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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • 11 habitable rooms
  • 286 square meters of living space
  • 245 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
Property description
In the Loiret countryside, an elegant 1861 house set within some 3 ha of grass and woodlands - ref 261947
Nestled in a village of two hundred and eighty inhabitants in the Gâtinais region, close to the lively villages of Courtenay, Ferrières-en-Gâtinais and Montargis. Located close to a 5 000 ha national forest, a first-class trout river, golf courses and arboretums, the Loire river and its canals. 114 km from Paris via the A6 and A77 motorways.
The property is located in a picturesque hamlet made up of artists’ homes and opposite a small parish church. Hiking trails, grasslands and woodland undergrowth surround it. To the south, the property is enclosed by a perimeter wall with a wooden gate and small side gate. To the north, the woodland marks the different limits of the property. The estate comprises almost three hectares of land, one hectare of which is woodland consisting mainly of oak, ash and beech trees. More than one hectare of grassland is building land. A vegetable garden and greenhouse are surrounded by stone walls and are perfectly located here. The gardens, to the north as well as the south, are defined by stone walkways, forming terraces and flower beds. The trees are of an interesting diversity: 100 year old chestnut trees, weeping birches, tulip trees, Spanish firs, pear, quince and apricot trees. But also wisteria, hydrangeas, rose bushes, agapanthuses embellish the gardens. A large buried tank collects rainwater and there is a well and pond.
The outbuildings form a closed courtyard and include: an old coachman’s lodge, a barn currently used as a garage, workshop and shed with semi-buried wine cellar.

The main house

Built in 1861, this rectangular-shaped house spans three storeys and has approx. 286 m2 of living space excluding the attic. The facades are of random stone traditionally lime rendered and the lower sections are of dressed stone. All the window and door frames are of brick. The roof is Mansard style and made of slate with a roof break. It features roof dormers and brick chimney stacks. Each doorway is raised by a few steps. All the wooden double-glazed windows have wrought iron railings. The shutters and French windows are also made of wood.

The service quarters

Spanning 245 m2 in total, the service quarters form a group of buildings comprising a barn used as a garage of 54 m2, as well as an old 2-storey coachman’s lodge of 68 m2, currently used as a workshop. The traditional building is made of stone with an old flat-tile hip roof. The outbuildings also include a cellar, boiler room, semi-buried wine cellar of 37 m2 and 33 m2 greenhouse.

Our opinion
This property has a ‘what you see is what you get’ appearance: it is both simple and harmonious. The resulting simpleness makes it so elegant.
Perfectly maintained, it forms a large estate where the undeniable comfort of the house goes hand in hand with the surrounding nature. The well-kept grounds provide a sense of reassuring privacy. The future owner would have free rein on the interior design and decoration of the property and the presence of shops and schools just a few kilometres away means that it could be used either as a family home or a wonderful holiday home.
Montargis, France
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