House Neufchâteau (88)
- 200 m2
- 5 rooms
- 2 bedrooms
An old, large, luxurious home overlooking the countryside in a small village south of the Lorraine region. In the south of the Lorraine region, very near to that of Franche-Comté, just 30 km from the Montigny-le-Roi exit on the A31 motorway which with the A5 motorway puts Paris just 327 km away, a 225-minute journey. Lyon and the Rhône Valley, 322 km away, takes 205 minutes. Nancy is but 120 km away along the road to Luxembourg and Germany which is approx. 215 km taking 165 minutes. Switzerland which is nearer still is 192 km away. These premises are 165 minutes from the French capital by direct train to Langres station some 50 km away. All shops are 11 km away in the small spa town of Bourbonne-les-Bains.This property stands in a little village, with an ever-rural character, at the bottom of a verdant, south-facing valley. The region still resembles those idyllic images of the countryside, kept in mind since childhood. The origins of this house must date from the 17th century as is proved by a chimney back dated 1695. It has since undergone several sets of redesigning works. The building currently has the architectural characteristics of a large, luxurious home, with a steep, hip roof covered with flat tiles, featuring a tall, central chimney stack, and a middle-class style facade on the central village street. The rear facade, looking out over the countryside, resembles more that of a rural farm. On the village side, the house is preceded by a garden, spanning a surface area of approx. 140 m², and is flanked on its right-hand side by a large outbuilding in use as a barn. Said farm building, spanning a ground surface area of 150 m², protrudes in relation to the house.The latter is a robust construction, with dressed stone framing around the openings, quarry stone block walls covered with lime rendering, creating a superb visual effect whatever the weather. Over recent years, it has undergone renovation works which have provided it with a highly satisfactory level of comfort as well as a good general state of repair.The houseThis house spans three levels; two of living space, representing a total floor surface area of approx. 170 m², and one of attic space.Ground floorA door, on the left-hand side of the facade facing the village, opens directly into a large 33 m² dining room where the floor, paved with light ochre-coloured stone, gives the room a warm decor whilst marking its role as a passageway providing access to all the other rooms in the house. It also opens, on one side, into a 22 m² lounge, also facing the village, with parquet flooring and a fireplace with a closed-hearth fire, and, on the other side, into a large, 15 m², renovated kitchen that looks out over the countryside. The ground floor also includes a bathroom.First floorA superb sandstone stairway goes up from the dining room to the first floor. A small landing provides access, initially, to the biggest bedroom (27 m²), facing the village, with beautiful floor-to-ceiling panelling on one of the walls and the old parquet flooring enhancing the room. A room, on the left-hand side of the landing, is currently in use as a small lounge. It provides access, on the right-hand side, to a second bedroom, also facing the village, which is followed by a bathroom, overlooking the countryside.AtticThis space comprises an outstanding, traditional, high roofing framework which is in a very good state of repair. Illuminated via two small windows, on the village side, and one window, overlooking the countryside, this area could possibly be converted into an additional bedroom or into a games or relaxation room.OutbuildingThe barn, facing the village, was once occupied by the stables on the lower level with the hayloft upstairs. This building is now used as a car garage and for storing all ...
reference : 717250 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 13057479