An old, 19th century wine-growers home, with a wood, near a forest 70 minutes from Paris.
Near to Soissons, about an hour from Roissy-CDG, in a region with a wealth of age-old heritage comprising edifices, ruins and vestiges, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Between a wood and a market town, on the edge of a forest and the outskirts of a hamlet, near to an authentic, traditional village with houses built of local stone and featuring crow stepped gable walls.
The ambient peace and quiet is but an invitation to rest and relax in a verdant setting.
The local rural way of life was originally divided between large land owners and subservient farm workers, but the situation greatly changed following the French Revolution.
Long episodes of two world wars also took place in the region.
The market town is surrounded by several hamlets, one of which houses this property, bordered by a little road that runs alongside the last houses before going off into the countryside.
A small plot of land on the corner of a field and a lane is used as a carpark.
Opposite, a stone wall runs on either side of a metal gate which opens on to a grassy, tree-lined alleyway.
A side lawn is adorned with trees and shrubs as well as flowers.
The wine-growers home stands at the end of a square courtyard.
There are outbuildings on each side.
A stone fountain takes pride of place in the centre.
On the right-hand side of the property, behind a section of the outbuildings, a garden is extended on successive levels by lawns, some of which are planted with trees, separated by a vegetable garden.
One of the terraces adjoining the rear of the wine-growers home features a swimming pool, out of sight of onlookers.
This property continues over the countryside for more than five hectares, four of which are woods and the rest grasslands.
Countryside comprising woods and fields stretches for as far as the eye can see.
The wine-growers homeThis was, therefore, originally an old, 18th century wine-growers home at a time when the region was partially given over to growing vines.
Three vaulted cellars still bear witness to this activity.
The estate is now predominantly used for accommodation purposes.
Spanning almost 500 m² of living space over a ground and two upper floors, it was constructed of local stone with a slate roof and was restored and converted with the installation of modern-day home comforts all in keeping with its original character. It is immaculately kept.
The building comprises a long central building, flanked on the west side by a slightly lower extension, itself extended by a wing set at right angles which adjoins a barn.
The main facade features a harmonious alignment of small-paned doors and windows as well as shed dormers.
Three crow stepped gables share the roof.
A stone stairway, equally as typical of regional architecture, goes up to a terrace topping a well on the east side of the main building.
This is followed by two small, adjoining houses, slightly offset and set at right angles.
These buildings form several separate sections, each with its own independent entrance.
On the left-hand side, the living space opens on the garden level into a large living room which is also used as a kitchen. It features exposed stone walls, large floor tiles and has a mezzanine above it.
Next to it is a large reception room with exposed stone walls, high exposed ceiling beams which are painted, large floor tiles and picture windows overlooking the courtyard.
A stairway at the end goes upstairs.
Underneath, a door to the ground floor of the following section via a vestibule and a corridor which leads to two bedrooms, a cloakroom, a shower room and a toilet.
The entrance hall features an outstanding floor as well as a toilet.
A stone stairway provides access upstairs to a large double reception room with a wide fireplace ...
Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 5, Bundesland: Picardie