-year-old town, with some 1,000 inhabitants, renowned for its rustic charm, its chateau that hosts its “Brillamment baroque” music festival every year and its famous safari park, home to more than 750 species of animals. Due to the presence of France’s second biggest zoo, Thoiry has many businesses including restaurants, boutiques and local shops as well as infant and junior schools. Paris can be reached via the A13 and the N12 in 45 minutes, and Versailles, via the N12, in less than 30 minutes. This house, surrounded by protective walls, stands 50 metres from the main village street, out of sight of onlookers in an alleyway.
Spanning approx. 180 m², the ground floor comprises an entrance hall, two lounges and a dining room, the surface areas of which total more than 120 m². A kitchen, a cloakroom, a hall area and a study take up the rest of the space. The floors are laid with terracotta tiles and oak wood parquet flooring in all the rooms which open, all on a level, on to a terrace, extended by the garden, both south-facing and unoverlooked. The ceilings with their white-leaded beams, are 2.70 m high. A laundry room provides direct access to the outside, whilst a vaulted cellar is ideal for laying down vintage wines.
The upstairs is taken up by numerous rooms. Seven bedrooms are laid out over approx. 150 m², with three bathrooms, toilets and hall areas, lined with cupboards. The attic, with its sloping ceiling, constitutes an additional storage space.
The unoverlooked garden is abundantly planted with flowers and shrubs. Reached all on a level, it features a terrace running the full length of the house. An area on a lower level, concealed behind a stone wall, is used for parking several cars.
Behind its plain appearance hides a home that proudly bears the patina of time. It gradually and slowly reveals its secrets and keeps its promises around a bend in the corridor, in the curve of a beam and in its built-in bookshelf units. Without affectation or ostentation, it features first-class, sober materials, making it a bright, authentic and welcoming home. It meets the expectations of a family, whether occupied every day or just for holidays, who could use it equally well for professional or artistic activities. Many of the rooms could be transformed into an art studio, an office or even into a games room for children.
|Land registry surface area||1000 m2|
|Reception area||120 m2|
|Living space||340 m2|
|Number of rooms||13|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
|Surface Cellar||35 m2|
Philippe Desbois +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.