looking out over the Aubertin Valley in the Seine-et-Marne department
In a little hamlet, 60 km from Paris, 7 km from Coulommiers and 2 km from Marne-la-Vallée. Coulommiers and Faremoutiers train stations provide links to Paris’ Gare-de-l’Est. This property looks out over the Aubertin Valley, with a perfectly unobstructed view over the verdant countryside. The setting is completely unspoilt.
The main house
The main house spans three levels. Its local stone facades feature burglar-proof windows on the ground floor. A covered terrace, transformed into a conservatory looking out over the valley, has been added to the gable wall, on a level with the first floor. The roofs are covered with local flat tiles. This house adjoins another house which is also included in the sale. A veranda has been constructed in the courtyard.
The entrance hall is also used as a library. It is enhanced with a fireplace, just like the adjoining dining room. Exposed, white-painted joists adorn the ceiling. The floor in both these rooms is paved with Avignon stone. A bright, functional, American-style kitchen is one of the key rooms in this home. A shower room and a toilet. On one side of the entrance hall, a music room forms the link between the two houses. A French window has been reinforced with burglar-proof glazing to avoid adding shutters.
Although lounges are usually included on the ground floor, the lounge in this house is laid out on this level with a mezzanine and a 5.5 m high ridge. The floor is covered with oak wood parquet flooring. A fireplace and a bookshelf unit constitute decorative features. This lounge, extended by a conservatory, has a wide window, looking out over the parklands. A veranda, protruding from the gable wall, is an old terrace which has been converted, closed, covered and heated. Surrounded on three sides by picture windows, it is steeped in light and has a panoramic view. The floor is laid with old terracotta tiles. A few steps lead from the landing to a bedroom, the floor of which is covered with birch wood parquet flooring. The ceiling is enhanced with exposed oak wood joists. A shower room and a toilet. The landing is covered with oak wood parquet flooring. The lighting is governed by motion detectors. The bathroom also opens into a second bedroom, with birch wood parquet flooring. A second door in this bedroom opens on to a second stairway leading to the old dairy (back kitchen).
A mezzanine, looking down on to the lounge, leads to a main bedroom (4.5 m high ceiling), perfectly insulated with hemp. The floor is laid with birch wood parquet flooring. A guest bedroom, with a cathedral ceiling (same ceiling height) is insulated in a similar manner. It, too, has birch wood parquet flooring. Light floods in through a double roof dormer. A door leads to a bathroom, with a shower, a bath and a vanity unit. The floor is covered with ceramic tiles, (underfloor heating). The lighting is governed by motion detectors.
The second house
This house has two private entrances from the street (armoured doors).
Its stone facades and its roofs resemble those of the main house.
Although this 2-storey building, built over a basement, is perfectly habitable in its current state, the previous owners have transformed it into open-space offices, laid out over five half levels. It spans a total floor surface area of 330 m².
Lower Level 1
This level corresponds to a basement and has openings. It communicates via a door with the music room in the main house. Spanning 95 m², it is laid out as a large meeting room.
The ground floor comprises a 14 m² entrance hall, providing access from the street, a 21 m² reception room, a 9 m² fitted kitchen, an 18 m² office, a 12 m² archive room, a 5 m² toilet with a wash-hand basin and an electrical room. A one-car garage.
2 open-space offices, respectively spanning 56 and 24 m².
A 37 m² manager’s office and a 17 m² open-space office.
A 24 m² open-space office.
A 600 m² barn stands facing the main house. Built of stone, it has been renovated and now comprises two levels, each spanning 300 m². It is closed by armoured doors.
The ground floor is composed of five sections used as a storage area, a workshop, a vast, 2-car garage, a 24 m², semi-underground wine cellar and a 20 m² apple store, with an armoured door opening on to the street.
Upstairs, the floor of the old hayloft has been strengthened with a reinforced concrete screed, making this level suitable for other activities.
The small outbuildings
Following on from the main house and separated from it by a fence:
- a shelter for housing a pony with a small plot of land.
- henhouses and rabbit hutches.
- a closed woodshed.
The topography of the property, with the layout of the various buildings, each in its own area, gives these premises a special charm, enhanced by their countrified setting. The radiating beauty of the simplicity of these natural surroundings has been carefully taken into account which explains the presence of large picture windows as well as terraces in somewhat unusual places and creates an excellent balance.
|Land registry surface area||9442 m2|
|Main building surface area||300 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Outbuilding surface area||930 m2|
|including refurbished area||330 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.