Located 65 km from Paris via the A5 motorway, south of the department Seine et Marne, this second-Empire style castle was built in 1870, and has been completely renovated as a low-energy building; it offers 22 rooms, on over 1.5 hectares grounds, consisting of a park, wooded areas and meadows with a fish pond.
Quiet but not isolated, this castle and the outbuildings are harmoniously set on the park landscaped with hundred-year-old trees.
In a closed courtyard there is parking space for three cars, at the rear of the building with direct access to the house.
The wrought iron gate opens onto the property, onto a quiet and hilly park surrounding the castle. A beautiful gravel path leads from the gate to the terrace of the castle.
The magnificent façade has some original architectural elements and a stylish zinc balcony with a glass roof partially covering the terrace.
The castle itself offers 400 m² on three levels:
On the ground floor, a long hallway leads to the toilet, a storage space, a large modern kitchen of 20 m² with access to a splendid reception room of 49 m² open onto the terrace and the park, then to four further rooms of 16 to 25 m², located one after the other: three of them with access to the park and the fourth currently used as an office with two connecting doors to the house. Also on the same level, a dressing room and a laundry room.
The floors are wooden flooring or tiled with stone, the rooms have high ceilings and there are French doors in all the rooms except in the kitchen.
From a hallway between kitchen and living room, a staircase leads to the first floor, on one side to a private area with two large bedrooms of 18 and 19 m² and a shower room with toilet; and on the other side to two bedrooms of 11 and 17 m², with connecting door and a large room of 26 m², that could be used as an office, library or lounge; then the spacious master bedroom of 42 m², with separate toilet, bathroom and two dressing rooms of 3 and 9 m².
Both bedrooms and the large room have access through French doors to the balcony with beautiful views of the park.
A wooden staircase leads to the attic of 54 m² and with exposed wooden beams; the space is divided in a hallway and three attic rooms, of which one of 18 m², and a room of 7 m².
All rooms have windows and skylights.
The basement consists of two vaulted cellars.
The outbuildings consist of a house and a cottage:
The house, currently used as a workshop and offices, has 136 m² on two levels and is connected to the castle by doors and stairs that can be reopened or kept closed.
On the ground floor there are two large connecting rooms, one used as a workshop and the second as a living room.
On the upper floor are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
This house could easily be converted as a dwelling, as it was before.
The cottage, between the pool and the pond, is used as a pool house. It is built of stone, has 40 m² and wooden floors; beautifully furnished and equipped with a wood stove and a bar.
The roofs are made of slate, the walls of stone. All doors, windows and skylights are equipped with insulating double glazing. The decoration is simple and tasteful, with beautiful wooden floors, mouldings, ...
Heating and hot water are electric with heat pump and geothermal energy. The nine fireplaces are functional.
The property has three small wind turbines and a tank for the rainwater. This ecological castle requires little energy. EPC: Class C and GHG: Class B - annual heating costs 3,300 Euro.
No acoustic or visual disturbances, you only hear the birds in this oasis of peace and green surroundings.
Almost all the rooms of the castle have direct access to the park planted with beautiful hundred-year-old trees, with a beautiful recent swimming pool of 11 x 4 metres and an electric sauna in a cottage near the house.
This beautiful castle is located in a very quiet environment, but not isolated, close to small shops and a primary school, with school bus service, 6 km from a college, a high school, supermarkets and a train station (to Paris East Station in 45 minutes by train), 15 minutes from the A5 motorway and 23 km from Vaux-le-Vicomte, 25 km from Fontainebleau, 65 km or an hour from Paris and Orly airport, 1h20 from Roissy CDG airport.