A chateau, with a feudal appearance, dominating a valley 10 km from Chaumont-en-Vexin.
This property stands in the French department of Oise, on the edge of Vexin Regional Nature Park, near to main roads, 10 km from Chaumont-en-Vexin and its train station with 1-hour links to Paris, 25 km from Beauvais and its airport, 40 km from Pontoise.
The location of this estate, dominating the entire valley, bears witness to the vestiges of the feudal system on which this chateau was built. It stands in the midst of its numerous outbuildings, its stables and its extensive, partly wooded parklands, home to an aviary and a tennis court. Its red brick architecture, with two large towers and an impressive restored slate roof, gives it a proud appearance.
The outbuildings, comprising a gatehouse, barns and stables, surrounding the chateau appear to be gazing at this giant. They furnish the property with all the areas that were required by its past way of life, notably for accommodating farm animals, horse-drawn carriages and horses. They are currently used for storing wood as well as equipment for maintaining the parklands and contain enormous potential.
The chateauThis rectangular chateau, standing at a distance from the street, spans four levels, including an attic floor which could be converted. This construction, free of all ornamentation, has the originality of being completely built from brick, including the roof dormers and cornices. Two impressive towers set on opposing corners disrupt the rectangular layout.
Between the street and the chateau is a charretterie where carriages were once kept.
A gravel driveway leads from the street gateway to the building, which is surrounded by vast grassy areas and notably a large grassy terrace, created in front of the chateau.
At the rear of the estate are two L-shaped outbuildings which flank the main building. The passageway between these two outbuildings provides access to wooded parklands, which include a tennis court and an old aviary.
Two entrances provide access to the inside of the chateau. The back door is without doubt the most functional as it opens directly into a vast vestibule which leads immediately into a large kitchen where an impressive stone fireplace, featuring a sculpted coat-of-arms, takes pride of place. The floors are covered with beige and red cement tiles as well as square terracotta tiles.
Opposite the kitchen, a dining room is illuminated via large windows which enhance the parquet flooring. Next to this, a library with panelled walls, laid out in one of the towers, exudes a timeless charm.
Still on the ground floor, a little lounge adjoins a large lounge, featuring sober moulded panelling as well as solid oak wood parquet flooring and a marble fireplace. It has a high ceiling and windows overlooking the garden and the valley. The second tower houses the chateaus neo-gothic chapel where light filters in through old stained glass windows.
The upstairs is reached via a corridor and a large, wide, winding, wooden stairway, with a carpet runner and wrought iron railings. It leads to a long corridor which provides access to all the rooms on this level which comprise four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bigger bedrooms look out over the wooded parklands, their large windows letting in copious amounts of light. They still exude an authentic character notably due to their terracotta floor tiles.
This level includes several bedrooms, all with the same sober and authentic character of those on the first floor.
The attic space, spanning the same floor surface area as the second floor, is laid out under the slopes of the roof and could easily be converted into several bedrooms. The impressive roofing framework has been left exposed at the tops of both towers. This ...
Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 10, Bundesland: Picardie