A 14th century mansion, with outbuildings and a swimming pool, on 2 hectares of land in
Franche-Comté, near Vesoul, in a village on the banks of the Saône River
Chassey-lès-Scey, HAUTE-SAONE franche-comte 70360 FR

Location

This half-timbered mansion with Renaissance façades on the outskirts of a village on the banks of the Saône River in the Franche-Comté region is 15 minutes from the town of Vesoul. The Saint Albin canal tunnel, which cuts across a meander of the river, and the medieval castle in Rupt-sur-Saône are less than 5 minutes away. The Besançon TGV high-speed rail station is 40 minutes away by car and means Dijon and Mulhouse can be reached in 40 minutes, Paris in 2 hours and Lyon in 2 hours and 15 minutes. By road, it takes 50 minutes to reach Besançon, 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Dijon, 1 hour 30 minutes to arrive in Mulhouse, while Basel and its international airport are 1 hour 45 minutes away.

Description

In a quiet village street, an entrance gate and wicket gate lead through the stone boundary wall into a garden surrounding the L-shaped mansion with a square tower. The mansion has three levels, the last of which is an attic in the roof space. An abundance of Virginia creeper adorns the south-facing façade and the two west-facing elevations. Extending from a long covered patio that you can reach via the kitchen, there is an imposing barn looking out onto meadows and woodland. Opposite the covered patio, another outbuilding houses an old bread oven. To the rear of this building, a second patio, also covered, overlooks the surrounding area and is adjacent to the swimming pool.

The mansion

With floor space of 520 m², it is made up of nine main rooms including five bedrooms. It has large-paned windows on the lower two levels. There are six skylights in the traditionally tiled gabled roof.
There are four entrances to the mansion, including two large arched glass French windows and an ornate wooden door at the bottom of the square tower. Most of the windows have painted wooden shutters.


The ground floor
The main entrance is through one of the two large arched glass French windows. The first room entered, used as a conservatory, is bright and leads to a vaulted cellar measuring approximately 30 m². A flight of steps leads to a hallway off which can be found a shower room and a toilet. A third door opens into the large lounge and dining room. Boasting a stone fireplace and an ornate alcove, this room is bathed in light through two large south-facing windows. There is a large kitchen with exposed beams through which you can reach a covered patio, via two doors, respectively facing west and north. A storeroom rounds off this level. All the rooms have limestone floor tiling.
The first floor
A stone spiral staircase leads to the first floor and into a second large through lounge. It is bathed in light through three large south and north facing windows. It boasts exposed joists and a monumental, sculpted stone fireplace featuring an ogee above a shield. On either side of the lounge, there are two bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. The bedroom to the east is decorated with floral patterned wallpaper whose reddish hue echoes the floor tiles. In the en suite bathroom of the western bedroom, a discreet door leads to an old latrine. Up three steps of the spiral staircase, another door leads to the mansion’s former chapel, used as an office, with two windows facing east and west. The chapel’s ceiling is rib vaulted.
The second floor
This storey is set out in the same way as the second level. A large attic room, used as a games room, leads to two bedrooms, one to the east and the other to the west. A bathroom has been installed in the games room. The western bedroom enjoys an unobstructed view of the entrance to the Saint Albin canal tunnel. A further bedroom located above the former chapel completes this level.

The barn

This barn is linked to the mansion by a long covered patio and measures approximately 180 m². It is divided into three distinct spaces and separates the landscaped garden from the meadows located to the north of the house. It has a gabled roof made up of interlocking tiles. The current occupants take advantage of the large arched entrance to use the barn to park their vehicles.

The old outbuilding

This outbuilding in stone topped with a traditional flat tile roof houses an old bread oven.

The swimming pool

The oval-shaped pool nestles in the corner formed between the barn and old outbuilding, adjacent to a covered patio.

The garden

It is entirely enclosed and surrounded by a wall as well as the various buildings that make up the property. It hosts different tree species such as lime, chestnut, oak and cherry trees. A stairway in the middle of the garden leads down into an imposing vaulted cellar.

Our opinion

In this human-scale, resolutely atypical medieval mansion, the countryside spirit is everywhere. The many trees around it, the quality of its surroundings and the swimming pool make this an ideal place for relaxation and calm. It is a timeless, comfortable property where living is easy and no renovation work is required, able to immediately accommodate a large family or play host to a hospitality business, such as bed and breakfast accommodation, especially as it is near to a number of must-see sites, including the town of Vesoul, the Sabot nature reserve, the Cita prehistoric plateau or the Solborde cave.

Exclusive sale

980 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 762532

Land registry surface area 1 ha 90 a 18 ca
Main building surface area 520 m2
Number of bedrooms 5
Outbuilding surface area 210 m2

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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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