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(91) Essonne

Renaissance Style Château South of Paris 

€5,980,000
property reduced

Reception Rooms: 9
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 11
Land: 17 ha

Reference: C5-3290
5,980,000
£ 5,258,214
$ 6,905,525

This beautiful property stands in the heart of the French natural park 'le Gâtinais', only 40 kms away from Paris (a 45 minutes drive on the motorway).

The property boasts 17 hectares of beautiful parc 'à l'anglaise', immaculately maintained on which this architecturally prestigious property is set, offering over 2,000m2 of habitable space, composed of the Chateau and its outbuildings, surrounded by moats providing a large enclosed 'Cour d'Honneur'. A long drive through the woodland leads to the Château, culminating in a stone bridge which crosses the moats and leads to an impressive wrought iron gateway into the Cour d'Honneur with its lawns, boxwood topiary and a central stone bassin.

The main facade is broken by two pavilions, one at either end and a wing on two levels of more recent construction extends the main house and forms a courtyard with the old stables and barns are interrupted by arched openings and the orangery. On either side of the entrance gates two buildings face each other. The old outbuildings and a pavillion, ( once a chapel). The external walls of the property are covered with plaster. The front door is framed by two stone pillasters extending from the ground to the first floor. The multi sloped slate roof is adorned with finials and dormer windows. Large bay windows, mullions and windows are placed symmetrically over the facade on three floors.

The Château comprises:
Ground Floor: Large entrance hall, three second empire style reception rooms with fireplaces and mouldings, a medieval Salon, a large kitchen, a salle de chasse or hunting room, W.C. and cloakroom facilities and various hall areas.
First Floor: Living room, Dining room, playroom, Fitted kitchen and a shower room. On the north wing seven bedrooms with bathrooms.
Second Floor: Study, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and W.C. facilities.
Third Floor: Living area with kitchen and a large room with exposed beams, a bedroom with bathroom, two further bedrooms, W.C. and a library.
Mezzanine Floor: Living room and a small terrace with access to the roof. Numerous fireplaces on all levels. The floors are either stone tiles with marble inserts, or terracotta tiles, carpet or parquet flooring. The staircase has wrought iron bannisters.

Outbuildings:
Corner Pavilion ( former servants quarters).
Ground Floor : double living room, former horse stable and saddle room used as a shed, workshop, machine room and garage.
First Floor:: 12 rooms with bathroom and shower room.

Corner pavilion (former Chapel)
Ground Floor: study and 1 bedroom with bathroom
First Floor: 2 bedrooms with bathrooms
Orangery with a rooftop terrace
A 350m2 room with a pantry and toilet facilities
A guardhouse located at the park entrance, in need of full restoration.

Grounds; With contiguous grounds of 14 hectares, entirely enclosed by walls, a communal road with very little traffic divides another piece of land of 3.5 hectares from the main estate. Originally a hunting property, it is composed of French style gardens, pastures, orchards and woods with many mature trees, an ice cave, two wells and a small pond with fresh water.

The proximity of this lovely estate to Paris makes it a rare and attractive opportunity, whether for some form of business activity or for an outstanding private property.