Exquisite property

An authentic family castle, Aisne

An authentic family castle

Just 70 km from Paris, this mansion-like 16th century castle provides 2,000 SQ M of living space

Erected at the turn of the 16th century, the Oignyen- Valois castle, registered at the "Inventaire supplémentaire des monuments historiques", is located on the edge of a charming small town. Overlooking the countryside, the Louis XII redbrick property houses 16 rooms and 14 bedrooms, dispatched over 2000 sq m of living space. "It's a noise- and nuisance-free dream estate", says Marc Foujols. Outbuildings include a guest house, a stable, a keeper's house, an old farm and an orangery. The 5-ha landscape garden features fruit trees, freshcut lawns, a vegetable garden and a pond, complete with 4 ha of forest. This haven is only a 1-hour drive from Paris (30 minutes from Paris CDG airport).

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Where? Near Villers-Cotterêts - Living space: 2000 m2 - Period: XVIe - Price: 2 700 000 € - Estate agent: Marc Foujols - 75116 Paris. - Tel: 01 53 70 00 00. http://www.marcfoujols.com

An authentic family castle