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Manoir Chaumont (52)

Price: € 850,000
  • 1217 m2
  • 20 rooms
  • 15 bedrooms

A surprising waterside manor house in the Trois-Forêts region 2Œ hours from Paris. 3 hours from Luxembourg via the A31 motorway.2Œ hours from Paris via the excellent A5 motorway.Less than an hour from Troyes and Chaumont.In the greenest of France's departments where almost half of the surface area is made up of 250,000 ha of forests. In the heart of the future National Park as well as the Cha?teauvillain, Arc-en-Barrois and Dhuits national forests. Set at a slight distance from the village, bordered by a river and a country lane, a little-used secondary road separates the property from several plots of grazing land, some of which are rented out.This property comprises a manor house, an orangery, a hunting lodge, a greenhouse, a caretaker's cottage and a tennis court, all in 4.5 ha of enclosed parklands.Behind the property, a poplar grove and other grazing lands span a total surface area of more than 9 ha.The manor houseThis vast building is fifty metres long.Constructed from exposed stone, it spans three levels. The oak wood roofing framework is covered with flat tiles. The numerous openings featured on the facade with dressed stone framing are of varying shapes, bearing witness to the construction works that took place over several centuries.The original building was a fulling mill. At this time, it comprised a modest house with a stable and barns that are cited in 18th century archives. The facade was later extended by works that were completed around 1900.Despite these transformations and several changes in ownership, this property with its marked, decorative features is perfectly harmonious.Ground floorThe house is accessed via a heavy studded door, topped with a tile-covered awning, which opens into a smoking room. Visitors are warmly welcomed by a fireplace with a wooden mantelpiece and sculpted stone jambs. The floor is covered with large Burgundy flagstones with their unique sheen. They extend into the pantry where a large, cast iron cooking range takes pride of place; its fittings making all cooking styles possible. On the left-hand side of these two rooms, a lateral corridor leads to a contemporary kitchen with herringbone pattern parquet flooring. This double aspect room is pleasantly bright. It communicates with an elegant dining room, clad in coffered panelling and featuring a wrought wood fireplace under a French ceiling.The most surprising room, on the right-hand side of a ladies' sitting room, is a vast 125 m² lounge with exposed beams supported by impressive central oak wood columns. The Burgundy flagstones enhance the monumental, sculpted fireplace, adorned with three medallions.A conservatory has been perpendicularly added to the rear facade so that full advantage can be taken of the parklands. And lastly, there are two vast, converted barns. The first is in use as laundry and boiler rooms with a water-to-water heat pump which is aided by an oil-fired boiler in the event of a very harsh winter.The second, now a workshop with a pit, is used for servicing vehicles. It is followed by the old stables that communicate with the caretaker's cottage.First floorSeveral stairways lead to the upper floors making it easy to move around and providing a pleasant privacy. The floor surface area, spanning 330 m², comprises ten bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a wardrobe. Each room is individually and carefully decorated with superb polished wooden floors, and delightful fireplaces, all in good working order. The cheery atmosphere thus created must make sleeping here extremely pleasant. A large, 84 m² attic could also be converted.Second floorThis floor comprises two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a study and an astonishing archive room, fitted with a multitude of symmetrical cabinets. This level also includes attics and a room ...

reference : 546796 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 10640514