A 180 m² sandstone residence with outbuildings
and 3700 m² of grounds, between L'Isle-Adam and Viarmes
Presles, VAL-D'OISE paris 95590 FR


In the department of Val-d'Oise, between L'Isle-Adam and Viarmes, on the edge of the Carnelle and L'Isle-Adam forests, Presles is a village dating back to the 9th century. In the Middle Ages, it was owned by the de Presles family and then, along with a large part of the region, by the Prince of Conti. For a long time, the economy of the area was driven predominantly by farming and forestry. More recently, the moderately-sized town has undergone some harmonious developments in terms of both architecture and landscaping. It remains as much a residential as a picturesque place, with many centuries-old buildings. There are two nursery schools, three elementary schools and school buses to the secondary schools in L'Isle-Adam. The town is 50 kilometres from Paris, which can be reached in 35 minutes by taking the Transilien trainline H from Presles-Courcelles station. Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport is 30 kilometres away. And last but not least, L'Isle-Adam, one of the most pleasant towns in the Ile-de-France region, is 7 kilometres away, with its beautiful golf course designed by the world-renowned architect Ronald Fream only 4 kilometres from the property.


Set in the hills above Presles, just a stone's throw from the town centre, a quiet one-way street leads to the residence dating from the early 20th century. The wide wrought iron gate opens on to a large cobblestone driveway, a west-facing terrace and the guest house straight ahead. Tall trees stretching as far as the eye can see greet the visitor. Facing mainly towards the rising sun, the house has 180 m² of living space and is surrounded by a garden of 3700 m², sheltered from prying eyes. The sober, elegant property has been tastefully renovated and extends over three levels under a tiled gable roof, harmoniously adapting to the contours of the garden.
The entrance hall leads to a closet, the kitchen with dining area, the 40 m² sitting room with two fireplaces and the terrace under a custom-made pergola, all overlooking the garden. A first staircase leads to the garden level, which has been converted into a reception room. In its extension with its arcades, a relaxation area has been created, perfect for immersing oneself in the abundant vegetation. A utility room completes the level.
The main staircase leads to the two bedrooms, the bathroom, another terrace and the attic space with potential for conversion. The east-facing garden boasts a wealth of plant species. A 20 m² outbuilding has been completely refurbished and turned into the ideal place to put up visiting friends.

The house

Built in 1900, this house has since been carefully and harmoniously renovated. The sandstone residence is typical of the architectural heritage of the region and the beginning of the 20th century. It has been completely renovated and beautifully maintained, with numerous windows, original brickwork surrounds and a plunging, tiled roof. Particular attention has been paid to the quality of the materials used. As a result, the house is in perfect condition, both inside and out, as is the guest house, which requires no work whatsoever. Under the terrace extending from the sitting room, arches creating the effect of a glass conservatory line one side, while an abundant Virginia creeper runs along the side of one of the gables.

The garden level
Accessed from the garden, or via an internal staircase leading directly to the entrance of the house, with its stone walls, the reception area stretches over 35 m² and opens onto arches cleverly fitted with five large ocre-framed windows. This level also includes a utility room housing the new condensing boiler, a closet and a lavatory.
The ground floor
The partly glazed door with its wrought ironwork opens onto a 15 m² entrance hall with an original cement-tiled floor. On one side is a walk-in closet with a window; on the other is the oak staircase to the first floor. Further on follow a guest lavatory and the fitted kitchen with a window and glass doors leading to the west-facing terrace and garden. Opposite the grand staircase is the double reception room, with a floor area of 40 m² and a ceiling height of 3 metres. This room, with its two fireplaces and warm period parquet flooring, is bathed in light thanks to the three large openings. It is extended by a terrace sheltered by a bespoke pergola overlooking the treetops of the garden.
The first floor
The solid oak staircase receives natural light from two windows and leads to a wide landing serving a bathroom with corner bath, two bedrooms and a terrace. The first 20 m² bedroom is flooded with light from two large windows. The second, almost identical 21 m² bedroom features the same two large windows, an elegant fireplace with black marble mantle and a built-in wardrobe. The entire level, with the exception of the bathroom, has the same straight strip hardwood flooring as the sitting room on the ground floor.
The attic
The attic space, which could be converted, is accessed from one of the two bedrooms on the first floor. An architect has come up with a clever layout and has already drawn up some plans.
The garden
Entirely walled, the garden extends over almost 3,700 m². The grounds alone offer a journey through different woodlands. Numerous trees, some of which are centuries-old and of impressive dimensions, add to the radiance of the residence, and so do the bordering terraces.
The guest house
With separate access, this guest house offers a floor area of roughly 20 m². Fully renovated and insulated, it includes a sitting room and a walk-in shower room with toilet and window. There is also access to one of the terraces and the garden. The possible uses are manifold: guest house, independent studio, professional practice or office for a free-lance worker.
The carport
An SUV or saloon type vehicle can be sheltered here, as well as one or two motorbikes and bicycles. In addition, the driveway can be used to park several cars.
The garage
Situated behind the carport, this enclosed outbuilding could be used as a bicycle garage, workshop or garden tool shed.

Our opinion

Overlooking the luxuriant garden, surrounded by greenery and bathed in sunshine, this property combines the charm of an old mansion with all the benefits of modernity. Renovated to a very high standard and skilfully decorated and maintained, this harmoniously proportioned residence is full of character, with a soul that has remained intact, warm and authentic. Everything here has been designed to preserve the family privacy and provide comfortable accommodation for relatives and friends.

782 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 195101

Land registry surface area 3706 m2
Total floor area 183 m2
Number of rooms 7
Reception area 40 m2
Number of bedrooms 3
Possible number of bedrooms 5

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Nathalie Dubreuil +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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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