An 18th-century farmhouse with outbuildings and garden,
converted into a 340 m² family home near Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche (78)
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, YVELINES paris 78860 FR

Location

The hamlet of Saint-Gemme, made up of old houses, where the property which was formerly a farm is located, is part of the village of Feucherolles. A large part of its the area, surrounded by farmland and bordered by the forest of the Alluets-le-Roi plateau, was once used for the great royal hunts from Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Less than 30 minutes from La Défense via the A14 motorway, or 30 km west of the Paris ring road via the A13 motorway, the village of almost 3 000 inhabitants is home to a number of essential shops, two primary schools and a collège, as well as a wide range of sports facilities including an 18-hol golf course. Numerous school buses link Feucherolles and the surrounding villages to the renowned collèges and lycées in Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, known for its famous golf course and with its many shops, is 4 km away. La Défense and Paris Saint-Lazare can be reached directly from the station via the L line, while the new number 13 tram line links it to Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Description

Hidden behind its gate surmounted by a porch, this former 18th century farmhouse, transformed into a cosy family home, consists of a main house, a barn and a small annex. Beyond the porch, a vast gravel courtyard opens onto the buildings. The house, an old farmhouse restored with great elegance and high-quality materials, spans two floors and has more than 350 m² of living space, including spacious reception rooms, four bedrooms, three bathrooms with showers and toilets, one of which is a walk-in shower. There is an approximately 12 m² utility room. The first outbuilding, at right angles to the house, is a barn with a floor surface area of approx. 70 m², 5 m² of which is a tack room, a roof ridge that rises to a height of almost 8 m and a solid, old-fashioned beam. The space between them forms a shelter for up to two cars. In the courtyard, there is also a small annex with a separate office. The three buildings are built of stone with mortar pointing and flat-tiled roofs. Finally, the property is walled and hidden from outside view, allowing you to take full advantage of the courtyard or garden to the rear, as well as a terrace accessible from the living room and kitchen.

The main house

It is a two-storey farmhouse, with a high, open attic floor and rooms with floors and ceilings that take you back to the past. The ground floor can be accessed via several entrances from the courtyard and garden via the kitchen or the large living room. On this level, the floors alternate terracotta tiles and old bricks with chequered tiles and oak floors, while the ceilings are beamed, adding warmth and character to the rooms. Spanning approx. 160 m², the ground floor comprises a large adjoining lounge-dining room with a fireplace featuring a brick base and hearth, carved wooden jambs, mantle and hood, followed by a fitted and equipped kitchen with a central island in pietra serena and a sink salvaged from the farmhouse's original architecture. Next there is the small “music” room, which also has a stone fireplace and its original manger. To the side, a first staircase leads to the first floor, and finally, a large, well-insulated bedroom with French windows looks over the house’s front courtyard, and has a separate bathroom and toilet. Other toilets, for guests, are cleverly hidden away in a corner of the ground floor. On the second floor, which is accessed by two elegant staircases, the floors are covered in the same materials, with the exception of the waxed concrete floor in a very large bedroom with a cathedral ceiling. The first floor, which has more floor space than the ground floor (approximately 185 m²), has three large bedrooms measuring more than 30 m² each, one of which is more than 60 m², and two bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have cathedral ceilings, while the third has exposed beams. Finally, there is a 6 m² utility room just off one of the two bathrooms. Accessible from the outside, a vaulted cellar of around 20 m² can be used to store grands crus.

The barn

Set at right angles to the main house and linked to it by a canopy, it could be connected by a single wall. It houses a small room that is very useful for storing tools, boots or sports equipment. It has a floor area of around 65 m² and a roof ridge almost 8 m high. With the addition of a floor, its habitable surface area would exceed 100 m².

The small annex

In a corner of the courtyard and set against the wall of a neighbouring building, its facade and roof are in harmony with those of the main house. It currently has an office in it, lit by two skylights. Covering an area of almost 14 m², it could just as easily be an artist's studio as a DIY enthusiast's workshop.

Our opinion

A typical former farmhouse built of local stone, the perfect refuge for those wishing to live close to the cities in the Ile-de-France region whilst enjoying the pleasures of village life in the countryside west of Paris, loved for its expanses of forest and the numerous sporting activities it offers. The new occupants will be able to take this piece of rural heritage - a vast farmhouse that has been converted into a carefully designed dwelling - and use it to make their plans a reality. A converted outbuilding, as an extension to the comfortable main house, could make it even better for families or accommodate a professional activity in a quiet location just outside Paris.

1 690 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 397853

Land registry surface area 1026 m2
Total floor area 350 m2
Number of rooms 7
Reception area 85 m2
Number of bedrooms 4
Possible number of bedrooms 6



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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.

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