Between Lille and Paris, old listed abbey. 30 min from large regional city, one hour from Belgium and approximately 2 hours from Paris. Cistercian building, originally founded towards the middle of the 12th century and rebuilt during the 18th century. Listed abbey farm, with outbuildings, dating from mid 18th century. Cistercian hydraulic system, drainage channels, millrace and lake, sheltered from main Abbey enclave. Abbey which extends over more than 500 m² with ground and upper floor, has been partially restored, retaining original character and providing reasonable level of comfort. Pavilion at either end of building, flanked by wing, joining impressing dovecote. Additional pavilion housing two outbuildings, used as barn and shed. Loft and attic rooms to convert. Access to cold house on garden side. Old outbuildings, used as sheds, suitable for conversion. Remains of old stone buildings, original press house, period basin used as hand/foot bath, and old canopy. Another, larger, more modern building, formerly used for industrial purposes with several spacious rooms, set slightly to side. What we think: old property, shrouded in mystery that seems almost a figment of one’s imagination. The previous occupant has gone to great lengths to preserve the property’s authentic character while adding certain creature comforts. Modern part of building could be used for a variety of purposes. Picture-postcard rural setting with streams, meadows, mature trees, hedges, herds of animals – everything that a romantic poet might evoke to celebrate the beauty of the countryside. Ref.: 999520. Exclusive rights.
Le Figaro Properties reference : 168147-1