a castle and its seven outbuildings with swimming pool, tennis court and lake.
In the immediate vicinity of the capital (47 km away), easily accessed by the A4 motorway and N4 national road, this estate is located just outside an authentic village with a full range of shops and amenities. Its location tucked away in the woods guarantees privacy.
A small private aerodrome just next to the estate.
1) Diana’s refuge, a large three-storey lodge
2) A hunting lodge, two-storey
3) A well-being lodge, two-storey
4) A small single-storey lodge
5) An amphitheatre, single-storey
6) Swimming pool and spa complex
7) A caretaker’s lodge, set aside from the rest with a private access
A tennis court
The woods, bought at a later date, border the parklands and feature a man-made lake.
Built in 1893, it is a fine example of architecture from this period. The building has rendered facades. The top floor is covered by a half-hip roof with flat tiles. Looking at the mansion it is H-shaped. A prominent central section is in the form of a turret, partly incorporated into the carcass. The building is flanked by two wings that stand out at right angles. Access is via a decorative wrought iron door in the turret. A flight of six steps, with brick nosing, is topped by a flat tile canopy and oak colonnade.
The back of the building is straight with no wings. A terrace and conservatory run the full length of the facade.
A decorative wrought iron door opens in to the entrance hall with oak panelling. The hall with its cement tile flooring also features a solid oak wood bar and incorporates the solid oak staircase.
On both sides there are men’s and ladies toilets and a cloakroom. Opposite the entrance hall is the first lounge with “the bar” and oak panelled walls. The top of the walls are decorated with ceramic tiles in a checkerboard motif. Cement tile flooring. A brick and stone fireplace, painted ceiling and exposed beams and joists. Large windows open on to a teak-decked terrace from where the swimming pool can be seen.
A second living room adjoining the first has a chevron parquet flooring, oak panelled walls and brick and stone fireplace. This room opens in to the conservatory that looks on to the terrace.
The dining room, also adjoining, has chevron parquet flooring too and features a marble fireplace, moulded cornices and painted ceiling. This room is the last one along the facade and also opens in to the conservatory. At a right angle there is a music room with chevron parquet flooring, moulded cornices and painted ceiling. The walls are painted with rural pastoral scenes. The kitchens: vast laboratory equipped with a central island and including just some of the following fixtures and fittings: 4 burners, plancha plate, hot plate, fryer, ovens etc.…, all under a large extractor hood. Bakery, washing room with industrial dishwashers, kitchen garden, industrial fridges and cold storage room, pantries and several storage rooms.
On this level a mezzanine office of 7 m2 with a 42 m2 terrace where a famous singer used to come and relax bears his name.
The main staircase stops at this floor. Another one leads to the upper floors. The landing followed by a corridor leads to nine bedrooms all named after birds.
“Golden Plover” with its chevron parquet flooring and anteroom, shower room and private toilet. “Mallard” with a small entrance, private marble bathroom and a toilet. “Skylark” with its balcony, marble fireplace, private bathroom and toilet with marble flooring and sandstone ceiling. “Crane” illuminated by two windows opening out on to a balcony. Marble fireplace, tiled bathroom and private toilet. “Purple heron” with an anteroom and parquet flooring. The bathroom is tiled with blue and white tiles and there is a private toilet. The terrace gives an impression of more space to an already large room. “Northern gannet” is illuminated by two windows, has a marble fireplace, tiled shower room, private toilet and balcony. “Black guillemot” illuminated by a large 4-pane picture window opens up on to a balcony. It has English style oak parquet flooring and is furnished with a 4-poster bed. “Great crested grebe” has coconut-fibre flooring, a balcony, shower room and private toilet.
Accessed by a secondary staircase. It comprises five bedrooms. There is a small bedroom with sloping ceiling measuring 10m2 named “Sparrow” with a shower room and a toilet. “Lapwing” has a wardrobe, bathroom with twin vanity sinks and a toilet. There is a large room in the turret named “Bluebird” with three windows and pinewood parquet flooring. The bath room is tiled and the toilet is separate. The bedroom named “Eurasian hobby” has a sliding mirrored door separating it from the bathroom. Separate toilets. The master suite named “Golden dove” has a small lounge or children’s bedroom, bathroom with twin vanity sinks and a toilet. A very large bedroom named “Wild cockerel” with English parquet flooring, and view over the small aerodrome. Twin vanity sinks in the bathroom and a separate toilet.
There is a staircase leading up to the attic and the roof rafters are exposed.
One side of the house is garden level and the other corresponds to the basement.
At the garden level: the entrance is at the side of the building and leads to two large adjoining seminar rooms, mainly illuminated by picture windows running along the full length of the facade, a cloakroom, toilets for men and women, a study and office.
In the basement: a boiler room, a wine cellar, several multipurpose rooms and a cloakroom for staff.
A more recent construction, spanning three levels, with an ovoid pediment, rendered facades and flat tile roof. It is the largest outbuilding. It houses ten bedrooms, each with their own private shower or bathroom, toilets and a seminar room.
This level comprises six spacious bedrooms with marble flooring, each with their own bathroom, twin vanity sinks and toilets. The bedrooms are named “Mink”, “Chinchilla”, “Beaver”, “Opossum”, “Astrakhan” and “Sable”.
This level comprises four bedrooms with marble flooring, two of which have their own terrace. Each bedroom has a bathroom and private toilet. The bedrooms are named “Alpaca”, “Otter”, “Lynx” and “Groundhog”.
This last floor with a sloping ceiling comprises a classroom and a toilet.
This lodge spans two storeys, has rendered facades and a flat tiled roof. It is entirely given over to bedrooms, there are 6 in total, 4 on the ground floor and 2 on the upper floor. Each bedroom, just like all the others, has its own shower/bathroom and separate toilet (unmeasured but the rooms are good-sized and in perfect condition)
This is a two-storey lodge, with rendered facades and a flat tiled roof. It is also given over to bedrooms. There are seven: four on the ground floor, each measuring 22m2 with shower/bathroom and separate toilets, and three on the upper floor each measuring respectively 14m2, 12m2 and 20m2 with shower/bathrooms and separate toilets.
Also called “Snow White’s Lodge”, is a single-storey building comprising two bedrooms measuring respectively 11m2 and 12m2, and also equipped like all the others with a shower/bathroom and separate toilets.
The centrepiece of this property, is a modern building that fits in nicely with the rest of the complex. Its contemporary style is perfectly suited for seminars. It is a single-storey building and includes no fewer than six rooms and a wonderful oratory measuring 110 m2 (50 seats) and another large room of 77 m2. One office measuring 15 m2, another 30 m2 as well as two windowless offices measuring 12 m2 each. Three toilets.
Swimming pool and spa
Single-storey building, devoted to well-being and relaxation.
The swimming pool area measures 200 m2. The pool edges are made of stone and slate. There is also another area dedicated to fitness and well-being with a hammam, lockers, toilets and machine room (It is a chlorine pool)
This building is set a little way away, and its garden is enclosed by wire fencing. It is single-storied, measures 150 m2 and comprises a lounge, a kitchen, three toilets, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
It was a hotel not long ago and all the necessary permits and authorisations are still valid. All forty one of the bedrooms and their bathroom facilities are in excellent condition. They are all different and were created to have their own special touch.
There are a number of seminar rooms, very well designed and sensibly planned as are the bedrooms. This specific lay out means that different events may be organised at the same time. The oratory is sumptuous and the swimming pool and spa luxurious.
So close to Paris, this unique site is just waiting for a second life.
|Land registry surface area||14 ha 42 a 40 ca|
|Main building surface area||1320 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||15|
|Outbuilding surface area||1500 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.