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(02) Aisne

Pretty Authentic XVII/XVIII C. Manoir


Reception Rooms: 2
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 3
Land: 6.88 ha

Reference: J4-1571
£ 686,300
$ 857,725

An authentic small XVII and XVIII Century listed Manoir constructed of pretty red brick and stone, comfortably appointed and agreeably decorated with a pair of attractive pavilions and other useful outbuildings including stables, a guardian's lodge a chapel and a swimming pool.,in 6.88 Hectares of grounds, easily accessible from Paris, London, Belgium and the north of France. The Domaine is situated in a clearing in a vast forest, only 2 kms from a village with shops, chemists, bakers etc. There is a town 15 kms to the south on the way to Paris which is 53 kms away. This is an ideal base from which to participate in the farmhouses hunting of stag and wild boar on horseback and shooting in the neighbouring forests - in other words, 'La Chasse'.

The accommodation includes an Entrance Hall, Salon, Dining room, Kitchen and Pantry. There is a cloakroom with W.C. Four bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room on the first floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the Second. There are also attics and cellars.

A short drive through fir trees leads to the Manor House, with its two pretty Pavilions in front, built of brick and stone under a slate roof with dormer windows topped by a pediment. The Courtyard facade is pleasing to the eye, without being precisely symmetrical ; its windows have small tiles separated by chainings of stone and are protected by exterior shutters. On the West façade, one can see that that the House was built in two different periods, one third of the façade having larger window openings than the others. Well maintained and attractively furnished, it makes a very pleasant country residence.

Ground Floor: Entrance hall with panelled painted dado with attractive rose coloured fabric above and a floor of rust red and grey XIXth Century original tiles. a simple white wooden painted staircase leads to the first floor. Corridor gives access to a vaulted cellar in the basement and a door to the outside. Cloakroom with basin and W.C. Salon with modern stone fireplace and red fabric on walls, plaster ceiling and same original tiled floor as the Hall. Dining room, Kitchen leading to pantry and a passage to the entrance hall.

First Floor Landing leading to Bedroom with wallpaper on walls and fitted carpet/matting on the floor. Bathroom en suite with bath, basin and W.C. Bedrooms 2, 3 and bathroom 2 (with bath, basin and W.C.) are at the southern end of the Manoir, as is bedroom 4. All these intercommunicate with each other and there are exposed roof beams in Bedroom 4.

Second floor; Bedroom 5 with dormer windows to east and west. Basin. Wallpaper walls and exposed roof beams. Blue fitted carpet throughout on this floor. Bedrooms six and seven with dormer windows. Shower room with shower, W.C. and basin.

To the East of the Manor, on the other side of the courtyard, are a pair of charming pavilions built in brick and stone with stone turret staircases topped by a domed roof, linked by a portal, surmounted by an impressive pediment.  One pavilion has a salon and a bedroom, the other has a workshop and a bedroom.
The caretaker's Lodge of about 150m2 fully restored is just to the south of the Manoir. Constructed of dressed stone and brick with a modern tiled roof it comprises a Living room and kitchen on the lower floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
Attic and basement Cellar.
Another small brick and stone building is now a Chapel
On the West side, behind the Manor House, a modern building houses the stables with 6 Loose Boxes ; a well-equipped  workshop for Garden Machinery and a vast and very useful reception room or playroom of about 1000 sq.ft. (which could also be used for Offices) with wide bay windows on the North side, and more on the South side, opening up directly to the swimming pool (11m x 4m with pump and filter) 

Behind this building is the gas cylinder which is filled once a year and provides heating for the Manoir. The swimming pool heats up naturally in summer.

There is a private water supply from a spring by the chapel with a pump. Alarm system with GPS. Wifi, Gas fired C.H. on the ground floor of the Manoir with electric radiators above. Drainage by septic tanks.
Local Taxes combined approx 7,000€ per annum.

Well sheltered from the road, the Manor House and its outbuildings are surrounded by a Park bordered by the forest, with the possibility of enclosing parts of it for Paddocks. The pool is between the Stables and the Manor House and in the valley, behind the Chapel, there are two small ponds, fed by a stream from the spring.