1.5 hours from Paris, in Burgundy, a renovated former farm,
surrounded by 1 hectare of remarkable grounds
Sens, YONNE burgundy 89100 FR

Location

On the border of Burgundy and Champagne, to the far north of the Yonne department, the property is located 1.5 hours southeast of Paris by the A5 motorway and 20 minutes from a train station that makes it possible to reach the capital in 55 minutes.
Sens and Troyes, two major cities with historical and artistic heritage, are 20 and 40 kilometres, respectively, from the property. In less than 10 kilometres, Villeneuve-l’Archevêque, a village founded in the Middle Ages by the Archbishop of Sens, has all essential shops, facilities and services.
Located on the edge of a hamlet with a few homes, below a small village, the property is surrounded by fields and woods in a landscape typical of the countryside around Sens.

Description

Accessible via a small country road, which runs along the property, the L-shaped former farm and its verdant enclosed courtyard appear behind a metal gate framed by brick pillars.
Topped with a gabled flat Burgundy tile roof bordered by brick cornices, the building has two-storeys. Plaster-coated, its façades are punctuated by many arched French doors and small-pane windows in a variety of different sizes and shapes, highlighted by brick surrounds, lintels and windowsills.
The barn, the roof of which is covered in fish-scale tiles, has conserved its imposing wooden entrance topped by a brick vault.
Wooden shutters protect the windows of the right-angle building and its roof is adorned with two gabled dormer windows. A brick patio runs along the length of the entire building. Whether in the courtyard or on the building’s façades, vegetation provides a welcome note of freshness and whimsy.

The Dwelling

Its overall renovation gave a contemporary air to the farm while preserving its original materials as much as possible and adding elements of modern comfort. The ground floor and the upstairs is organised around four staircases located in different parts of the building.
The main entrance provides access to a vestibule, lavatory, cloakroom and, further off, the vast duplex living room with its cathedral ceiling. Illuminated by a large window that overlooks the garden, it has a gigantic stone fireplace with an open hearth, which is surrounded by terraced couches covered in cushions. A wooden staircase leads to the vast mezzanine, with its exposed wooden framework, then a large bathroom, a lounge as well as a wardrobe. From the bathroom, a staircase leads to a mezzanine in the attic space, which includes a bedroom. Next to the living room is the fitted kitchen with a long counter and considerable storage. From the latter, there is access to the laundry room then, via a staircase, two bedrooms and their shared bathroom. Further on, is the barn, which today has an interior swimming pool.
On the other side of the main vestibule, a reading room with exposed beams and walls decorated with wood panelling has an open-hearth wooden fireplace. Continuing on, the dining room opens onto a patio facing the garden. Past this room, two areas are accessible, either from the interior via a hallway or directly from the courtyard: the first is made up of a vestibule with cupboards, a shower room, a small bedroom as well as two bedrooms in the attic space illuminated by skylights and accessible via a staircase. The second is composed of a vestibule with cupboards, which leads to a storage room and a large office with French doors opening onto the garden. Upstairs, the staircase provides access to a large bedroom under a roof of exposed timbers and its adjacent bathroom with shower, bathed in light by two windows. The dual-aspect vestibule connects the courtyard with the garden. Between the two vestibules there is a television room.
The floors are covered in terracotta or ceramic tiles or hardwood. All the finishing details are immaculate.

The Barn

With a surface area of 70 m² and a floor-to-roof-ridge height of 8 metres, today it houses an interior swimming pool of approximately 45 m² heated by a heat pump. Accessible from the interior or courtyard, the barn is illuminated by large windows on both sides.

The Courtyard and Grounds

Covered in lawn, the first borders the property to the south and is decorated with numerous flowerbeds. Two majestic trees stand in the middle of the grass: a gingko biloba and a magnolia. From the courtyard, a vaulted cellar is accessible.
Approximately 1 hectare in size, the grounds are mainly composed of lawns and planted with many trees like hornbeam, horse chestnut or ash. There is also a tennis court, orchard, vegetable garden as well as a shed. Entirely enclosed, it looks over the surrounding fields.
An old greenhouse is adjacent to the building’s northern façade.

Our opinion

A breath of fresh air exudes from this farm surrounded by fields. The writer to which it belonged for some time, found this place ideal for getting away from it all, refining her novel or putting the final touch on a play. Deftly conceived for hosting and enjoying pleasant soirées, completely renovated while still preserving its authenticity, the property represents a valuable asset for a large family in search of vast spaces, nature and calm. In addition, the swimming pool in the barn will delight young and old alike in any season.
The configuration of the premises and the presence of its mature grounds would easily make it possible to imagine other reception projects here, fostered by its proximity to Paris and the property’s relative isolation.

Exclusive sale

850 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 422194

Land registry surface area 10000 m2
Main building surface area 450 m2
Outbuilding surface area 70 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Consultant

Yves Delloye +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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