Located just 45 minutes from Paris, on the edge of the famous Fontainebleau forest, this magnificent manor house also has separate caretaker lodgings and artist-studio outbuildings, as well as 1.2 hectares of enclosed grounds and a state-of-the-art swimming pool complex. Accessed by its own private road and drive, this beautiful country chateau – fronted with lush hortensia – is truly one of a kind.
The main house has been tastefully decorated to an extremely high standard with hard wood and marble features. After the imposing entrance hall, at the heart of the ground floor is the large living room, with a huge fireplace, opening out onto a terrace. Complementing this is the formal dining room with wood panelling, oak floors and a fireplace, as well as a library, an office, a lobby, a fully-serviced kitchen and a laundry room, plus a bedroom.
A double staircase then leads up to the first floor where there is a master bedroom, with a fireplace, two dressing rooms and a large bathroom, as well as five further bedrooms, all with their own fireplace, and five bathrooms. There is also an attic and a cellar, as well as a self-contained apartment function, with separate access, comprising two rooms and a shower room.
Among the property’s outbuildings are a caretaker house, along with an artist’s studio, comprising four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen. Then there is the spectacular 12m x 5m swimming pool complex, with fully automated cleaning and heating, along with hammam, bathroom, changing room and bar, and sliding glass doors that open on to a large terrace.
Protected by two gates and video surveillance, the enclosed, landscaped gardens have lovely mature trees and offer direct access to the forest of Fontainebleau. Only 10 minutes from the station, with Paris Gare de Lyon just half an hour on the train, the airport of Orly is also only 40 minutes away (50km) and there are shops and restaurants only five minutes down the road.
In conclusion: Close enough to Paris to get there quickly for a meeting, but far away enough to be completely in the countryside, this exceptional historic property really does offer the best of both worlds. A must-see.
Property reference: PSU1075