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Castle Auxerre (89)

Price: € 1,505,200
  • Surface 1216 m2
  • Rooms 20 
  • Bedrooms 17 
  • Land 25 ha

A country chateau, dating from 1640 and 1850, surrounded by its 25 ha of land, enhanced with a lake and a river, just 2 hours from Paris.
This property, ideally located between Paris and Dijon in the north of Burgundy, is in a village not far from the historic town of Auxerre. This residence, near to all amenities, is just 15 minutes from a train station with links to Paris-Bercy taking less than 2 hours. Having grown up on the left bank of the river Yonne since the Gallo-Roman era, the village still has some historic buildings such as its discreet, 17th century church, devoted to Saint-Léger, as well as its chateau. Said church features the coats-of-arms of the Boulard-de-Vaucelles family who lived on the property in the 19th century. The small market town in which the chateau stands still has all of its character despite the proximity of a large town. The chateau is, however, one of its major monuments.
A lime tree-lined driveway leads to an impressive gateway which opens on to extensive parklands where a dovecote stands facing a row of several buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, and comes to an end by a more impressive 19th century building. A gravelled path is intended for parking vehicles at the foot of the chateau. The setting is both verdant and varied, planted with rare species of trees hundreds of years old, such as purple beech, sequoia and old oak trees. A lime tree-lined driveway runs alongside the old farm buildings which could be converted into holiday rental accommodation units.
This property is dotted with water supply points such as a lake, carpeted with pastel-coloured waterlilies, home to carp and sturgeon. The woods surrounding the property are intersected by an alleyway lined with plane trees, forming a forest canopy. An old bridge spans a fish-filled river.
A 400-year-old oak tree is still full of vigour and majesty.
An orchard, composed of fruit trees such as pear, apple, hazelnut and fig, is near to the residence, not far from a fruit store. A tennis court, in a good state of repair, faces the chateau’s old farm buildings and an orangery.
The chateau: the 19th century west wingThe chateau constructed in the 14th century was the theatre of events during the Holy League Wars which fired the region as it was used as a refuge by the aristocracy from Auxerre. The illustrious Estampes family, originally from the Berry region, owned the chateau for a century. Claude-d'Estampes, captain of the guard for François of France, opted to support Henry IV, in the middle of the religious war. He brought all the aristocrats to the residence in 1589 in order to call a halt to local battles and to define means for maintaining peace.
The oldest section of the chateau is flanked by two pavilions, covered with traditional, flat roof tiles. The buildings are topped with Mansard style, gable and hip roofs, all of which feature roof dormers. The facades are dotted with small-paned openings, framed with stone surrounds. A central, fan-shaped tympanum enhances the building. The architecture of the second pavilion is more highly wrought. Two brick and regional stone bull’s eye windows are set on each side of an opening, featuring a white stone, semi-circular arch.
The facade is enhanced with some animal ornamentation, demonstrating the importance of the herd at that time. In fact, the chateau’s agricultural activity was a model farm and was the biggest in the region during the 19th century. The colours of the facade blend harmoniously with the dovecote which takes pride of place in the middle of the property. The second, more recent section features Mansard style architecture and the roofs are covered with slate. The double, small-paned windows are fitted with wooden, slatted shutters. A central, glass and metal veranda precedes the main entrance to the building. It stands out courtesy …

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Advertiser reference: 842810 - Le Figaro Properties reference: 29997213

In detail

    • Surface 1 216 m2
    • Rooms 20
    • Bedrooms 17
    • Land 25 ha
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 5
    • Shower rooms 5
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    in KWhPE/m²/year

    F (338)
    • A ≤ 50
    • B 51 to 90
    • C 91 to 150
    • D 151 to 230
    • E 231 to 330
    • F 331 to 450
    • G > 451

    GreenHouse Gas emission

    in CO2eqkg/m²/year

    F (75)
    • A ≤ 5
    • B 6 to 10
    • C 11 to 20
    • D 21 to 35
    • E 36 to 55
    • F 56 to 80
    • G > 80

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