A 17th century manor house and its 15th century tower in the midst of a hectare of parklands in south Yonne - ref 492753
ca. 408,30 m²
ca. 408,30 m²
ca. 13.297,00 m²
A 17th century manor house and its 15th century tower in the midst of a hectare of parklands in south Yonne. In Burgundy, in the south of the French department of Yonne, twenty or so kilometres from Chablis, 25 minutes from Montbard (TGV train station with 65-minute links to Paris), 80 minutes from Dijon and about 2¼ hours from Paris (an A6 motorway slip road is 20 km away). The village, amidst countryside dotted with fields of blue flax and forests, is built of quarry stone blocks. With its church and its narrow streets, it still exudes the authentic character typical of small French villages. This manor house stands in the centre of the market town, just a stones throw from the church. It is partially surrounded by high stone walls, just like the monasteries. Once through the thick wooden entrance gates, parklands stretch for as far as the eye can see. Houses and outbuildings are all grouped together. The square dovecote is tall and relatively narrow. The bread oven, a few metres away, is sheltered in a small house, of similar construction to the dovecote but much lower. The rectangular house, topped with a hip roof covered in Burgundy tiles, spans three levels. It is adjoined on the left-hand side by a single-storey, fully restored barn which is now an integral part of the house. A slightly lower building stands perpendicular to the rear of the main house, extending it. Rectangular in shape, it too is topped with a hip roof, covered in Burgundy tiles. A small courtyard at the front, on the road side, separates the house from the main street. It features an outstanding, 15th century, sculpted stone stairway tower.
The manor house and its 15th century towerThe rendered, limestone quarry block facade features arched openings with stone framing. The predominantly small-paned windows still feature period glass. The double entrance doors are topped with a fanlight. The roof is enhanced with elegant sculpted stone roof dormers. The hip roof, covered in Burgundy tiles, features zinc finials. The old barn, with its exposed limestone quarry block walls, still has its interlocking tile roof. A Burgundy stone terrace has been laid the length of the main facade. This house spans a total floor surface area of approx. 408 m².
Ground floor This level spans a surface area of approx. 184 m². Most of the ground floor rooms look out over the parklands; there is very little visibility on the road side. The floor is covered with stone tiles, bearing the patina of time. Robust beams support the lounge ceiling; that of the library is supported by narrower beams. The entrance door opens directly into the lounge. At the end of the room on the left-hand side, it is possible to see the outstanding spiral stone stairway. On the right-hand side, double glazed doors lead to a large library. The lounge is laid out around an impressive engaged stone fireplace; the view over the parklands gives the room depth. The library, less rustic, is laid out lengthwise. Standing against one of the walls, a 19th century pink marble fireplace, topped with a mirror, is flanked by moulded, oak wood furniture. On the left-hand side of the entrance, the slightly raised dining room, with its French ceiling, its black marble fireplace and its attractive, polished, square terracotta floor tiles, is extremely convivial. Separated from the kitchen by double oak wood doors, it is ideally positioned. The actual fully fitted kitchen is laid out in the old barn. It opens on to the outside terrace, making it easy to take meals outside. The floor is tiled. On the left-hand side, separated by a corridor, are a toilet and the boiler room. The back kitchen, at the end on the right-hand side, can be reached from the kitchen and from the lounge. It has a large work surface and a sink.
First floor The landing opens into a corridor, ...
Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 7, Anzahl der Badezimmer: 3, Bundesland: Bourgogne